So I love makeup. I love that makeup gives me a chance to be creative on a daily base and that I can experiment. I enjoy that makeup can heighten specific features of mine and enhance their beauty. I consider makeup a form of art and it can allow anyone to display their interests or emotions. But before I continue, let me just say that I don’t need makeup and neither does anyone else. No one should ever feel like they need to wear makeup every day to go out of their house and no one should ever wear makeup unless they want to. Even though I love makeup and its one of my hobbies, I want all of you to know that I don’t need it and it’s my choice to wear it. I definitely feel beautiful when I wear makeup but I also feel beautiful having my face be naked. All of my social media sites have only pictures of me with makeup and some people might say, “Well if you are so okay without makeup, why not post pictures like that?” The answer to that is that it’s my choice what I share with the world. Some people may say that I am not represent the “real me” but me wearing makeup and taking a selfie is the real me. Only I can say who the real me is and the real me can chance to show all different looks. One day I can choice to wear a bold, dark lipstick, one day I can wear bright blue eye shadow, and one day I can choice to wear no makeup at all. That is the main lesson I want you all to get from this post. It is YOUR choice if you wear makeup or not. Never let anyone shame or bully you into wearing makeup. If you have acne, redness, bags under your eyes, scaring, etc, don’t be ashamed or embarrassed to show those. It’s totally okay and its beautiful because you are all beautiful with or without makeup. If you have any of those things that I listed and you want to wear makeup, all power to you because again it’s YOUR choice. If you have read my previous entry, you will know that I have a thyroid condition and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and these conditions mess with my hormones so much that I do get bad acne sometimes. I try to drink a lot of water to help clear my skin but acne happens. It’s the way of life for me and sometimes I want to cover it up but other days, I say fuck it. This is me and I have acne.
Another thing that I want to talk about with regards to makeup is that you shouldn’t feel the need to buy expensive makeup or follow the current trends. I had to learn this a long time ago. I love watching beauty gurus on youtube and I follow a lot of beauty accounts on tumblr, Instagram, and pinterest. I would watch these beauty gurus and think that I needed those products to get that specific “in” look but honestly I didn’t! I have a decent size makeup collection, most drug store brands but I do have some high end items. I used to try and buy a lot of high end items because I believed they are better in every way and yes, sometimes that was true but there are a lot of dupes for high end in the drug store brands now. In the end I was just spend a crap load of money every month on expensive makeup when most of my everyday makeup bag contains mostly drug store products! You don’t need to feel the pressure to go spend a shit ton of money on high end makeup. You can achieve all kinds of looks with drug store brands. And when it comes to seasonal trends, you don’t have to feel the pressure to follow those either. I personally love dark, vampy lip colors which people would say is only in during the fall or winter but I don’t care at all. I wear those colors year around! Give me a dark, bold lipstick any day and I will rock it!