posted on Dec, 12 2011 @ 03:41 PM
Amazingly well written.
It made me think about the way I view myself. Personally, I'm one of those women who wears make-up often, but I'm certainly not a mainstream beauty.
I have too many piercings and tattoos to fit in with what society believes is ideal.
And beauty itself is an interesting topic. After all, beauty is relative. What one person considers to be gorgeous, another can consider to be
horrifyingly disgusting. And who is to say whose right and whose wrong?
Actual, real beauty, can only be seen in someone after knowing them intimately over a long period of time. The outward beauty that the whole world
seems to obsess about is only a means to an end and not an end in itself (of course, the end is to find a significant other and start a family). Once
you have a family, you have much much much more important things to do and to think about than what color lipstick you're going to wear that day.
Women who stop putting on make up after they've been married a while and after they've had kids don't stop because they've "bagged a man" - but
because they have infinitely more important things to care about!
Which is the perfect segway into my comments regarding that guy who says that women purposefully trick men into marrying them by deceptively wearing
make up to hide their flaws. That's totally so far off that it blew my mind. What kind of people get married without knowing each other well enough
to know what they look like at their worst?
I mean, although I'm a girl who wears make up. My boyfriend has seen me when I'm so sick that I haven't worn make up or even shaved in DAYS, but
because he knows me... truly knows me... he still thinks I'm beautiful. And that is a healthy relationship. A man who sees his significant
other without make up and then automatically comes to the conclusion that the make up was to trick him, has some serious confidence problems.
Anyways, thank you for your almost poetically inspiring words about real beauty, OP.