Okay, get your heads out of the gutter- contrary to what the title of the blog post suggests; I will unfortunately not be talking about faking that. In fact this post will be all about the wonderful world of fake eyelashes, hair extensions, makeup and all the other beauty enhancing and falsifying products there are.
So the other day I was doing a bit of charity work and talking to my two younger cousins. The conversation went from discussing pleasantries such as the weather and the football, to them commenting on the amount of ‘cake’ I had on my face. After informing them that I do not in fact wear foundation, I decided to ask them who they thought wore the most makeup in the family. Honestly, I was under the impression that the conversation would take an interesting turn and alleviate the spotlight from me, but when they shifted around uncomfortably after I asked the question I knew that shit was gonna go down. Being the intellectual University Graduate that I am, I put two and two together and realised that shock, horror, they actually believe that I wear the most makeup in my large and typically-Indian sized family!
This innocent chat I was having with my cousins later inspired me to analyse my face for about an hour in the mirror that night (20 minutes longer than I usually do) and also ignited my inner conscious who began to reprimand me for layering it on like atta (flour in Punjabi).
But then after fixing one of my hair extensions that was hanging off my scalp, I had an epiphany- who the hell cares if I wear so much make up; wear hair extensions; elongate my lashes with falsies? Obviously all of these products are made for a reason and in a day and age where your looks can land you a promotion and an eligible bachelor, why the hell shouldn’t I fake it till I make it? I’ve met so many people this last year who are soooooo against girls wearing makeup and even go as far as insulting them because they do, but then I take one look at them and think, maybe you sour-faced, judgemental natural-beauty-lovers should try it.
I don’t care that I can’t meet up with my friends or go to work without at the very least applying mascara, blusher and lipstick. I feel prettier in makeup so I don’t know why people think I do it to make boys look at me or to give me more confidence because I’m so insecure. No. I do it because I can and let’s face it regardless of how beautiful you think you are without makeup; you look a million times better with it.
So next time I want to go out looking like Coco the Clown, Skittles and Crayola puked all over me, just leave me be goddammit. I bet those bags under your eyes, that scabby spot and straggly hair of yours is your idea of ‘natural beauty’ and if it is, honey, you can keep it. LMB X