Like every other teenage girl (and some teenage guys) I hate the way I look when I take my make up off. I felt so ugly and dull. I hated the way make up made me feel when it was gone. I hated feeling like a slave to it, like I couldn’t go out in public without it.
But then I realized that it wasn’t make up making me feel this way…it was me! I was the reason that I felt this way, not the make up! I decided that I didn’t want to be dependent on make up..that I should accept myself the way I am naturally. In this photo, I am “chillin” in bed right before I go to sleep, with no make up, and I like this photo.
I don’t like it because I think I look pretty in it, but because I like that its a picture of me naturally. This is who I am and what I look like and I accept it. It’s a great feeling that I believe everyone should feel. I have nothing to hide! Now I go out into public without make up all the time thinking nothing of it! My life is easier because of this new found acceptance! To everyone wearing make up who feels they are ugly without it…YOU ARE NOT! Everyone is beautiful who they are naturally, inside and out. I challenge you to take the risk and go out into public without make up on. You will see that people don’t look at you different. Being yourself is beautiful.
p.s…ladies, most guys prefer when a girl doesn’t wear a lot of make up, or none at all 😉