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Hey Cristine,

Yes it does RAISE my confidence.I luv doing makeup.With it i DO feel COMPELETE FROM MY SOUL,MY BODY!!


I unfortunately must agree – im totally much happier when my makeup is done and my clothes are fitting me. I get through a day TOTALLY better than if i just get up and run a comb through my hair and no makeup. weird. ๐Ÿ™‚

I feel rather “naked” without my make-up on, especially without mascara. In fact, I have grey-greenish eyes and fair lashes so sometimes I envy dark-eyed girls as with/without make-up contrast is not so evident for their type.

I definitely agree that it increases confidence! I always refer to applying makeup for work as applying my “warpaint” lol. When I know I am going to have a tough day, it provides me with confidence. It allows me to control the face I present to the world…

i feel incomplete without my make up
and the right foundation gives me alot of confidence since my skin looks really bad without it

Yes, I guess you can say I am more confident. It seems that I socialize much more when in full on makeup.

hmmm, maybe I should start making time to put it on everyday, LOL.

Wearing make up gives me a HUGE boost … I dont think I remember that last time I went out without it. I guess I am just the kind of person who cant lounge around the house with no make up and P.J.’s on, even on a saturday morning when I have no where to go I have to get dressed and put my face on. It doesnt bother me at all that Iam that way, my fiance loves that I take pride in myself and the way I present myself to the world. I mean he’s seen me without make up lots of times and he loves me eaither way so I got the best of both worlds ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s not essential to me feeling confident, but if I am having a yucky day and feeling a bit crap and I see girls who look nice and made up I worry that they think I look like trash and don’t take care of myself.

Make up totally raises my confidence. I never venture outside (not even to the mailbox) without at least some powder and lipgloss on.
When I have a “good make up day” I feel un-selfconcious, which means I do not worry about my appearance and can focus on others. When Iยดm nervous or in unfamiliar situations I always check my make up, reapply lipstick or powder my nose (privately of course, never in public). It lets me regain a measure of control that is helpful for me.
Well, that has a lot to do with wearing a mask, but so be it, Iยดve made my peace with that…

I agree with you, i get totally self concious when im not in a comfortable environmnt and stress about my makeup the same way.

Good makeup makes a good day better. Otherwise, I go plainfaced and don’t even know it sometimes. If I have had some crazy cryfest though, it helps to know I can do something about it so the whole world doesn’t have to know. ๐Ÿ™‚

For me it is a huge boost to my confidence.
I feel good with out it but when I have a rocken smokey eye and a great nude lip there is nothing better !!! : )

I feel very uncomfortable when I leave the house without makeup, especially mascara. Now I keep a little tube in my purse for those days …

I guess it raises it because I end up feeling really confident about my makeup ability. I think I do a good job, so when I go out all dolled up, I feel special.

I feel “naked” without it on, and yes, it is the epitome of confidence for me. It’s really what makes me…me!

I definitely feel more confident when wearing makeup!

The exception is if I do more makeup than usual, either to go out or just because I was testing stuff and then forgot about it and left the house ๐Ÿ™‚ That makes me feel really self concious and less confindent. So the makeup thing is a fine line that needs careful balancing for me.

It’s kind of a double-edged sword for me… it makes me feel more confident when I am wearing makeup (and I rarely-to-never leave the house without some on), but at the same time it makes me feel less confident knowing that I don’t like the way I look without it.

I feel better with make-up on at least cocealer. I have a port wine stain near my eye and a weird greenish birth mark on the side of my face. When i don’t wear concealer over those, i usually get asked who hit me! So i never leave the house without concealer.EVER.

Make up is my security blanket. Well, not that bad, but even if I’m not wearing it, I have to carry some with me. I have dark circles, so I always wear concealer, it’s a given, but other than that, I could do benetint and call it a day, or do the whole shebang and feel tons more femenine. On the other hand, like Lingpin, if I wear a lot, I feel self conscious, I got used to doing “natural” looks =(…

Wearing make-up definitely makes me more confident and more assured of my look and the way I present myself to the world. I don’t wear make-up all the time because I don’t believe all occasions call for being completely made-up, sometimes just lipgloss or blush would suffice…but certainly in parties and other special occasions, it’s a must for me to put on a full face of make-up because it just completes my look and I certainly would look way better in photos.

Make up makes ME! I’m not the type of person who HAS to have a full face every day, or even any make at all on some days. I don’t view make up as a vanity products, rather tools for an art form. When I put my make up on, it gives me a boost because I’ve done something that I love doing; and when I receive compliments I take them as a compliment to my “work” versus a compliment about me personally. I love seeing myself before and after, it just feels good!

Concealer under the eyes makes me feel better… without it, I look like death, even on the best of days. I’ll still go without it, but I feel better with. ๐Ÿ˜€

The rest of my makeup? Tis just fun! I’m good with or without.

I’m still looking for my absolute love. Usually I use MAC studio finish more than anything. Still definitely looking for my HG, though.

Me too! Kanebo is working so well, but I always feel like maybe there’s something even better…. and hopefully easier to get and cheaper!

it makes me feel more comfortable especially knowing that my scars on my face are covered lol. so it makes me more confident of my exterior hah.

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