Why Do I Wear Makeup?
Today is Thursday which means a Try It Out Thursday post was supposed to go up. I didn’t have time to prepare one this week so I will be skipping it. I didn’t feel like doing a rushed one just for the sake of posting it.
Although I have some posts queued, I decided to post the Why Do You Wear Makeup tag because the lovely Lau tagged me a while ago. Plus, I read Lena‘s on Sleep and Water and it inspired me to post mine. It took me a while because I wasn’t sure if I should. Even though I love to read tags, I don’t know if others do. Either way, it was fun to write.
1. When did you start wearing makeup?
I honestly don’t remember. I do remember that by the time I was 13 I was already wearing eyeshadows that my mom ordered for me from Avon catalogs. One of my teachers told me that it wasn’t appropriate for me to wear green eyeshadow to school, which made me self-conscious for a while and I stopped using it. How dare she! I loved my green, pink, and blue Avon palette. Don’t tell a 13 year old girl what not to put on her face! 🙂
2. What was the first makeup product you bought that you loved?
The Maybelline Expert Wear Eyeshadow Quad in Emerald Smokes. They still sell them and I still have (and use) mine. The eyeshadows were labeled base, crease, lid, and liner. Thanks to that, I learned what eyeshadow placing was and started to experiment with it.
3. What is your most used eyeshadow?
Since I try to alternate, a safe answer would be “any matte brown” but for the sake of the tag I’m going to say MAC’s Espresso.
4. When did you begin loving makeup?
I fell in love with it from the moment I used it (sounds so dramatic!). When I was a teenager I would spend so much time at the drugstore looking at makeup isles. I liked the aspect of enhancing my looks. However, as I got older I fell in love with the creative side of makeup: makeup as an art form. Looking at special effects makeup and editorials is really inspiring. That’s why I love Illamasqua so much. I like their slogan “makeup for your alter ego” and their adverts are amazing!
5. How do you feel without makeup?
I feel really comfortable without makeup now. I go out in public without it (to class, to get lunch, do errands, etc.) and I feel fine. However, if I don’t wear makeup my hair needs to look nice. I can’t go out with horrible hair and no makeup! When I was younger I wouldn’t let people see me without eyeliner. I’ve come far!
6. What do you like about makeup?
I love that it has become like a ritual. Doing my makeup is fun and relaxing. I consider it “me time” just like reading a book or painting my nails.
7. Three holy grail items:
Mascara – I have a lot of mascaras I like so I won’t pick just one, but in general mascara makes such a difference!
Concealer – A year ago I wasn’t a foundation girl so I could go without it. I could go without powder as well. Right now my favorite concealer is the Revlon PhotoReady.
Eyeshadow – Any matte brown eyeshadow because I can use it for my brows, to do smoky eyes or to use as eyeliner with a thin brush
8. Why do you wear makeup?
Because I thoroughly enjoy it. I love getting creative with it and experimenting with colors and textures. I wear it to enhance my features and because I like the way it looks.
Bonus question added by me 🙂
9. Any misconceptions about makeup that really bother you?
Yes, many, but I will only list two.
Women wear makeup to cover insecurities – In my opinion makeup doesn’t hide, it enhances. Plus, if a woman does want to use makeup to feel better about herself and hide insecurities then that’s great! Why not do something that makes you feel happier? I love that concealer can make me feel better if my face is full of blemishes that day. I know that some people think that’s vain, but to me it’s taking care of yourself physically. Just like fixing your hair and wearing nice clothes, etc.
We wear makeup to impress men/others – When someone tells me “You don’t need to wear makeup, I like you better without it” or “Why are you so dolled up today? Who are you going to see?” or something of the sort I get a little annoyed. First, I give them the stink eye. Then, I always say: “Who said I made myself up for you?” Let me not get into a big rant and leave it at that 🙂
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