Do you have a beauty philosophy?

Do you have a beauty philosophy? A certain outlook or take on beauty?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Beauty comes from within. Beauty is confidence. Beauty isn’t what you put on your face but how you feel when you walk out the door.

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Alejandra Avatar

“If it makes me happy I’m going to wear it.”
(I don’t care if you think I should wear less makeup, not too bright of a lipstick, too much eyeliner)..

Miss J Avatar

I think each and every person has some sort of physical beauty. No one is exactly alike, we all have differences that make us unique, and those should be embraced and seen as beautiful. I also agree that confidence and kindness are beautiful. When some radiates a beautiful energy, it shows on the outside, too. 
In makeup terms, life is short, and makeup is supposed to be fun and something one enjoys. If you like it, WEAR IT. Just do it. Really, who is it going to hurt? Let people talk if they want. Again, every person is different, don’t let someone change you because they tell you that’s how you should be. If you like minimal makeup, great. If you like neutrals, and aren’t comfortable with color, that doesn’t make you boring. If you want to wear neon purple lipstick, awesome, it’s fun. 
In general, be you and have fun. Life’s just too damn short to sweat the small shit!

xamyx Avatar

If you think/feel you’re hot, *everyone* else will, too. Confidence is key in how others perceive you. Everyone has at least one physical flaw; you can either camouflage, or make another feature work for you. I have a classic “Greek” nose, but I choose to wear more dramatic eye makeup & neutral lip to draw attention away. Does it work? I honestly don’t know, but when I look in the mirror, all I see are my eyes (which I happen to love).

Claire Avatar

It’s an enhancement, not a mask. You should never feel like you can’t leave the house without a full face, because no amount of makeup will hide a lack of self-confidence.

Xero Avatar

eeeeeee, my question! x3  I’m so proud.   As for myself, I think makeup should be a way to express yourself, not to look “better” than what you actually are.  It’s kind of like clothes.  I refuse to wear foundation for the same reason I wouldn’t wear a corset or a push up bra every day: because I’d be trying to convince other people that I look a certain way when I really don’t, and I feel that’s dishonest.

Melody Avatar

I like your answer, Christine.  I guess if I have a philosophy it’s do what makes you happy and anything goes.  If you like wearing subtle makeup, cool.  If you like wearing bright in your face makeup, cool.  Just remember that you don’t have to use or avoid using any cosmetic just because of what someone else wants.  I think looking at makeup that way keeps it fun and expressive for me rather than oppressive, which it can be when we feel like we have to live up to an arbitrary beauty standard.

bethbr00tality Avatar

You’re already beautiful.  Your cosmetics (makeup, skincare, etc) should only enhance who you already are; not change or mask it.

Leticia Avatar

I agree beauty comes from within. I believe being kind, thoughtful and caring make you beautiful, because as Kevyn Aucoin said, “no amount of makeup can mask an ugly heart”!

Nikki Avatar

Less is definitely more! I truly believe that makeup should enhance your natural beauty as opposed to transforming you into an entirely different person. 

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