How fake are you?
I think we are all fake.
Do you do any of these, and which?
1-eyebrow tweezing, threading, or waxing
2-hair color or bleach or highlight
4-hair texture alteration - perm, relaxer, Japanese straighten, keratin treatment
5-any makeup applied at least once a week
7-acrylic or gel nails
9-iron or blow dry natural hair to straighter than it is, or use products or rollers or iron to make curls
11-had any facial plastic surgery like nose job
12-had breast augmentation or lipo-body procedures
I guarantee at least all of us are a little fake. And if you've never done any of the items on this list and are female, you probably need better grooming.
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None, save the odd occasion. But I do admit I will likely cave in to pressure to put on makeup when I begin to interview for jobs in a few years (currently 18).
In my opinion, the reason why so many people resort to some level of 'fake' is due to the internalisation of 'natural' by society as something more. Even without the obvious fakery of really colourful eyeshadow and lipstick, a lot of people are so unable to discern subtle, natural-looking makeup that when regular users go without, they get comments about looking ill. It gets to the point where makeup is doesn't become a choice anymore; society necessitates a made up but not looking made up woman. (I'm really bad at being concise, sorry.)
Anyhow, I don't look down on anyone else's decision to do this stuff, whether for self-expression, insecurity or necessity. I myself love the escapism that comes with makeup and dressing up at costume parties. I just wish it were socially acceptable to opt out, as opposed to "need[ing] better grooming", as you've put it.1