Make up

Let’s talk about make up.
People on social media these days are either covering in make up scared of showing everyone what they look like without. I’m guessing fear of being called names. Or people don’t give two hoots and are happy to come on social media without make up.
The reason why I wear so much make up is because it makes me feel better. I was bullied in school and didn’t really enjoy school. I didn’t have many people I could trust and was often told I was ugly. Combine that with dyspraxia aka clumsiness I wasn’t exactly a catch. I felt like such an idiot and I was never ever cool! I just got on with it tbh.
The comments I had thrown at me probably seemed like harmless fun to the people who said them but to me I remember them to this day.
I’m still not the popular person or the coolest one but I do have feelings! I’m all for having make up free days but after being told I was ugly in school and a few comments in my early 20’s too I really don’t feel confident to be honest without it.
It just makes me feel like I can tackle things head on if I have make up on. It’s bad enough I feel like I look like a plonka because I have no clue in fashion or I’m on a clumsy day because I have dyspraxia. Or if my FND is in full flare up mode I’ll be honest I’ll be in a full face of makeup to feel like I can tackle everything else. Call it a mask call it my armour but if my face is on I feel ready to go. Like I’m ready for battle if someone dares to say something nasty to me.
My make up free days will be at home and off social media lol.
Minimal make up on social media yes but that’s it lol!
How do you feel about make up? How does it make you feel? X
So if your like me and you where a full face of make up pretty much every day. It’s ok, get your battle armour on and let’s go. If you have makeup free days then that’s ok too. Your beautiful no matter what you decide, as long as your happy then that’s ok, just make sure your doing it for you and not for them. The people that called you names.
Much love
Emma xx

By Admin

I am Mrs Shep aka Emma. Mum of boys. I suffer for FND and I also have dyslexia and dyspraxia. I chat about everything from baby loss and (sen) parenting to general life stuff. I even through in some meal ideas and recipes sometimes too!


  1. I don’t wear makeup as I wouldn’t even know where to start with it! I always watch America’s Next Top Model and love the makeup, fashion and hair but when it comes to me, nah can’t do it. I’m a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding in October and she’s organised makeup for herself and the other bridesmaid. There’s a part of me that’s so anxious as I’m not used to wearing makeup and then there’s a part of me that wants to as I’ll have someone to do it for me.
    I completely understand why people wear makeup though. In my opinion if it makes you feel better then why the hell not. And I know it’s easy for me to say it, but put those nasty comments back in the past in the bin as you’re a beautiful lady – makeup or not xx

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