Nov 4, 2010

Makeup

“The bronzer was the first apology. “I’m sorry that I’m not dark enough”. The more cosmetics I discovered to “enhance beauty”, the more I apologized. I’m sorry that my cheeks aren’t high enough. My eyes aren’t big enough. My eyelashes aren’t long enough. My nose isn’t narrow enough. My eyebrows are too thin. My lips aren’t plump enough. My complexion isn’t flawless enough. I was drowning in a multi-billion dollar industry of apologies.”
This has to be the best quote that I have ever read on women and makeup. Have you ever looked at each purchase as an apology? An apology that you don't hold up to the americanized standard of beauty. I'm not trying to get you to burn your MAC, I just want you to evaluate why you're using it. So many times people buy cosmetics for social acceptance instead of to enhance A lot of women are scared to go barefaced, and even mastered the "No Makeup" look. With all the blushes, bronzers and foundations does your skin get a chance to breathe? I think if we took the time out to take care of our actual skin, that we wouldn't feel the need to have to wear makeup. I started wearing makeup when I was 16 and haven't looked back since, but I am no stranger to walking around with my bare face. Sometimes I just don't feel like doing it, and I'm okay with that. I don't feel the need to look overdone and just walk around the grocery store with a full face of makeup. I guess what I want to say is that I'm comfortable with my relationship with makeup, how about you?

1 comment:

Ronesha said...

I know how you feel, I just started wearing makeup and I enjoy it. however I don't feel the need to wear makeup all the time. specially sense Im starting to take care of my skin better.