"Maybe you should put some make-up on"I never been the kind of girl who would put 10 layers of make-up, but I do consider myself to be rather girly. As any other 20 something woman I like looking good and dressing nicely but make-up is not my thing. In a generation where everyone is obsessed with contouring and strobbing is hard not to be at least intrigued by it. Like any media obsessed girl I wanted to try that countour thing that transforms you into a supermodel, and I did. As my make-up skills were non exited I got it done by a make-up artist. I was absolutely speechless when I saw my face, I looked so good but yet so different I almost felt like I was looking someone else in the mirror. My neck had a different colour than my face I didn't like it.
I always wanted to feel pretty, but that wasn't me being pretty, it was a girl that in someways looked like me.
As much I loved it (cus it looked good) I decided to stick to my old concealer, blush, mascara, and lipstick. I always believed that main purpose of make-up was to enhance what you naturally have, not alter it.
Plus you need some serious skills to contour properly. I can't even draw a nice eyeliner wing.
God knows how many times I tried to do that wing eyeliner and I always end up looking like I have been punched straight in the eye. I watched Tanya Burr and Michelle Phan countless times but I just can't do it. However this is not why I have decided to quit make-up.
Few days ago, while on holiday I went on a dinner date with some friends, and my friend came close to me just ask me why I haven't put make-up on. I didnt know if I should be offended or just ignore her. Even though i never been big on make-up, I usually put a light foundation a concealer and a blusher. But when im on holiday I just a put on a mascara and a lipgloss nothing more, as am pretty tanned, and my foundation is lighter. Plus I was on holiday not in a high profile event.
I don't always like the way I look but I don't feel the need to alter the way I look just please people that will never be pleased anyway.
Currently society teach girls from a young age to look in a certain way in order to fit in, and in someways encourage plastic surgery which there is nothing bad about, but it is when you have been brainwashed by the media that for instance you need full lips. We as women, have so much pressure to look good always not just on nights out, and if we don't, we get judged and mostly by other women. Instead of helping each other up we bringing each other down. When did we become like that?
So, I decided to embrace my imperfections and not wear make-up or wear it when I want to not because I have to.
In the end of the day you will remove it and what is underneath is what really matters.
What is your opinion on make-up?