Inspired Makeup Monday: Rising From the Ashes

Hello Friends!

It’s been a hot second since I’ve been online and let me tell you, the last two months have been a whirlwind. I’ve been in a season of reflection and renewed vigor towards making BackPorchPoet the best it can be. I thank you for your patience.

This may or may not come as a shock but for a good portion of my life I’ve been known as a bossy woman. I’ve been told I care too much. I’ve been told I’m nasty, mean, self-centered, and at times even cruel. I don’t let things go. I hold grudges. I cut people out. I make problems. I cause too much noise.

This dichotomy between being too much and not enough has been a tightrope I’ve never quite learned how to walk. In all seriousness, I don’t know how to be any other way. I swing between who I want to be and who I can’t be. It’s just as exhausting as it sounds.

There was a part of me during my hiatus that wondered if I was destroying all that I have built by hiding away and focusing on a game of social catch up that I wasn’t even able to accomplish. I have felt angry and frustrated and misunderstood and that is what has inspired today’s look and the subsequent theme for the next few weeks. We’re talking about mythical bitches. The demonized, powerful, and fearful creatures leaving man in awe and running for the hills. We are them and they are us. To kick off this series I start with the phoenix. A little on the nose but poignant nonetheless. I hope you rise with me.

The Look



Urban Decay All Nigher Foundation

NYX Cosmetics Epic Ink Liner

Morphe Brushes 35O2 Palette

Jouer Cosmetics Lip Liner Clove Shimmer

L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black Mascara