No matter how old I get, no matter how wise, and no matter how logical I am, I still feel I’ve been ingrained with the idea that the perfect woman is one who appears flawless. Blame it on magazines, blame it on TV, blame it on society, who knows but my idea of perfection comes in the form of flawlessness.
This also means I’m never truly comfortable in my own skin without some form of makeup on. I’m not really comfortable heading out there in all my bare skin glory. Hell, a few years ago I wouldn’t dare run errands without full makeup in place.
It doesn’t stem from blemishes or acne issues as I have super resilient skin. It’s just I’m one of those girl’s that finds comfort in wearing makeup as I don’t want my duller, lackluster skin and puffy eyes on display for the world to see.
But I’ve learned a few things…
When you see celebs like Beyonce and Gwen Stefani pre-photoshop you begin to realize that flawlessness is a complete and utter illusion. It’s nice to see these otherwise flawless women appearing a little bit flawed just like the rest of us average, everyday girls.
I think we age you gain a little bit of confident or…you might just get a little lazier! A few years ago I’d never go anywhere without a full face of makeup on but in recent years I’m ok with a bit of mascara, concealer under my eyes, and a bit of blush! So I’m not completely comfortable in my own skin but I am a lot more confident with a lot less makeup on in my older age.
What about you?
Are you cool leaving the house without absolutely nothing on?
Or do you feel most comfortable with at least the necessities?
Or are you a girl or guy that simply can’t go out without a full face on?