In sports, your game face is all about being tough, aggressive and impenetrable to taunts and ridicule from the opposing team. What many fail to realize is that non-athletes have a game face, too. The beautiful girl who seems to care only about shopping and dates may be well groomed for more than one reason – yes, she looks terrific, but she may also be using her well made up face to hide her real emotions or even her real personality.
Make Up Games
Make up can cover a multitude of sins. Girls as young as eight know the power of concealer and a bit of mascara thanks to make up games they play on websites such as The Doll Palace.com. Girls in junior high and high school often become more skilled with a make-up brush than their mothers who have been wearing make-up for decades. Most of the time make-up is part of the fun of growing up a girl, but for some, make-up and the beauty it represents is a burden. But why?
Hiding the Truth
Just like concealer can hide a blemish, a thick layer of foundation, blush and eye shadow can hide the shy, sensitive girl inside. Putting on make-up can invoke the same feeling as garbing yourself in a mask. A face free of cosmetics is natural and exposed to the world. There is no assistance is making a nose seem more narrow or defining the shape of the eyes.
The freckles on your nose may make you self conscious as can a few scars and red marks from acne. By applying even a thin layer of foundation and powder, you’ve created a uniform texture and appearance to your skin, minimized or completely hidden spots and given yourself a bit of confidence. And you can use that confidence to do great things or to hide who you really are under a personality you’ve created as a safeguard.
One would hope that young women today are inspired by great acts and are fortified by their own inner strength. This, unfortunately, is still not the case despite years of programs and assistance trying to reach girls who need a boost in self esteem or who constantly underestimate their own abilities.
For these girls, a pretty face might be all they feel can give them hope for a brighter future. Girls who are taught to value beauty and the attention it brings more so than intelligence, education and the opportunities they present can find themselves living in only a shell of who they truly want to be. Painting on a pretty face and using make-up to emphasize attractive young features is akin to putting on a game face – girls must look their best to face the world as they are told beauty is their number one asset.
The Whole Girl
Make-up is not a problem. The most intelligent and successful women in the world are beautifully made up seemingly every moment of the day. Despite tabloids reveling in catching a star without her make-up, it is obvious that looking your best gives you a confidence boost unlike no other. Of course, you can only have a healthy confidence boost when you have true confidence to begin with.
If you have a young girl in your life, don’t just buy her a new lip gloss. Instill in her pride and self worth. Values such as these will last forever – unlike the latest eye shadow trend.