The Power of Makeup

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What does makeup mean to me?

The idea to share with you my thoughts about it came to me reading a blog post found on Twitter (“Beauty Chat // What Make-up Means To Me” by Floral Etiquette, go and read it!).

So I thought I couldstart a beauty chat where to express our thoughts on make up and what it means for each of us.

I always liked makeup, I always looked jealously at my mother’s lipsticks and perfumes, and I always gt angry when she would not let me use them.
Many say that those who wear too much makeup are setting up a mask of themselves to hide behind it, or want to impress someone, feel insecure and do not like it for what they are .. I do not say that in some cases this is not true, but not always so.
Why cann’t a girl wear makeup just because she likes to?
I tried a lot to understand in which category I fit, and, although it is true that I’m not exactly the most confident person in the world, make up has nothing to do with anything.
Wear makeup, experimenting with different colors, textures and products amuses me.
I think make up is not a tool to destroy self-confidence, although it has a great influence on people and what they are; it changes your attitude towards yourself and others, and for me, it has the magical power to make me feel more pretty.

“Make up is self confidence applied directly to the face”

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I’ve never wore make up just to please someone, but only to please myself.
I never liked myself, and wearing makeup made things easier, it put them in a different perspective, one in which I saw myself prettier and less embarrassing.
I have already discussed this, and the truth is that make-up helped me to realize how I am in and out; I learned to value some of my aspects and to accept other less beautiful.
Without exaggeration, for me, the make up is an art form, full of energy, passion, color and is the mirror of what we are, good or bad it is; but it is important to remember that it’s not ALL that a person is, but only a small part.

“I believe that all women are pretty without makeup, and can be pretty powerful with the right makeup.”

So it’s time to put aside the prejudices and stereotypes and take the make up for what it really is: a simple mixture of powders, creams and colors that go away with a past of makeup remover, not leaving behind an empty, self-centered and insecure person; but exactly the same person who was wearing it, nothing more, nothing less.

What do you think about it instead? What does the makeup mean for you and how does it make you feel? Tell me in the comments 🙂

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3 thoughts on “The Power of Makeup

  1. Joanna-Surmou says:

    Nice post 😀 I don’t wear makeup, but i agree with your thoughts! 🙂 My opinion is that i don’t wear makeup because i think i am cool as am without it and if i wear makeup i fear that it will change me.. I want to be myself,different from the others and with my unique personality. I also think that we shouldn’t care for what others saying about us for a specific topic (ex that some of us don’t wear makeup) and we should be proud of ourselves as we are and we are better from these people because we believe that wise thought.. 😀

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    • Samantha says:

      I totally agree with you! I don’t think you should fear that makeup could change you, it’s just an extension of your personality, but I understand your concerns
      What I’d like it to happen is that people don’t fear that makeup can change who they are, but only see it as something that they can wear or not without feeling any uglier or prettier, because they’re already perfect
      I don’t know if I’m making any sense but I think we should fight this stigma and don’t let anyone tell us to wear more or less makeup, judge us or like us any less, because at the end of the day, we’re still the same person.

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