It’s very common in today’s society to see women with eyebrows on #fleek at all hours of the day. But it is also very uncommon to see women without makeup on a day to day basis. In my case it’s a little different then either one of those.
Growing up I wore makeup from time to time but never got into it until about four years ago when I discovered the YouTube community surrounding all things beauty. I really enjoyed watching peoples tutorials on how to do the perfect cat eye and eventually I got really dang good at it and even started doing others makeup from time to time, but there came a point in life where I wasn’t doing it for fun anymore.
An ex of mine gave me the impression I wasn’t good enough, and that I HAD to wear makeup in public because I was on his arm. Not only is that hurtful and degrading, he gave me the impression he had plenty of other girls who were prettier waiting for me to slip up. For two years I had to be perfect at all times so I could be shown off.The pressure as you can imagine was insurmountable.
After we broke up I didn’t feel the need to wear it anymore because the pressure was gone to look flawless for anyone. I was determined to be accepted for who I was as opposed to what I look like. After years of feeling ugly, it wasn’t an easy transition,but I got through and most days I don’t wear any makeup at all. Heck its a good day if I brush my hair.
Luckily God placed some amazing people in my life who never judged me by my lack of eyeliner. They also don’t ask me if I am tired or sick, hate to break it to ya, but all women look tired without it. If they say they don’t, their lying.
No one wakes up like that.
Don’t get me wrong, I can whip up a Killer smokey eye and some contouring, but when I do it is because I want to, not because someone is berating me into it. I also have an amazing boyfriend who makes me feel beautiful at all hours of the day, especially when I don’t have anything on.
If you don’t ever leave the house without yo face on, you should try it one day. It is a little scary at first, and you may not wanna make eye contact with people, but it gets easier over time. Just keep going. If you can’t go cold turkey, try slowly cutting products out and see how few you can use
Bonus Tip: Whenever you don’t wear anything for a long time, and then all of a sudden go all out one night, you get the fun excitement back you probably had, before makeup became a chore.
You are beautiful.