This is me.
Nothing more, nothing less than an imperfect she.
I find beauty in the things that set my soul free
and will boast about the Lord’s creativity.
The beauty I saw in the glistening sea;
the way it sparkled at first lights peak.
But more so the faces of girls in magazines,
it just brought comparisons and a miserable she.
I found a new fond passion in the art that seemed
to cover the things I wish not to see.
Makeup was power, brought purpose and esteem
but covered the confidence I thought I had gleamed.
A jewel on the crown of He who redeems
a work of Art by the Creator, my King.
I know who I am because of He, in me.
A kind of confidence brought only from Eloheim.
Makeup is beauty, but so is a bare faced queen.
A girl who rocks both is an unstoppable she.
An art form and passion, or a canvas that’s clean,
beauty is relative, or so it would seem.
Thank you, Lord, for a perspective that freed
this miserable beauty who compared and envied.
True beauty is not from a face that you see,
but the gleam from a kind heart… This is me.
© 2018 MishaRosario
Beauty is relative. I never really understood the statement, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I would only think that if you were skinny or had flawless skin and long, thick hair, ONLY THEN would you be pretty. But beauty is unique. Beauty is a perspective. Beauty is an opinion. And I believe that THAT is what that famous quote means. What I think is beautiful and what someone else thinks is beautiful can be completely different. So why would I set all my hope in something (the world’s opinions) that wasn’t concrete truth? I found my beauty in Christ and worked hard at making my heart beautiful so that I would see beauty through the eyes of the Creator. I changed my perspective to what God says beauty is and how He viewed me. It says in Psalms 139:14, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” It also says in Proverbs 31:10 that we are worth more than rubies. God sees us as valuable and perfect and we should view ourselves the same.
“Exterior beauty, without the depth of a kind soul, is merely decoration.”
But babe, just a friendly reminder. You’re beautiful in your own special way. If you are like me and you compare, don’t. Your beautiful is different than their beautiful. You are unique.
For example, look at my eyes! They are 2 different shades of brown. I didn’t edit it, I promise! I was born like that. And I use to think it was weird, but my mom once told me that I was like a unicorn – beautiful and magical. That I was unique and that I should be proud of that. Haha! I’m a unicorn guys! My childhood dreams have come truuuuue. Lol!
The Power of Makeup
Even though yes, you don’t need makeup to be pretty, I think makeup is a powerful tool. I love that statement, the Power of Makeup. One of the most influential beauty gurus today, Nikki Tutorials, created this series on her YouTube channel and explains that makeup is a powerful tool and that with a full face on or off, you are still you and nothing needs to change who you are inside. Bringing edification and encouragement to makeup lovers everywhere, Nikki is slowly changing the world’s perspective on makeup. Makeup is an art form; a way to express yourself. When I sit in front of the mirror, I come alive with ever step of my makeup routine.
I feel like people think that a girl who wears a lot of makeup is ONLY insecure in how they look. I was insecure so I definitely understand that perspective. But makeup has evolved over the years and has easily become a creative outlet for people everywhere, including me! For me, makeup is a tool to enhance my beautiful natural features. I don’t put makeup on to please or impress anyone, I put it on because it’s fun and makes me feel good. Who knew “beating your face” can be a great hobby? Haha!
SO. Moral of the story, just do you. If you want to wear a full face while working out or at the pool, then do it! If you have acne and want to cover it up with concealer, do it. If you don’t want to wear any makeup at all ever, then you don’t need to! Don’t let the world dictate how you live your life. You are a child of God and you are your own person.
And now, I destroy one of my biggest insecurities.
The Power of a bare face
I remember telling myself that I would never post a picture of myself without makeup. There was a time where I never wanted to leave the house until my face was put on because I was afraid of what people would say when they saw the dark circles, the lack of eyebrows (HAHA), and the acne scars. But now, I am made new and I am confident in who I am because I have found myself in Christ, and I see through the eyes of the Creator. He is an artist and who am I to question His work? He didn’t mess up with me, He made me perfectly and now I see it. This is me. Fresh face and all. No FaceTune, just me radiating God through my bare skin. And I welcome myself with open arms.
I hope you enjoyed that! Feel free to pass this on to anyone who can relate to this. Also, just a disclaimer, these are my opinions and mine alone. This is my story, and if you don’t agree with something I said, that’s fine. You do you, boo, and I’ll do me. But if you liked it, give it a thumbs up! Love you guys. Thank you for letting me be vulnerable with you!
As always, I hope you have a great week. Until next time!