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What Real Beauty Means to Me #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 28, 2014 | Categories: Beauty, Health and Beauty, Skin Care and Beauty
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This finding the real beauty in yourself post is a partnered post with Almay. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences, are worthy of endorsement.

Almay Carrie Underwood real beauty

I’ve noticed as I’ve gotten older that I feel more confident… in every aspect of my life. When I was younger, there was no way I’d leave my house without a full face of makeup on. No. Way.

Don’t get me wrong, I still wear makeup most days because I love makeup, like Almay. I am a true makeup junkie. I love playing with colors and, well, I’m just girly like that. However, I know that beauty, real beauty, comes from within.

It doesn’t matter how physically beautiful you are, if you’re not a nice person on the inside, it seeps out and you will become ugly on the outside.

“Beauty is as beauty does.”

What beauty means to me

I’ve been known to experiment with hair color, bangs or no bangs, etc. but it doesn’t matter what you look on the outside (although good makeup doesn’t hurt), real beauty is on the inside.

Wisdom sure does come with age. Now as a fifty year-old woman (although I have to admit that it sounds surreal to say 50) I appreciate the real beauty in myself as well as others. Yet, there is nothing wrong in wanting to enhance or accentuate your natural beauty, in my opinion.

What real beauty means to me is — confidence, intelligence, kindness, compassion, and strength (not physical strength)… I am a very lucky woman in that I am surrounded by real beauty; I have women in my life like my Mom, my best friends, and aunts, that encompass all that is beauty.

Check out this video where Carrie Underwood talks about what beauty means to her and how Almay helps accentuates her beauty…


I agree with Carrie Underwood, that if you’re confident on the inside, it will come through on the outside, and makeup can just enhance what is already gorgeous about YOU!

I think my eyes are my best physical feature, so I always play them up. I also think that a smile brings out the beauty in everyone… so smile!

What does real beauty mean to you?


47 Responses to What Real Beauty Means to Me #spon

  1. HilLesha says:

    You’re so beautiful! I agree with you, too – true beauty is a beautiful personality.

  2. Kelsey Apley says:

    I totally agree with you! I am like you I have changed my hair a lot over the years, and I think the older I get the more confident I feel!

  3. I also feel that it’s what’s inside that counts and that, if someone can accept themselves for their positive qualities, it will show in their outer appearance as well.

  4. Angela says:

    Real beauty to me starts on the inside. Being kind, honest, and caring as well as keeping a positive attitude lead to a beautiful outside. But I love my makeup too and don’t like leaving the house without wearing at least a little to enhance my natural beauty.

  5. Raijean says:

    You are so right Beauty is as Beauty does…

  6. maria says:

    What a great message to young girls and women like myself!

  7. Lynsey says:

    You look beautiful in all of those photos and as I get older I care less about what people think of me, I like to look how I feel comfortable

  8. She is lovely. I think beauty, and confidence, come from within. Outside beauty is just a plus.

  9. Michelle says:

    Definitely being beautiful on the inside is most important!

  10. Real beauty is within. I have met many gorgeous people in my life and if they have an ugly heart, they no longer look gorgeous to me,

  11. I completely agree with you. You rock and this is such a great message to spread.

  12. Colleen says:

    I am all about my eyes and smile too!

  13. I completely agree that beauty comes from within and a confident woman is the most beautiful woman there is.

  14. Heather says:

    I couldn’t agree more the older I get the more I realize how many years I wasted not enjoying just being myself. Great Post!

  15. Robin Gagnon says:

    I like a fresh healthy look, that looks as minimal make-up wise as possible without being frumpy.

  16. Heather says:

    I love this post! As I’ve gotten older, I feel more confident as well. I think when you are young you are subject to what society things you should be and I totally fell for it and my confidence fell as well. Being in my 30’s I can now see beauty is much more than skin deep, its who you are, its in your personality and its in how you give back to others.

  17. Kungphoo says:

    I always tell my kids beauty is from the inside.. makeup does not mean you are pretty, cause at the end of the day makeup comes off..

  18. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Real beauty is on the inside and that is what I teach my kids.

  19. Beauty on the inside is the most important thing.

  20. Randa says:

    I experiment with hair color often as well, along with extensions and other fun things. That’s the beauty thing about beauty – it’s all about having fun.

  21. Lexie Lane says:

    Amen to all of this! I have been around some beautiful (outside) people in my life and I am not joking when I say that a good number of them are not that great inside. Really great post!

  22. Melanie says:

    I have always been impressed with Almay products.

  23. beauty is definitely on the inside! Great read! Thank you for the post!

  24. Erin S. says:

    I’m not a huge make up wearer. Truly believe that its the inside that shines through no matter what you do to your outside.

  25. Mary says:

    I also wear very little makeup and it is because of my Dad. He would always ask ‘why are you hiding the real you’. And he was right. The real you is what is beautiful. The makeup should just enhance what is naturally there.

  26. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says:

    I enjoyed listening to this. I like carrie underwood. She is a great singer.

  27. I agree that beauty comes from the inside out! I also believe confidence helps you show your best features, not only what you’re proud of! Loved your post!

  28. Rosey says:

    I love Carrie Underwood. My gram used to say beauty is only skin deep, but I didn’t really ‘get it’ until I got older. Now I do. 🙂

  29. I totally agree that if you’re confident on the inside, it will come through on the outside!

  30. Krystal says:

    Thank you for sharing this inspirational post. I love the message! I also love make up too!

  31. Liz Mays says:

    I love her message of inner beauty. It’s so true that if the inside is beautiful, it will show!!!

  32. Debra says:

    What a fabulous message! Thank you!

  33. I agree “Beauty is as Beauty does.” The most beautiful person in the world will turn everyone off with a terrible disposition.

  34. Jhady says:

    Beauty lies within. As I know more about the Lord I became more confident of my outer appearance knowing that I was wonderfully and carefully made. I think what makes woman beautiful is her wisdom and a virtuous attitude. It will show in the outside what’s inside. They are happy in life and knows to appreciate what they have..

  35. I agree that beauty does start on the inside. A person who has a great personality definitely holds more beauty to me.

  36. I can relate I will be 41 in September and I just feel younger than that and I cannot believe I am in my 40’s!

  37. Crystal says:

    Your eyes are gorgeous! 🙂 I like the idea of playing up your best features.

  38. Terri S says:

    I do believe inner beauty shows on the outside. Thank you for sharing.

  39. Tammy says:

    Beauty is definitely what’s on the inside. I think that everyone can be beautiful if their attitude is pleasant. Somehow that just radiates onto their physical features and you see the beauty there.

  40. Marcie W. says:

    I have a print hanging in my girls’ room that says “If you are confident, you are beautiful”. I want them to know that the beauty standards put forth by the media is unnatural.

  41. Nuresha Perera says:

    beauty in the inside is the most important. i definetley agree with you.

  42. Jenn erin says:

    Great post! I love Almay products and Carrie underwood!

  43. amanda nolan says:

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing

  44. mai tran says:

    I totally agree with “the smile”. It brings out not only the best in you but the best in others who see it also.

  45. Sara Theissen says:

    Real beauty = self love and compassion for others

  46. Very nice post. Almay is a great brand!

  47. krystel says:

    beauty is whats on the inside not the outside