Doing Makeup the Wrong Way
I can be a mysterious smoky-eyed girl or a demure girl with fluttering big lashes. It's amazing how different we can look when we apply makeup. Girls pay close attention to themselves, appreciate their features, and get to exercise their creative mind a bit. However, many tend to pound on pressed powder like there's no tomorrow and go overboard with the long lashes and coats of mascara.
I watch makeup tutorials and go "Whoa! How are these artists so good at it?" and the next moment I see someone who can barely move their face with overdone makeup. It's like meeting geishas. The face and neck are two different colours. You can't see the details and you are not sure if they brushed the makeup or dipped their face in it.
Makeup is almost like painting, which could be relaxing. Certain lipstick colours are bold and you deserve credit if you can pull it off. Celebrities like Youtuber Miranda Sings put lipstick on and around her lips. That's like a humour tactic and the signature of her grotesque character. That's not same as having lipstick smeared across someone's face.
Imagine observing that someone's eyebrow arch is like the wings of an eagle that extend way past their natural shape. It physically hurts when I think of heavy eye lids. When I meet a woman with overdone makeup, I automatically start sweating thinking what sweating will do to her eyelining which is 3 cm thick.
One point of makeup is to perfect your complexion and enhance your features. Far too often women get caught up in the marketing machine of beauty that tells us we have to be wearing all of these kazillion products, especially colour products.
Sometimes the contour lines are very obvious. One may think one looks like Angelina Jolie. But without those, it becomes difficult for people to recognise someone who looks drastically different with them on. Imagine running late to your office. You reach office without makeup. The security doesn't allow you inside since they don't remember seeing you with an extremely loud makeup and the ID card doesn't match either.
Makeup comes with odours too. Putting on makeup leaving no product left in the bronzer plate is good enough to repel everyone at proximity. So how do you convince someone to stop wearing make up? You don't. People are free to wear makeup however they want. If the other person is a good friend, you can tell her when she has overdone it. It's up to her if she wants to listen to you.
Make up can make you look and feel good. It is like a transformation! You want bigger eyes today. But tomorrow you want cheek bones. You want your skin to shimmer and glow next week. But next month you want to sultry and matte it up. Sometimes you just want green eyelids, you know?
Myat Moe is an occasional philosopher whose favourite pastime is confusing people with her nationality.
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