Monday, April 29, 2013

My eyeliner is thicker than yo :or: Why I wear Makeup

A while ago, two groups were formed on Facebook, both a secret confessions type thing were people from my school can post stuff anonymously to an external survey page thing, and then the admins of the pages would post them. One is HU confessions, and the other HU Secret Admirers. The Secret Admirers one is pretty harmless, mostly just a bunch of shout outs to certain people. I even got such a shout out once, and I don't know who did it. And that kills me a bit. I have this unquenchable urge to know. The HU confessions is kind of a shit storm. It's just not the most healthy environment to post in. People seem to have two extremes: loving support, or mindless stripping down. Seriously. Sometimes I look at the comments, and I just want them to shut the fuck up.

Yes, we have freedom of speech, and yes, that post may be a douchesque. But there is absolutely no need to go off on someone that badly. Recently, there haven't been new posts, possibly due to the onset of finals approaching  and the comments have been much more of the supporting kind. I know both these facts as I just scrolled through some of the page.

But neither of those are really what I wanted to talk about. What I want to talk about is:

And then there's my comment which got 8 likes, holla. Okay, now this is not the only comment like this on either page. I have seen at least 6 other similar posts. And they're all about how when it comes to attracting men, or what these guys in particular find attractive, they'd rather you didn't wear alot of makeup. Or any makeup. It's all about 'Less is more;' and 'Letting your natural beauty shine thorugh!' I do know this isn't every guys opinion. I know there are prolly guys out there who couldn't care less. But this still bugs me, so let's get down to why I wear makeup. I have decided to include a picture of myself, it's not the best lighting or anything, but hopefully you can see my makeup.

I do wear makeup every day. Or at least everyday I leave my house, which is most days. My makeup consists of Hard Candy liquid eyeliner in Asphalt (x); Rimmel Scandaleyes mascara (x); and if I want to spend an extra minute, eye shadow. Normally from one of the Hard Candy Palettes (x

Now, this takes me between 4 to 7 minutes every morning. I don't consider it too much time out of my day, and it pretty much stays through the whole day just fine.

I like wearing makeup. For me, it's something I can do to help me feel  bit more put together on the days when I feel like a bum. Gotta put the hot in hot mess somehow, ya feel me? I like how it looks, I like the look of eyeliner and mascara together, I like how it almost looks like false lashes, I like how it makes me eighty nine percent more likely to remember to wash my face everyday. I like how I feel pretty. I like how it can help create the illusion that you're more awake feeling than you actually are. I just like how it looks. It's nice. I like it. ME. I. Notice how all these reasons are extremely self centered. They aren't about guys, or what guys like.

See, here's the thing. I do my makeup like I choose my music. I pick what I like, and then I rock it. Well. I don't know about rock it, per ce, but it seemed like the best word to go with both. But the point still stands. I figure out what I like, and I go with it.

I do not dress myself, censor myself, present myself for you. Or anyone. It's hard enough for me to live in a way I'm okay with, I can't live my life trying to please other people. No one should have to do that. If you like something, you should go for it. I mean, unless it's like murdering people or wearing the blood of your enemies as lipstick. Then maybe you should find something else. 

In conclusion, I like wearing makeup. I really fucking like it. Alot. I just adore it, yo. 
So. Yeah. If you like makeup, wear it. If you don't like makeup, don't worry about it. It's your life. Live it, yo.

Instead of pickup lines, today I will share some of my favorite makeup inspriations/people: 

She does YouTube makeup videos, and sometimes vloggy type videos, and I just adore her. She is gorgeous, and the way she does her makeup is gorgeous, and ugh. I have such a ginormous friend crush on her. She's also in the gif above!! Ya. Ugh lookit that perfect liner. That shit is hard to do.

Hazel Hayes: Confession, I don't really watch her videos. I barely remember to watch the videos of the people I'm subscribed to. But her makeup, man. And I've enjoyed watching other people's videos she's been in. .....That sounds kind of creepy. I'm sorry. I apologize for the creeptasticness.
I couldn't find alot of pictures, so go to her youtube, and have a gif.

I also like Paloma Faith's makeup. Her style, I'm not always sold on, but her makeup I love. And her music. Oh my glob, if you like wonderful music, you should totes check her out. Here's one of my favorite songs/videos from here:

Marina and the Diamonds, another wonderful artist/musician and absolutely gorgeous thing. More crazy awesome music. Have another video:

Miley Cyrus: I know not everyone loves Miley, but I'm a fan. I do perfer how her long brown hair looked, but you know, it takes balls to get a hair cut that's extreme and different. And then to keep it even when so many people are hating on it? So much respect for her. And her makeup is always gorgeous.

And finally; Ke$ha. Say what you will, but I love how she wears whatever the fuck she wants. Something thrifted? Totes. Something fancy? Also totes. And her makeup is normally pretty legit, I'm just saying. Fun fact: She is one of 5 artists where I have all of their albums.


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