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Perhaps we can chalk it up to decision fatigue? As adults, we’re bombarded with so. many. choices throughout our days. Particularly around scheduling. Good God, I hate scheduling. Hey, big tech. I don’t need a ChatGPT song lyric generator. If I’m using AI for anything, I want it to schedule my dentist appointment for me.
Anyway, back to having rules. I get their appeal. As humans we prefer to think in binaries. Good vs bad. Right vs wrong. In vs out. Slay vs nay. (Did I just Google, “do people still say slay?” Yes, I did, and the answers were divided. Shocker.)
But deep down, we all know that life is messier than the neat compartments we crave because we’re human. We are inconsistent and error-prone by nature. I certainly am.
For every rule I’ve ever written about as a beauty editor—and there are many—I have broken most of them. Repeatedly. Here are a few that come to mind:
Which brings me to my last point, rules can be good for some general guidance, but please let go of any guilt you may feel about not following them to a T. Let’s not sweat the small stuff y’all—nor judge others for their choices. I write about beauty for a living and if I’m too tired to properly wash my face tonight ¯\_ (ツ)_/¯ I’ll do better tomorrow.
Do you guys have any beauty rules you always break? If so, I’d love to hear them. As in, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I’m not the only pimple picker on blast here.
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