"What are your biggest insecurities?" Working in the beauty industry definitely makes me more hyper-aware of my appearance than most people. It's honestly kind of disgusting how these insecurities are put into our minds these days. Social media influences and beauty "gurus" on YouTube are relentlessly trying to sell you whatever product someone paid them to endorse, thus implanting more insecurities into your mind so that you keep buying beauty products. I can't watch most makeup tutorials anymore because they are really no different than watching infomercials.
I struggled with anorexia as a teenager, and it took a long time to get to a happy place with my body. Some days there is still a voice in my mind criticizing the cellulite on my legs or telling me that my pores are too big. Quite frankly, there are bigger issues to be concerned about than the dimples on my ass. Not to mention, I wouldn't feel insecure in the first place had someone not decided to create these things for people to hate about themselves so they could profit off of them. Once you see it for what it is, you stop sweating those small things as much.
I do work in the beauty industry, but these days it's rare that I even wear makeup. I don't tell myself or my clients that they need anything in order to be beautiful. Perhaps this makes me horrible at the business side of my career, but I don't want my legacy to be implanting physical insecurities into the minds of other people. The artistry aspect of my work is where my heart is, and I don't see that changing.
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