Last night I saw a commercial with a girl trying to explain to someone that she doesn't wear makeup, next you see her in her wedding dress in full makeup.
When I was in my teens and twenties I was the one who couldn't go out in public with out my face on. Then I eventually took out the foundation and concealer. Over time it has dwindled down to just lipstick, eyeliner and mascara, but those are only brought out if I am going visiting.
I look back on those times when I would do the full face regiment and shake my head, I wonder why it was so important.
Was it that I was trying to hide behind it?
Was I trying to impress someone? If so, how did I come to think that that would impress anyone? Showing a fake ME.
Was I doing it to catch a man? That can't be it, cause most of the men I have known don't even like it. My hubby wont even kiss me with lipstick on.
I just can't seem to find the importance of it. All it ever did was waste my time and give me pimples cause I would go out partying and come home and crash with it still on. I can't even count the endless hours of my life putting on makeup and taking off makeup and curing the pimples. Not to mention all the money spent.
So...Why do we do it? I'm thinking most of us do it, cause we grew up watching all the women in our lives do it. Maybe we were influenced by television or magazines.
I know a lot of women will say "cause it makes me feel beautiful or better about myself".
I wonder if that would still be the case if makeup hadn't been so ingrained into society.
Imagine women never having started this process and then seeing someone with makeup, would we consider that person to be crazy or would we flock to it?