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Lady Problems by AlexandraDal Lady Problems by AlexandraDal
Reblog on Tumblr [link] . You may download and post on other sites as long as you credit me (Alexandra Dal), link back to my deviantART or Tumblr (my watermark doesn't count) and do not alter it.

You feeling me, ladies?

Mechanical pencil on vellum, scanned and colored in Photoshop CS5.


P.S. Nobody cares if you don't/rarely wear makeup. Good for you. Typical comment: "I only use 100% organic, natural beeswax on my lips to protect from wind burn and chapping. I collect the wax from the bee colony on my farm and sell it on Etsy. I squeeze some ripe berries and rub the juice on my cheeks for a nice, natural-looking flush and I'm good to go! I don't need makeup to feel good about myself! I have nothing to hide!"

Edit: Sheesh, people. My two cents on the makeup debate on Reddit and other sites: [link] Also, she's frowning because she's being insulted. Duh.
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Dreamcass Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago
This actually happened to me.
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Katnam Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. There's always a group of people putting others down. Geeze guys.:/ some people are super thin because the pressure they feel from society and some are just built to be skinny. Some people are just built bigger too. And who gives a shit what men want?! Be what you want whatever that is. Stop putting other people down! You guys are ridiculous. 
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WingedEggGo Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
While I personally don't usually wear any makeup (except for special events) I respect those who do. It honestly depends on the person; some are more suited for makeup, some are not. The point is, I don't it matters. You can have your preferences, but you shouldn't think any less of those that go against them. 
To some, makeup lets them express their creativity, and makes them feel confident.
To some, makeup feels fake and awkward; they feel like they can't do anything without ruining it, and that its constricting.
I think its okay to do what you want, as long as YOU are comfortable with it, and you are not being pressured into anything.
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asheano1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen this before of Facebook, but there was no credit to you, nice to finally know where it came from (:
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BloodyFreedom Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
people just think everybody could and SHOULD (?) comment on what women do/wear/say/...

If somebody is thin, they say they should gain weight.
if they are 'fat' they should lose weight.
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ManeatingCouch Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You act as if it's a fine line.
Men don't actually like ultra thin women, anyway. Evolutionarily, it's unattractive. 
Thin women don't produce babies, and the lineage does not continue.
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BloodyFreedom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't believe I said anything about that men like/want thin women.
I know that a lot of men don't want the uberthin women,

But sadly the media will always say that something else is better then what you have.
it's very sad that this even exist
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ZachDoug Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
    I'm a guy. ;'D 
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Imnurhest Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving that eyebrow and sour look on her face without makeup. It looks so badass! Screw being "pretty" or sexy!
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Zombie-Sue Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013

I don't wear make up AHAHAHAHA I TOLD YOU ANYWAY

 

but seriously, when I was like, 11 or something? IDK, when I was at that age where I wanted to be MORE LIKE MOM, I wanted to wear some makeup, and she said,

"No, you don't, trust me. Makeup is a slavedriver. Once you start wearing it, if you oversleep or for any reason just don't wear makeup for one day, every one you run into will go 'well what happened to you!?' the longer you can stay off of the GOD AWFUL MAKEUP, the better."

 

However, I do get the opposite problem. Let's say on one particular day I just feel like changing it up a little--so I wear nice, blended eyeshadow or some shit I learned how to do on youtube, people will go WOW HOW PRETTY!!! I know that doesn't sound like it would be obnoxious, but it is. I'd rather that no one ever notice what I look like.

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