I am often embarrassed to leave the house without any makeup. It takes me 10 minutes to apply eye shadow, blush, powder and lip gloss, another 20 minutes to straighten my hair and if I am feeling good, only about 5 minutes to pick out an outfit.
In an experiment conducted by Glamour, 97 per cent of young women admitted to having at least one “I hate my body” moment. The survey attributed some of this negative energy to unattainable and idealized media images, and feelings of self-worthlessness.
The Dove Real Beauty campaign was only one example of initiatives companies have done to promote ordinary body sizes. Although in the US, models ranged from sizes 4 to 12, while the average woman in the US wears a size 14.
What I’d like to see? I’d like to see us all embrace our inner loveliness, despite what society expects. As long as we’re active, happy, and healthy, our elegance should be emanate. Let us all be proud of our real beauty: makeup-less and natural.