Beauty Bashing!

It has been said “That beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. I honestly find the statement to be quite true…how else would you explain the art scene, music scene, or even people’s taste in partners? But there seems to be something that occurs during every generation. There is the beauty standard of the day. During the 50’s Marilyn Monroe was the beauty icon, full lips, curly hair, bedroom eyes, and serious curves. Then a mere ten years later and “Twiggy” hit the scene… short pixie cut hair, giant bird like eyes, tall, and very thin. A complete turn around from the years before.

We would like to think that nowadays we have it right, after all we are the generation of understanding (more like apathy if you ask me). But I mean do we really have it right? I am going to have to say no.

How many of you have been on facebook, twitter, or some other social media site and have seen something like this. A young woman with the caption of “No makeup, bragging about how secure in herself she is, and how girls who only posts pictures of themselves in makeup are totally fake! and natural beauty is the only beauty”? Well your self righteous attitude is not only annoying, it is seriously unattractive. The belief that just because someone wears makeup, whether its a little, or if it looks like they were mugged by Sephora does not make them fake. If they wore makeup and lied about it that makes them fake, not the fact that they have pigment on their face. Some of us (myself included) were not born with great skin. Or some of us (still included) enjoy makeup and express ourselves through it, just because it isn’t on canvas does not mean that it isn’t art.

Makeup vs. no makeup is not only place we are getting catty and ridiculous. Body shape is still just as prejudice as ever. How many times have you heard “Real women have curves”? Well I have heard it more than I would care to. I myself am quite curvy, but I am no more woman than my thin best friend or thin little sister! We’re women because God made us that way.

One is not more woman than the other. We come in all shapes and sizes, what is a healthy weight for one person may not be healthy for the next. Being crazy thin is not healthy, and neither is being fat. Take care of yourself and love the figure you have whether it’s a healthy curvy, thin, or even muscular.

Guys I don’t want to be preachy and obnoxious, cause let’s face it preachy people are rather tiresome to be around. But I felt compelled to write this post, after seeing so much catty behavior on facebook. I hope you all enjoyed this post, and if you have anything you would like to add feel free. Hearing from you all is a highlight of my day. May you all have a Happy Healthy Thursday.

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No Fear Liquid Eyeliner is Here!

Alrighty another tutorial, this time on liquid eyeliner, for those who are new to it or scared to use it you have nothing to fear. I for one find liquid eyeliner easier to use, I didn’t start out that way, I found it kind of difficult at first but after some practice it became a breeze. Before we get into it let me say everyone has different needs when it comes to eyeliner, different eye shapes, skin texture, and eye shape will all change how you need to go about putting it on so keep this in mind. For those who are starting out might I suggest using pencil as a guideline (I don’t do this normally but I’ve been at this for about 3 years) I use zuzu and line close to the lash line

Then pull your eyeliner out for a more cats eye effect

now from here we move on to the liquid eyeliner. I normally use zuzu liquid liner because I prefer its staying power (doesn’t flake or smudge terribly) and that it has a more matte finish, however it is a little difficult to remove (olive oil and soap are what I use for removal) so I will be using l’oreal lineur intense much easier to get off which is a pro, and con it flakes during the day :/

Starting at the tear duct area go over the pencil line with the liquid liner. I find it best to keep eyes open (some people close an eye while putting on liquid I find it harder that way but that may just be me) I also find that I have more stability if I rest my hand on my face while putting on liquid liner.

now if you make any mistakes its fine you can go over them with a q-tip, now from here you can build your cat’s eye as much as you like some like just a slight flick others like a much more dramatic look (I prefer drama but this look is between the two for me)

Hope this has helped! Love you guys!