It was my fault for reading Twitter in first place. I have seen a few things posted there recently about makeup that have really stuck in my craw. Twitter is a sound bite medium, so it is not a really a place to have a civil in depth exchange.
So here is my response to critiques of women wearing makeup:
we can do whatever the fuck we want.
We wear can a cat dye, or a bold lip, or purple mascara. Makeup is just a tool for expression people. That’s it, that’s all. Putting anything else on it is really more about you. We can choose not to wear makeup and that is fine too.
I happen to love wearing makeup, and it is not a reflection of insecurity or anxiety. I enjoy expressing myself through makeup. If I want to feel powerful, I love to wear red lipstick. If I am having fun day at the beach I will wear a fuscia lipstick. If I want to feel sexy I will wear a nude lipgloss. And I will feel all those things.
And putting on makeup is as enjoyable to me as when I paint or draw. My face is the canvas and makeup is the medium in which I choose how I want to express myself for the day and how I wish to be perceived.
Let’s not critique ourselves or others for choices we make with appearance. Choosing not to wear makeup is not a feminist notion, but having choice in what and how you choose to express yourself is.
So agree with this! I love reflecting my mood through my makeup and especially lipsticks like you xx
Thanks Joanna! It’s nice to know that other people feel the same way!
So much truth in this post I am loving it. I totally agree! Makeup is fun for me and I hate being labeled automatically as insecure because I choose to wear a lot.
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I’m so glad other people feel the same way! You keep wearing as much or as little as you want!💪🏻
I love Notes on Pretty! This especially is a great response! Thank you for writing it!!