When I have a day off, it’s normally to clean, work on future blog posts, get ahead on school work, etc. Rarely do I go out on a day off unless I have plans to meet up with friends for lunch for go out for coffee. On those days, I don’t wear makeup (shocker, I know). But if I know I need to go out, I feel a need to get made up and look presentable.
This is a normal feeling we have as humans. We want to look presentable when going out in public. But since when dose looking put together equate to wearing a face of makeup?
I feel like I’m not alone.
Have you ever experienced that awkward moment when you’re not wearing makeup and someone asks “Oh, are you not feeling well?” I think in my head, oh do I not look fine? Because I had been feeling perfectly healthy and happy until you commented on my apparent “sickly” appearance.
Another scenario is when you’re explaining to your boyfriend why you need an extra five minutes to get ready. “Give me five minutes to do my makeup. I need just enough to look like a human.”
We shouldn’t feel the overwhelming need to put on makeup every time we leave the house. But, just to be clear, if you do feel that way—it’s okay. I’m referring to when we feel like our natural appearance isn’t adequate enough; so much that we refuse to leave the house unless we have at least a little makeup on.
Instead of feeling pressured to wear make up and look perfectly put together, why not feel comfortable with the way we look naturally? Why not encourage other women to go out with a makeup-less face instead of a face of makeup?
Whether you wear a full face of makeup everyday or prefer to go au natural, I hope that no one feels pressured to look a certain way when they go out in public. Unfortunately, I believe many women do, which is why we need to change the perception of beauty.
We have come a long way with acceptance, and I’m sure we can do the same with this example, too.
Do you feel pressured to wear makeup in public or to look put together in public? Make sure to share your thoughts in the comments below!