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Beauty in makeup

Beauty in makeup

There are some that might think makeup is a superficial kind of beauty. That if we truly appreciate our natural beauty, then we shouldn't be covering it up with makeup.

Although I agree we all have a natural beauty about ourselves; I still think makeup has a place in the realm of what is good and true.

Here's why: the point of makeup is not to cover who you are, but to really emphasize and artistically express the beauty that is already there. Which is why makeup should always make a person look 'better' than they do without makeup. If it doesn't, then it wasn't applied correctly.

Just as an artist turns a blank canvas into a work of art, or an architect turns a dull skyline into magnificence - makeup is meant to exalt what is already there - grace and charm.

Even the simplest of colors add expression of the artist, as makeup mimics the emotion of the wearer.

I am quite the makeup aficionado - I love to experiment with colors and lines that make a statement.

Those who criticize others for wearing makeup might argue that true beauty is untouched by man-made things. In this respect, I completely disagree. Humans are part of nature, and it is in our most instinctive nature, to continue the job of creation that God began - we instinctively desire to create. Desire to express ourselves through other matter. Hence, if it was in our nature, to decor ourselves with jewels, makeup, attire - it is naturally beautiful that we do so.

It is when we put too much focus on those external things of beauty, that perhaps we forget to see the beauty in ourselves. So it is a question of balance. But both the undecorated and embellished human is beautiful, in my opinion.

So the next time someone criticizes someone for wearing makeup, perhaps you too can choose to find the beauty in their desire to express themselves artistically, and that perhaps not everyone is simply hiding under makeup, rather perhaps they wish to send a statement: "I am here, and I am a beautiful piece of art!"

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