I believe that I have a makeup addiction.
There, I said it! I am not comfortable taking a selfie or photograph without makeup on so to present my poem and picture below to you is taking an intense amount of guts… I am showing you the before, the real, the unedited ME – The makeup free Shevy.
I don’t believe that enjoying makeup and wearing makeup is a bad thing, in fact, I encourage it. If makeup is the tool you use to make you feel better about yourself as I do, far be it from anyone to judge your choice of comfort. What I do believe however, is that it is extremely important to love yourself and how you look without the warpaint… something I am still working towards every day.
In honour of my revelation to all of you, I also wrote a somewhat lighthearted little poem and my take on the age old story of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
What if Dr. Jekyll did not have a monster
Not an evil side in sight
What if Mr Hyde did not exist
Perhaps another explanation for the fright.
What if Dr. Jekyll loved makeup
Loved it almost as much as I
And Mr Hyde was merely Jekyll
Before his foundation was applied
What if Dr. Jekyll was one of the first
Male makeup connoisseurs
What if Mr Hyde hadn’t yet mastered
The art of the contour
What if Dr. Jekyll didn’t like to see
His concealer free appearance
And Mr Hyde’s au natural look
Was nothing but Jekyll’s hindrance
Perhaps Dr. Jekyll was accused
Of self confidence, having none
And so he used make up daily
To hide his true self from everyone
Then one day Dr. Jekyll
Hit his favourite palettes pan
And Mr Hyde made an appearance
Shock! Horror! A make up free man
Perhaps Mr Hyde should’ve looked in the mirror
And seen more than just makeups lack
Perhaps he would have seen deeper
And cut Dr. Jekyll some slack
What Jekyll and Hyde didn’t realise
Is that both extremes are perfectly fun
Loads of make up and loads of lipstick
Or perhaps nothing of either one
Before you hide your natural self
Before you show the world your works of art
Be comfortable with who you are
Before the makeup clouds your heart
Be like Jekyll any time you like
Be accepting of Hyde if you can
Remember that when the make up fades to dust
The facade will reveal the true man.