I was thinking a lot about how makeup influences people and I came up with this concept.
It is like wearing sunglasses!!!
It is a filter between us and the world, a barrier that makes us fell more in control, more self-worth, more beautiful.
Yes, you see yourself how “good” you look with makeup, but during the day you rarely have the opportunity to catch your face in the mirror. So why is makeup so powerful? Why can it boost our self-esteem so much even though we mainly don’t see our selves?
Because it fills us with an idea of how wonderful we are, yet funny enough, we could also think how wonderful we look without it. Everything is a creation of our minds, remember?
We have too many insecurities, too many times we feel as we are being judged upon our looks. Too many times we wish we had different skin, different eye color, different lips,…
It is true, we are judged upon our looks and we can’t do much about it. But we are not judged upon our looks by people who matter to us or to put it better, to people who SHOULD matter to us.
This means that makeup should only be used for creating the best version of ourselves when we need it. No false advertising, just a little help when we could use an extra push.
This is why makeup shouldn’t be like sunglasses or headphones which isolate us from the environment. It should be more like healthy food, that makes us shine from within.
Therefore to conclude I think makeup is mainly hiding our true selves because we feel bad about our skin condition, but beautiful skin is a consequence of healthy life and most of the skin conditions can be treated. Surely effective treatments can sometimes be expensive as the purest saffron, though there is a choice you need to make. If you really want to have beautiful skin you will be prepared to work a couple of night shifts. So…
Am I right? Would you go on the street without makeup if your skin was flawless?