I’ve never been a make up girl. I’ve gone through my phases, of course. My high school emo phase that led to me perfecting my eyeliner-with-smoky-purple-eyeshadow look (oh. my. god. why.). My increasingly desperate attempts to find a foundation that doesn’t end up looking, and feeling, like mud.
Some girls just aren’t meant for make up. I might be one of them. From my acne prone & lighter-than-ivory-pale skin to my baby face, make up is either too dark, too adult, or “too much.” As Tyra Banks occasionally mentioned on America’s Next Top Model, some people’s faces just don’t hold make up. The experience, I can tell you, is maddening. And it made me hate make up.
But, my fellow make up haters, it doesn’t have to be that way. We can find ways around it. Tips and tricks. We can “settle” or spend way too much money on everything. We can look in the mirror and whine about how we have to spend so much time putting on the make up that we hate. Make up is expensive, time consuming, and ultimately, not great for our skin. But it can also be a fun hobby, a learning experience, a chance to look a little more mature.
Ladies, we don’t have to hate make up. Well, we still can. Despite my newfound appreciation for make up – from lipstick to eyeshadow – I still hate it. I hate the process. I hate that it takes time out of my schedule, that I could be using to eat Halloween candy or bake scones. I hate how expensive it can get and how tempting UrbanDecay eyeshadow palettes are. But ultimately, you can choose to wear it… or you can choose not to. If you want to give make up a shot, figure out what’s best for you. These are some tips to get you there – but, ultimately, the decision to accept or reject make up completely is up to you. You shouldn’t feel pressured to wear make up if you don’t want to.
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