About two weeks ago, my friend tagged me on that picture. The cover of a book, on how to put on your make-up so you can be as pretty as Miss Universe. At that time, I was thinking that my friend thought I was ugly. I was thinking what is this suppose to mean? 😀 And with an event, Miss Indonesia, bombarding a TV channel on my place, it really got me thinking.
I’m not exaggerating, I don’t know now to put on blush-on, eye-lashes, mascara, layer after layers of powders and foundations and moisturizer, subhanAllah, I don’t know how to put them properly. I am a very practical woman, if I don’t think I’m gonna be able to stand the boredom to sit on the saloon to get a haircut, I’ll just put my hair on pony tail and have a huge scissor to cut it. 2 minutes done. I don’t need hours of preparation whenever I want to go anywhere, I’ll just put on my sunscreen and baby powder on my face and I’m done. And I never feel ugly for having so lack of make-up. That’s a virtue for me, nobody can convince me that I look ugly anymore, alhamdulillah.
Now, let’s face it. Why do we find so much justification for muslim women to be able to trim their eyebrow? Or to tattoo it (eventhough not permanent one, but it’s still a tattoo, come on..) Why do we find muslim women trying to justify that water-proof make-up and nail polish will be okay for wudhu. Why? Who injects the image of beauty on our heads that we need to pour 2 kgs of powder on our faces to make us look pretty? I don’t even want to touch the issue of bright skin, straight hair, fat lips, and zero body size, the concept are just ridiculous! The standards are getting more and more sillier!
I am happy and very grateful to be a 15-minutes-ready-to-go-lady, that’s including a quick shower. Sometimes my friends needs over an hour to be ready to some traditional market to buy fish! Come on! What is the point? She’ll smell like fish eventually, so why bother? Funny, isn’t? 😀
So, how much is your beauty ammunition at home?
And the result will be…… *drumroll*
I am wondering if you need to have activities the whole day, and you dress so complicatedly, wouldn’t it be hard to re-arrange your hijab all over? I’m sure you can’t take just one time wudhu from 8 a.m to 5 p.m 😀
Wow, does it really have to be so hard on being a woman?
The best of all is, look at the prologue of the book, it is written by Donald J. Trump. LOOOOOOL is he pretty? What does he know about beauty? Does he work as a make-up artist? Or…. Is it actually men like him that is setting up standards for women in the entire universe on how to look pretty??
Think about it, seriously 😀