Make up seems to be the modern symbol of beauty and femininity. I can’t imagine why so many of us still choose to smother our faces with artificial gunk while hoping to portray confidence. The very fact that many females resort to this facial vandalism attests against any confidence. How insecure do you have to be to paint on ‘your face’ day in and day out?
Granted, it looks good. Minimal usage appears natural, too. Today only ‘tomboys’ or the lazy don’t turn to this ‘phenomenon’-I’m one of the latter-and we’ve got to change the ingrained notion that beauty is skin deep. I love colour and beauty looks good, but sometimes it’s too good. In this instance it’s fake, shallow and unreal. Also, how often do regular users check for details on the type of research testing undertaken during the production?
This isn’t an attack on every make-up-clad female but a post that’s forcing you to think about why you apply it; does it somehow empower you as a woman? Is the hour you spend in the morning in careful application worth a sleep deficit? Make up is part of a multi-billionaire industry that thrives off of this clichéd, unrepresentative depiction of beauty. Either you conform to social norms or you carve a new path where you allow others to respect your natural persona and you accept and appreciate yourself, rather than seeking others’ approval.