Lately I have seen a lot of “guys like girls who don’t wear make up” “girls look better without make up” etc statues, gifs, and so on. I felt I needed an opinion on this one. I am a girl. I wear make up. This does not make me “fake” or “plastic”.
I want to put something straight. Guys like girls who don’t wear make up… who have great naturally glowing skin, no blemishes, dark eye lashes and full eye brows. That is the truth and I don’t want to hear “no, but we like girls for their flaws too!” Sure, if you’re in a relationship your partner should accept your blemishes. But to put the cold hard truth out there: the world doesn’t. I don’t wear make up to impress guys, I don’t do it to impress girls. I do it because without it, no I do not look “better”. I might, on a day where my skin was clear (which it is not 95% of the time), when it glowed with no scars, when my eye lashes suddenly grew and became visible… you get the picture.
I get angry that society has already made girls feel bad enough about themselves to wear make up in the first place, it now makes them feel guilty for wearing it, because they should just look perfect without it. It’s backwards and drives me freaking insane. I do not doubt that people would accept me for who I am without make up. I get that. But no, I do not look better without make up. Stop making me feel like I am a failure as a woman because of that.
That is the honest and complete truth. It makes me mad that I am then made to feel “fake” because I want to look my best and present myself well.
Opinionated moment over. That is all.