Saturday, 20 September 2014

Makeup: The many faces

Hi guys. Yesterday I had a conversation with a guy, and we talked about girls and their makeup.
He said something which I feel like us ladies hear alot from guys, but still resist to believe in. He said that girls don't need to wear makeup, that it's silly and the whole concept is just due to unobtainable ideals set from the world of celebrities.
All I could say was: "a huh, yes.. Why are you telling me all these things I already know?".
To this he replied: "so why do you do it?". - Ah yes, we could spent hours, days, weeks, months, years discussing why women feel the need to wear makeup, or on the other hand why the choose not to.

However, that is not what this post is about. This post is about the next bit I uttered in that conversation.
I understand far too well that wearing too much makeup can be too much and very unattractive, but I see nothing wrong or twisted about a little mascara, some blush and lipbalm to help nature along. My conversational partner on the other hand thought that it was just as bad as going all out - it's a principle I guess.

So we cut a deal. To prove my point, I was to take a picture of myself first thing in the morning. Fresh out of bed, hair all over the place, oily skin and absolutely no makeup. Then I'd proceed to go through some of the different faces of makeup, and this is the result.

Excuse the giant picture, but it's a big comparison. I realized that the lighting in picture one is slightly different than the others, but I can't control the morning sun ;)

I think I'll leave this picture for effect and say no more. Which do you prefer?

 - Elk