Home-breaking and craving ease, we all turn to every peace of mind we can save, wherever the source. Well, if your Netflix queue is empty and your patience for puzzles has waned, let me introduce you to my self-isolation sedative: video & # 39; s of charcuterie.
Those who have surrendered themselves to TikTok know that charcuterie is a strangely popular genre. The videos, which I accuse my sister of inserting into a vulnerable period in my life, garner millions of views and engage a person who methodically eats cheese, meat, fruits and the chocolate sometimes put covered pretzels on a control board.
But my ultimate salvation came when I blocked an uninhabited territory in the charcuterie space: a beauty product board. Instead of sliced prosciutto, I saw beauty mixers. In place of jam, a sparkling serum. The Los Angeles-based beauty company ColourPop gathered the unconventional spread, which immediately reassured and intrigued me. (The video's over 400,000 views tell me I'm not alone.)
There is something about these chaotic times where the order of charBEAUTerie boards (I had a lot of free time) provides relief. It provides structure, symmetry and a chance to leverage the Fenty Beauty palette I've seen. Every moisturizer, brush and lip color takes its place, even if the different parts don't seem to fit.
It makes sense that the ease of charcuterie can mean the cosmetics. The same indulgent # self-care feelings inspired by a creamy brie and a glass of red can be obtained by slipping on a face mask or trying a new lip mat. I devoured this content like a cheese collection, but only a few brave pioneers redefined what belongs on a charcuterie plate.
So consider it my slightly irreparable, middle-insulating plea: MAKE MORE BEAUTIFUL CHARCUTERY CONTENT. Get off your couch seriously after makeup. Assess the damage, grab a serving plate and start organizing. You will entertain yourself, renew your charcuterie skills for the inevitable post-pandemic party, and once again you can control an aspect of your life. (Your board, your rules.) Earlier this month, Instagram user @myghosthost channeled her anxiety even in & # 39; a board of wellness supplies:
I will now link foundation responses between an eyeshadow palette and two mascara tubes, which will only reduce the weight of the world.
How to put together your own starter for cosmetic therapy: