First, I need to address the fact that I do love makeup. I love the artistic expression behind the idea of makeup and how you can enhance beauty, play around with it to express yourself. The thing is I am just not good at it and I’m still waiting for the time I’m going to take 100% initiative to explore the makeup world. Okay, If I’m being honest I already tried doing that once (getting into the makeup world) but I lost interest in the processes of learning whether the foundation or concealer goes first; also my skin is very sensitive that it breaks out every time I indulge in makeup ( it has to do with the cheap brands I used)
Putting on makeup used to be a high end thing, you know something you did for special occasions but in today’s generation we frown upon people who live the house without makeup. I overheard a conversation (more like eavesdrop) these two ladies with perfectly drawn eyebrows were talking about how they don’t understand how some women would walk around with pimple scars or acne and they could easily cover it up with makeup… They find it unattractive when women do that!?
I was hurt and confused! I don’t know if they were talking about me or not but that shouldn’t matter. What happened to freedom of expression and not shaming others? You have your reasons for wearing makeup and I have mine not to wear makeup on a daily basis so why the need to belittle me or make me feel less attractive for choosing to walk out the house bear faced?
Remember when Alicia Keys chose not to wear makeup and the world was freaking out? She had to explain, “Y’all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn’t mean I’m anti – makeup. Do you!” It’s sad that people were hating on her. Please understand I am not anti- makeup I rarely wear make-up because;
- I’m Lazy for sure – Makeup is an art that you need to learn and constantly practice to get better. I personally enjoy watching tutorials and when people practice their skills on my face but I’m too lazy to take charge and put the effort
- My skin is sensitive – The number of times I’ve worn makeup my face tends to break out more, I don’t know if it’s the brands I use or my skin is just repellent; I don’t know and I don’t care enough to do research at the moment so I stay away from it
- I currently don’t have the patience to commit myself to wearing makeup – I recently started taking care of my hair and I would like to think makeup requires the same effort (Waking up a few minutes before your normal time to do it, Removing it before going to sleep). I’m not ready for that yet!
Choosing to be makeup free doesn’t make you any less beautiful. Beauty comes from within. Do you boo!
Over To You …
Do you think people should shame others for choosing not to wear makeup? What’s your opinion?
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