Submitted by Stephanie Schenk
One of my favorite body parts of mine is my lips. They are not particularly large, but they have a nice shape. I will generally only wear bold lip colors when I am dressed up for some kind of event, but I think I am going to try to make an effort to try to find more occasions to wear it because it makes me feel confident. I recently got a fantastic new shade of red lipstick that is flattering with my skin tone and is very easy to apply to my lips in a way that accentuates the shape. As soon as I put it on I was even more pleased. I do not like to draw attention to myself, which is probably a main reason why this is not a color I usually choose, but I need to begin to think about myself. If I like the color and the way that it looks on my lips, who cares if it makes other people look? I dress for myself, so why not wear red lipstick for myself as well?
This realization that there is this part of me that I really enjoy has led me to try to pay more attention to the parts of me that I enjoy, and try to embrace the parts of me that I am not as content with. Humans are not perfect, and if we were, the world would not be as interesting and diverse as it is. My lips are not perfect, I have a small freckle that interrupts my Cupid’s bow, but it is a small flaw in a feature that I enjoy, and I do not believe that it detracts from them in any way. It makes them more unique, they are my lips, and no one has the same ones as me.
A couple of years ago when I was getting my hair cut, my mom, sister and I were all complaining about things that we didn’t like, and the woman who cuts our hair asked us to each name our favorite feature. It was an interesting question, and I feel as though that is something more important to dwell on than our flaws. If you find that part, or those parts, that you really like, you can do something to emphasize it. By emphasizing it, you are celebrating this part of yourself that makes you feel confident, and confidence can get you very far in life.
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