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Wednesday 16 January 2019
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Don’t Makeup Shame Her

Ever heard of the phrase “It’s not easy being a woman” I am a woman and I can attest to that. Women face all kinds of challenges in their lives on a daily basis but two of the biggest challenges women face in the world is pressure and discrimination. One can just imagine how strong a woman is that no matter how society tries to break her down, she stands firm. She might bend a little but hey just like I mentioned earlier, she is strong.

Women face a lot of pressure from men in regards their appearance i.e how they expect or prefer them to look. Makeup shaming has got to be the most annoying experience aside from obvious body shaming issues among society in general. Often one would hear statements such as women with makeup are fake and deceiving.

Now my dear men just so you know, women do not wear make up to appeal to you like you say -so it’s not some false advertising kind of. I don’t think there was ever a woman who wore red lipstick and told you it was natural.

A woman would never deny that she is wearing makeup. Plus, if you think her eyelids are naturally shimmering gold, it’s not her fault that you’re stupid.

It’s funny how men rave about how hot models in magazine and social media are but can’t handle it when it’s a woman that they know in real life.

Get over yourselves men. Makeup isn’t something women use simply to hide their imperfections  – it’s that, too, but it’s also their art. It’s what makes being a woman fun. One day she can make her eyes look sultry and seductive and the next she can be soft and playful. Isn’t that fun?

Now my dear men just to make things clear enough we don’t really care about your trust issues. If the fact that a woman looks different without makeup brings trust issues into question for you, then we strongly suggest you seek therapy because the only issue here is you.

Many women suffer from skin issues. Some of us have sensitive skin, some of us have dark circles under our eyes from the long days and nights of working hard and some of us have problems with breakouts.

Either way, it’s really not your concern and if we want to even out our imperfections with the perfect foundation and a concealer, that’s our prerogative.

Makeup is here to stay, fellas. Some of us wear little, some of us a lot and some not at all. The point is we do what we want and what makes us feel the most comfortable, regardless of what you think.

When you shame women for wearing makeup because it’s “fake” and creates “trust issues”, you’re only perpetuating the idea that we shouldn’t feel confident in our own true beauty.

It doesn’t matter if you don’t like what’s underneath, and as cliché as it sounds, it’s what’s on the inside that counts. And if you’re unwilling to look beyond what we wear on our faces, whether it’s a mask of our favorite beauty products or what we were naturally born with, then you probably don’t deserve to know us on the inside anyways.
With or without makeup a woman is a woman she deserves no shaming.

Womandla!




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