I wear makeup because it gives me confidence and a way to express my creativity. We shouldn’t have to justify our reasons for wearing makeup when others say “Why are you wearing makeup? You look better without it” or “You’re wearing too much makeup!”, because it’s a choice and everyone’s reasons are different. Most males and females wear makeup purely because they enjoy applying it and it makes them feel good, while others wear it for confidence or to express themselves.
Personally, I love makeup! I love creating different looks, experimenting with products and I love the power it gives me that sometimes I lack. I often mess around with different coloured eyeshadows, eyeliner and lipstick in my free time because it’s fun. From my own experience I’ve also found that wearing makeup can create further connections with other females, it’s an interesting topic of discussion and it’s exciting to give and receive new recommendations for products we’ve tried and found to be effective.
Makeup has massive benefits! For example, it builds confidence, allows you to express your creativity and personality, as well as being a way to make skin imperfections appear less prominent. Sometimes people need the confidence makeup gives them in order to help them perform better, for example speaking or presenting in front of people at school or work. Others love creating looks and feeling empowered by them, whether it’s for everyday or a colourful glam look, but it also can’t be ignored that we all get blemishes and makeup gives us the opportunity to make these imperfections more subtle, therefore increasing confidence. I have personally suffered with skin issues in the past and makeup has been an important factor to not let it get to me. A common myth is that wearing makeup leads to skin breakouts, this is false. Makeup products will react with everyone’s skin differently but if you research into what works for your skin type, ensure you’re regularly washing your brushes, not using makeup that’s out of date and removing it thoroughly, it shouldn’t have negative implications on your skin.
Makeup is not a mask and wearing it doesn’t make you insecure, it’s normal and everyone should feel they have the freedom to wear as much or as little as they like.