Walking around, smiling, chatting…blissfully unaware of the blotch of lipstick covering my teeth. Would you tell someone? A friend, a stranger?
I am definitely a bad perpetrator of this. I just cannot tell someone! It happened just the other day when a colleague had a very bad case of lipstick teeth. By telling her I would’ve become so much more embarrassed than she would’ve been. So I did it, I did what I would hate people to do to me…I didn’t tell her. I just let her carry on with her day being blissfully unaware of the red smudges over her teeth until she would later check herself in the mirror and worry about how long she’d been smiling at everyone with an awkward lipstick smudge making everyone else feel just as awkward as they would battle with their conscience wondering, ‘do I, don’t I tell her?’
As hard as it is, I know make a pledge to…tell them! Personally, I would rather just know! The thought of walking around all day with lipstick teeth looking like an old woman with a shaky hand fills me with dread! So from this day on I promise to all you poor people with lipstick teeth that I will tell you and please do the same in return!!
I am known amongst my friends to always having my make up on. It’s part of getting dressed for me. I wouldn’t pop to the shops without a top on, and equally I wouldn’t pop to the shops without make up on. Even chilling around the house by myself I like to know that when I catch my reflection in the mirror I am not going to be greeted by the horror that is the bare faced version of myself.
I can remember one specific time where I did go out without makeup on. Severely hungover and in need of some high carb food I shuffled to the nearest shop with my sunglasses on and wanting to hold my hands over my face for fear of my make up free face being seen. I looked like a 90’s one hit wonder has-been as I refused to take my sunglasses off for the entire shopping trip.
Many friends think I have a real problem or confidence issue as I always have a full face of make up on. I would say that make up does gives me confidence, I feel like I look a lot better with it on so why would I not want to try and look my best? I don’t think this is for everyone though, and a lot of people I see look great without make up. The few times I haven’t had make up on I’ve had comments from my mum like, ‘are you ill?’, so I definitely know being bare faced isn’t my most attractive look!
I genuinely feel like a happier person when I have make up on and I don’t think this should be judged or frowned upon, and in the same way if someone doesn’t want to wear make up then that’s fine too! Do what is right for you and what makes you most confident!
A day without makeup…I’m sorry, I don’t think I could do it (maybe if I looked like Beyonce).