Façade: An artificial or deceptive front; a mask.
Self-conscious: Excessively conscious of one’s appearance or
manner; ill at ease.
Cosmetic: A preparation, such as powder or a skin cream,
designed to beautify the body by direct application.
See something wrong here?
Cosmetics enhance the beauty of a person. They do not create
Is it really necessary for the cosmetic industry to pump 99%
of teenaged girls full of the idea that they need to wear make-up to look
pretty? No, of course not. No one wears make-up- everyone is pretty. Everyone
wears make-up, everyone is pretty. The standard is just raised, but
essentially, there’s no difference except for the subtle (or not-so-subtle)
highlights that bring out a girl’s physical beauty.
Example. On the river cruise, I didn’t particularly notice
any real difference in my friend’s. Aye, I could tell they wore extra make-up
(and yes, they did look spectacular for it- particularly Elinor’s shimmering
skin), but the differences were so subtle because I had always seen them
wearing make-up or dressing up nicely. There’s nothing to contrast it with.
What happened to “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder?” I
daresay the media took a step in and decided it was more intent on practically
forcing girls (through peer pressure) into buying cosmetics so they could feel
good. So they can feel confident about their appearances. So that guy they like
might notice them, or so you might blend in you’re your friends.
But who’s going to notice the banal?
Friends, I say this. Your true colours are more fervent than
any facial cream, or cherry lipstick, or mass of eyeliner could capture. Don’t
smother them with superficial coverings. Realise that you are beautiful. That
you’re more likely to be noticed (albeit, not respected) for being individual.
Be yourself- don’t be a doll.
Note to Georgie: The only reason I wear gel is because it
annoys Patrick, and a small percentage of my literature class make some
horrendous comment on my “frullet”, as they’ve termed it. If I don’t feel like it,
I don’t bother. I’ve realised nobody really cares if I do, so why should they
if I don’t?
You know what? While I’m on it, what the hell is it
with girls thinking that because they’re overweight, they’re ugly? Can anybody see logical reasoning in why a
guy would consider an overweight girl unattractive? Media influence, is my only
answer. The media says that all girls have to be supermodels, or they won’t be
popular. Guys have realised this isn’t going to be a realistic goal for most
girls, and are fine with them being average or slightly under-average for
weight. But that’s the only reason.
I love all people in this world, or I certainly try to.
Specifically, I love the needy. Those that are forgotten, repressed, saddened
or hurt. Those that suffer silently. They don’t often receive the love they
need to develop to their full potential as a human being. I try my best to
provide them with at least a little of it.
“Loners” – introverts who only enter serious relationships,
and no one at school really matches up with them. They’re my main target. But
really? I am very consciously aware that there is beauty in everyone, and I do
not hesitate looking over their imperfections, the marks that they are human
like the rest of us, to see the person inside.
Stop closing your hearts. Learn to love, and everything
becomes so much easier.