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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Five Reasons Why Women Wear Makeup...

Hey Girls and Gents.

How is everyone doing?

So I've been thinking about writing this topic for awhile now, and it’s  based on a question that I get asked a lot from both men and women of all ages; that I’m sure a lot of you guys also get asked.

 The question… why do you wear makeup? And then the next one that follows right after that, do you ever leave the house without it?

Now I know most of y'all are shaking your heads and laughing, because you more than likely got asked these same questions at least once.

So first I’m going to answer the second question; yes I do leave the house without it on.

Now I've asked quite a few women this same question, and being nosy and listening to what most women answer when asked this question from another people, and this is how I picked my top five reasons why women wear makeup okay.

Now I'm going to answer the first question; why do I wear makeup? No I'm not going to lie to y'all, so reasons Two, Three (as my younger sister told me), Four, and Five lol, keep reading to see which reason those are…

So here are my questions for you: why do you wear makeup, and do you ever leave the house without it? 

So here are MY top five (5) reasons I think most woman wear Makeup, also keep in mind it’s not in any order, so enjoy!

1.       Society:

In almost all society we as women are often held to some crazy standard, to look, dress, and act a certain way (no matter what country or background your from, there’s always something) it may differ from place to place but it’s still there.

Take work for example, you can’t wear the same kind of makeup you would if you were going out with the girls for the night, or a concert.  You are expected to look a certain way depending where you work, office job compared to music store, or clothing store or teacher compared to working at a hospital is Very different to name a few.

But one thing remains the same, if you look, dress, and act different than what society excepts more than likely people are going to look at you weird, you may even get ask to change your look/dress.

If you don't believe me try this, it’s interesting, funny, and sad.

Go to the same store on three or more different days with doing your makeup different each time, ask a shopping or worker for something easy like (what’s the time, where insert random item is?)  And see how the person reacts to you depending on your look, are they polite, kind of rushed in answering you, like they don’t have time for you, scared, shocked, or ignored you.

2.       For Men:

This one I find I most easily understand.

For many reasons; we women often apply makeup to attract the opposite sex, by covering our so called “flaws” with foundations, and concealers, brighten our eyes, making them appear wider, filling and painting our lips to make them more “desirable”, plucking those “unruly” eyebrows, and that’s just to name a few things that we do, to “perfected” ourselves, for the opposite sex.

Often I seen a lot of women, wishing they applied their  “face” when a good looking, smart, charming or a rich man walk into the room, or God forbid if he has all the above.

Now I'm not going to sit here and tell you that looks doesn't count (because then I'll be lying, because as unfair as it is, people judge from looks first, before getting to know you) but we often forget that having a great personality, a good kind loving heart counts more than looks, and that’s something that never fades with age. Your good looks may attract his attention, but it’s your personality and heart that will keep it longer than your looks will.

Anyway on another note, most guys I know, or talked to, don’t even like makeup (most of the time, they like the look of natural makeup, but they don't even know it lol), and don't let me tell you how much they HATE glitter (that could be a post itself, oh Idea! should I do a post about what guys like/hate most about makeup? I’ll even “interview” them about it)

Okay I don't want this post to be crazy long, so just keep in mind that with most guys, always keep in mind this old saying, “less is more” when you're applying your “face”. But most importantly always remember ‘beauty starts from within’

3.       For Women:

This one I find the most interesting, sometimes funny, and kind of sad.

Humans in general are very completive creatures, and woman I find even more so with other women.

Most of us women, think that we have to be the most beautiful, skinny, rich, most liked, and having the best man in the room, for some reason. Even though we all know better, and understand that happiness doesn't come from all these things, we sometime find ourselves competing with other women for them, and a lot of the time when we do find ourselves at the top of which ever ladder you're trying to climb, we often look down upon others. As if having these things makes us a better person. Sadly I see this lot among women, and men alike.

4.       For the Art and Fun of it:

Sometime during the early years of our childhood where we used to paint our face to turn ourselves to butterflies, flowers, and animals (face painting). Was when we found we apply makeup for the fun or art of it; most often than not it’s a form of self-expression; and the love of simply putting on makeup for no reason at all, but really do we need a reason to?

Or maybe we want to change who we are for the night, maybe we are attaining a themed party/event, and what’s more fun than; changing oneself into something new and different for the night, like a fairy, or a disney princess?

Because as we all know makeup is a form of art.

5.       For Oneself:

This one is a no-brainer, if you want to wear makeup, then who’s to tell you otherwise! Go on a get as simple or crazy as you want!!!

But always remember you are the only person who can tell you how to look.

Peace n' Love<3