Why Wearing Makeup Helps Increase My Self-Esteem

Why Wearing Makeup Helps Increase My Self-Esteem

I've Gone Without It, And I Just Feel Better With It

I have been wearing makeup since I was about 15. At first, it was just a little bit of mascara, but then the amount of makeup I wore escalated. When I was going into my junior year of high school I was 16. This is when I started to cake my face in makeup. I thought it made me look better, but then I began to realize that caking my face in makeup was not what made me look better, it was my self-esteem. My self-esteem went up when I was wearing all of that makeup, but recently, about 6 months ago, I began to wear just one layer of light makeup. It still made me feel beautiful, even though I wasn’t wearing much of it. I realized that even just the littlest bit of makeup can help your self-esteem.

Some days I don’t even wear makeup because I realized that I can be beautiful without it. Makeup is good for when you want to boost your self-esteem, but don’t feel like you have to cake your face in makeup to look beautiful. Makeup is just a way you can make yourself feel better about how you look, and once you feel more confident, you can either start wearing less of it or just know that even without it, you look beautiful. I have been insecure about how my face look since I started wearing makeup when I was 15. I didn’t like how it looks because I felt like I was not pretty enough. This is when I started to wear some mascara, but after a year I didn’t feel like that was enough. So I started to put bb cream, then powder and cake my face with it. I felt like it made me prettier. I was wrong. The increase in confidence is what made me prettier, not the large amount of makeup I applied to my face.

Since then I have learned that even with just a bit of makeup I can help increase my confidence. Less makeup if better for your skin anyways. Nowadays I just put on makeup in 5 minutes and I still feel just as beautiful as I did when I took 30 minutes. But now I wear less makeup and waste less of my time, yet my confidence is higher than ever. In the past I was worried I would not look good when wearing little to no makeup, but now I know either way I look beautiful. And being confident helps with that. If I wasn’t confident I would’ve never been able to leave the house without makeup. I now love my face the way it is, but I still enhance it by wearing a bit of makeup just because it makes me feel better about going out. If you feel like you’re not pretty enough without makeup, you’re probably wrong, because you can be pretty without makeup. Using makeup to boost your confidence is a good idea, though. Using makeup enhances your face and shows you how naturally pretty you are.

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1. A good pair of headphones.

It is so important to have a good pair of headphones in college. While in high school you may have had some, you will definitely make more use of them here. The walk to class is much longer, and your roommates definitely don't always want to be listening to your music or hearing Netflix coming from your laptop. Investing in a good pair of headphones ensures that you will have an escape into something only you can hear, and they can even make taking a phone call much easier.

2. A pair of rain boots.

I never had a pair of rain boots in high school. You just don't really need them. But in college, you walk a lot more than you used to, and the majority of it can be outside. No one wants shoes ruined by the rain or wet feet, so go out and buy a reliable pair of rain boots -- trust me, it is one of the best purchases you will make.

3. A raincoat.

To go with your rain boots, you should definitely invest in a raincoat. I never had one before college, but I feel like after I got one, I'm not sure how I managed before. It's a great feeling to walk through the rain and know that you will be dry when you get to class (for the most part, depends on the rain), and it keeps you happier. No one likes showing up somewhere absolutely soaking wet, but by purchasing a raincoat you can help make yourself less annoyed in the long run.

4. A long coat for winter.

Again, in high school, you needed a jacket to get you into school in the morning and out in the afternoon. If you were a little bit chilly, it didn't really matter because you would be back inside in just a few short minutes. But in college, pretty much all you do is walk everywhere, and having a good, long coat makes all the difference. You don't realize what you're missing until you invest in one, but take it from me, it's worth it. Especially if you go to a school where it snows.

5. A durable backpack.

This may seem obvious, but isn't always. Getting a durable backpack is a worthwhile purchase because you will use it all the time. You want a weatherproof bag that can store everything you may need, whether it be notebooks, your laptop, textbooks, snacks, or whatever else you may need -- all of these items are very important, and wouldn't do well if they got soaked on your way to class.

While there are definitely more things you will need in college, I see this as the list of items you are likely to forget, because they are so obvious. They are all so useful, and will save you from some stress in the long run. Being in college, there will be plenty of stress in other ways, so don't make forgetting these one of them!

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