Going make-up free

They recently talked about this on The Real and there’s been Alicia Keys who decided to stop wearing make-up all together.

For most women it’s a huge thing to not wear make-up. People have become so good at it, you can highlight, contour and all sorts of magic and look flawless. More often than not these women are beautiful without it but some feel like they’re not.

I know this doesn’t apply to everyone. There are women who love make-up and who still love their make-up free face.

But have you ever heard of the person who wakes up in the morning to put make-up on before their other half wakes up and sees them? I have.

Some women just don’t love their make-up free face. I have friends who’s make-up free, bare, face I have never seen.

So I like that celebrities are taking to this trend of bare faces. It shows women who are not secure that they can look good no matter what, whether they have make-up on or not.

To be honest I believe beauty comes from within. Have you ever seen that Roald Dahl quote from his book?

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

I strongly believe this. I have met people who are beautiful and yet as time went on they became ugly to me because their personality was so horrible (in my opinion anyway). And I’ve met, vice versa, a person who I didn’t rate but then I got to know them and the more I knew them the more beautiful they were to me.

Also when I was watching Dodge-ball, the movie, something stood out to me that I shall never forget. There was this female player on the opposing team and every male thought “OMD she is ugly” but then one guy (I don’t remember any character names) was like “OMD she is beautiful, yes!”

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. There will always be someone who thinks you look amazing, always. Unfortunately we’re not as vocal when we think someone looks good and I think we should be. Not just to the opposite sex but to each other #girllove.

I myself related more to Tamera and what she said. My mom was really strict about make-up so I never wore it. I’m so used to my bare face that wearing make-up low key freaks me out. It just looks and feels so different like it’s not me!

However unlike Tamera it took me a while to like my face and to feel pretty within my face. Although I preferred being make-up free I still had really low self esteem. It took a while for me to love myself.

You know that verse in the bible love your neighbour as much as you love yourself? (Mark 12: 31; Leviticus 19: 18) Yeah I finally get it! I used to be like but I don’t love myself much. Now, however, I do and so I understand the value of loving yourself but that’s for another post.

So yeah the make-up free trend stirred up a lot of thoughts.

What are yours?

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