Friday, 20 January 2017


An eye-opener

Today, I want to talk about Makeup. Most people don’t get the definition of this term. They fix whatever comes to their mind in order to justify themselves. However, makeup, as the name suggests is clearly obvious to all without any complicated meaning or diplomatic reasons. Notwithstanding, it could be said to be cosmetics applied to the body (face), to improve or change one’s appearance.  This definition got something to say, which will be revealed soon.  In a practical sense, makeup as a word is a combination of two words – make + up. With this breakdown, no one need to tell another what the word means, even to a layman. And that is,

The act of creation.

In regards to this, to create itself can be seen as a synonym to the word make. On the other hand, the word up stands on its own –
To a higher degree.

That’s it. Obviously, those with a sense of insecurity will definitely debate on this, and paint it to be false whereas it’s true. This is just an eye-opener.
No one tells another to make up, not at all. Because almost everyone on earth, if not all make up. Now, let’s come down to the lowest point to exemplify what makeup is. Many would say, ‘I don’t make up…’ Well, from your answer, it shows that you still don’t understand the meaning of makeup. Or you may be correct that you don’t wear makeups. But it’s rare to see anyone who doesn’t.

First, I want you to know that makeup includes; body lotion, deodorant, powder, body spray, perfume and the like. However, these are those less considered as makeup. But they are really among the said. As such, it is but a few that can stand to testify that they don’t make up. Well, that’s by the way.

The question is,

How do you make up? 

What’s the nature of your makeup?

What are your reasons for making up?

What result do you get after your makeup up?

How does people around you react to your appearance? Etc.

 You see, makeup is of two types according to its definition in various dictionaries, which is –

An act done to IMPROVE the appearance of the body or to CHANGE it.
This takes us to another question; which is, Out of the two which one do you practice?

Is it to improve or to change? Oh! I have someone say, ‘it’s none of the above’, as he or she does it as a product of simply-applying without any motives. But that argument is not dependable. Everything is done with reasons.

Some people would always say that they wear powder because of their oily face. And the society surrounding such people would believe that powder controls pimples, which is acquired through oily face, as governed by the affected person’s hormones. And others would say that they wear perfume, deodorant, body spray to control the obvious nature of their body odour; or to smell good, as the society which governs them would have it. Another group of people believe that they wear body lotion to improve the nature of their skin. But that takes us to another question – what type of body lotion does one use? Is it a bleaching or refining one?  You know they answer.
The above recent could be pardoned if sincerely done as stated. Of course, those who practice them say that it’s just to improve, and not otherwise. Another question is, what of those that their aim isn’t to improve their body? For sure, it is to change it with some other delicate makeups. And that bring us to the meaning of change. Here are some 
synonyms of change – you can add more.
  1.     Renew
  2.     Refurbish
  3.     Renovate
  4.     Reconstruct
  5.     Transform
  6.     Convert
  7.     Exchange etc.

In spite of the above, it doesn’t end there. If you try to define these synonyms, or dig dip into the meaning of the word – change, you will discover that it is not far from fake, and not original. More so, you can agree that change in this regard isn’t far from plastic surgery, which is defined as –
The reconstruction of a part or even the whole of human body.
The tiny difference between them is, the former is done casually, while the latter is professionally – that’s all.

The argument is this. Those who make up for change abuse the worth of wearing makeups, seriously. And after they must have applied different paints on their faces, they look like some masquerades. They do this to change their appearance, and end up having a fake person on top of their original self. Well, of course, everyone owns him or herself. But the truth must be told. And that is, makeups for change isn’t worth it at all.

That’s why someone’s facial lock on mobile phone was difficult to reciprocate with the mobile phone. The truth is, the mobile phone knew that it couldn’t recognize the face anymore, as the one that had the license was not the same that attempted to unlock it – still it was one person.

As a result, if a mere mobile phone could recognize its owner’s made-up face, despite the higher intellectual sense it got (according to technology), how much more we human?

You may not understand this.

The reason you keep asking people if they recognize you, having seen that they find it difficult to, is because, your original face is hidden inside the fake one. So those people would stand there wondering where they have met the familiar face; whereas they are your relatives. What a sad experience, if it has happened to you before.

Another thing is, it looks disgusting. That’s true. Many will not tell you this due to the fact that they fear to lose you or they love to have you pleased all time. But they would go to your back and speak ill about your looks. It happens.

If you are ugly, you are ugly. And if you are beautiful, same goes for that. But I tell you, no one is ugly. The most beautiful queen to someone is another’s ugliest maid, and vice versa. That’s the way it works, it’s natural and no one can change it.
These are some of the things inappropriate makeup cause:

It deprives many their life partners: Not everyone will like to have such a life partner that have him or herself painted like a work of an artist or painter. And those who pretend to like them are those whose eyes are closed. When they get to know that you wear a fake face, they start to hate you. It has caused problems in many homes.

People avoid your presence without making it obvious: because you irritate them.

You see yourself live in a community that never exist; the spirit of makeup gets into you, and let you understand that the more you make up, the less beautiful you become. As such, you graduate from casual to professional makeup, where you have to pay professionals to mold you from what God has done into something that you probably think God should have done – maybe you are perfect.

Living a life of fantasy; this makes anyone live a fake life. This means that you wouldn’t let your distanced friends see you when you are not made-up, in that you’ve been nurtured to live like that, and wouldn’t know how to avoid or stop it. So it would be a bad day for you if they meet the original you. But the question is this, how long will you keep living like that?

Check on those who don’t make up. They don’t have anything to bother. They tell themselves the truth. They are natural, and smile to that. No every-minute-mirror, to check whether the makeup has worn-out or not, for another to be applied. Life for them is free and easy. And they make the best beautiful faces, because they have no cosmetic side effects on their skin.

Haven’t you seen a 50 year old person look like a 95? That’s the job of overdue makeup. It has bad sides. Watch well. Keep it at a minimal rate, if at all you should apply it. But prevention is better than cure, they say is true. Start now to tell people who the original you is, before the evil days comes. You wouldn’t know that you are using your money to finance your funeral, until it happens. Take precaution, and stay as you are. Don’t try to correct God, or tell Him that He’s ugly. Because He made you in His image. And for those who don’t believe; watch your back, for those who don’t are died while they live.

You are beautiful the way you are.

Moreover this skin you are fighting to change is vanity. Eternal life is much more important.

It’s not an abuse, it’s not a fight. But an eye-opener – telling you the simple truth.  

I hope you repent, and it helps!                        

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