I don’t mean to stereotype, but makeup has become almost inseparable to the female (and male) population in today’s world. It has expanded and grown from what makeup was considered to be in previous generations. I personally get overwhelmed when I walk into a typical cosmetics store. Makeup is also a large part of popular culture, with millions of makeup tutorials on youtube and several makeup boards on Pinterest. When I watch youtube makeup tutorials, I realize that I know only about 4% of all the makeup products out there. But what is often debated is if makeup is a good or a bad thing. Let me give you my view on it.
I’m sure that there are many people who have received a few puzzled looks and not-so-good remarks for wearing makeup. The funny thing is that sometimes you might find that the person who criticises you for wearing makeup are often the ones who wear makeup. Sometimes though, some people actually do care a little. They might say that they didn’t think it was right for your skin, or that there’s no point in wearing makeup. Logically speaking, some of the things that these people say does make sense, but there’s more to it.
I’m not going to lie and say I’m not insecure at all, and that makeup doesn’t make me feel pretty, but I’m not ashamed of admitting it. The choice to wear makeup depends on each individual, and I don’t think anyone should be told whether or not to wear makeup. If you think about it, isn’t makeup kind of like picking a nice dress to wear for a party? Makeup is just a form, a way of looking presentable, so why should it be criticised? It can also be linked to individual expression and art.
But apart from all that, I also think wearing too much makeup, just like overdressing or having the perfect body, creates an illusion of a person every insecure girl aspires to be. When I say too much makeup, I mean being unable to recognize a person when he/she is wearing/not wearing makeup. As elevating as wearing too much makeup can be, I also think it promotes unhealthy and unrealistic expectations. But again, this is my personal view, and I think anyone should be allowed to wear as much makeup as they want to. So guys, start winging your liners!
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