Why do women wear makeup?20:52
I get up every morning and no matter how sleepy I am, I always have some sort of the same routine: I struggle to wake up, I cleanse, and then I go and apply my makeup. I have always loved makeup and what I can do with it. I can create shapes, I can change, I can enhance, and most of all I can play with it just like a painter does on it's canvas, and I must say, a while ago I was as well a painter and I had my canvas sitting in front of me.
I prep my "canvas" every morning and I never leave the house without a bit of makeup on, even the tiniest amount, I always tend to cover up, or to want to enhance my eyes, or some days my lips, or something. I never go bare. Why? Why do I do this? Most of all why do women do this?
Some think that we have a tendency to cover up our imperfections, and I must say, that yes we do. Why? I kind of think that makeup is not a matter to impress others but in fact it is something that creates a boost of confidence. Confidence is one of the most beautiful things a woman can wear so if anything in this world brings you confidence, then that is what you need. Makeup is one of the main ways to build up confidence from the outside, you can enhance with makeup the feature that you think looks best on you, you can "correct" the shapes so that they fit to your perception, makeup can do many, and that is why I love it.
If you ask me, I wear makeup for myself. I draw on eyeliner for myself, I put on red lipstick for myself. I get all dolled up for myself. I mostly don't think of a person that is someone that I have to be all made up for, if I do it is because I want to feel confident and happy with myself. And now you would say, why am I not confident in my own skin? I am, but there are things that, I as a person, might have preferred to have different, because of my own preferences and likings, and yes I think it is perfectly normal to not like everything about yourself, to want to do things to improve your image, to want to slightly accent your eyes because you think you have thin lips, to wear red lipstick everyday, yes, I think it's fine. I think that whatever makes you feel beautiful, you should go for.
So why do we wear makeup?Because we like it, because we enjoy building up our confidence, because we love to feel beautiful, seductive, childish, sophisticated. Makeup offers you endless possibilities to transform yourself and to make yourself feel even better than you do. I sometimes wear lots of eye makeup, I wear dark liner and bright lips, and other times you might think that i just rolled out of bed and that's it. Either way, it's still me underneath, makeup is just my tool to make me feel happier with myself, to leave me the space to play with colours, shapes, with my own image as a canvas.
So why do you wear makeup? What do you think about it? What makes you feel confident?