"The Girl On Fire" inspired.
I wanted to take a moment to talk about make up and certain things that we, as a society, have begun to associate with it. A lot of people link make up with insecurity. They think “Oh, she wears make up, she must not like what she looks like underneath it.” Or they associate make up with being “fake” (whatever that means). So, some people will think “Oh my god. She’s not really pretty, it’s just the make up. Make up is like wearing a mask, therefore she has no real physical beauty.” This may be the case for some people, sure. But it’s not always the case. Those provided examples may be exaggerated, but I think you understand the point I’m trying to make. Nowadays a girl can’t wear make up simply because she likes to wear make up. Or a girl is expected not to wear make up because everyone says she doesn’t need it, or she’s too pretty for it. Whatever the case may be, I wear make up because I LOVE make up. It’s my talent, an art form. People who like to draw, draw. People who like to paint, paint. People who like to dance, dance. And goddammit if I like makeup, I’m going to wear make up. I believe in natural beauty, but I also believe in accentuating natural beauty through make up. Does it mean that I hate the way I look? No. Does i mean that I’m “not real”? No. Does it man that I’m trying to be something that I’m not? No. No no no and NO. I just enjoy make up as an art and I’ve grown to appreciate even the most minimal amount of make up on someone, to no make up at all. It’s given me a different outlook on physical beauty as a whole.