in terms of how they look? who freaking cares about mascara?
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This is an interesting question, and I wonder the same thing myself. I think it comes down to a couple of things.
First, when I wear makeup, people notice and say something nice, usually. I think it's because I look a little more put together than usual, because usually I don't wear makeup, but it's easy to assume that I just look better, prettier, whatever. So there's positive reinforcement there.
Second, it's a confidence thing. Almost like a superstition, really. I feel better about interacting with people, particularly people I don't know, when I have a little mascara on. I don't have to do up my whole face, but a little something here or there to accentuate a feature I like helps me to feel like contributing more to a conversation or situation. I am aware that this is silly, but I think there are worse things to use to perk your esteem up a bit.1