BEAUTY: In the Eyes of the Beholder

with makeup

Beauty…is a very tricky word and can sometimes be misunderstood. A lot of teenagers even women (not all, but most) believe wearing unnecessary layers of makeup describes your beauty and I just want to make it clear that..NO it does not. Neither is it a “beauty enhancer”. No buddy. What are you enhancing? Genetics? Your bone structure? Sure it does make you look better (in some cases, not all, but some), so from that viewpoint I can understand the need or want to wear makeup. Imperfection to me is individuality. Makeup to me is a facade. Think about it, why is it that we feel the need or want to wear makeup when we’re going out but not necessarily when we are indoors with family or loved ones? Is it because we want people (that we may not know) to think we are perfect, when in fact we are not? Or is it just a means to fit in to what society believes is beauty, perfection or the norm?

Not trying to be a hypocrite here, because we wear makeup too. It’s just the uproar of makeup is too much, people feel as though it is a necessity rather than a luxury. Our point is your makeup or the amount of makeup you have on shouldn’t determine how beautiful you are or feel. You, yes you, determine how beautiful you’re. You’re only as beautiful as you think/say and believe you are. That’s why “Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder”. Not trying to be arrogant here, but sometimes in life you need some confidence, and arrogance in order to sustain you.

I guess what I am trying to say is, beauty is a thing of the mind. Beauty is not based solely on one’s physical attribute but also on how you perceive yourself. It lies in your personality, your smile, your legs, your aura, but most importantly YOUR perception of YOU, not our perception, or his or hers but YOURS. So we say embrace your inner beauty, let it shine out so the world can celebrate and appreciate it the same way YOU do.

Beauty goes hand-in-hand with confidence. If you don’t have confidence or belief in the person you’ve known all your life, how do you expect me a passerby, a teacher, a colleague or your boss to entrust my belief in you, you… who aren’t even sure about you?

Makeupfree

With confidence you have won before you even started – Marcus Garvey 

Pretty is something you’re born with. But beautiful, that’s an equal opportunity adjective. – Unknown.

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a Child of God. – Used by Mr Nelson Mandela

3 thoughts on “BEAUTY: In the Eyes of the Beholder

  1. So true another subjective thing I think that can’t be defined is “intelligent/smart”. It’s often used interchangeably with “educated” and “intellectual”. Which are easily defined as whether or not you earned a degree and if you have a analytic personality respectively. I know plenty of simple minded educated people who are not intellectual. And there are many intellectuals who have no degree.

    1. Exactly! I was smiling when I read this. Goes perfectly well with the saying “don’t judge a book by its cover”. Majority of the most successful people in the world don’t have degrees, but their mind sets and goals lead them forth in life and I know a lot of graduates who aren’t doing jack with their degrees. Common sense, hardwork and passion in my opinion overrides any degree.

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