I’m pretty open-minded when it comes to fashion. In fact, I don’t give a rat’s ass what you or anyone else wears. I know that sounds weird coming from a guy who considers himself a fashion expert, but my day isn’t going to be any worse if you wear something I don’t like.
For me, fashion is a rather personal thing. I dress the way I do so that I can project the image of a guy who is (A) creative and (B) takes care of himself. I could probably run through the entire alphabet with my various motivations, but those are my main priorities.
Now you may have completely different priorities, and I understand that. Nevertheless, I have opinions about fashion just like everyone else. Currently, my opinion is turning toward the notion that society’s addiction to makeup is about to make makeup irrelevant.
It’s not that I don’t like makeup, but I certainly don’t like the sort of makeup that has made Kylie Jenner into a billionaire makeup mogul. I don’t like sort of makeup that has turned a million plain-looking girls and boys into self-described makeup artists and so-called “influencers.” And I really don’t like the kind of makeup that makes people leave their homes looking like drag queens in the daylight because they have taken Trixie Mattel’s advice to “paint for the check-cashing place down the street.”
“To each their own” is really my fashion mantra, so I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how I’m going to lecture anyone about how they choose to express themselves through fashion. But if you are spending hours a day to look like Kylie Jenner, you would probably benefit from reevaluating how you use your time. Obviously, that’s the grouchy, old Capricorn in me speaking.
Tomorrow’s new moon smack dab in the middle of Aries is a terrific time to put your best face forward. That doesn’t mean that it’s time to give up on makeup entirely, but it is a good time to simplify your routine and rid yourself of superfluous accouterments. When Jupiter joins Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn this December, authenticity will be the order of the day. The focus of the industry will turn toward a fresher face, led by skincare instead of the current skin-phobia that inspires us to hide behind a mask of makeup.
Mark my words: if you don’t attempt to wean yourself off of your cosmetics now, fashion will leave you behind.