I don’t wear makeup, but…

I do when my sister is amazing and slays with a makeup brush (I hope there’s not a more technical term for that). She just started her own blog today, and let me tell you, it’s going to be so cool. She has an eye for beauty, I mean, just look at her (the blond, beautiful, amazing human in the picture below)!

It’s not that I don’t like makeup, I do. I think it helps people feel beautiful and gives them confidence, which is awesome. But for me personally, I have a hard time doing anything that makes me feel… well, not like myself. Here’s a picture of my everyday self, just for reference:

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For example, I got in an argument with my mom in seventh grade because she wanted to straighten my hair and do my makeup for a dance. I was NOT about to let her do that, because “That’s not what I really look like!” And to this day, I still don’t straighten my hair, and I still don’t wear makeup.

BUT. It’s fun to try new things, which is what this blog is all about! Personal development doesn’t happen inside your comfort zone. That being said…

Here’s the end result of my sister’s handiwork:makayla-final-product

She’s SO GOOD! I didn’t even know my face could look like that!Β She always tells me that, “Makeup should be used to enhance your natural beauty, not cover anything up or change the real you!” If you want to see how she gave me this awesome look, with all of the products, a reference pic, and before and after pics, click here!

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25 Comments

  1. I see where you’re coming from and can totally relate. Tbh I like my ‘own’ face as natural as possible even when there’s makeup it’s a soft natural glam that makes me happy but I won’t deny that I ‘love’ and appreciated the art of makeup and would love to be great at it.

  2. I feel the same way! Every time I straighten my hair I feel like I’ve lost myself lol and start to miss my curls! Your makeup looks great! bdarielle.wordpress.com

  3. I’m a feminist, and I believe that wearing (or, in your case, not wearing) makeup is a choice women have to make for themselves πŸ™‚ So if you don’t wanna wear it, go for your natural glow!

  4. Awh!
    You both are very beautiful, and she did a good job πŸ™‚
    I don’t wear make up either and it is not often that I have my hair down and looking all barbie πŸ™‚ lol. My mom wears make up and honestly she never really pushed for me to wear foundation or anything but always mentioned wanting me to use small things like mascara and lip gloss and stuff like that, but still to this day, unless it is a very special occasion or something that calls for it, I would rather not wear it πŸ™‚ but I do understand the whole enhance your beauty, I believe some might use to cover things and that is okay I guess, but if I have zip or pimple on my face, haha well you will see it and I don’t cover it up! lmfao

    Shay-lon

    1. Ha, I love that! My mom encouraged the same thing for me (and my three sisters), but I’m the only one that doesn’t wear make up. The other three are beauty queens! And absolutely gorgeous.

      1. HAHAHA! I grew up with a brother, so I had no one to compare my beauty to, other than my hot friends at the time! Still til this day, she encourages but I fail her xD everytime! Maybe one day, I tell myself, but probably not! LOL

  5. I’m totally with you. I tried once for like a week to wear a bit of eyeliner and lipstick and whatnot but I just felt so uncomfortable and not like myself. Although I do have the utmost respect for people who’re good at make up, it just isn’t for me. And you look gorgeous on both pics!

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