Everyone is guilty of it, including me. We’re guilty of worrying about our outward appearance more than we should. After we reach a certain age in your preteens, after we discover makeup and boys, we start to put a precedence on our appearance. We don’t want to leave the house without makeup. We don’t even want our friends to see what we look like naturally. I can’t even count the amount of times someone has said to me, “I look scary without make-up.”
How long does it take you to apply makeup? It takes me maybe 15 minutes because I keep it minimal – foundation, powder, eyeliner. Even still, my boyfriend has told me multiple times that I look better without it, and I’ve never believed him. Even writing this, I still don’t. Why is that? When did I start believing that it wasn’t okay for people to see me without makeup? I could sit here and blame it on my acne scars. That discoloration makes me feel pretty unattractive. But when I think about it, how did I even get those acne scars? Probably from all the foundation I cake onto my face daily.
After I saw this music video by Colbie Caillat, I felt really inspired: