Up until 2 years ago if you’d ask me what is the difference between a foundation and concealer, I would have gawked at you. Apparently the two have very different uses. Concealer is a primer whereas foundation is an enhancer. The first time I found out their separate meanings, I felt like a wall! Why? Cause, don’t walls need a primer before they are quoted with paint!
Most of what I have learnt about make up is from the DIY makeup Vlogs, which are so easy to find. The only thing I knew on my own was about kajals (eyeliner).
It is so important to look picture perfect, whether it is for a day out with friends or a date or family outing or basically any occasion that involves stepping out of the house and in some cases stepping in front of people!
Don’t get me wrong, I love makeup and adore the amazing glow that it brings to my personality. Somehow it is and has become a confidence booster because only flaws when hidden can make you look picture perfect, right?
Wrong. Flaws are a part of me. They are there because I have done something with my body. Like stayed out in the sun too long, injured myself at so many places that now I have marks everywhere or tried to do something which turned out to be a disaster!
Now since I have accepted that these are a part of me, the question arises, do I want to hide them? No of course not. Why would I want to hide something that basically exhibits an experience that I have had, that is in some part responsible for the human I have become. Good or bad experience is a different issue. Point being my flaws make me prettier.
I like being me with or without makeup. I like my dark circles, my spectacles, my uneven skin tone and even my unshaved legs!
Make up just helps me jazz things up once in a while. It has nothing to do with my confidence. In fact, it’s just the opposite, I feel way more comfortable in my raw self and when you go ahead and ask any person who knows me, will tell you that I look beautiful with makeup but so much more elegant without it.
To all those who struggle with their appearance makeover is not the key to being your most attractive self. Taking good care and loving your each and every crease, eating well and keeping yourself healthy is what is going to make you as pretty as a picture.
I bring this topic up today because I struggle with weight issues and want to start afresh with myself, for myself, for really beautiful version of me. My flaws are and forever will be a part of me but that does not mean I should stop taking care of myself.
So now makeover should not be the chant, it should be make under!!
Cheers to good health!
“… so this is for us.
This is for us who sing, write, dance, act, study, run and love
and this is for doing it even if no one will ever know
because the beauty is in the act of doing it.”