Makeup has gotten a negative reputation in the recent past. The “politically correct” view has swung over to the extreme opinion that using makeup means you are either insecure with your natural look, or you are “fake” in some way. However, the reality is that using makeup to enhance how you look is a sign of self-confidence. The power of makeup is that it can change how you see yourself, and how everyone around you treats you.
Makeup as a Concealer
Many people suffer with scars from acne, accidents, or other life issues. Tattoos, birthmarks, and other skin problems can also cause people to feel self-conscious and feel like all people see is their skin, not the person inside. Makeup is the perfect solution to these surface skin problems. Using makeup to cover up these skin issues can give people the self-confidence to go out in public and know that people see the person themselves, not just the skin imperfections that everyone suffers from.
Makeup as an Enhancer
Another way makeup can be used is as an enhancer to highlight your best features and minimize the areas you want to minimize. Using makeup to draw attention to the areas you are most proud of gives your self-esteem a boost and helps you to feel confident about your appearance. When you aren’t obsessed with how you look and how other people view you, you can concentrate on the other more important aspects of your life.
How to Apply Basic Makeup
When you wear makeup, you want people to see you, not your makeup. However, it’s not as easy as it sounds to apply perfect makeup. It takes practice and experience to achieve the natural look that you want. Start with a clean, moisturized face for the best surface. Depending on what you want your makeup to do, start with a primer, then apply a concealer to cover up any imperfections or dark circles. At this point, apply your foundation, matching your skin tone as closely as possible. Finally, you can “set” your makeup with either a powder or a spray to prevent creasing and caking.
Cosmetology school can give you the background that you need to apply perfect makeup to not only yourself, but to others as well. Applying perfect makeup is an art form, and like any skill, it takes time to master. Wearing makeup to either conceal your scars and other imperfections, or to enhance your natural beauty will give you the self-confidence to go out in public knowing you look your best. The power of makeup is that not only do you look your best, but your self-confidence shines through as well.