Hello My Beautiful Friends!!
You all know how much I love to beat my face, I am a makeup and beauty junkie after all. However, while I do love to play with makeup, enhance my beauty and glamify with this best of them, I do strongly believe that a woman DOES NOT need to wear makeup in order to be beautiful.
I post a ton of selfies on my instagram and facebook and while a majority of them include a painted face, I do from time to time also post no makeup photos. I do this because I think it is really important to remember that makeup isn’t a requirement for a woman to be attractive, and I like to lead by example. Sometimes I think we as women, and some amazingly fabulous men, get so caught up in the ideas of conventional beauty, as well as striving for the perfect face, that we forget that makeup isn’t meant to make us beautiful, but simply to enhance our natural beauty and provide an outlet for self-expression and creativity presented in our appearance.
Yesterday I posted two photos of myself. One with a face full of makeup and some really great lighting, and the other taken before I went to bed, sans makeup, no filter and low light. Both photos made me feel beautiful, and the positive reactions from my followers was fairly equal for each photo. This little experiment confirmed my thinking that makeup while fun, colorful, bright and dramatic, is simply an expression of me, and not a necessity in my life and daily routine.
I am completely aware that some of you will argue with this way of thinking. You will say that I am blessed with a good skin and I will agree with you, although that is really not the point. I know what its like when you skin isn’t perfect, I had horrible acne as a teenager, as an adult still break out from time to time, and with the summer sun will find myself completely covered in freckles by mid June. I do however take very good care of my face including an extreme use of sunscreen to protect my fair skin. I realize I am lucky and that might make accepting my naked face more realistic, but I really strongly feel that all women can feel the same way about their own skin if they simply remember that makeup is art for your face, but that the canvas is just as gorgeous as the finished product.
It’s all about loving yourself right? I think so, and one way to give yourself a little dose of love is to find your beauty with and without the enhancement of makeup and put your best face forward to the world. Always remember that you are unique, one of a kind, and beautiful. Oh and don’t forget to smile
I would love to see your photos with or without makeup because while Makeup Is A Form Of Self Expression, It Is Not Requirement. Feel free to share your photos on my blog facebook page or through Instagram with the hashtag #NoMakeupRequired and help create a movement that we are all naturally beautiful and deserve to feel that way with or without makeup. Also feel free to share this image and spread the word.