Makeup is worn by many people around the world, and it means a lot of things to different people. Some people view it as an art – as a way to express themselves and try new, bold things. Others view it as a way to hide things that they perceive as flaws. Some view it as a way to enhance their natural beauty. No matter what their motivation for wearing makeup, most people can agree on one thing: it can boost your confidence. Of course, true confidence comes from the inside, not from how you look, so you shouldn’t rely solely on makeup for confidence. It’s important to feel confident without makeup as well, but that may take time, in which case makeup may be the starting point for building up your confidence. We’ll show you how.
Hides perceived imperfections
Acne, discoloration, dark circles, red marks – all of these are natural, and nothing to be ashamed of. Most people have small “imperfections”, even the models you see in magazines. While it’s important to learn to love yourself and your skin for how it is naturally, you may feel self-conscious when going out without makeup, especially at first. If that’s the case, makeup can help by covering up these things that you see as flaws. So, if foundation and concealer are what you need to feel confident, then go for it! You can even try some free makeup samples until you find a formula that works.
It can change and enhance certain features
Again, it’s important to love yourself as you are, and not use makeup because you don’t like the way you look. That being said, makeup can entirely transform your face by enhancing your natural features. For example, mascara can make your lashes look longer and darker, while white eyeliner in your waterline can give the effect of bigger eyes. You can also use a highlighter to draw attention to your cheekbones, or contour your nose to slightly change its appearance.
Makeup is fun!
As mentioned, many people view makeup as a type of art form. Once you make that change in mindset, you’re much less likely to wash off a makeup look because it’s “too much”. If you have fun and play around with different looks, you’ll likely come to realize how unique your face is and learn to love it even more. You can never run out of makeup looks to try. If you do, just use this color combination cheat sheet to get some inspiration!
Makeup makes you look confident
Certain makeup looks – such as a bold winged eyeliner or a bright red lipstick, just scream “confidence”. Even if you don’t feel remotely confident, these makeup looks will help you look confident, and that’s a start. From there, you can fake it until you make it. The more you pretend to be confident, the more you’ll gain confidence. So, next time you need a bit of a boost, apply red lipstick. Just make sure you understand skin undertones so that you can choose the right shade of red and the right color palette.