I look at most men and think wow he is hot. Then I say to myself if most men don't wear makeup and look great and act confident, why do most women feel the need to mask their actual appearance - who they are with a mask or fake hair (weaves or hair extentions) or skin tones (tanning or bleaching). Why can't women be happy with the way that they are? Yes the media
Shows so called picture perfect females, but they only look okay thanks to technology! In reality they don't look that way.
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I definitely see your point- why do women need artificial inhancments to make them feel confident and pretty. But, I also think you need to realize even without make up we all try to craft our image to give us confidence (both men and women)- the clothes we choose to wear, the jewelry we have, how we style our hair etc. are all really decisions in projecting the image we want other people to see. I don't think makeup is a bad thing necessarily, (although I rarely wear it) I believe it's only a negative thing for those women who think they can't be attractive without it. There are a lot of women out there who would never consider leaving the house without makeup and many more who feel their "professional" image isn't complete without it. I think that kind of devotion to it is unhealthy because it becomes tied tightly into your perception of yourself and you feel ugly without it.
But, there are also plenty of women like me who put on makeup when the mood strikes, like doing something different with my hair or getting my nails done once in a blue moon. I am perfectly content without any of those things and they aren't part of my daily appearance, but every now and then it's fun to play around with. Keep in mind though, every once in awhile I decide to take a day where I throw my hair up in a ponytail, throw on a ball cap, old jeans, and my favorite 4-year old t-shirt. (Actually, that happens more often than the dressed up me lol). My point is I think it's OK to play with different looks and various degrees of artificial inhancements as long as in the end you can look in the mirror after your shower and still think you're a pretty, worthwhile person.2