Am not sure if I'm good or bad at putting on makeup haha. I wear it very rarely, only at special events, and I always assumed it made you look older - but a few friends yesterday told me I could pass for 19. (I'm 26. I usually get about 22-23.) Am not sure what to think of that.
I thought the point of makeup was to look sexy/sophisticated? Then again I never considered that it's also supposed to make you more youthful...I always associate sophisticated with maturity/being older though? Thoughts?
(It feels weird to be told that my attempt at looking sophisticated made me look even younger. Am not complaining about looking younger thank God. )
It depends perhaps on the application, amount and make up itself I think. Usually putting make up on at a young age makes you look older and applying it when you're older (albeit appropriate to your age lol) makes you look younger. If you have a baby face though make up can make you look younger, enhancing your eyes to make them look bigger and more youthful and adding blush to your cheeks can make you look more baby-like. I'm 22 and I passed for a 14 year old WITH make up lol beat that :P
I have to remind myself when I got put onto a 'kid speed' ride Disney that I won't be complaining when I'm older... >.<
I think it makes one look "more culturally acceptably presentable", aka "prettier".
I also think it tends to look bad on everyone, and I hate everything that messes with the natural way eyes look, which includes eyeliner, eyeshadow and mascara. But without those, lipsticks look completely off-key, so I dislike those as well. Personal preference, but I stand by it.
I use make up to enhance my best features, to take the focus off my so not good features. That is what i believe make up is for, its not to hide your natural beauty or to try to look younger (but is a bonus, im 25 and people think im 16!! And i just do eyeliner and chapstick!!!) Some people abuse make up n try to use it to look younger but it ages them!! So it all depends on how you apply it, how much, and what are you using it for? The main reason i dont is 1 i dont need it and 2 use make up too much it clogs pores.
It depends on the look that you are going for. Some prefer looking older, others younger. It's all in the application of it. Go to a make up counter and you could have an artist work with you on making you look more your age if you'd like. You might also just have a young face, which can be a great thing too. Again, a make up artist can help with that.