When I was younger, I used to shun all those girls who wore makeup. Especially if they wore it every day. “If they manage to spend so much time on their makeup everyday, I can’t help but think about how poor their grades are” and “I’m not like other girls; I don’t wear makeup.”
I started to come around to it in 10th grade, but it was only the occasional eyeliner. For the most part, actually, I wouldn’t wear makeup just because I didn’t have the time to put it on, and I thought I didn’t look good with it. Then again, I also hated my appearance in general. I hated everything about my face.
Last semester (Spring 2015), I decided I was done not putting any effort into my appearance. I was done having my roommate point out that I wore the same clothes every day, never got dressed, never put any effort into how I looked. I was done hiding behind my hoodie and jeans. Nearly every day last semester, I got dressed in clothes that weren’t hoodies and jeans. I put on makeup. I made an effort to look good.
I’ve been doing that every day this semester too. The funny thing about makeup is that people think you wear it because you’re insecure, or you want to appear fake. I wear makeup because it makes me feel beautiful, and shows me that I am beautiful. I can take off my makeup, I can go without wearing it, and I’ll look in the mirror and think “Wow, I have a nice face!” I don’t think I could do that before.
Makeup lets me dress up and show off those features about myself that I like. My skin, my eyes, my lips; putting makeup on is like putting on real clothes. Sometimes I don’t want to do it, but I force myself to anyway, because I know it’s good for me. And that makes me love it even more, and I’ll get those days where I wake up and decide “I’m going to dress up today!”. I think I’m rambling at this point.
Moral of this post: Makeup rules, anyone who says otherwise sucks, whether or not you wear makeup is your choice and as long as you love yourself everything is okay!
That’s why I decided to film a video of me putting on my makeup this morning, for the Show Me How assignment (4 stars).
Similarly to my two assignments last week, the only change was speeding up the footage
Just by using this option!