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Makeup Curse

16 Jun

Courtesy of GOOGLE

Courtesy of GOOGLE

Picture it: 1992 young girl meddles in mother’s CABOODLE, smearing lipstick, patting blush, lining lips, eyes and brows. Every girl sneaks into their mother’s (or closest older female relative) makeup bag or kit. Its what girls do, we play in makeup as children, waiting for that right of passage to be able to wear ALL of it on our faces and look like the princesses we know we are. This beauty right of passage lasts for years, beginning with polish-for the toes first, and fingers later (depending on the rigidness of the parent). Next comes the bright, shiny, sticky, collectible lip glosses in every flavor (remember the soda pop flavors???)

The takeover consumes us all eventually. Some more gradual than others, some ending the phase, some swearing by it. Eventually a lady will wear a full face of makeup. Which leads me to the question: At what point do we become so subconsciously insecure of our facial appearance?

There once was a time where you could leave the house without a dab of makeup, but gradually full coverage before exiting your residence becomes a ritual. Some women even sleep in makeup, never wanting there significant other to see the naked face. It becomes so much apart of a person that they may become unrecognizable, or even appear ill without a full face.

The more we wear the makeup, the more we become critical of the imperfections of our face:
My lips are too thin
My lips are too full
Only one of my eyebrows have an arch
My eye is placed higher on the right than the left
My eyeliner is more even on the left than the right

With all of these thoughts women become obsessed with their imprefections, looking for the next FDA approved (or unapproved) cosmetic to correct the problem.

dry eyes, puffy eyes, baggy eyes, dark eyes, dark marks, sun spots, freckles, moles, pigmentation, rosacea, age spots, liquid, powder, cream, airbrush, short eye lashes, thick eyebrows, thin eyebrows, thin lips, full lips. You want to fix it? There’s something for it, head on down to your local drugstore and pick up a FIX-A-FACE kit for an affordable price that won’t break your pockets, but could save you money if you went without it!

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well-Psalm 139:14

Just a bit of the TRUTH

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Posted by on June 16, 2013 in Our Culture/Our World

 

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One response to “Makeup Curse

  1. Ghaea

    June 17, 2013 at 3:08 am

    I have never been that attached to make up but I have friends that are they say the more you wear it the more your skin depends on it make up is not good for you skin… I think its so funny me being the BEAUTY I am 🙂 how other ppl swear to other ppls beauty like celebrities and say i wish i looked like her but under all of the make up they look like the cript keeper I won’t name any names but we all know who is and who is not. Make up is fun yes and sometimes i wish thats all it was .. fun… a way to express yourself extravagantly. . Not a way of life. However my favorite look for myself would be a lil foundation a lil bronzer lashes and eyeliner. I don’t wear it all the time… but if I was ugly I would.

     

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