Ahhh yes...make-up. It wasn't until I got into my 20's that make-up seemed pretty darn important. Constant run-ins with beautiful friends and their newest MAC collections peaked my interest, though it was never really my "thing". It made me feel like someone else.
I never wanted to be that person who took off my make-up at the end of the day and was unrecognizable. Women seemed to be hiding themselves behind it. So, a little eyeliner here, a little bronzer...some lip gloss there, that's how I would wear mine. I hated the raccoon eyes from the humidity during summer, much like my frizzy hair and after long nights of clubbing.
Fast forward to now. Almost 2 years ago I was diagnosed with uterine cancer and had to undergo chemotherapy and radiation. Much like myself other groups of women I'd met were going through the same journey of lost eyebrows and eye lashes and again make-up was there to cover up and make us all feel "normal", just like a safety blanket.
I thank God for not only being cancer free today but for instilling in me the confidence to go barefaced and to let women everywhere know, that no matter what tone, what hair, which eyebrows you have (or lack of), you are 100% special and no bronzer can take that away from you. Today, I challenge you all to feel beautiful in the skin that your in.