Since the beginning of my obsession with makeup, I find it extremely frustrating to hear others speak about it in a negative way. The reasons being mostly because make up instilled a different type of confidence in myself that I didn't have previously. People need to take the time to realize that we wear makeup because we want to and it is that simple.
You hear all of the time, “Girls wear makeup to impress boys.” I cannot begin to express my abhorrence towards this statement. Do people really believe that I perfected that cat eye for the approval of society or someone I am interested in? This is absurd. I use two different brushes for that bad boy and people really believe my boyfriend would notice this? No. It is important to note that most boyfriends have absolutely no idea what we are talking about when it comes to who Jaclyn Hill is and that is okay with me. This is because I do this to impress myself, to exploit my talent and passion for the art. And there are many others out there with the same belief and who find make up interesting and informational.
makeup gives me confidence, and not in the negative way where I only wear makeup to impress others because I have low self-esteem. It makes me happy because I have created something new every single day and I am able to show the talents I have. I really find that being able to make an individual feel happy and beautiful is a gift that makes up gives many people.
If I hear that “Girls only wear makeup because they are insecure” one more time I think I may explode. The actual use of makeup isn’t to cover up your natural beauty but enhance the beauty you already have. There is a science to all of it. Using certain colors to cancel out others, application process and creating the look you aspire for through your own features you already possess are all a part of this. What we are doing is accentuating our beauty by enhancing it and bringing attention to the features we like about ourselves.
I also hear the quite common, “I just feel prettier with makeup on” statement. I encourage self-realization that regardless of what you have or haven’t applied to your face, you are beautiful nonetheless. No, you do not have to wear makeup to feel pretty. There is an entire spectrum of makeup users. Some only use a few things and others pull face makeup looks every day. The amount of makeup that makes a person feel confident varies. Either way, both looks make the individual feel confident and that is how to make up is supposed to be used.
Isn’t it possible that I am just proud of the fact that I completely cut the corner off of my eyebrow trimming it the other day and none of you noticed? It is entirely possible that make up wearers use a different outlet that you do? Applying makeup is a talent and an art and it really is a great feeling when you feel more confident about yourself when you walk outside into a society that has something to say about everything everyone does.Everyone wants to feel beautiful. Makeup and confidences go hand in hand. Realize you are already beautiful! Makeup just allows an individual to create a masterpiece from the natural beauty we already have. Girls do not spend hours checking online for restocking dates for the approval of someone who probably doesn't even know what the term “baking” means. You do not need makeup to be beautiful, and application of make up all goes back to confidence in yourself. So next time you see a girl with makeup on don’t assume she has low self-esteem because she has been slaying all day.