So it’s been a pretty good week. My collaboration with Free people went live. And I got a lot of great feedback from all of you. Your love and support truly means a lot to me. <3
Anyway. I decided to go makeup free for an entire month. Don’t ask me why, it was half like “let’s see how this goes” and half “I’m so lazy and don’t feel like putting it on anymore”.
So for the past four weeks the only thing that I’ve put on my face is coconut oil…
And here is what I learned about my beauty.
Going makeup free does not make me any prettier than wearing it. Nor does it make me any less attractive.
Because beauty is not defined by looks. Beauty is defined by the way you treat the people around you. It’s defined by your heart and by your soul.
We’re constantly bombarded with different opinions when it comes to beauty.
“Natural beauty is incomparable!”
“Here’s how to achieve a natural look (with 8 million different products)”
“Put some mascara on so you look like you have eyes.”
“Bold brows are all the rage so here are a million ways to achieve that look.”
“Girls need to stop caking on so much makeup. They look so fake.”
Honestly it’s disgusting to me that people feel they can pass judgments and opinions on someone else’s appearance.
I’m not saying I’m innocent of this. I do it too. It’s a habit that has been instilled in us since we were born.
And while we’ve made a solid effort to empower each other by making the statement “You’re beautiful just the way you are.” We’ve missed the mark on expressing that at the same time if your personal preference is to wear makeup you are still just as beautiful.
In my eyes, the only thing that could make you “ugly” is a bad attitude and a mean spirit.
Did I gain anything from not wearing makeup?
Maybe it improved my skin a little? I definitely gained a lot of time that I would have spent on applying makeup. And with allergy season it was definitely reassuring knowing that rubbing my eyes wouldn’t smear black stuff across my face.
But otherwise, my life didn’t drastically improve. Nor did it cause me any disadvantages.
Bottom line. If you don’t wear makeup, you’re beautiful. If you do wear makeup, you’re beautiful.
Do what makes you feel good about yourself. Because at the end of the day yours is the only opinion that matters.
Love yourself. Love others.