about 30 minutes ago i uploaded my video to YouTube and within minutes received a response from a user (who is 18 years old) saying who would want to wear makeup to the pool?!? while yes, she is right, the idea seems a bit asinine but let me explain.
when you're a teenager, you have no idea how beautiful you are. most of us go through high school terribly insecure about our looks and it isn't until ten years later, we look back and realize WOW! we were gorgeous. next you approach thirty and your skin is developing a few lines, your eyes crinkle when you smile, and those dark circles under your eyes from lack of sleep just never seem to go away. however, at this age hopefully you realize, YES i am beautiful.
my use of makeup is not because of insecurity, it's relishing in the fact that i get to create something everyday. that i get to experiment, that not EVERY day has to to be the SAME. it takes a bit of the redundancy out of life, as well is gives me that extra oomph in my step. i firmly believe, when you look good, you feel good. and when you feel good, you live life with fullness.
my point is, don't feel obligated to wear makeup. you ARE beautiful. wear it because you like it and enjoy it. wear it because it makes you feel a little more special that day. hopefully when i am older, i will be embracing my aging body, and enjoying every second of it. even if that means putting on a bit of concealer :)