This Woman Bared All To Show That Makeup Can Be Empowering

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“I found confidence when I found cosmetics.”

1. Is “natural beauty” really the only kind of beauty we should embrace?

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2. 24-year-old Melanie Murphy has struggled with acne for a decade. “Growing up with an acne problem was extremely hard on me,” she says. “I was bullied, I was insecure, and I felt alone … I felt inadequate.”

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3. “I felt like I could not hide what was on my face. I wanted to be the confident girl.”

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4. “And for me, I found confidence when I found cosmetics.”

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5. By spending a few minutes putting on makeup before leaving the house, Melanie says, “I could alter the entire course of my day, and how I would feel about myself all day, which bled into every other facet of my life.”

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6. And she doesn’t see using makeup as a form of hiding, or of deceit. “It is there to enhance our natural features and to make us feel good about ourselves. That is what this life is all about.”

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7. Makeup is empowering, says Murphy. And “we should do anything that makes us feel happy, confident, and beautiful.”

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8. “How could that be a bad thing?”

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Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/micaela/how-makeup-can-actually-be-empowering

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