Mar 31, 2012
Has this happened to any of you, and in what magnitude?
The reason I am asking about this is because I had this happen to me today. I posted an image for my blog and someone was mildly insulting about it, and I have gotten strange looks while walking on campus but no one has actually said anything. It doesn't bother me, but I think it is pathetic for people to take the time to do it. I do know that there are some people that are just dead set against wearing any makeup at all(it showing lack of confidence, covering something up, etc) ever. I am not one that wears makeup to cover everything up; I wear it to be unique and stand out since I view makeup as an art form. Plus I think for makeup to look really good, you need a good canvas to begin with. And wearing bold eyeshadow and lips takes a ton of confidence; more so than walking around with no makeup.
I just wanted to hear your opinions/stories on this topic =)
Maybe they're just jealous of your mad skills? ;) For me, when I worked as a MUA or when I worked in cosmetic stores, I got away with a heck of a lot more than I can now. I really wouldn't even dare wearing some of the looks that I used to rock...
I also have a specific story about being bullied for wearing too much makeup/being too girly. For a short time many years ago while I was freelancing I thought that I wanted to be a vet. So I started working PT at a vet office as well as a receptionist to get a feel for the industry and possibly make contacts. So we opened at 7am so we had to be there between 6:15 and 6:30. This sucked, but I am just one of those people who will get up early enough to do my hair and makeup to still look nice. Even though I had to wear scrubs, I still had full makeup on, manicured nails, and my hair done. I was always the only one who did this, all of the other girls would stroll in looking like they had just rolled out of bed and jumped in the shower and came in. Which is fine, they were clean, I never thought any less of them. But then I came to find out that they always talked major crap about me behind my back for being the way that I am. Maybe they judged me from the start when they found out I was a MUA too, maybe they thought I didn't belong there? I have no idea what their issues were, but I find no shame in doing what makes me happy. Anyways, the whole thing was major BS!
Lol, I wish I had mad skills. I am not bad, but I am not as great as a lot of the other girls on here. It is horrible that those girls talked that much crap about you, especially because you seem like a nice person. I am a pre-med student, so I can relate to your story about working in a vet's office. I have volunteered in a hospital and medical clinic, plus I get strange looks from my peers. But pre-med students are, well, on the plain side for the most part. And I want to stand out =) Thank you for sharing your story.
I'm sure you do better than you think!! It is hard sometimes, I clearly didn't fit into that world, and I knew it. But also, when I had to assist in some pretty gross stuff I knew that it wasn't for me. So although the experience was rather crappy, I was able to scratch vet off of my list of ideas...The term "plain side" describes those girls very well actually. I think that it's great that you are still living on the bolder side! I loved your Sephora/Pantone look btw, those colors are soooo fun and beautiful on you!
Apr 01, 2012
It is not an easy world, not even for people that are interested in it. At least the experience did teach you something =) I am not a really bold or loud person, so I express that side of myself through makeup. And I am glad you liked the look =)
Yes this happen to me too.. sometime people may want to see you without make up, or some people just dont like people that do there on thing, keep doing you forget them..
Apr 02, 2012
I'm with you Wilniesha. And I think a lot of it could stem from jealousy, as a lot of things do.
Yes all the time, some people just arent to it and dont understand why we are. just ignore it; if you think you look good then thats all that matters. I absoloutly hate when people say girls that wear makeup are fake!
Ugh..that phrase infuriates me beyond belief! Luckily, no one has said that to me yet. We are not fake; we are creative, confident, beautiful and talented. Not fake.
I get that all the time... I usually with respond with a "luckily, I don't care what you think" or something of that sarcastic nature and the person usually feels so crazy for judging me they never say it again!
I'm insulted a lot for it. almost to be called ugly while wearing it. My best friend and her mom both don't like it on me, and then my grandma looks at me like i'm crazy but the fact that I do it for an artistic purpose like you, i don't worry about it. I just take it as okay well people are gonna have something to say. I just laugh at them, or reply with a sarcastic response depending on the magnitude of the insult itself. But i wouldn;t buy into the negative talk, who cares. lol
@Althea, that is usually my response, or a stare of death.
@Andrea, That is terrible. You are gorgeus! All of you are. I don't buy into it either. I guess I am just baffled by the human race sometimes, lol. And that is very true; people always have something to say. Sadly, it is usually negative.
Apr 03, 2012
I love makeup and honestly there is not one person on this earth that could ever convince me I wear too much! If it makes YOU happy that is all that matters =)
Apr 04, 2012
People have their opinions but don't let it get to you. I'm only 13 and ive gotten criticism and even seen it. And I totally agree with you on this (: one time my friend was saying she looks like a zombie without makeup and someone goes you look like a zombie with makeup just because she tryst bolds
*tryst bold looks.
Apr 07, 2012
Most people won't say anything to me except my mom and dad. She tells me that wearing too much eyeshadow (i.e. bold colorful looks) takes away from my eyes. I don't listen to her because I'm still doing it. Most people will just stare at me. To each his own is my opinion. It takes a lot of courage to brace the world being among the minority seeing that most people wear neutral makeup/no makeup.
Apr 09, 2012
I have had people to stare at me when I have on makeup but usually they stare really hard then later give me a compliment on my skin or eyeshadow. My boyfriend on the other hand stares because he is not a big fan of eye shadow so if I have on a bold color or any color other than a light brown he will say I have on too much makeup but what does he know. lol!
I say continue to wear what you want to wear. Don't worry about what others think. Some people are just not into makeup no matter how great your makeup look there will always be someone out there that will complain.
Apr 11, 2012
I love wearing my crazy bold eyeshadow, and the responses I get are pretty much 50/50. Some people are like 'oh my goodness youre eyes are GORGEOUS!' or theyre like 'you wear too much makeup.
I don't wear makeup for anyone else, I wear it because I like putting it on, I like using it as another way to express myself! I've got no one to impress.
Neutral makeup is just so BORING to me! why bother with makeup if you want to look plain! Gah! For me, neutral making is for when I'm running extremely late, and everyone is like 'no colors today?' xD
@Liesha, I agree with you. I think it takes more confidence to wear bold makeup than to wear none at all.
@Gennett. Lol, that is how I think if I had a boyfriend that stared at my makeup.
@Victoria. I feel the same way! I do wear neutral makeup, but only on days where I have an early class or lab. The rest of the time, I like to add a punch of color to stand out.
Apr 12, 2012
@Victoria. Lol same here. When I wear neutral makeup (which I hate/only wear when I'm in a hurry), people ask me why I'm not wearing my usual bold colors. I have to say that I pretty much get more positive than negative feedback. People ask me to do their makeup because they see my bold makeup.
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