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I'm going to say it!

This makeup trend is scary and women are wearing way too much makeup!

I downloaded a makeup app. You can apply what you like within the free range. Or purchase more.
There are preset makeup styles, or ones makeup artists upload based upon looks they've created on themselves.

Anyways I took a photo and what I looked like in the beginning was not how I ended up looking. It was incredibly exciting to start even something to giggle over. But after a while I started to look over the original photo and I didn't like it, I started to see all these awful flaws and quirks with my face.
I'm not gonna lie I was right back to where I was in school where the girls were poking fun at things I would never give insight to, to you guys here.

I was told I'm pretty impressionable but yea that wasn't fun.
There are still pretty ridiculous beauty standards by which women and girls are judged. It seems like they should be able to do as they want without criticism but they can’t, not even in the 21st century. Fashion trends and the media tell them what is “feminine” and many still fall in line.
Ladyred · 46-50, F
I am happy to see more women understanding what they are sacrificing long term for the makeup...(;
Mellowgirl · 26-30, F
[@645479,Ladyred] I'm gonna have to think about that a little. I'm not entirely sure I know what you mean.
Ladyred · 46-50, F
[@1196310,Mellowgirl] Women are the new abnormal. We have to be perfect...or we are judged for such abnormal, how dare we not take care of things and never talk about it...
Mellowgirl · 26-30, F
[@645479,Ladyred] I hear you. But im a bit of a rebel like that.
Before this makeup trend took off with the speed it's gained now. I worked in a field where someone came in to teach us how to apply makeup. Funny thing though she had no clue I was wearing some natural and subtle but it wasn't enough lol. Before long I was wearing the weird looking stuff thinking it was cool.

By 2014 I was only wearing it to go out clubbing.
And my friend at the time told me I wasn't wearing enough.
It really started to shake my head up. Being around her I felt so ugly,
In fact guys never used to approach me at all around her.

Bare in mind I had a ex partner who also used to tell me I wasn't good enough.
He wanted a dolly bird girlfriend high heels and short skirt wearing. That wasn't me ever. I dunno what I was doing with him in fact I dunno why he was with me we met and I was a Tom boy!

These days I literally apply makeup just to cover my acne scarring.
And do my eyebrows because well I don't want to be completely of a different era...

My sexuality is up for debate quite often. Its funny really.

It's funny because I actually think I'm finding comfort in not making much of an effort!
Well not societies level of acceptable effort.

As for the other lady things like Chores. Living alone means I do them at my own pace.
beefandbroccoli · 26-30, M
When I see women with a shit ton of make up on I just think it looks disgusting lol
Mellowgirl · 26-30, F
[@567763,blackcar] don't get me wrong I think it's nice to have a day or two for a special occasions but that was fucking scary.
I already have issues with the way I look simply because well I find it hard to be accepted but this is not comfortable. I think for the opposite sex they probably notice different things.
cycleman · 56-60, M
Look at what people can be suckered into doing to themselves and they are Sold they look Beautiful. Que sera sera, whatever will be, will be 😊
Mellowgirl · 26-30, F
[@134288,cycleman] I think personally its probably because I'm spending too much time alone.
My whole self image and perception of self is pretty one sided and two dimensional.
Putting on weight, especially after suffering an injury, it will make you lose a little self confidence. Especially since I'm unable to go out and just get on with things.
It's like anything really after a while you do start to doubt your likeability.
In comes fun app and boom all insecurities come flooding back.

 
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