February 11, 2013
on being bare faced
These photos are shot just now, just out of the shower, wearing nothing but moisturiser on my skin and fighting the flu!
Someone commented that I should post a photo with no makeup. I felt like this (anonymous) person was indicating that I wasn't very comfortable with being completely bare-skinned - Which would be understandable, since most people I know don't feel their most comfortable this way. I don't always either. I like spending time "polishing" and make an effort. I think it shows that you have the energy, time, skills and want to make some of yourself and present yourself in the best possible manner. Of course not wearing makeup is also very nice - Especially now that I'm down with the flu.. I like wearing makeup. I like not wearing makeup. I like looking pretty - In the winter, with dry, red, spotted, uneven skin, purple circles and dull skin, makeup does make me feel better some days. Me, but enhanced. I'm sure I'm not the only one. And really? I'm kind of tired of the "you are wearing makeup, because you don't have the self-confidence to be naaatuuuuraaaal". It's silly.
And BTW? Notice the maaaagiiiic of cameras ;) Photos would never be able to represent how I really look and how anyone would see me, if they saw me in person :)