Aesthetic Inquiries: Do you bleach/tone your eyebrows? Also, as a stay-at-home artist / sickly person with OCD / dysphoria issues, I'm fascinated by how much futzing you (and others with similar lifestyles) do on a daily basis. I miss dressing up often, but I obsess too easily and too long over outfits, & chances are I won't even leave my apt most days, & it'll only contribute to more laundry & just make my clothes & makeup run out sooner - but then, I end up looking like an Abilify ad. You?
I bleach my eyebrows sometimes when I bleach my hair, but not always. I find that the dramatic change in appearance is therapeutic for dysphoria. It takes about a month for them to grow back completely. The in-between stage is a little awkward but can very easily be hidden with makeup.
The majority of glamorous looks you see on tumblr are anything except a daily occurrence. The majority of the photos I post are in a light dusting of mineral powder, concealer, some blush, and maybe a tiny amount of eyeliner/mascara/brow powder. That kind of look takes 5 minutes. I also post a lot of photos without makeup.
Once you get into the habit, makeup happens very quickly, even intricate makeup. Kat von D is asked a lot how long it takes for her to do her trademark contoured looks and her answer has always been “about 20 minutes” and I believe it.
I don’t have the attention span to do something like that every day. Last night i had to because I was submitting interview footage to Patreon for some sort of milestone project they’re putting together, so visibility was a strong consideration (hence the glyphs in the background etc)
If I have to go somewhere or do something where outfit is a consideration, I have to set a series of timers starting 24 hours in advance. I often make outfit sketches because otherwise I will be trapped in indecision for hours. I am still almost always late to everything.