Beauty isn’t as simple as a shade of lipstick, a certain hair style or an expensive pair of shoes. It is not an overly photoshopped unrealistic “ideal woman” on the front page of a magazine.
As a beautician, I see people’s “before's” and they expect me to be able to create an “after” that reflects the way they feel about themselves on the inside. For me, beauty is being able to outwardly portray the way you feel about yourself.
For me, that means a full face of makeup (lipstick, false eyelashes, the whole nine yards), rich crimson colored hair, and a wardrobe inspired by clothes from the 1940’s and 50’s.
The star sports athlete grinning with a medal around his or her neck, showing off the physique they worked hard to get is beauty.
A women who struggled with body confidence issues modeling in clothes she feels sexy in is beauty. Ladies who choose to go “au natural” because they feel more comfortable without makeup on is beauty.
Beauty is recognizing that everyone should feel comfortable in his or her own skin.
True beauty is achieved when we stop judging each other for how we each choose to portray how we feel about ourselves to the world.