Thursday, March 13, 2008

A guy's take on makeup

So, you're probably wondering why a guy is talking about makeup.. well, think about it this way- It is probably safe to say that most makeup is applied for the guys right? Well, I just thought I would put down my thoughts on it, which by talking with some other people, you will see that many, if not nearly all guys who are worth anything think the same about this as I do.
First of all, I'm not saying makeup is "evil" or anything like that. To put a little on to help put some color on is fine. However, believe it or not, we guys really want to see the real you. God made every person special, including girls :) I look at using lots of makeup to "cover up" the "ugliness" you think you see when you look in the mirror like I would somebody coming along and painting over parts of Michaelangelo's Sistine Chapel work because they think it looks bad. Really, when we guys look at you, we want to see the "real you" not a painting! If you're reading this, then you probably are listening to the music on my blog. If not, turn it back on and listen to the words. In the words of another song "You don't have to be picture perfect to be in my world."
American culture is raising girls nowadays to try to all look like the "perfect" woman. Girls spend all their time trying to make themselves fit into that "mold" of the perfect woman. The problem is, they were not created to fit that mold, and the truth is that there is no "perfect" woman, God made everybody different, and that's how it's supposed to be! Now, if you're a girl and you're reading this, you're probably saying "guys just don't care, don't listen to him!" but that's not true. I do care about appearance, but there's a difference between looking slovenly, and looking like a neat, but real true you. I personally think the most beautiful thing in anybody, but since this is about makeup that guys don't wear, the most beautiful thing about a girl or woman is what's on the inside, her personality, and next to that, the true glory of God's own handiwork without trying to cover it all up. So please girls, let us see you for who you are! Because, I hate to burst your bubble, but no matter how good of a makeup artist you might be, it never will look real, and even if it did, GOD himself created you to look just like you do- and by painting yourself to look like somebody else, you are telling GOD that His idea of true beauty is no good, and you know better. Please don't take offense at that, I'm not saying you're evil if you wear makeup, I have sisters, friends, and a mother who wear makeup, but I would encourage every young woman in America to think about why you are wearing makeup. If it's just a little to brighten up, especially in the winter when you can't go outside and let the sun do the work, go ahead by all means! Even a little mascara and eye shadow can look nice, but if you are always looking in the mirror thinking you're an ugly wretch, think again. I think most people, particularly the females have problems seeing themselves as the handiwork of a great an wonderful Creator, and truly beautiful just as they are. Any guy that's worth making yourself look nice for should like you just the same if you had messy hair and no makeup on. I know, it's ironical, the guys you want to look your best for are the ones who care the least about what you look like on the outside! But that's life. I would take this time to call America's young women in particular to remember that each and every one is the work of a perfect artist, and assuming that artist made a match for you, there is a man who will think you are the most beautiful of all women just as you are, without any false face all painted up. I think by looking around, the girls who fall on makeup the most have the least self-confidence, or self-esteem. That's something that's hard to conquer, but just remember that you are more than beautiful in God's eyes, and that is all that really matters.
As to hair, I will admit there are times that "done up" hair can really look nice, and it will really catch my eye. On the other hand, most of us guys like messy hair just about as much, just listen to my blog song, as well as several songs spreading over nearly every genre of music and poetry. I would say that taking a little time to at least neaten up your hair is a good thing to do, but don't spend hours trying to make it look "perfect" because nobody will notice if it's not done just exactly in a certain way.
I hope that this will help, hearing what a guy has to say about makeup and stuff. If you're a guy reading this, the most you will think is, "yea I agree," (at least I hope none of the guys reading this have trouble going out in public without spending an hour or two putting on their makeup!!) but perhaps someday some girl will read this and realize she doesn't have to spend so much time trying to cover her true self up. If such is the case, I would consider the thought and time put into this post a success. Thank-you for reading, and if you need to, go smash a few mirrors if that's what it takes to solve your problem.
God Bless, and have a nice day!