Okay guys…or should I say girls…no, I’ll say “people”, because this can be for everyone. If you didn’t know by now, I was just on two TV shows in a week. Yeah yeah yeah, it’s cool and all, but there’s something that I want to talk about here, it will be short, I promise.
When I watch talk shows on major networks like NBC, ABC, etc., I can’t help but stare in awe at how beautiful these people are. Like when I watch JLaw on Jimmy Fallon, I want to cry because she looks so good on TV. Her skin tone looks flawless, her hair, makeup, facial structure is so on point, all while looking like a real person. I have actually seen her before in real life, and she is naturally beautiful, but make no mistake, she just looks like any other human being walking down the L.A. Streets shared amongst many, especially without tons of makeup on.
So when I watched myself on Dance Moms and the talk show, Life in the City, I immediately was disappointed with how I looked. My makeup wasn’t done by a professional. My hair was done by a hair stylist, but still wasn’t my “fairytale/dream hair” that I imagine it would look like because I had a Disney Princess image in my head and I wasn’t thinking realistically. My hair always falls flat on my head no matter what, and I need to accept my hair and all it’s flatness.
What I’m getting at is this: celebrities hire a TEAM of people to make them look as good as they do under set/stage lights. They pay their team thousands of dollars per event to make them look the way they do. I know we all know this, but I think we forget to think about this when we replay the image of JLaw (or whoever) days later in our brains. That’s when we slide down a slope that is hard to climb back up. It’s the after thoughts that cause us to think our beauty is less, because we are comparing ourselves to “makeup on makeup on makeup.”
You are beautiful. For real. Even if you don’t think so. You’re just comparing yourself to show business. Remember that next time you don’t like the way you look.
-Breed style, Breedlove.