Me Without Makeup
Written by Project Inspired | July 5, 2011
Whenever I’m in school, I try my best to look as best as I can. I always wear makeup – nothing heavy, just light eyeshadow, mascara, and lip gloss. I’m very self-conscious and I feel less attractive without makeup. I’m really working on that, I try to forget I have the makeup and just dress as myself and ignore what people think. Nowadays, I find that to be pretty, you have to have flawless skin, perfect hair, expensive clothes. And I try to match that, which is definitely out of my price range! I have naturally red hair, which I love most about myself, and when everyone tells me they’d kill for it or they’d wished they had my red hair, I feel good about myself – there’s a uniqueness that I have that not many people do. I want the flawless skin and the perfection without makeup, but God made everyone different, and now that I think about it, my red hair is my flawless perfection – it’s the one thing that makes me, me. It’s the thing that helps me stand out from the crowd and makes me different. Sure, many people have red hair, brown eyes… but what they don’t have is the personality that I have to go with my features. I love God, and I don’t burden him with desires to be completely different, but then again I have let myself get sucked into materialism. I like myself for who I am, and I shouldn’t change it to make myself any better, because I won’t be able to reach perfection. Only He is perfect.