When I went to fashion school, I remember walking down the hallway, and literally seeing all the girls wearing make-up. And in many cases, guys wearing make-up as well. They looked really awesome. They were always super well-groomed, and had amazing outfits. But one thing that was odd to me, was that they seemed more like they were about to enter a fashion show, as opposed to going to school. Attending a fashion school, I think there definitely is peer pressure. If everyone around you is put together, wouldn't you feel the urge to tidy yourself up as well? I rarely saw girls in sweats and no make-up, who actually carried a normal backpack.. It was overwhelming how many designer bags, clothes, and accessories I saw on a day-to-day basis.
I was one of the types who did bother to at least look put-together, but I would rarely wear heals to school, or over-dress to school, cause honestly, I'm at school to learn...and I would rather dress comfortably. It was usually during presentations, that I would dress up and put make-up on. I remember this one time, when my friend asked me why I didn't put make-up on. My answer was, "I don't put make-up on, because I love the way I look, and I don't need make-up to make me happy and feel good about myself." He was a little caught off guard, but I really meant that. I honestly think that no one really "needs" make-up. I think everyone is beautiful in their own way, and make-up is just another tool to make them feel unconfident about themselves. Yes, you can see make-up as an ego-booster. Something that makes a person smile when they seem themselves in the mirror. Something that makes a person confident. But the thing about make-up is, it always takes a person's last speck of confidence away. It makes people feel odd when they walk out of their home with a bare face on. It makes that person feel conscious of stares by peers and just street-roamers. It makes them feel empty and naked. It makes their confidence go down, and it makes them believe that their natural selves is not good enough. =(
I hate that!
I hate how make-up does that to people. I've been wearing make-up to work since I graduated school, and I do it because I feel like it's a way of being more professional and all. But to be honest, it has made me feel self-conscious and not as pretty when I'm bare-faced, and I don't like that. I think everyone is beautiful in their own ways, and I think everyone should realize that they DON'T need make-up! Make-up is just a mask that we wear, and under that mask is someone beautiful. =)
I've been wearing make-up less lately, and I've been feeling a lot better. My skin's actually getting better, cause it's not as irritated as usual, and I just feel great about myself. =) There's definitely nothing wrong with putting make-up on! I just hope that by the end of the day, everyone who does put make-up on, will love their natural selves just as much! =)