For this project I wanted to do something that I really enjoy, which is makeup. To me, I see makeup as a form of art. There are the different colors which is like the paint, brushes and the canvas, which can be seen as the face. I am not a very creative person, but with makeup I am able to express my “artsy” side. I don’t have any special talents, I can’t sing, act, draw or dance amazingly, but at times I feel like this is all I have to show others. I remember that I never used to be very savvy or good with makeup application, but it is something that I absolutely love and I dedicated myself to become better at it. I do not believe that make up should cover up one’s natural beauty completely, but to enhance and accentuate certain features.
To some people this whole project may seem stupid or a waste of time, but to me this is more than just putting “muck” on my face. Throughout my early childhood I was bullied by a couple girls. It was in third grade when I first experienced rejection and hatred from others. Three girls from my class constantly picked on me day after day, and they even managed to get the majority of the class to hate me. I remember being lonely, and dreaded coming to school. Ever since then my self confidence and self-esteem was always low.
Makeup is like a mask. It provides me with confidence and a shield to hide behind because “I feel good because I look good”. Everyone has that mask we hide behind to feel confident, to others it may be the latest pair of Nikes, the designer clothes we wear, or even the material possessions we hold dear to us. We live in such a judgmental society where people think they know “who you are” just by looking at you. In reality we put on masks everyday to hide who we really are.