I was spending an afternoon at a mall and I am at my usual coffee shop, sitting and trying to play with some ideas in my head. While I enjoy observing the people around me a thought popped in my mind.. What if the ladies won’t wear makeups on the first date? Will that be a game changer? Will there be a second or third date?
First dates are important, especially for the women, agree? This is the part where the woman prepares as if she is attending a red carpet event. 🙂 Let me list a few common things that we do for first dates:
– take a long bath
– shave our legs
– pick the perfect little black dress (something that says, a-little-sexy-but-not-slutty)
– the shoes and purse to match the dress
– choosing the right accessories to match the outfit
– the perfume that makes us unforgettable
– the makeup that makes us flawless and a whole lot more.
Women, in general, do this simply because we want to leave a good impression to the person at the other end of the table. We want a high percentage of likeability that might lead to second dates.
How many first dates have you gone thru where you made the same preparations?
But what if you meet your date and just be you?
No makeup, colored contact lenses, false lashes, fancy dress or accessories? Will it be a hit or a miss?
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With so many articles in different women’s magazines available, I’m sure that you have encountered a lot of write ups on how to impress men during first dates or make up tips for date nights. And, of course, we follow that. I would be a hypocrite if I tell you I ignored Cosmo’s advice. Of course, I followed some of them! But come to think of it, is it really the only way to do it?
Do we always have to follow what these articles tell us? Do we have to wear too much makeup just to be considered pretty or beautiful?
When you love how you look in front of the mirror when you are fully made up, can you also say that you love your bare face after you wipe those cosmetics off with tissue?
We as women have flaws and I believe that we should learn to accept them. I for one have accepted the fact that I will never be any size lower than 8, no matter how I starve myself, but I am all good with that. 🙂
You see, if we accept these imperfections, the real beauty comes out. It is quite sad that our basis of beauty today are from what we read in magazines, leaving every single woman unhappy and miserable.
Cosmetics are wonderful inventions and can be considered a gift to women, yeah? But do not let it rule your world to the point that you cannot leave the house without it. Let it serve as accessory but do not allow it to alter the true you.
So…what do you think of no makeup for the first dates? 😛
Makeup should never be used to hide yourself. It should be used to enhance the natural beauty.