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Makeup vs you.

Everyday us girlies and I’m sure some boys decide whether to put our war paint on. Our make up doesn’t define who we are but we define who we are using make up.

Today I did the thing of “fuck it I need 10 minutes more sleep, I cba with make up!” And as much as it feels liberating to do so (not as much if you went braless) the comments were so mixed .

So today’s comments were “something about you looks different!”, “you look like how I feel”, “you look tired!”

I often get these comments when I don’t wear make up because I like to take pride in myself usually and I found it very odd to think, Christ do I look awful without make up!!

My manager actually raised a good point, maybe because he’s surrounded by women in his own family but he said “something is different about you but I can’t put my finger on it” and I said “I’m not wearing any make up today” and honestly, the normal reaction is to laugh, but his was “how awful to think that I thought that, what has the media done to my brain, why are women put through so much?!”

I was taken aback by this comment, but it’s so true.

The media rules our lives all the time, whether it’s to be the best weight, the best clothing, hair, makeup and lifestyle. We are creatures of habit, we are humans who follow.

There are so many tutorials nowadays out there to do the perfect:

  • Eyebrows
  • Contouring
  • Lips
  • Tan
  • Hair
  • Eyeshadow
  • Eyeliner
  • Blush
  • Bronzer

And yes I love to watch them, and try to recreate them but why do we all want to look the same? Why do we all want to have the perfect make up that is pretty much what Barbie looks like:

Here we have the classic big eyes, that are surrounded by blended eyeshadow, the contoured cheeks, bronzer and highlighter and finally the perfect brows.

Yes make up on the hand makes you feel absolutely amazing and when it’s done right, you get the best feeling and your confidence levels soar through the roof…. well mine does. But it’s such a faff to get there!

Nights out for example, I love getting ready for a night out with the girls, and I’m often complimented on my make up by my friends but hours in, I just wanna do this:

I want to look as shit as ever hahaha.

Years ago we were so consumed of having the Barbie figure but when we realised it was silly and impossible, but we’ve moved onto copying her face and make up.

I love going on nights out or walking down the high street and seeing how different girls wear their make up. Whether they’re full blown, caked on, minimalistic, punk, or something else lol I find it intriguing.  But so many are becoming the same.

You can make yourself look like the most glamorous girl/boy out there, you can spend all the money you want, take all the time in the world…. but at the end of the day, I hope you’re doing it for you and for no one else. It’s so important to be you, because when you take off that make up off at the end of the day (amazing feeling isn’t it), that’s the real you.

The real you is worth more than your expensive make up. The real you is all of those spots, blackheads, black circles under your eyes, extra hair, birthmarks, freckles, scars, rosacea… that’s who you should be proud of.

Just remember that next time someone asks you “are you alright?” When you’re not wearing make up. They’re the one judging you. Don’t feel judge, because you know the true you. Don’t feel down as that’s what society/media have unfortunately now been brought up on.

I feel sad for all of the young teenagers (11-16) who feel that they need to plaster on make up to impress that boy. In all honesty and truth, they will love you for who you are and not the other version of you.

Be her. Be comfortable. BE YOU!!!!!

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