My name is Monica Haynesworth and I have always been a fan of make up. Ever since I was a little girl, I would go through my mom's make up collection and watch her apply make up every day. Even if she was in a rush, she would make sure she made her face up in the car while she was driving. Her actions showed me that make up was a very important aspect of a woman's routine, which is why I was so excited to try it for myself. I began wearing make up in the 8th grade, but my mom would only let me get eyeliner in natural colors, like gold and brown. However, I was able to convince her to let me start wearing more dramatic colors, and eventually my make up collection expanded significantly.
I discovered foundation during my senior year of high school and I loved the way it looked on me, so I wore it every day. I continued to do so well into my sophomore year of college, until my foundation caused me to develop a severe case of acne. When I had to stop using my foundation, I found myself feeling extremely self-conscious and exposed. I no longer felt comfortable with my natural look because I was so used to having the flawless, even skin tone that my foundation provided. I think it is so important that women feel comfortable in their own skin. Even though it is absolutely alright to love wearing make-up, every woman should be able to absolutely love their own natural beauty too.