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Sometimes!  If I’m having an ugly day, sometimes makeup will help me feel better about myself, but the important piece of is that you work on feeling confident everyday, all the time, just because you’re you.  We look for flattering hair cuts and slimming jeans, so why not concealer that hides our tiredness or blush that adds a glow?

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I actually feel more confident without makeup sometimes. If I have foundation on and get a compliment to my skin, it means less to me than if I were naked-faced that day. Not that makeup makes me less confident, per se. It just seems to happen sometimes.

“We look for flattering hair cuts and slimming jeans, so why not concealer that hides our tiredness or blush that adds a glow?” – Absolutely true! I hate it when my friends roll their eyes at me for liking to put on makeup. It’s really not a confidence thing at all, but what i truly love doing. besides, sometimes i think it’s nice that someone takes the effort to hide dark circles, just to look a little more presentable/happy.

I’m not hideous without make up and I’ve only been wearing it for a couple of years, but it definitely helps with my confidence. When everything comes together: hair, make up, outfit, you feel incredible. It’s all a package. It doesn’t even require a full face. Sometimes all you need is an awesome lipstick or mascara for that extra boost.

Yes…kind of. I don’t wear cover-ups (foundation/concealer type things), but still, I’ve found that a side effect of wearing makeup is noting how much I like how I look when I’m not wearing it, which does make me feel good.

I always feel more confident in wearing makeup. Even if it’s just some face powder to control oil and mascara. It just makes me feel more put together in the mornings. But I also do my makeup because I look forward to it every morning and it cheers me up. I’m 15 and just doing a neutral eye with a little mascara brightens my day.

I do and I don’t see anything wring with it. I still go out without makeup on sometimes but I feel much better even wearing something little like mascara. I KNOW it’s just psychological but putting on a little makeup is a simple, quick way to feel a little confident. However, if your self-assurance is tied up in wearing makeup or not I think you may have a problem.

I’m a teen with a substantial amount of acne so putting on foundation is a definite confidence booster. To be honest, I don’t ever leave the house without it. Otherwise, my skin will be very red and uneven.

Not necessarily. Unless I have a complete face done, I feel self-conscious about wearing my makeup and feel as if everyone can notice it.

It’s good to put on some makeup sometimes, mostly if you know how to use it because it just gets the best of you… but I gotta note out that I always flirted better when having less to none makeup on my skin. Anyway, just like Bobbi Brown would say, concealers are the masters of the universe! <3

Not necessarily. It makes me feel better to conceal under eye circles and redness, but I enjoy putting my makeup on. I love the pretty colors and I like coordinating it w/ whatever I’m wearing. I usually prefer that my makeup look pretty natural, anyway. If I think I’ve put too much on, that makes me feel self-conscious.

I know what you mean, I love putting on makeup too and watching tutorials and reading blogs but when i put it on myself, i get worried about if others notice i’m wearing too much makeup…but maybe it takes time to get confident in wearing makeup

When I don’t wear makeup I definitely notice my confidence taking a hit. It’s funny you’ve asked because just today I heard that I carry myself differently when I have it “done up”. For me it’s the equivalent of high heels, nicely tailored clothing that fits, well manicured nails and good hair. I hardly do my face to work since I’d rather get 20 more minutes of sleep but I do feel more confident when my dark circles are not on full display. I do it for myself, when I want to and how I want to but I won’t lie, makeup = confidence boost.

Definitely. I look more professional with makeup on, and putting on makeup is actually one of the motives to get me out of bed every morning! Who doesn’t look forward to being pretty every day?

Yep, because it changes my eye shape and my overall ‘look’ for that day. It also helps me look more gyaru, while I just look tired without it

I think wearing makeup helps me project my best image of myself to everyone. Wearing makeup is also a way to pamper myself which helps boosts my happiness and in turn boosts my confidence. Like others, I sometimes go for a full week without putting on any makeup which is also fine with me.

Yes. I’ve never been pretty and I never will be, growing up my peers never let me forget these details and as such, I’m pretty thin-skinned and sensitive. I’m also younger-looking than I really am, and I find wearing makeup makes me look my age and I get taken a little more seriously at work.

I know what you mean. I grew up with the mentality that I’m stupid because everyone told me I was. I’m now 39 and I still suffer from emotional scars. I wear more makeup now than I ever had before and I love it. I wear it for me because it makes “ME” feel happy about myself and I don’t cry when I look in the mirror. When you’re almost 300 pounds and feel like everyone is mocking you, you do things for yourself to make you feel happier. I am also younger looking than I really am. I’m 39 but look like late 20s. It’s a great compliment and I do know how to take that gracefully.

JGoreham, I’m so sorry people make you feel inferior to yourself. Please know you are beautiful just as God created you. I will keep you in my prayers! We are all beautiful in our own unique ways.

For me, I’d rather be different and unique than the same as others like robots. Seriously, if we were all the same, we’d be freaking boring! 🙂

yes! i think i look a lot better with makeup. just being honest! it makes me feel more confident bc i look put together (i only do simple looks, nothing glamorous) so when im talking to someone they focus on what im saying instead of my blotchy face and tired eyes:)

Not really – I’m a pretty confident person but I feel I look better with a bit of concealer (genetic dark circles), some blush and lipstick or gloss (at my age – 50+, with pale skin and dark hair, I need a touch of colour). I also really enjoy makeup but I don’t wear it for confidence, exactly. It’s more that I just feel I look better with a bit of makeup (and I wear more than “a bit” because I enjoy it).

Make up gives that tiny extra boost! A little mascara and lipgloss goes a LONG WAY. I actually find that I’m a tad bit insecure when I do an intense make up look because it’s like a piece of art in a way. I just hope it will be received well! Otherwise, I’ve never been too short on self-esteem!

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