Is There A Right Or Wrong Way To Apply Your Makeup?
Last week I wrote a post about why foundation should perfectly match my complexion and it got me thinking. Is there actually a right or wrong way to apply your makeup? I know there are many makeup artists out there who swear by certain techniques and many people who preach that certain colours are only suitable for evening or day wear. However, shouldn’t you be able to sport whatever products or looks you want?
Take the Makeup Revolution Rose Gold Lipstick in Girls Best Friend for example. This lipstick is a super bright and almost neon pink colour. When I reviewed this lippy I stated about how the shade slightly made my teeth look more yellow. As my teeth are something I am self-conscious of it kind of put me off wearing the lipstick. The truth is I absolutely love the shade and definitely want to sport the colour more often. I’ve also come to realise that I should love and accept my teeth. Me being self-conscious of my gnashers stems from the thought of others judging my appearance and trying to fit into society’s idea of “perfection” and looking “normal”
Being “Normal” and “Perfect” does not exist
What I’ve also come to realise is that being “normal” and “perfect” does not exist. As humans we are all individually different and that is what is amazing about us as a race. We are all unique in our own way and we shouldn’t be made to fit into society out of fear of being judged, attacked or put down. We should be able to rock that neon pink lipstick if we want to, we should be able to wear that bright purple eyeshadow with pride, we should be able to be ourselves and proud. This obviously doesn’t just apply to makeup and appearance. This also applies a whole range of things including sexuality, religion, beliefs, gender, how you live your life, etc.
Do what makes YOU happy
If you are sat reading this post and find that you have stopped doing something to fit into society’s warped idea of perfection, especially if that thing makes you happy, understand that you are not alone. Also, understand that life is too short and that you should do what makes YOU happy. You should never live your life how other’s tell you to, you should live your life how YOU want to live it. If someone doesn’t agree with your lifestyle choices, remember, you are the one living your life so try to take comments on the chin and try not to let them get to you.
If you are reading this as someone who has judged or belittled someone in the past. We are all guilty! Please think of the bigger picture. You might not like someone’s choice of clothing or agree with their beliefs. However, rather than put them down gracefully accept that not everyone is the same. That is what makes the world interesting. I’m not saying you have to change your opinions, just think before you speak as you never know how words could affect someone. A healthy debate or discussion is great but verbally or physically attacking someone is something that I don’t think should ever occur.
So is there a right or wrong way to apply your makeup?
I honestly don’t think so. Sure you can follow trends and use the latest techniques that work for you. My point is, you should wear your makeup however you want to wear it. You shouldn’t be forced to follow the crowd and if you do want to sport bright shades then you damn well do that. If you want to wear minimal makeup, go for it. Fancy wearing heavy makeup? Go for it. If you want to follow industry trends or celebrity inspired looks, go for it. If you want to experiment and do your own thing, go for it. Makeup is about experimenting and finding what works for you and what makes you happy.
Do you think there is a right or wrong way to apply your makeup? Do you think we should we more accepting as humans?