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I first wore makeup in the 6th grade to fit in at my new school, but over time the reason has changed. I love the creativity of makeup. I also love the colors and how makeup can be an extension of you personality. I am somewhat shy, but being a makeup junkie actually helped me at my best friends bachlorette party. I had 20 lipsticks with me, because I’m weird like that, and the other girls were fascinated. By the end of the night I was talking much more (dry bachlorette party I might add) and felt more comfortable. Generally I wear makeup for fun or to look put together. Some aspects I’m more obsessed with than others, like lip stick and nail polish. I just find it fun. As long as you don’t feel it is something you have to do, but see it as fun then I think makeup is great.

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It’s a creative outlet for me.

To elaborat: I have a disability on my hand, and as someone who don’t know how NOT to be an artist, it destroyed me. With make-up, I can be as creative as I want, and not put TOO much strain on my hand. It is now a catalyst I’m using to stand back up, manage my depression, and satiate my hunger for creation. I still need to be careful not to overdo it, obviously, but so far, it’s helped A LOT.

The best part? Because only the creative part of make-up is necessary for me, I have zero problem being seen in public bare-faced.

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I wear makeup because I love playing with it! The whole process of finding what beauty look best complements my outfit is a lot of fun. Plus, I feel I get a lot use out of my wardrobe (jeans and a t-shirt can look SO sexy and edgy with heels, a leather jacket, and a killer smokey eye).

I agree with this comment. To me, I am never fully dressed without some sort of cosmetic, even if it’s only lipstick. This wasn’t always the case however…..I started wearing foundation at the age of 14 in a hugely unsuccessful attempt to cover a horrible case of acne. It really took a toll on my self esteem and I just wouldn’t be seen without my “mask” of protection. Looking back, the makeup on top of the acne looked pretty bad but I didn’t know any better.
It took me a LONG time to get over the fact that I don’t have horrible skin anymore and now I enjoy makeup. I feel happy applying it and shopping for it; just everything to do with it is a positive thing for me. Where before I did it for others to avoid ridicule, not I do it for myself which is a much better reason in my opinion.

Because it’s beautiful! I swear, only women have to justify the morality of beauty. Men are free to equate the good with the beautiful all they want, but when women appreciate or appropriate beauty, it’s immediately vain and shallow. Nonsense!

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Definitely for the art of makeup – playing with shadows and light, and how you can manipulate that. Colors make me happy. Neutrals make me feel more beautiful. It’s just plain fun, and something I’ve loved ever since I can remember. It’s definitely a passion I was born with. 🙂

I was introduced to skincare (probably closer to indoctrination at that age) in home economics. It was the most unconventional home ec class that broadened my horizons in many ways. The school brought in beauty experts from a major manufacturer to demonstrate good skincare and how to differentiate good products from the rest. It was a highly well respected company still known today for its skincare products. They presented makeup as an extension of good skin care – a means “to protect clean, moisturized skin from harsh environmental elements.” I still hear that on occasion today although I no longer believe it to be entirely true. In that one class, I learned about UV rays and SPF, oil production and abatement, skin changes, etc. Add that to the fact that I’m a color and fashion junkie and it all falls into place.

I wear make-up when I feel that I need to be more polished (going to work, having a date, etc.) and at night I let my creativity go to pull some nice night looks. But if it is to buy the groceries, I’d rather go bare faced! 🙂

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Simple – I love everything about makeup! I enjoy wearing it; I like how it makes me look and feel; I feel better with it on than without it; I enjoy the colours, textures and the over-all effect it gives. It’s a bit of a “hobby”, a bit of a “creative outlet” and simply something I really enjoy.

I’ve always loved artsy projects, and I feel like makeup is an ever-changing way to dabble in the art world. Plus, I love how I can totally change my look based on what products I put on! My makeup often reflects my mood, so I’ll wear darker makeup/heavier eyeliner, etc. when I’m frustrated or in a bad mood and it seems like a good way to alleviate stress (strange as that may sound).

To boost confidence usually 🙂 I have been wearing makeup since I was 12, and it helped a lot with my imperfect complexion (which wasn’t a good one even in my teens) and also with my long, but totally colorless lashes. With time and experience it also became a good way to demonstrate some creativity.

P.S. I hope my English isn’t too dreadful.

I love to wear eye makeup to pronounce my eyes , to play with colors and see how my brown eyes stand out with different shades. same goes for lipstick and nailpolish.

But I wish I didn’t have to wear foundation. The only reason I wear it is because my skin is really bad and I still struggle with acne. If I had good skin, I would be really happy to wear no foundation on hot summer days. But no chance for me 🙁

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I have red/blonde hair but have white blonde eyebrows and lashes. I also have very light green eyes. A makeup artist once told me I have “bald features”, whatever that means, but basically, if I dont wear something in my brows or lashes, I have a very odd look. I feel I MUST wear some makeup in order for people to even see my face!!

I also love to play with colors and textures and see which feature I can highlight most/best. I love makeup!

As long as its not a crutch and you cannot function without it, everyone looks better with a bit of makeup! So I wear it to look my best AND I think it’s an outlet for the frustrated artist in me (I used to be a portrait artist a long, long, long time ago). Love playing with colors and enhancing my features.

I wear concealer because I feel like I need it haha. But everything else is an accessory, just like everyone else has said. And if I get a bit bored of my clothes, I feel like changing around my makeup can really spice things up without having to buy a new wardrobe.

I’m blessed with a fairly good skin, so I’ve never felt the need to wear makeup for such a reason. I really wear it for fun.

I wear make up to enhance my features, even out my skin tone, & to feel put together. I also love trying new things. I am always game to try a new foundation, eye shadow, mascara, you name it! Nail polish is my favorite thing though!

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