I saw this woman’s picture online and immediately went to her instagram page. How on earth could a 57 year old woman look SO YOUNG??? Within minutes, I was watching her delightful YOU-TUBE tutorial on applying make-up.
One thing’s for sure, I will NEVER wear (or own) that much make-up but no matter, it was fun none-the-less watching her have such a great time putting her face on. Her accent and bubbly personality are a total bonus and at the end of the day, I am thrilled when women my age confidently apply make-up, let their hair grow long and wear amazing clothes that some consider “too young.” (You should see some of the brutal comments-ugh! 😖) And while I may not choose to do the same, her lovely attitude and passion to look her best (and be transparent about the “work” it requires) is still inspiring to me – just as I’m inspired by women who fearlessly go make-up free.
You see, the operative word here is “FREE”…that’s what’s so invigorating..letting go of society’s expectations about how women of a “certain age” (whatever it is) should present themselves and feeling completely free to express yourself as you wish.. I just love it.
Good for her!