First thing first:
It is not a crime to like makeup. No way. It is not a crime to be different and to try different looks. However, my thoughts concerning makeup are: a woman must feel comfortable in her own skin, the way she is and how she looks. My point is that I found "weird" the fact of presenting myself looking like someone I'm not.
|This is me with full makeup on. Even when I like what I see here ( I look kind of sexy and mature ^_^) this isn't me and it isn't how I want to portray myself to people.|
My belief is that makeup should be used to enhance your best features; your natural beauty. Honestly, I don't believe in extreme makeovers, which is the case of contouring. In my case, I have round face and to be honest, I use to hate it. It took me years to realise that I was so lucky to be born with this face shape because in fact, round faces look adorable and younger. Sometimes people don't believe my age which is the coolest thing ever.
Going back to contouring...
I have been tempted to try it, but I always step back. I rather stay with blush, bronzer and highlighter. They perfectly work together to make me look fresh, natural and to make me feel pretty with my features.
If you don't feel comfortable with your skin: don't cover it! FIX IT! Covering your acne with makeup is just making it worse. Bacteria, oil, dead skin... (making mention of a few) aren't working together for your good. That's why most girls are so attached to makeup; to cover their imperfections instead of working on it.
|Me with medium makeup.|
It is the only way to find your holy grail products. Once you find it, stick to a beauty routine that also involves good sleeping and eating habits. Your skin is a reflection of your inside.
Long time ago I read in teen vogue about how eating fries wasn't the cause for your skin to break out and I was like "oh really?, gosh, what did I just read? Big fat lie! the fries, the cheese and the chocolate are really causing your skin to break out because your body is receiving and extra dose of oils which aren't needed and your body is telling you so by breaking out.
In one of my summer hauls I mentioned that I was sticking to a more strict routine because of my back. All of a sudden I woke up one day with my back full of acne. Why? Because I was addicted to Wendy's chilli chips & cheese and snicker bars. You see? 1+1 = don't believe everything you read and get to know your body reactions to food and lifestyles.
I guarantee that once you start noticing an improvement in your skin, you are going to be so proud to show to the world your awesomeness. Your dependance on makeup is going to decrease and your skin is going to be able to breath.
Which is very important to prevent age signs.
|Me with natural makeup. BB cream, eyebrows done, mascara and lipgloss.|
I would love to end this post with this: (and I know that many of you are going to say "heck! he have to love me the way I am.) <--- Very popular uh?
How do you feel with the idea of letting the man of your life to see you with a naked face. Let me tell you that most of men love to see and to stare at your naked face because they want to see you...
(I have lots of male friends and is so interesting to see that all of them think the same about a woman natural face: they enjoy it. Many of them aren't against makeup, but they prefer if you keep it natural. They won't tell you that, but they enjoy and prefer your natural beauty).
...and the question is: are you going to hide in the dark or to let him see and enjoy you?
Ask yourself this question: Why I do what I do? Why I like to use lots of makeup? Do I like more me or the idea of me?
Lots of love,