Tea Musings| Makeup Dependency

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While sipping Twining black tea, flavored with mango and strawberry this morning, I reflected on the growing dependence, of today’s woman on makeup. From contouring, to plastic surgery, fanatic exercise and eating regime et al. All this, to attain the perfect peak of “beauty” for varied reasons, which may or may not stem from, self-esteem conflicts and end in one word “MAN”.

Dwelling on this Achilles’ heel of females, I recalled the words of Havelock Ellis “The absence of flaw in beauty, is itself a flaw”. This quote sums up most of my feelings on the issue.
That chin, jawline, broad nose, big lips, overbite, thin browns or round face, you are trying to cover or restructure with contouring and other beauty tricks, may just be the most appealing thing about you that draws the eye. What you perceive as a flaw, is perfection to someone else.

Beyonce Knowles without makeup
Beyonce Knowles without makeup

My question is “Why settle for commonality, by looking like a thousand others, than uniqueness by looking like YOU?” Don’t get me wrong, you can be adventurous with makeup just to switch up your looks but over-dependence on makeup is a character flaw or weakness that runs deep. Moderation is key!

Today I leave you with the words of Reverend Sean Parker Dennison “The ability to see beauty is the beginning of moral sensibility”.

Millicent Arebun tweets as @CentJerry and blogs at www.millarefashion.com

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