Feeling Pressured to Wear Makeup

Feeling Pressured to Wear Makeup
I've never been a daily makeup wearer. Despite being 'the makeup girl', I've never had a problem with going to school or work without makeup on, let alone felt the need to slather it on for a quick trip to the grocery store. Realistically speaking, I wear makeup two to four times a week, depending on what I have going on, how I feel, and how many new products I have to play with. If I'm filming or going out to an event, I'll put it on without a doubt, but if I'm just lounging around the house or taking a walk in the nearby park... it's not going to happen. Does that mean I don't actually like makeup? No. It just means that I'm too lazy to put it on, really. You see, makeup to me is not a necessity. I don't see it as a chore. In fact, I hope it will never become a chore for me, because I'm afraid that would lead to the end of our love affair. I see it as a creative outlet, as an exciting hobby and something I wear whenever I feel like it. I never saw that as a problem, but after setting my foot in the beauty industry, I was greeted with disapproval and the pressure of wearing a full face of makeup at all times in order to look professional and convey my love for makeup. I personally think it's ridiculous how the society nowadays treats us women for wearing too much or too little makeup, and I would love to hear where you stand on this topic. Please watch the video below for a further explanation and join in on the discussion!  

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  1. Sandra, obožujem tvoje vloge in blog ter se popolnoma strinjam s tabo. Se mi zdi, da je dandanes preveč obsojanja glede vsega. Se je že tudi meni zgodilo, saj sem pred nekaj leti imela bolj "tomboy" style in ja, nisem nosila skoraj da nič make up-a in sem vedno poslušala razne opazke kot so "Si bolana?Nekam bleda si..", zdaj, ko pa dejansko uporabljam make up skoraj vsak dan pa včasih slišim, da ga uporabim preveč. Če po pravici povem mi je vseeno kaj mislijo drugi, glavno je, da se sam počutiš vredu v svoji koži z make up-om ali brez... ampak vseeno je malo neprijetno poslušati takšne stvari. xx

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    1. Awww, hvala! To je vedno tako lepo slišat... <3

      Res je. Nobenemu ni nič več nič prav in kakršenkoli si, se bo našla ena skupina ljudi, ki ji boš šel brez razloga oziroma zaradi banalnih stvari v nos. I give up. Ampak imaš prav, najbolje je, da delaš tisto kar ti paše in se ne obremenjuješ z drugimi. Ko prideš do tega spoznanja je veliko lažje živeti. Ampak jooj, kako mi gredo takšni ljudje na živce! :D

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  2. What an interesting post and video and topic to raise. I completely agree, I feel like for me make up is something I enjoy and view almost as a hobby but there are many days when I wear very minimal make up or no make up at all. I am lucky that I don't usually feel judged for this but I can see how depending on your context or career it could be a very different thing. No one should be judged for not wearing make up though! I really believe it should only ever be something that is fun and not a necessity or chore.

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