March 24, 2011
You Don't Have A Face For Makeup
This is what a guy told me once when I showed him a picture of me. I was dressed up going to a club so yes I had more makeup on than I usually do, but his comment threw me off. Guys don't phrase things in the best way, do they? I first thought of it as an insult but over the years have come to understand what I think he was trying to say.
I think he was trying to say that I look better with a more natural look. My friends and even boyfriends have all said similar things. My current one seems more attracted to me when I don't have any makeup on than when I put some on for a date. I got my makeup done at the Shecky's Girls Night Out and thought he would be like "ooh you look great" but nope... no comment! I was kind of insulted but I guess it's more flattering when a guy says you look beautiful when you have no makeup on and still in your pajamas.
Growing up I didn't have someone show me to apply makeup properly. My mom and sister weren't much into so it was very trial and error (more error). I like to experiment with makeup but at 25 I have found a more natural look that works for me. But when I go out, I like to try some glam makeup like a bold lip or false lashes. Since I have a face more suited for a natural look... should I not be wearing bold makeup? Am I making myself look worse? I don't care. I'll wear my fuchsia lipstick all I want!
Do you think makeup enhances your natural look or does it sometimes hinder it?