I certainly think this Naked November homework "challenge" presented by Le Professeur Gothique is well worth taking- revealing your "naked" face in all of its glory to the world.
|I'm not trying to look hateful... I literally just woke up before I shot this photo. I didn't even brush my hair.|
When I wake up in the mornings I wash the area around my eyes with a wet washcloth, and then soap it up to get everything else.
Ironically enough, the German and Lithuanian aspects of my appearance are what shine through most vividly- the blonde hair and blue eyes, the height (I'm 5'8") and a healthy average weight. And the small nose- two of my sisters received larger, Serbian noses thanks to genetics and are both shorter than my twin sister and I.
What I like about my face is my nose, my high cheekbones, and my forehead. The nose had to grow on me- my boyfriend started praising the perfection of my nose years ago, and only recently have I come to agree that it's small enough and symmetrical enough for me to appreciate.
The youthful appearance is also something I can look forward to as I grow older- both of my mom's parents, first-generation Americans and full-fledged German (grandfather) and Serbian (grandmother) received excellent genes that made them look like they were in their 50s even as they were in their 70s. My mom received the same trait- once even managing to get asked out by a 16-year-old boy at one of my high school's football games when in her mid-40s. I never even got asked out in high school based on my looks! As it went, when I was 18 I had the ignominious discomfort of being mistaken as being 12 years old by a neighbor of mine. The neighbor was mortified when I informed her that I would be graduating high school within months, and then tried to fix her mistake by telling me that I would look like I was in college when I was in my 30s.
My dislikes include the color of my eyes- they're just boring for blue eyes. They are a grayish blue, and I would rather them be a darker blue. I also don't like what I term "my Russe redness" or "my drunk Russian cheeks"- a red tint to my cheeks that I tend to think makes me look like a stereotypical cartoon image of a Russian peasant lush on vodka.
|Axe-wielding Russian with red cheeks attacking one of Napoleon's officers|
during the failed 1812 campaign against Russia. image source: The Oprishki
This redness means that blush is usually unnecessary in my makeup regimen. It also means that I have many photos, especially when taken after a strenuous activity like dancing, where I look red all over as a result.
Overall I am not too bothered by the appearance of my face. I often go without makeup on the weekends, and sometimes even avoid wearing it for work.
Check out Le Professeur Gothique's nakedness and the other bloggers who bared it all for the sake of her homework assignment on Le Professeur Gothique's blog.