And the conversation started with me posting a picture on a social media group ,stating wearing makeup to gym is neither good for your health nor hygiene.To my surprise many pseudo-feminist came and became the torch bearer of ‘let’s not judge women’,’who are you to judge/decide’,’Let her be herself’, ‘Shame on woman like you who judge others’and then the discussion turns ugly…well,that’s irrelevant …
Cosmetics are used strategically to enhance certain features and hide others.It can be a mask you hide behind that gets you ready to face the world.
But the question remains the same.Why people, especially women are so concerned about their makeups whether it’s right shades of lipstick or perfect winged liner,right shades of eye shadows et cetera ?
I can’t deny that every woman should care for her look.,I’m not against any makeup regime because honestly I do it but never to boost my confidence or to make me feel good about myself or to hide my flaws(that pimples during my periods or to hide the dark circles which i got because of late night chat with my boyfriend)
I will definitely not get into the inner beauty thing over here.But I believe everyone is beautiful in their imperfection.Are we meant to be perfect anyways?Why there is so much of pressure?And what the yardstick of perfection…
No matter how shallow and unfair it is, attractiveness factors into most parts of our lives, including love,marriage,hiring and promotion decisions.
Women have worn makeup to achieve a cultural standard of beauty since ages.
Does this mean we are enslaved by ludicrous beauty standards?
Many women do feel less confident ,self-conscious,unattractive when they don’t wear makeup.This could be a self-fulfilling prophecy.There are women and girls who wear makeup completely for themselves, there are those who wear makeup for the perceived benefit of others, or who feel as though they are unacceptable without it
Well,they say,”When you look good on the outside, you feel good on the inside”. Should it be the other way around? It can be. Your emotions affect your appearance and attractiveness. Your confidence plays into your ability to influence others.
What about surgery, fillers or lasers?
An entire industry is running just on the insecurities of women and at times this inferior feeling or I’m not good though is being induced to run the machine.
The No-Makeup Look appears to have been adopted by women who are comfortable with themselves and their appearance. By embracing this trend, these women may be sending a message that they desire to be seen more authentically — to be accepted for how they actually look, without camouflage or enhancements.
A word of caution:
When we say “no-makeup beauty,” we’re no longer talking about leaving the house right after a shower.
We’re talking about leaving the house after weeks of being massaged and lasered and filled.
No-makeup beauty is like that — you’re never supposed to admit how hard you’re working.
Whatever may be your reason…For beauty? For confidence? For peer pressure?
Then maybe someday, these standards and judgments will change.
Hi! I am Anushree Dash…
1 Part Entrepreneur
2 Parts Writer
3 Parts Social reformer
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A free-spirited,non-conformist,,impenitent,independent,adventurous,boho soul and an admirer of life. Loves my Indian roots, Culture, Aesthetic Living, Saree, Poetry …