Premise 1: Girls are criticized for either wearing too much or too little makeup.
Why is it that girls are being put down for having their face being a living work of art? Or on the other hand, why are girls being discouraged to embrace their natural beauty? It seems as though people’s beliefs on beauty sways to two sides of a scale; too much or too little and that you can never have the right amount of makeup. In my case my mom tends to be the one telling me not to wear so much makeup because I look prettier without it, however I feel more comfortable wearing makeup and will spend time watching makeup tutorials to improve my technique with painting my face. This is just one small example of how it is difficult for most people to meet in the middle of the scale.
premise 2: This makes some girls feel uncomfortable with expressing their beauty.
Alicia Keys is a strong, confident, gorgeous, independent feminist who has good intentions of promoting self-acceptance by not wearing any makeup and to simply learn to love the body you were born with. In a way, I disagree with how she is promoting it. Don’t get me wrong, Alicia has all the right intentions however, I don’t think she realizes that she is putting down females that are comfortable with their painted face they’re in and the face that gives them pride and self-confidence. Since Alicia is such a huge role model to thousands of girls, this may cause confusion with what they want to look like and/or be seen as and can cause girls to fade into an uncomfortable state of mind not knowing what makes them feel good about themselves. This is an example of girls feeling uncomfortable with expressing their outer beauty.
conclusion: It almost impossible to accept yourself fully on the outside.
Girls feel as thought they must please our generations standards of airbrushed beauty yet still love all their flaws?? I agree that girls should fully accept themselves as they are but if wearing 62 layers of contour and false lashes makes a girl feel confident and have more pride in themselves that I say do whatever makes you feel comfortable.
Girls should be able to flaunt every bone in their body without feeling discouraged or disappointed with their looks. Every single person has so much potential in their lives and everyone should learn to love the bodies they have developed in to and have confidence, pride and dignity within themselves.