It’s one thing about us woman that really bothers me: the need to wear and tell other girls to wear excessive amounts of make up! Don’t get me wrong, especially on a bad day, I NEED a lot of make up, and for big events sometimes its better because it’s almost treated as a work of art (as you really need an artistic hand to-do your makeup flawlessly!) but when it comes to nights in, the movies, shopping, even music festivals and such why cake on the make up?! Every girl has something absolutely beautiful about them that they don’t need as much on!
Especially if I caught the sun I stay away from foundation and cover-up as I want to show off my freckles and natural tan, but when I do this girls ask me “don’t you wish you could wear more make up?” and “why don’t you wear more you look pretty” and it’s kind of like: okay you think I look nice…but it’s not really me. Even when I’m not tan, I like to wear a natural look with minimal makeup, because that’s what I’m comfortable in. I don’t like walking into College or doing mundane activities with cat eye-d eyeliner and two layers of foundation on, not saying it shouldn't be done (because props to you if you can get up in the morning and even be bothered doing anything!) but I shouldn't be judged for it.
I think this new and modern way of caking on your face before regular activities is actually becoming the norm and having a natural look being weird…which I find rather alarming, both should be normal, nobody should be scrutinized because they are wearing less makeup.
“she would look better if she covered up her spots more”
“she would look better with more mascara”
“she would look better if she had foundation to even out her skin tone”
I’ve heard each quote about a thousand times now and each time I’m almost offended, you may think that girl may look better with more make up on? But she wouldn't be herself, she looks beautiful to others that matter and that’s all that counts! Flaw’s should be celebrated instead of constantly hidden, it’s okay to leave the house without foundation or blush or bronzer, it’s alright to not pencil in your eyebrows! If you wan’t to? Go for it! but don’t judge the girl that doesn't.
Here are a few celebrities that also celebrate minimal make up:
First photo: Beyonce
Second photo: Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lawrence, Carey Mulligan
Third photo: Emma Watson