Why I Choose to Wear Makeup

Why I Choose to Wear Makeup

For as long as I can remember, I was never much of a makeup wearer. Even now, I can go days without makeup. But within the last year I completely fell in love with makeup. Am I good at it? Not really, but I enjoy taking the time out of my day to put it on. It’s fun and shopping at Sephora is always an adventure.

A lot of people have different opinions about makeup. Some fully embrace the contour and have an extensive collection, while others thing mascara is the only thing they need. But one of the biggest thing I hear is that makeup is vain and doesn’t reflect inner beauty. The “You don’t need that much makeup” or “the media is trying to make you think of beauty this way,” comments always end up popping up. Those things are very justifiable but that also doesn’t mean that, that is the reason. So let me give you some insight on why I choose to wear it.

Why I Choose to Wear Makeup

I choose to wear makeup because its fun and a stress reliever for me. I love getting prepped  and figuring out what foundation I want to wear that day and what colors to put on. There’s no overthinking about it. You basically have a good 30-40 minutes of playtime where you can try products and techniques. Seriously it seems overwhelming at first, but putting on makeup is fun. There’s nothing more to that.

I also don’t have perfect skin. I have freckles, red spots, and discoloration. Not to mention I have the gnarliest dark circles, that people have asked if I was dying or sick. If I go to the grocery store or something like that, I usually still go bare-faced because its no big deal but if there’s a situation that calls for a good face, I go all out. I want to wear makeup because I know my face isn’t taken care of properly (I’m working on it) but I never got the people who tell me not to but then see me regular face and think I’m sick. Let me live.

I don’t understand the need to knock on people who wear makeup. This is serious skill! It’s taken me a year to perfect my eyebrow routine so shout out to the girls who have it down. Makeup is an art form of its own. I choose to wear it because it’s cool seeing how one thing can change the way I look and how I improve. This doesn’t mean I’m not embracing my inner beauty or I have low self-esteem, it’s honestly a hobby and it’s not something I need, I just want to do it because I like it.

If you choose to not wear makeup, that’s good and if you do wear it, that’s good too. Don’t make anyone feel bad if they adhere to any beauty standards. Makeup isn’t bad and going bare-faced isn’t either. Let’s just enjoy it all!

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What do you think about all this?

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  • Ivanna

    These are all great reasons I also love wearing makeup not because I need or am ashamed of my face but because I enjoy the application and results ?

  • I love wearing makeup and rarely leave home without it. I too have less than perfect skin so it makes me feel prettier when my face is done. And yes girl it is a skill cause I know sometimes I get confused about what to use. And I have yet to master the liquid eyeliner LOL

  • I love how makeup can be such a personal thing and everyone has their own reasons for wearing it. I don’t wear much makeup, but I definitely feel more confident on the days I wear it. There’s nothing wrong with that.

  • I’ve pretty much worn makeup everyday since I was in high school. I feel more polished and ready for the day. As someone who has fair skin I look tired without concealer and mascara.

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  • I’m too lazy to wear make-up on a daily basis, but I will for special occasions and for theater. I love it when I have to time to do it and play around with looks! Especially for theater it’s so much fun because a lot of times you have to do time-period stuff so there’s research involved too.