By Melanie Mwangi
The number of ladies wearing make up in Kenya has increased.
Today we see young kindergarten kids and teens in makeup. It has become the major talk and scrutiny in town.
A lot of people claim that a lady changes in character and behavior when she applies make up. How is this even possible?
A person’s personality cannot change with the simple smear of makeup. However, for some ladies, putting on makeup gives them a sense of self worth and confidence.
If this is the case, you should continue doing it. Everyone has some weird tradition that makes them have confidence; talking in front of a mirror, meditating, applying cologne.
Some people claim that Makeup makes one beautiful, but does it really? It enhances beauty, period!
A lady who puts on makeup is not ugly, trying to be beautiful.
There is a lot of hypocrisy among men claiming that they don’t like women who put on makeup. It’s like dating two people at the same time but it doesn’t really change one’s appearance as much as people claim it does.
But don’t get it wrong, too much of it can make one look like a ghost. Some ladies actually do exaggerate it. It should be used to enhance ones natural beauty not defile it.
Less is definitely more.
Those introducing young kids to makeup should stop it; we all know that these are chemical products that can have a serious impact on the kids. It can affect their skin negatively. Let them decide for themselves if they want to put it on, when they are all grown up.
It is okay to hide a few blemishes. At the end of the day, you are going to wash up your face and still your man will be there to see it.
Don’t let the negative talk get to you. Makeup exists for a reason; and that is to be used by us.
Ladies, go put on some bright red lipstick, conceal your blemishes, put on some massacre and eyeliner to pop out your beautiful eyes,apply some eye shadow, style your eyebrows and hair, put on your heels, wear that sexy dress, gain that confidence and start off your day.