Face Equality Day: Amy Elsegood Shares Her Thoughts On Makeup

At Veil, we’re dedicated to helping you feel confident in your own skin. In support of Changing Faces‘ Face Equality Day campaign, we caught up with public figure, Amy Elsegood.

Makeup artist and Veil fan, Amy Elsegood discovered a love for makeup after enjoying the confidence it gave her when she used it to cover her port wine stain birthmark. Amy has previously shared her story with us, featured in our tutorials and even demonstrated her use of Veil in Katie Piper’s Face To Face TV show on Channel 4.
We caught up with her recently to find out her thoughts on Face Equality Day. She spoke of how makeup gives her confidence by providing her with the freedom to make her own choices regarding her appearance:
“I cover because it’s just part of my everyday makeup routine, like most girls. Just because I am body positive doesn’t mean I will be makeup free forever, I like wearing it.
There’s no right or wrong in wearing it, I do what makes me happy and if I’m able to help people along the way then it’s a bonus.
I used to be the girl that was afraid to go out the house with no makeup on, but I’m not that girl now; I’m not bothered anymore. I’ll go out with no makeup on or I’ll go out with, it doesn’t matter. I’m still the same person.
I love makeup so if I suddenly stopped wearing it, I wouldn’t be me anymore.
Makeup is a powerful thing – it’s every woman’s secret weapon.”
I have accepted myself and my flaws and I’m turning them into a positive. That’s all that matters to me.
— Amy Elsegood
Makeup is not a tool meant to make ugly things beautiful. It is meant to magnify the beauty that already exists.
— Amy Elsegood

Why Not Try It Yourself?

Every makeup-lover will be able to relate to how Amy finds makeup a fun way to express herself and her creativity. That’s why we’re huge fans of Amy and couldn’t agree more. Veil Cover Cream provides long-lasting, light-weight high coverage, check out our shop to find out more!
What are your thoughts on Face Equality Day and makeup? Share them in the comments!