This is me right now, chillin’ in my room. The Leanzy you all know, just without any makeup. NONE AT ALL:
Do I think I need makeup? No. But am I going to go get dinner without makeup on? No. Why is that? Because I like makeup. Plain and simple. I am a girly girl who likes to dress up, wear makeup, and have big hair. Society has changed a lot in what they define as “beautiful.” I am now considered a “fake woman.” You might hear that term be used a lot with Victoria’s Secret models, actresses, etc. Because here’s societies characteristics of a real woman: Little to no makeup, content with their body, doesn’t feel the need to dress up to impress people they don’t know, and would prefer to stay in than go out at night. Here’s societies characteristics of a fake woman: too much makeup, too skinny, dresses up for no reason, and would rather go out at night than stay in. But wait.. I wear a lot of makeup, I just lost 15 pounds, I dress up almost everyday and I do like going out occasionally.. Does that make me fake? Well, I’m touching my arm right now and it’s there. My dog is staring at me, begging for food, so obviously I exist. I’m real! Woohoo! And I’m sure that if you go to a Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, you will realize that those models aren’t holograms, they’re all real women. So here’s what I think about Fake vs. Real Women:
1. I get so annoyed when I hear other women moan and groan about how long it must take me to get ready in the morning. Did you have to wake up an hour early this morning and put my makeup on for me? No. I did. So please tell me how this is affecting your life in any way? Exactly. It doesn’t.
2. You don’t need to be content with your body if you’re really not. The people writing articles about that are just lazy human beings. When I was a lot heavier, I was still completely confident with my body, I even wore two pieces to the beach! But that doesn’t mean I didn’t see the need for me to lose weight. So I started eating a little less and started going to the gym a little more. Viola! The weight went away and I will confess that I am a lot happier with my body now. Like I said, love your body! But if you feel the need to change, do it!
3. You want to know what really picks my mood up? Wearing a brand new dress with some brand new heels. I’m sure 99.9% of women will agree with this. Don’t worry, that doesn’t make you or me shallow. We can’t help it if we like to look good! And it’s better to wear it than let it collect dust in your closet. So dress up if it makes you happy. And if you’re happier wearing sweats and a t-shirt, then go right on ahead!
4. Photoshop was not meant to be taken personally. When you see Lady Gaga in a Versace ad, it means Versace is trying to sell the purse she’s holding. And it’s hard for people to focus on the purse if she has a huge zit on her forehead. As someone who went to an art school, I realized that Photoshop is an art. And it is also a way certain people make a living. So banning it, like people say they want to do, might be too extreme. And to be honest, if I was on the front page of a magazine and I just ate a double cheeseburger beforehand, I would beg that they Photoshop my bloated stomach! It’s not like they’re Photoshopping paparazzi photos, that would be bad.
5. If you can’t admire another beautiful woman without feeling angry, you might be insecure. Every week I see a new article about women getting angry at models. As an ex-pageant girl I can tell you right now that you don’t get a body like that through starving yourself. You have to eat right and work out like it’s your job. Why did I quit pageants? Because I don’t like eating right all the time. Because even though I do it, I hate working out. I wasn’t motivated enough to double my workout schedule or get rid of all my carbs. But when I do see a beautiful, fit model, I don’t feel angry or jealous or upset. I applaud them for their hard work and dedication. And even if you wanted to look like them, that’s impossible, because no two women were built the same. So be the best that YOU can be. If you are truly happy with yourself, a model isn’t going to make you feel inferior.
What I’m basically trying to say is that if you are unhappy with your appearance, or your body, or anything else in life, don’t be afraid of change. And don’t judge the women who take extra time out of their day to make themselves happy and confident. There is no such thing as a fake woman. We are all living, human beings. We are real. Beautiful women are confident. And whoever they are on the inside isn’t going to change, no matter how much makeup they put on.