Rebekah Honeycutt

Light and Love be with you!

How To Be A Lady: Makeup

How to Be a Lady: Makeup

As with clothing, I don’t believe that the makeup you wear defines you as a lady. There are some websites I examined that attempt to explain that wearing light pinks makes you a lady. I don’t think so. If wearing pink all the time makes you a lady, then I really wouldn’t want to be one.

Makeup is meant to enhance your natural beauty. It is not meant to be worn as a cover-up. What is it about your face that makes you happy? When you look in the mirror, what is the first thing your eyes are drawn to? These are the things that make you unique.

When I look at my face, I tend to stare at my eyes for a long period of time (usually checking to see what color they are today- they change with my mood). Then I look at my lips. These are the two things I choose to enhance. Now, I don’t take away from them by putting too much work into them, I simply place a little color, glitter, or gloss then continue on with my day. I personally, never wear concealer. It just doesn’t let my skin feel normal; plus, I don’t want to leave smear marks on others when I hug them.

I saw a picture on Facebook today that mentioned makeup, and I quote:

“To all the girls that wear a lot of makeup: Take it easy, it’s called a FACE, not a coloring book.”

While this does display a rather humorous line, it also exhibits truth. When I see caked on concealer, I sit there and wonder to myself, “What is she ashamed of?” Usually my second thought is less about her emotions and more about her knowledge basis; “Maybe she hasn’t been taught the delicate art of makeup placement.”

When I was a young girl in Camp Fire Boys and Girls (similar to Girl/Boy scouts) we use to have Mary Kay Facial Parties. The Mary Kay consultants were incredible teachers that showed us how to correctly cleanse and apply makeup so that we accented our natural beauty. It’s easy to find a Mary Kay consultant if you’d like to try a party. There are also many places within the mall or around town that provide this service free of charge. Whichever company you choose will also show you the products that will be best for your skin texture and tones.

Of course, there are many websites that explain and guide you in this adventure. Take the time to glimpse at a few of them, and see which site feels the best to you. I especially encourage the sites that explain why they are placing colors in a certain place. (Some will make your eyes look larger, some smaller, etc.)

In conclusion, wear makeup the way you want to. I recommend educating yourself on applications and what they enhance. I don’t believe that what you wear on your body or on your face can define you as a lady. I do believe that you should wear what makes your self-esteem and self-love increase.

I found an interesting article called, A Brief History of Makeup by Christy Tillery French.

Here is her link: http://blogcritics.org/culture/article/a-brief-history-of-makeup/ 


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