The concept of beauty is such a fluid and complex thing, it changes according to the ages, fashions, and preconceptions of people. It is a very hard thing to define, two people who look completely different can be equally attractive. Although (and here is my little rant) contemporary media displays a very narrow view of beauty. They like to put it in a box and label it, and anyone who fall outside of this is called “plus size” (size 12/14? WTF?), or ridiculed as a freak – even worse, ignored.
As with everything, you need contrast to appreciate something, but it would be nice if we could see the beauty in everyone. If we use cosmetics, use it to make the best of our features or reflect our personality instead of feeling inadequate because we don’t fit the mould. Only when we are happy within ourselves will we feel beautiful, and that will radiate to other areas of our life.
What is your opinion on ideal beauty vs feeling beautiful?