Thank you Almay for making this topic possible. What does beauty mean to me?
Beauty is so subjective. What does beauty mean to me? I feel like because I primary blog about beauty, I tend to wax poetic about the makeup side of things but I would have to say that when I consider something TRULY beautiful it starts with a feeling. An inkling… something on the inside. Beauty doesn’t necessarily mean makeup and hair and all of that, but it can. I guess what I am trying to say is that being beautiful on the inside is most important, but being able to let your inner beauty shine and accentuate it with a little makeup is good too!
Confidence is key. When I have taken the time to put a little makeup on, whether it be a full face or only mascara and lip balm, I get a little pep in my step. Right after I had my 2nd child and was feeling down and terrible and spewing a lot of self-hate because of being larger and feeling gross I got the best piece of advice. My friend told me to suck it up and actually take the time to get dolled up and put my confidence back in place. She said that it would get me back in my regular routine and overall just make me feel a little happier. I don’t know why or how, but it worked. I think I put on some tinted moisturizer, blush, mascara and lipstick and I swear to you that I actually got up and moved around and cleaned the house. I was BACK! I was feeling confident! (For the tutorial on the look below go to my YouTube channel)
Some days that little bit of makeup isn’t even necessary to make me feel confident. There are more days than not lately that I go out and about with no makeup on. I know that I am beautiful on the inside and I am so confident in THAT that it shows right through to the outside! Being yourself is important. I feel like I am the only UNIQUE me and that in itself is beautiful, so remember that the next time you start comparing yourself to the next person.
Carrie Underwood is a new brand ambassador for Almay and she has a great video on what beauty means to her. Watching the video reenergized my thoughts on the perception of beauty. Definitely watch it! You can also hop over to her ambassador page to see a gallery of videos and images of the partnership between her and Almay!
Beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder, so tell me in the comments below! What does beauty mean to you?
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