Because Make Up Doesn’t Define Me

” You’re such a pretty girl. I don’t know why you always put on all that make up. You totally don’t need it.” This is something that I’ve been told by quite a lot by people and lately it’s really been making me mad. Sorry, but since when do other people get to decide on what I do with my face? Last time I checked my face only belongs to me and I can do whatever the hell I want with it. It’s my choice. And what do you even mean with I wouldn’t have to wear all that make up? Are you implying that other people do need it?

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I’ve always had a love affair with makeup. Ever since I’ve been little I’ve loved how make up can help me transform into someone much more confident. And besides I thought it’s all about confidence these days? That’s what people tell you, right? Confidence is so attractive. Guys love confident girls. Confidence helps you with being successful in your career, so love your body and love the skin you’re in, right? Well, just because you tell me to love myself the way I am all my insecurities aren’t just magically gonna disappear, you know! Besides, just because I might wear a bit more make up than the average person doesn’t mean I’m insecure. It doesn’t mean that I hate the face that looks back at me in the mirror once all that make up comes off. I’m totally fine with how I look without make up. I don’t use make up to shape a face I don’t have and even if I did that’s still none of anyone else’s damn business.

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Like I’ve already mentioned I’ve loved doing my make up for years.  Yes, I do wear a full coverage foundation most days but not because I want to hide my face. I do it because I prefer the finish. Sorry, but I like my skin to look flawless. And yes I love rocking a bright lip some days because it makes me feel more empowering and I thought it was all about confidence, so if wearing a red lips is what makes me confident then what’s the problem? I occasionally put on a pair of fake lashes because I love the way they enhance my eyes. So what? Just because I do those things it doesn’t make me fake. It doesn’t mean that I’m stuck up and bitchy. It doesn’t mean that I’m materialistic. It doesn’t mean that I only care about other people’s appearance. It doesn’t mean that I have a boring personality. All it means is that I like to wear make up. Because guess what? Make up doesn’t define me. It’s just something I love to play around with. Something that makes me more confident and that gives me a little bit more strength to conquer the day.

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I usually try not to care about what other people think and I won’t change my ways but lately those comments have been annoying me a bit. Makeup is a hobby to me. It’s a way for me to express myself. I enjoy trying out different looks all the time and if I want to spend a little fortune on a lipstick then so be it. It’s my money after all.

I’m usually not one to go on crazy rants on my blog but this is just something that’s been bothering me for a while now and that I needed to get out of my system because I hate how people can be so judgmental and prejudiced at times. Make up doesn’t make me fake and it does not define me as a person in any way shape or form. So they can talk all they want, I’m just gonna continue to be me and do my make up the way I want to. Because I strongly believe that you should always do you and if makeup is what gives you more confidence then that’s totally okay and you shouldn’t change for anyone else.

What’s your take on this? I’d love to hear!

Much love and thank you for reading!

Sophie

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12 thoughts on “Because Make Up Doesn’t Define Me

  1. I completely agree with you. Everyone needs to do what makes them happy. Makeup makes me happy. Great article Sophie!

  2. I agree! I view makeup as something that I wear to make myself happy, not necessarily as something I use to mask myself. Some days a full face of makeup makes me feel pretty, and some days little to no makeup makes me feel pretty – regardless, I wear makeup for myself and myself alone!

      • Absolutely! It can be a little tricky to let those types of comment slide though, so I understand the impulse to blog about it all too well :)
        xxx Anne

  3. I do whatever I want whenever I want and how I wanted, regardless of everybody else’s opinion! Makeup is a personal matter and what for me is a mistake maybe for someone else work wonders! To each their own! I will stick to my own way and I always manage not to look disgraceful! Which is the most important thing!😉😁😊
    Lots of xx, Annie
    http://www.anniesbeautyblog.com

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