July 2015 #ReaLife: You Are BEAUTIFUL

As I sat on my carpeted floor to watch this, I am wearing a full face of make up.

When I watched this short video, it made me feel things that I am constantly trying to keep hidden.

My face isn’t filled with acne as much as hers is, but I remember a time when it did. When I couldn’t bear to look at my face and when I tried product after product from the drugstore to get rid of them. Acne is a natural course in life but it haunts women more so than men.

There is a constant expectation to look out bed, to be beautiful, to always use the hashtag #iwokeuplikethis. But it simply isn’t true.

We do not naturally have our hair in place as soon as we lift our head up from our pillow, we do not naturally have the perfect brow, and we do not naturally have a smooth and perfect looking face.

It’s an illusion.

But, within that illusion, make up in itself makes US feel empowered. It makes US feel good.

We are not sluts or freaks just because we use a lot of make up. We are who we are and make up just stops the world from judging us by our appearance. It stops the world from having the first thought “wow, she looks hung over”. Maybe “wow, she has too much make up on her face” isn’t as great, but is sure better than looking hung over. There is a limit to how much make up one person should wear, but regardless, don’t judge us by our make up.

In this world, in this age, make up is how most women feel confident.

To the people in the world who is disgusted that we cover our imperfections with make up, I ask you, have you ever felt good exposing your TRUE self to the world? Have you ever felt proud to show your true self? There is always going to be something wrong with someone. No one is truly perfect (and to anyone who sites celebrities…they have way more money to be able to change that imperfection than the average human being) so we all have a part of ourselves we want to hide. Look at yourself in the mirror before you go judging others.

I must say that I do sometimes think that some women wear too much make up. You don’t need to have heavy brows and a thick cat eye to go grocery shopping. But I still ignore that fact if I want to get to know them. Because they should not be defined by the amount of make up they have on their face but who they truly are. Do not forget.

Women are people too.


Don’t forget to SM:)LE today!

xo

∞ sofieyah ∞

5 thoughts on “July 2015 #ReaLife: You Are BEAUTIFUL

  1. Neverland Beauty

    This post is amazing. I love this post so much. I have so many insecurities when it comes to my appearance. I’ve been called ugly and countless other names so I use makeup to make me more confident. Every woman should do what makes them happy for themselves. I hate when people make videos where they smash a cake on their face and compare it to girls wearing makeup because it is so unfair. I’m still working on my self esteem but its posts like this that make me feel a little bit more confident in my own skin.

    1. Thank you so much for your support! I’m also constantly fighting my insecurities as well and rely on make up to help me smile just a little bit brighter. It’s so unfair that women are the ones that get the most insecurities but then again, it’s historical that we are pitted against each other to be a bride of a handsome/wealthy man. Society has screwed us all.

      1. Neverland Beauty

        Exactly, girls in our generation are just so evil to each other. I don’t know how they do it. I could never say so many cruel things to another person.

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