As women of today, it seems that perfection of beauty continues to reach a higher level. Especially in the US, we are bombarded with enhancements: body, face, and hair. We all have different definitions of beauty, but across the board there's something about a curvy fit body, with stunning makeup,and long hair that people love. Because of the selfie revolution, women are constantly gagging for attention thru the "likes" of their duck faces, puckered lips, or prophetic "I woke up like this" photos. Instagram has become a new playground for business owners in fashion and makeup.The fantasy went from the magazines to our smart phones, and so many of us stay wrapped in it. My little sister refers to the ladies with the perfect nails, eyebrows, makeup, and trendy clothes as "instabaddies." Sometimes I feel kind of guilty as a sister because she admires that so much, and I will never BE that; she probably wants someone to emulate like that, but none of the women of family are like because we truly are naturally BEautiful and confident in it. Makeup may be limited to eye and lip for the most part, with exceptions of special days and outings, but what exists for many women, is foreign to me, and even my closest friends.
Makeup is BEautiful in it's mere existence. Make up artists create masterpieces on women, and its absolutely astonishing how BEautiful some women look. Even though we are virtually exposed to so many BEautiful women who are just "normal everyday people," does this impact the reality that there's a lot more of us "normal," non-adorned, perfectly fine with being imperfect looking women out there? Secondly, how will "instabaddies" ever learn to unconditionally love themselves if they fear walking out "normal" or "natural"?
The idea of perfection and obsession with narcissism and esteem based on looks, especially via social media runs deep. Think about it. Ever know someone who had to take at least 10+ pictures before posting because it had to look perfect? How about using photo shop, not for fun, but to truly enhance perfection? They say image is everything, but I say, if you are so attached to your image, your beauty, and especially your youth, BE advised that time will change; your body and face, WILL CHANGE! Continue to radiate and shine! Allow us to see your beauty bother enhanced and natural, just just make sure that you can say you LOVE yourself in the mirror, no matter what.
Written By: Tiffany W.