Make-up, love it! Why wear it? Why not wear it? Let me begin by saying that I do in fact wear makeup, I have been wearing it since I was 12, and I imagine I'll wear it until I am too old to lift my hand to my face.
I love make-up, I love that it gives me a self-confidence boost, I love that it makes my skin look flawless, it brings attention to my eyes, and accentuates my cheeks.
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Let me be clear though, I do not and will not wear make up for the enjoyment of others, namely the opposite sex. I wear make up because I like it, not because I think someone will like me more if I do.
Make-up is a lot like clothes for women, it's a form of expression about who we are, and is another way to express ourselves. If I'm going out at night I wear more, if I'm going to work, I wear less, sometimes it's bright eye shadow, sometimes none at all. It used to be liquid foundation and department store blush, now it's mineral foundation, mineral blush, and everything else that I can get my hands on. I think of it almost of an extension of me, I'm not covering anything up, I'm simply highlighting what is already there, and I love it.
I don't understand why anyone has a problem with women wearing makeup. And I am personally sick of men saying "You look better without it', the correct response is "It looks great". Men of the world take note, it's not for you, it's for me!
Makeup is another of those things that is great for some people, and bad for others. Some women look great with makeup on, some don't. There are women who are experts at applying, and some who could use a quick tutorial. Some women love it, some women hate it, either way women are doing what they want.
By the way, Max Faktor, also known as the Father of Modern Makeup, according to www.inventors.about.com, was a man!
I don't think the question should be why wear makeup? It should be what do you care if women wear makeup? Isn't that a personal choice for every woman, what's the old saying "to each their own..." Does that not come into play here?
Women of the world stand up, wear your makeup loud and proud, or subtle and soft, either way wear it how you want!