I Did It For George

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Boy George came to town and I wore eye makeup to honor him.  It’s a big deal because I hardly ever wear eye makeup because the cleanup is too intense, the effort is too frustrating and...well...I suck at it.

Actually, I wore a full face of makeup...something I’ve strayed away from in the past few months. 

Makeup was becoming a crutch as I transitioned into my locs and I felt especially ugly if my face wasn’t layered in foundation and my eyes weren’t lined. 

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After the concert, I couldn’t wait to get home and wash my face. As beautiful as I felt in the makeup...I felt more comfortable without it. 

Is this what it’s like to feel comfortable in your own skin? 

I have a long way to go but this is a great start. 

By the way...I’ll never stop wearing makeup, but it feels good to know within myself that I don’t need it to be beautiful.