Please Stop Telling Me I'm Prettier Without Makeup

Please Stop Telling Me I'm Prettier Without Makeup

Did I ask for your opinion on my face?

It's no secret to any that I'm a makeup addict. Log into my Youtube account, the only subscriptions you'll find are to my favorite makeup artists like Manny, Jeffree and Laura Lee. I swipe my Sephora card almost as much as I swipe my credit card. I run into CVS for face wipes and leave with three new lipsticks to try.

Sadly for me, I wasn't blessed with good pipes, I've never gotten the hang of any instruments and even my stick figures look like they were drawn by a toddler. Needless to say, the artist genes skipped me for the most parts. The only art I've ever produced is the looks I've made in front of my mirror with a blending brush. And (almost) always, I walk away loving the way it's turned out.

But what I don't love? The comments I get, but generally don't ask for, about my makeup.

"You're so pretty without all of that gunk on your face!"

"Guys don't like girls who wear so much makeup."

"I just prefer the natural look."

"But you'd look so much better without all of that."

For the love of all that's good and holy, please stop telling me I look better without makeup on. Please stop telling me I wear 'too much' makeup. Please stop telling me I don't need makeup.

Because believe it or not? I know I don't need to wear makeup. I'm not trying to impress anyone and I know for a fact I'm beautiful without any on. Yes, I do like the way I look wearing makeup but I can easily leave the house without it on. I just genuinely (most days) enjoy makeup. I still don't see how that's such a bad thing.

Sure, you're allowed to have an opinion on my makeup. But, unless you're telling me my highlights on point or there's lipstick on my teeth, I probably don't care. Now excuse me while I go work on my contour.

Cover Image Credit: Laura Lee

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Tattoos with meaning you can't deny.

It's tough to find perfect tattoos with meaning. You probably want something permanent on your body to mean something deeply, but how do you choose a tattoo that will still be significant in 5, 10, 15, or 50 years? Over time, tattoos have lost much of their stigma and many people consider them a form of art, but it's still possible to get a tattoo you regret. So here are 20 tattoos where you can't go wrong. Here are 20 small tattoos with big meanings. (But don't blame me if you still have to deal with questions that everyone with a tattoo is tired of hearing!).

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1. A semi-colon indicates a pause in a sentence but does not end. Sometimes it seems like you may have stopped, but you choose to continue on.

2. "A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor."

3. Top symbol: unclosed delta symbol which represents open to change. Bottom symbol: strategy.

4. "There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls."

5. Viking symbol meaning "create your own reality."

6.Greek symbol of Inguz: where there's a will, there's a way.

7. Psalm 18:33 "He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."

8. 'Ohm' tattoo that represents 4 different states of consciousness and a world of illusion: waking (jagrat), dreaming (swapna), deep sleep (sushupti), transcendental state (turiya) and world of illusion (maya)

9. Alchemy: symbolizes copper, means love, balance, feminine beauty and artistic creativity.

10. The Greek word “Meraki” means to do something with soul, passion, love and creativity or to put yourself in to whatever you do.

11. Malin (Skövde, Sweden) – you have to face setbacks to be able to go forward.

12. Symbol meaning "thief" from the Hobbit. It was the rune Gandalf etched into Bilbo's door so the dwarves could find his house.

13. “Lux in tenebris” means “light in darkness.”

14. Anchor Tattoo: symbolizing strength & stability, something (or someone) who holds you in place, and provides you the strength to hold on no matter how rough things get.

15."Ad Maiora” is translated literally as “Towards greater things.” It is a formula of greeting used to wish more success in life, career or love.

16. A glyphs means “explore.” It was meant as a reminder for me to never stop exploring.

17. "Aut inveniam viam aut faciam," meaning roughly, "Either I shall find a way, or I will make one."

18. Lotus Flower. It grows in muddy water, and it is this environment that gives forth the flower’s first and most literal meaning: rising and blooming above the murk to achieve enlightenment.

19. The zen (or ensō) circle to me represents enlightenment, the universe & the strength we all have inside of us.

20. Two meanings. The moon affirms life. It looks as if it is constantly changing. Can reminds us of the inconsistency of life. It is also symbolizes the continuous circular nature of time and even karma.

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1. Ellen Degeneres- 60 years old

That smooth wrinkle-less skin, those perfect pearly whites, the blonde hair- it's hard to believe Ellen Degeneres is 60. She is still as bright and hilarious as ever, and aging can't change that. She looks like she's only around 40 years old. Ellen, what's your secret?

2. Mila Kunis- 34 years old

You most likely know her as the voice of 18-year-old Meg from Family Guy. If she plays an 18 year old, then she is most likely around that age, right? Incorrect. Mila Kunis is 34 years old. It's hard to label her older than she is because of her luscious locks, deep brown eyes, and lovely smile. It's hard to believe that she's even a mother.

3. Jennifer Aniston- 49 years old

Believe it or not, Jennifer Aniston is nearly 50 years old. Her secret? Practicing yoga, exercising, and eating healthy. That seemed to work perfectly for her, huh?

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5. Gwen Stefani- 48 years old

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