Recently I -totally accidentally- happened to come across a forum where a couple of people…and a handful of idiots…where discussing makeup and the way it can change a girls face. What I read really annoyed me to the point where I am sitting writing this post.
This one post had me re-reading and thinking… how can women feel confident and beautiful when people stay stuff like this? Society either says we are wearing too much of our “daily three coats of paint” or too little and we become a “terrible sight”.
I understand that everyone has their preferences and what they are attracted to but saying someone is ugly without makeup is horrible. Girls should be able to have a bare face and feel good enough to go out like that, yes, wear makeup if you please. Wear as much makeup as you want, but also have the confidence to rock whatever look you want without having to worry about rude, closed minded people who don’t notice natural beauty.
Men say they want a “natural looking” woman, but what they really mean, is not less make-up, but just as much make-up only subtly put on for the “no make-up effect”.
Let’s face it girls, any guy who is only attracted to you with make-up on isn’t worth it. They can’t want an Angelina Jolie, when they aren’t no Brad Pitt either.
After reading that post, and a couple of other shocking forums where multiple men expressed how much of a “sight” women were without make-up, I decided to gather a small collection of pictures of girls with no make-up on. Thank you to these girls who sent me their bare faced pictures to show how beautiful they are, without all that so called “paint”. I just wanted to prove a point, that regardless of peoples unthoughtful comments and remarks, beauty cannot be defined purely by perfectly winged eyeliner, the smokiest shadow and the crisp cut of a lip liner.
One comment read, “girls who wear make-up are selling a fake face”… umm, since when are females a store bought product, something to be sold under a false pretense?
The moral of all of this is, be bold, bare a nude face, brave a thick eyeliner… do what makes you confident, and don’t let people (who don’t even know what or how make-up is used) tell you that you hide behind it. Most importantly, don’t let them push you to the point where you hide behind it.