Below is an article: "Why Society Needs To Stop Telling Women They Don’t ‘Need’ Makeup" from Elite Daily: https://elitedai.ly/1Bc07Jc
I found this article to be very empowering. I like wearing makeup because I like the way it makes me look and feel but, often I wonder if it looks like I'm trying too hard or, vice versa, on days I don't feel like putting on makeup and I choose to go out, I worry that it looks like I don't care about my self image.
I like how the article associates makeup to fashion instead of something that's there just to make you look better. Like, I don't wear sweatpants and a baggy T-shirt every day; I have a sense of style. I don't wear minimal makeup every day, sometimes I like going barefaced, or wearing a little more depending on my mood.
I think this article does a great job in empowering women not to "need" makeup but, to use or not use it in their own way. It also gives some insight for men who believe women only wear make up to impress them or to mislead them.
One day I'd like to see makeup as an extension of fashion just like we have different shoes or wear a watch but, for now, I understand the pro/anti battle.
So, what do you think of makeup?
Most Helpful Guy
The article is very wonderful But thanks for bringing it to our notice.-------It's an extension of fashion , but the fashion industry is notorious on preying on people's sense of self worth. They want to give them the luxury of making their own choices. And women love to celebrate that they have CHOICES. A girl has a complete choice to wear a make up or not. Sometimes a horrible looking girl without a makeup can be completely confident and comfortable. Where as a good looking girl with little bit of imperfections will still want to hide or mask her imperfections with makeup little knowing that the imperfections seem to make her look more beautiful. People always have a opinion and they are not right or wrong if they say one way or the other. Some women do make up to compete with other women. Some do it because their bosses want them to be with make up. Women even reach late to work because of makeup time. Women are always judged by their looks. Some women are really afraid to let people see their real faces because they don't feel they are pretty enough. So they want to use make up to meet the false standards of beauty , that society has set for them and they meet these standards with makeup. Some women say , they are not born with good looks so they need a good make up look to pretend that they are someone else. Many who choose to use makeup everyday get used to seeing themselves with makeup and subsequently feel that they can't go without it. -----But overall I feel , that a women should feel free to choose whether she needs to wear make up or not. Nobody has a right to monitor her reasons for wearing a makeup on a day-to-day basis and judge some of those reasons as good or bad. She should be free to do what she wants.
Most Helpful Girl
I like makeup and I think it should be used as a way for a girl to express herself. It's not up to anyone else to dictate what she does with it.