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Hi, assalamu alaikum.

 I've been holding this idea down in my mind for a long time. For years actually. Since people said I've grown up.

Make up. Yes. It's all about make up. 

I seldom, almost never, wear make up in my life. When I went to college my mom asked me to wear make up. At least lipstick for my lips. I said no.
My best friend at college even gave me a lipstick for my birthday. That was when I still thought birthday was important to commemorate.

I never wore that lipstick anyway. She probably felt sad for that. But, I just didn't want to wear make up. 

Maybe the only event I wore make up, total make up, was on my wedding day. The wedding eve and on the D-day 11 years ago.

The make up artist turned me into a beautiful lady. Oops, sorry, that was just my opinion.

 I never wore make up after that. Only twice at home and my husband said he didn't like it. So, I never put any make up again on my face.

One day my sister asked me. She protested me, to be honest. She said, "Why didn't you wear make up on your nephew's wedding party?"

Other adult female family members who came to the party wore make up anyway.

I didn't know what to say. I just don't like people starring at me when I wear make up and say that I look pretty.

 Well, I think I'm pretty enough so I don't need to wear make up.

I think it's important for us to respect others' choices. If you like make up, wear it. If somebody else don't, just keep no comment.

Not wearing make up is not something carcinogenic.

I don't endanger you by not wearing make up. So, why bother?

 It's just a choice. And it's a safe one. People may remind me if I don't wear hijab or sufficient clothes. Not things on my cheeks and lips.

No make up? It is a choice.
Diah Dwi Arti
Diah Dwi Arti
Muslimah | Madiun, Indonesia | Mom of three | email: diah.d.arti [at]

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