Is Makeup Necessary to Feel Beautiful?

Makeup was fun to play with as a child.

When I was a little girl I loved to play with my Mom’s makeup. Um, not to wear though, I used to think I was a scientist making special formulas.

I’d mix concoctions of skin cleansers, foundation, perfume – you name it – together. Freeze it. Reheat it. Stir other stuff in it, just to see how it’d react. I used to hope for a dramatic reaction – smoke, a muffled explosion – but nothing like that ever happened. All it did was kill ants and cockroaches; something Combat and Raid didn’t do instantly.

Other times, I’d wear enough makeup to make Ronald McDonald envious. Face done like a clown, I’d stick my head out the window for the neighbors to see.

Makeup for beautification? Nope.

I became serious about using foundation, when I could get it for free. I used it for hiding blemishes; making my complexion look even. However, I became iffy about this stuff when it started to dry my skin out, and cause wrinkles. To remove the wrinkles, I had to vigorously scrub my skin clean.

Foundation, from some companies, even contained skin lighteners. Hey, if I want skin lighteners, I’d buy them. I don’t like makeup being so multipurpose. What next, botox in this stuff?

After a while, I felt foundation made my face wrinkly, dusty, and dirty just to appear “presentable.” If I’m going out, to a nightclub, or date, I might put on some eyeshadow, but no eyeliner, no eyebrow pencil, but nothing else.

At most today, I wear expensive, long lasting lipstick.

I have such oily skin, that foundation, or other kinds of makeup, is a lost cause. If I wore eyeliner, I’d look like a raccoon by the end of the day. I cannot keep my hands away from my face and eyes. I’m always rubbing them. I don’t like having to constantly reapply makeup, since it starts to cake after two hours.

Overall, I consider it a waste of time and money. More power to those who love this stuff. I’ve always felt awkward with makeup (purchased dirt) on my face, like I’ve never applied it correctly.

Anyway, I feel beautiful enough without it.

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