I can’t believe I just did this, especially since I kept putting it off for weeks now…
I actually kept on moving this blog post idea back each week and it even gave me so much anxiety that I didn’t feel like going to church for weeks…
I don’t know why, but I have felt God remind me that I should do this, so I finally did…
This past weekend, I went to church without any face makeup on EXCEPT mascara and eyeshadow. Yes, I did it!
I was curious and wanted to see if people would notice my face, if they would say anything to me, or even treat me differently. You could say this was an experiment and it was definitely interesting!
For those who don’t know, I love dressing cute and wearing a full face of makeup to church, but I was getting tired of covering my flaws with makeup.
It can get exhausting covering up your face each weekend for church, especially when you have acne to cover up. I know the struggle because I, too have acne (hormonal). I have kept on moving this blog post back because of how bad my face was/is.
I was a little bit nervous before I went to church because I didn’t know what people would do and have a mentioned that my family sits towards the front? Yep, towards the front!
Here’s me without any makeup on my face before going to church last weekend. My face actually looks better on camera in this picture than it does in real life. Oh, hey hormonal acne and the long chin hair that people can’t see because it’s blonde (Thank God)!
So, I went to church without any foundation on my face for the very first time ever and God taught me something.
I was so nervous during church and I heard a voice tell me:
It doesn’t matter what other people think about you; it only matters what God thinks, and He knows you are beautiful.
That is everything.
I had so much anxiety until that voice reminded me that it only matters what God thinks. I was so focused on how people would treat me because of having acne everywhere that I almost forgot that it does not matter what people thought!
I was honestly surprised that no one, absolutely no one pointed out to me that something was wrong with my face, that I looked sick, I didn’t have makeup on, etc. No one made jokes about it at all.
Towards the end of church, I was starting to feel comfortable with the fact of not wearing foundation, and I discovered that there were times where I forgot I didn’t have makeup on!
Once church was over, I felt accomplished because I finally faced my fear of not wearing foundation in public. I felt confident because I actually did it instead of pushing this blog post back again.
By not wearing foundation to church, it was a challenge for me because I’m that girl who does not leave the house without foundation on because of acne! I’m honestly so tired of cover it up and “hiding” it. I know that some of you can relate to this, so that’s why I always try my best to be real and open with y’all on the Kylie’s Corner & More blog.
Fully loving yourself including your flaws, is a journey – it’s a process! It does take time to love yourself. The thing that helped me the most when I was in church without face makeup, I kept on repeating, “Your acne tells a story – there’s a reason behind each of them and it’s like your internal scars; each one tells a story and make up who you are. It’s the same with our flaws, too.
If you’re insecure about your flaws, I want you to tell you that you’re beautiful in God’s eyes and that’s the only thing that should matter.
It’s crazy to think what life would be like if makeup didn’t exist and if that was the case, we would have to all embrace our flaws because we wouldn’t be able to just cover it up.
Why can’t we start loving our flaws now instead of being ashamed of them?
Society tells us that we need makeup in order to be beautiful.
We need to cover up our face until we don’t look like ourselves.
The only thing that matters is how we look on the outside.
None of that is true.
I love 1 Peter 3:3-4 about inner beauty:
It is not fancy hair, gold jewelry, or fine clothes that should make you beautiful. No, your beauty should come from inside you – the beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit. That beauty will never disappear, and it is worth very much to God.
I pray that this inspired one of you because God kept reminding me to do this blog post even when I kept putting it off, so there must be a reason behind why He wanted me to do this.
I challenge all of you to embrace your flaws by doing something you wouldn’t normally do because of your insecurities. Trust me, you’ll learn something from it because I know I did! Even if you do have acne and you’re constantly attempting to cover it all up with makeup, I challenge you to go without foundation for one day and see if anyone notice – you’ll be surprised.
This is the first post that is monetized by having only one ad on it and that will be the only place I have ads on the Kylie’s Corner & More blog. I am curious to see if it is worth it or not, so I’m going to do it for a year and then do a blog post about my experience – it’s like an experiment!
I hope y’all enjoyed reading this blog post about loving your flaws because I loved writing it for y’all!