Let’s Makeup for Our Mistakes

Some girls wake up in the morning amidst the comforts of their home. They excuse the messy hair and the need of toothpaste to perfume the wretched morning breath. It all fizzles down to the moment we sit in our chair or stand on our tiptoes in the bathroom, and look in the mirror. Some detest what they see and correct it with concealer and BB cream. Others sit there feeling plain and want to give themselves the look of confidence. Hundreds spent on beauty products and pounds of makeup applied to our face. Do we makeup for the mistakes or makeup for the pleasure?

I asked a student, Alex Davila, his views on whether makeup is to cover up our insecurities behind or if it’s to thrive with pleasure that we look fine. I wanted a perspective from the opposite gender to see the insights some guys have, to broaden our ideas of what makeup is used for.

He responded saying,

“I feel that the reasoning behind girls wearing makeup does not have to do with their insecurities. Of course, there are different cases, everyone is different and see themselves in different ways. Some girls believe they look better with makeup and vice versa. I think it is a matter of personal preference.”

I honestly think that makeup is mistaken as something that is supposed to make us beautiful instead of something that enhances the beauty we already possess. Clearly, there’s no question about the power of these products. In the picture below, it’s a beautiful transformation from what features NikkieTutorials already has.

The Power of Makeup. Source: http://www.google.com

Then there’s the flipside; What if it’s about insecurities and makeup is the only thing that helps our self-esteem? 

An insecurity is an uncertainty or anxiety about oneself; lack of confidence.

Insecurities are a part of life. We all have them and have to try to get through them to enjoy life. I remember having this conversation with my friends. I think what’s key is you can wear as much or as little makeup as you want, as long as you feel like yourself. If that means that you must wear makeup every day and spend hours on it in the morning, so be it. If that means that you get out of bed in the morning ready for the day, that’s more than fine too.

Bottom line: you need to feel like yourself in order to be comfortable and secure with how you look throughout the day, and it doesn’t matter one bit what others think. Who cares if the girls that can get away with never wearing makeup think you “try too hard” because you can’t leave the house without makeup on, and vice versa? You do you and they will do them because that’s what life’s about- making yourself comfortable in your own skin, and living your own life.

Author: Marie

Marie Anne Patrick has, always, an adventurous spirit for tasting new food and ordering way too much bubble tea--which, if you ask her, is the one and only ice crushed milo drink. She also has a constant craving for sushi, and she would eat it every day if she could. She has a newfound love for froyo, but thinks that Yolé is a scam. She enjoys watching movies, playing basketball and salsa dancing at Senor Taco. Although, the best takeout to her will always be sushi, she also enjoys a good kebab once in a while. She’s a nice and approachable person so please don't hesitate to contact her, as she's just a 17 year old getting through her last year of high school. She can be contacted at patrick19822@sas.edu.sg.

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