Last week, Kathy Lee and Hoda went makeup free on the Today show. They are just a few of the growing number of celebs who have recently posed sans makeup. One of the comments that stood out to me was that they felt "naked" without their makeup. When I heard this, I could definitely relate, as that's how I feel when I don't wear makeup. And I realized how much of a safety blanket makeup can be for me. Without it, I do feel naked, vulnerable even. But when I put my whole face on in the morning, it's like a mask I can hide behind.
Now, where do I draw the line between loving myself with or without makeup, but also being able to enjoy experimenting with this art form? Is there an easy medium?
To be honest, that's a question that I've yet to answer. But I do know that us women, we spend so much time critiquing ourselves and dissecting our imperfections, and it makes me start to wonder how much of our lives we are wasting by constantly thinking, "I'm not skinny enough" or "My nose is too big". What if we were to stop judging ourselves and just enjoyed life?
I love makeup and the artistic freedom it brings me, but I don't want to feel like if I'm not wearing it then I'm not beautiful. One of the things my life coach has told me to do is to tell myself daily, "I'm outrageously gorgeous". And it really does help!
Anyways, what do you think?