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Me Without Makeup


“No Makeup? No Problem!” Oh, dear, if only it were that easy! For me, that little phrase has not always been my motto! I really enjoy makeup. I love to experiment with different colors and styles. And I also love taking pictures. For me, however, it is sometimes hard to take good pictures. I love my smile, and I smile all the time, but my eyes always scrunch up when I do, especially in pictures. I have found that the only way I seem to look good in pictures is with lots of makeup around my eyes. I truly believed that I looked exactly the way I look in pictures all the time, which made me feel like I needed heavier amounts of makeup daily. I wear makeup every day and felt very plain without it until recently. About a month ago, I was sick for a few weeks and absent from school. In those few weeks, I did not wear an ounce of makeup. It was during that time that I realized that makeup does not have to be a part of me. I was amazed by how comfortable I felt in my own skin (quite literally)! Now when I look in the mirror, I don’t see an incomplete girl who needs makeup, but rather a complete girl, who can wear a little makeup to accentuate what is already there. I enjoy makeup as an artistic tool, but I do not rely on it! As for pictures, I still put on bright, fun makeup for them, but I am starting to care less and less about how pictures portray me. Pictures are only two dimensional, and God made me far more complex than a simple picture can capture. My Lord made me perfect, and I can enjoy painting on the canvas he gave me. The canvas itself, though, is already whole and complete. Psalms 45:11 “Let the king be enthralled by your beauty; honor him, for he is your Lord.”

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  1. Project Inspired

    Posted by U smile I smile on August 28, 2012 at 00:13

    when i first saw this pic i said “whoa she’s pretty”

  2. clairebear

    Posted by clairebear on December 31, 2011 at 09:41

    You’re so beautiful! I love your name too.

  3. Project Inspired

    Posted by faithhart12 on December 25, 2011 at 21:54

    seriously,you’re gorgeous.

  4. Project Inspired

    Posted by MaximumRider on December 21, 2011 at 21:20

    nicely said!

  5. Project Inspired

    Posted by MaximumRider on December 21, 2011 at 21:19

    well said darling!