Today I wanted to talk about a topic that seems to come up quite a bit, both in general day-to-day life and what I see on social media. It’s really about women and makeup, and how some people perceive us when we wear it. Now it may be because I live in Liverpool, but I’m quite used to seeing fabulous women looking gorgeous on a daily basis with their hair done to perfection and makeup on point. So in many ways I don’t really tend to notice someone who is wearing a lot of makeup. When I was younger though, I used to feel like it was weird to wear that much makeup, and when I was in a public bathroom and saw someone spending a long time perfecting their duck face I did probably judge (although some people spend way too long doing this face).
I am by no means a makeup expert, but the more time I have spent practicing techniques, watching tutorials and from this blog, I really have started to fall in love more and more with makeup and beauty techniques. So now that I understand more of how fun it is to play around with makeup, experimenting with different looks, I also understand that loving makeup doesn’t make you vain, or conceited it just means that you enjoy it. I don’t have to tell any other beauty bloggers how creative you can get with makeup. I spend a lot of my free time watching beauty videos on YouTube, researching the best and latest products, and I love it.
We are always quick to judge people, whether it’s someones hair, or clothes, wearing too much makeup or not enough, we can’t help but have opinions. I haven’t always had the best confidence in myself, for a number of reasons, but the older I get, the more I have become comfortable with myself and confident enough to do, wear and act however I like. Don’t get me wrong, I will still have days when I prefer not wearing any makeup, lounging in my pajamas and doing nothing. But I also love makeup, figuring out how to perfect contouring, being able to apply eyeliner without having to make 20 attempts and just enjoying the products! I also hate it when I see people comment that women wearing makeup is like false advertising. I don’t understand those that never let their partner see them without makeup, but if that’s what they want to do then let them. Makeup enhances what you already have, and if someone decides that without makeup, they don’t like you or that you are ‘tricking’ them, well that says more about them than you in my opinion.
We all have hobbies and interests, and I don’t believe it is fair to judge anyone on whatever their interest is. Furthermore, I don’t think that you should judge someone with or without their makeup.
Thank you for reading everyone.
How do you feel about people judging those that enjoy wearing/ experimenting with makeup?