So WHAT if we didn't #wakeuplikethis?
I can't remember a time in our lifetimes where makeup played such a huge role in our everyday culture. Like seriously, when did the world decide that full eyebrows and luscious matte lips were the "in" thing? The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit wasn't always around, and now we can't live without it.
Makeup has become so pervasive in the female culture that now EVERYONE can feel like a nude-lipped goddess.
Makeup's transformative properties not only affect our outward appearances, they transform our self-esteem from the inside. Make-up empowers us to feel as though we are the most beautiful women in the room.
A shy, quiet girl becomes a bold and confident beauty with just a flick of the wrist. THAT is the power of make up — it allows us to become the fierce women we've always seen in ourselves, but never knew how to express.
We are all beautiful.
The word beautiful, according to Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, means having qualities of beauty, but WE get to decide, individually, what those qualities are. No one — except for you — can decide what your own beauty looks like. Make up empowers us to show our unique, beautiful qualities to the world.
Why, then, are we so quick to judge girls who wear "too much" make up, as though it's a front for their low self esteem or a desperate ploy to attract male attention? Maybe, it's NOT.
Maybe it's her way of saying, "Hey world, this is my outside and it is just as beautiful and confident as my inside."
Sure, you didn't wake up with a perfectly contoured face or long, fluttery eyelashes — but make up allows us to show off the natural beauty within ourselves that's been there ALL along.
And there's nothing freaking WRONG with that. You are flawless. You are confident. You are beautiful. Inside and out.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and the only eyes that matter are yours.