“Smile is the best make up a girl can have” said Marilyn Monroe. No denying that what Monroe stated is true, but it doesn’t hurt to put on actual makeup to feel better. This blog post would possibly invite the wrath of people who are against the concept of makeup. Truthfully speaking, it’s a matter of choice. It’s my choice to step out without makeup and it’s my choice to go out fully decked up too! Shaming some one for their choice of attire or hairstyle or beauty in general is vile.
Makeup shaming is for real. It’s pains to see girls as young as 10 years old, dabbing on that shimmery red lipstick to “keep in sync” with the trend and to avoid being left out. The labels given to a woman who doesn’t wear makeup or doesn’t have that perfectly done hair seems puerile. Then again, if you decide to humor the world and flaunt that beautiful Russian Roulette MAC lipstick which probably costed a bomb, you are labelled a slut. There is this ludicrous argument that anything done in moderation is the key to success. How do you define moderate in the context of beauty and make up? Is applying a little lesser quantity of that beautiful lipstick moderate? You are still using some external element to enhance your beauty. Sounds a tad too hypocritical.
Then again, there is this doltish delusion that all women who are beautiful or dress beautifully aren’t the brightest bulb in the box. It is apparent that who soever had coined that adage of not judging a book by its cover has failed miserably.
Wearing makeup or not, at the end of the day is an individual choice. It’s a matter of confidence for some, while matter of lethargy or disinterest for others. Only an imbecile would assume that a woman dresses up for others. Trust me, we women really do like to feel better, if make up or the lack of it gives us that, what qualms do we have decking up or not. In fact, if you find a woman patiently applying make up, layer by layer, be in awe with her. She has immense patience!
Here is to all beautiful women. Trust me, you are beautiful.
PS. That picture is my makeup loot. I decided to splurge and my bestie from US was kind enough to get me all of it when I shipped all this stuff to her place. Sarika, I owe you 😀