“If You are Sad, Add More Lipstick and Attack”
For some people, beauty can be an illusion and a trivial pursuit. While for others, it is a dominant force in life. Whatever the culture, beauty has benefits that can be life-changing. Careers, fortunes and marriages are often built on the presence of beauty. Although nobody can tell a book by its cover, the first impression never evaporates. Coco Chanel used to say: “If you are sad, add more lipstick and attack”. She took advantage of the impact of beauty. This iconic designer combined beauty and empowerment to create one of the most glamorous brands in history2.
“A Smile is the Best Makeup Any Girl Can Wear”
Now let’s travel to the US during the World War II. Women firmly believed that it was a patriotic duty to look as glamorous as movie stars. Women were educated about their important role in winning the war. They were taught that a beautiful women would help to keep up morale among the military men. And the cosmetic industry played its part with the red lipstick. “A smile is the best makeup any girl can wear” as Marilyn Monroe used to say. This sexy woman combined beauty and empowerment to became the one-and-only icon of glamourous style.
The Impact of Beauty
Should beauty be used as a means to an end ? Why not. A person’s image can be very much improved with makeup, clothing and cosmetic surgery. All combined will bring a boost in self-confidence and self-esteem. It is very annoying when somebody laughs at your back because of your hooked nose, your lack of dress style or your morning face on. There are many documented cases of people that after a nose reshaping surgery, their life changed completely. A dramatically better appearance creates a major impact in society.
Women’s empowerment promotes their sense of self-worth and ability to determine their own choices. This comes along with the right to influence social change for themselves and others. Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. By definition, we can say that empowerment is the degree of autonomy and self-determination in people and communities. It enables them to represent their interests in a responsible and self-determined way, by acting on their own authority.
Beauty Vs. Empowerment ?
These concepts are not against each other. Empowered women use beauty to their advantage. And beautiful women use their empowerment to outstand in society. Whether you are a house wife or a business woman; a single mom or a student, you are to be beautiful and empowered. Beauty is power and power demands beauty. While some women still want to convince themselves that there is no need to look gorgeous; there are much more assertive ones working hard to become the very best version of themselves to make an impact.
A beautiful and empowered woman is an inspiration.
Requesting your Firmquote™
If you are planning to have your cosmetic surgery done in the next couple of months, go ahead and request your firmquote: click here. It will include your medical history and photos. We will forward your complete file to our Surgeons in order to obtain their feedback and a taylor-made quote for you. We also invite you to check our standard price list in our website or just download our App available for Android and Apple. You can also join our community where you can chat with any of us.
Scheduling your Teleconsultation
Teleconsultation is one of the most powerful tools that we can use to connect you with your Surgeon abroad. You can read much more about it in my article: How to be Ready for your Teleconsultation. Once you have requested your firmquote, you will be offered a teleconsultation via zoom, meet, whatsapp or signal. Depending on your specific case, it may be complimentary or it may have a cost. It is fun and you will have the opportunity to address any concerns or doubts you may have. Go for it !