i’m so tired of people saying “i wear makeup for ME. no one else!!! just meeeeeeeeee!” i guess if you say something enough time it makes it true?
look, i’m not trying to put anyone down for wearing makeup. i wear it all the time. but that’s because i’m afraid of looking ugly. now i can’t say that 100% of other people who wear makeup share my insecurities, but i’m guessing it’s a fair amount of them.
i guess the big thing people say in regards to makeup is that it’s “empowering” and makes people more “confident”. but why don’t people feel confident without makeup? maybe it has something to do with the fact that the cosmetics industry puts millions of dollars per year to say that women look unattractive without makeup? (and isn’t “the media” supposed to be bad according to feminists?) and how about people, both male and female, treat you better when you have makeup on?
i do think there are people who do some really zany and creative stuff with makeup that doesn’t look “pretty” or “hot” to me do wear makeup out of self expression. but putting on concealer or eyeliner probably has some external factors.
again, there’s nothing wrong with feeling bad about one’s appearance or wanting to look attractive. i love attractive people! but pretending people’s actions having nothing to do with society is pretty delusional, imo.
i think the big issue here is that a lot of people are so upset by “society” they refuse to acknowledge they’re part of it.