Beauty, Lookbook

My razor-sharp eyeliner cuts through the way you shame me

Who am I trying to impress with my razor sharp eyeliner? No one. The answer is no one. 

I love makeup. I love wearing it, I love doing it on other people, I love buying it- I just love everything about it. When I get invited to weddings or large events, I literally get excited about how I’m going to do my makeup for the event. Makeup is a form of art and expression, and I use it to create my own look and feel confident in my own skin.

But just because I wear makeup doesn’t mean I’m hiding behind something. It doesn’t mean that I only feel confident when I wear it or that I can’t go anywhere without it. I’m tired of people assuming that I use makeup to look “prettier” or to impress other people. Who am I trying to impress with my razor sharp eyeliner? No one. The answer is no one.

I like wearing makeup to feel confident because I like what I can do with makeup. I like the skills I’ve acquired through countless hours spent on watching makeup tutorials on YouTube. Makeup is intriguing, it’s different. It takes time and effort and skill to know what you’re doing. And if you don’t believe me, try contouring your face or doing a cut-crease eyeshadow look yourself.

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Then you have the girls who sit back and are like “I don’t need makeup.” Newsflash: you not wearing makeup doesn’t make you better than me. So congratulations on not ever wearing makeup, would you like a gold star?

I’m not talking about those who look flawless naturally or just don’t have a huge interest in makeup, I’m talking about the girls who flaunt it EVERYWHERE that they don’t “need” makeup and those who think they’re superior to the rest of us.

I can wear as much or as little makeup as I want to. It’s my face, and I decide what to do with it. If you’re going to judge me based on the fact that I know how to blend my makeup or do my eyebrows, girl that’s your problem.

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There’s absolutely nothing wrong with wearing makeup, or not wearing anything at all. Frankly, I don’t understand people who make a big deal out of makeup itself. Makeup has the power to boost your confidence and make you appreciate your features. It has the power to transform someone and ultimately change the way one feels.

Oh and let’s not forget about all the guys running their mouths on Twitter giving girls crap about wearing too much makeup. No, *insert Brown Twitter boy’s name here,* I don’t get up every morning applying my highlight or filling in my lips to impress you. Like can you even tell the difference between contour powder and bronzer? Didn’t think so.

And how you see all those posts by boys on Twitter claiming why they should always take a girl swimming on the first date. Then they post pictures of screenshots of before and after pictures of girls doing their makeup. Ugh, why!? That’s so incredibly degrading and disgusting.

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I don’t take crap from anyone, so I don’t care about what you have to say about me and how I do my makeup or how much of it I wear on a daily basis. You do you, and I’ll do me. It’s ridiculous that girls are judging each other on how much makeup they choose to wear. If her face is on fleek, she’s winning, end of story – regardless of whether or not she’s wearing makeup.

I don’t need makeup to feel confident. I love makeup for the sake of makeup. Trips to Sephora and Mac literally make my life, and I’m okay with that, because I love myself with or without makeup.