Before reading this post, please watch the following video:
Those who know me, know that I rant quite often. I get pissed really easily, and have no patience. I will say that 95% of the time I'm given a reason to be annoyed... especially at work. ugh. UGH! Haha, but anyways, when something annoys me I get really worked up about it and I feel the need to tell everyone how I feel.
So. Lately, I feel that I've been seeing a lot of attacks on women who are "fake". Fake because they wear makeup, false lashes, colored contacts. Excuse me? Really? Take a look at these photos:
You all recognize our First Lady, yes?
Or, perhaps you're more familiar with this photo:
Now tell me how many people you've heard call her "fake"? And let me tell you, she is wearing loads more makeup than I do, and I wear false lashes and colored contacts on occasion.
If what you mean by fake is non-neutral toned makeup, then just say so. Because there is NOTHING natural about that magazine cover.
Men who say that they like natural looking girls who wear zero makeup ~ WATCH THAT YOUTUBE VIDEO UP THERE. How did you like the natural look of Pam? Charlize? Selma? (Ok, let's leave Goldie out of this... she's "mature" haha, so she's allowed to have skin like that! Plus I loooooove her so no bad mouthing!) Yea they look pretty sexy don't they with the wrinkly saggy blemished skin and bags under the eyes and undefined eyes. Albeit those are not their best expressions in the non-makeup photos, but you can still see major skin and eye differences.
Here's another example I saw today (http://absolutelyfobulous.com/2010/05/24/makeup-magic-freaks-a-lot-of-guys-out/):
So, guys, that freaks you out huh? But, imagine a world with no makeup. You wouldn't think so many women were hot I bet. In fact, let's not stop there. Let's stop shaving, wearing well-fitted clothing... let's just stop caring about personal appearance altogether. The second a woman neglects to do something, like shave, she gets criticized for it. But you know what? Shaving is unnatural! Yes, it is! You think Gilette was around since earth's creation? Think again. High heels are pretty unnatural too. Let's get rid of those. Oh not to mention the flat irons, curling irons. I mean, who doesn't love an unshaven, frizzy haired girl in crocs eh? You with me???
From my personal experience, when I've gone the natural route, people ask me if I'm sick, tired, stressed. It's because my eyes are really small, slanted, and kinda close together. What am I supposed to say to them? No? It's because I'm not wearing makeup, but thanks for telling me I look sick when I'm trying to be au naturale? I'm sorry that my eyes don't open up any bigger, geez. When I do wear makeup, I never get questions like that.
I just think a lot of people are really clueless as to what they mean when they say fake. There are plenty of people who apply LOADS of makeup, just to achieve the natural look, and to try to hide from you that they're doing the natural look! There are youtube tutorials on the natural look for goodness sake, that require more products than I own! I think what they really mean is obvious makeup, versus subtle. Think the workers at the MAC counter hahaha. A good example that Ping brought up today for natural is the Bobbi Brown makeup look. You wear their makeup in a way so that it looks like you're not wearing makeup (how ironic hahaha). It's great to create an elegant, clean, neutral, and polished look.
For many women, makeup gives them confidence. How do you think Mrs. Obama would've felt to appear on the cover of a magazine with the 1st photo I put up? Hmmm? Confidence is beautiful. It's a strength. As you can see from my previous blog posts, I am a strong believer in makeup and all the unnatural goodies! I feel 10x prettier when I have false lashes on. Hey, is it my fault God skipped Korea and Japan when he decided who should get the long lashes? And if it gives me confidence, well then power to me, and fudge all of y'all who try to bring down us makeup wearing women!!!! Why don't you take that energy, and put it towards helping the hungry and sick people in the world, ok?