Why I Wear Makeup
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Growing up, I used to think makeup was icky. Honestly, I thought anything even remotely "girly" was gross, and I always swore that I would never be a girly girl who wore dresses and makeup and all that jazz.

Today, at twenty-one-years-old, I wear makeup. I wear different kinds of makeup for different reasons. I wear makeup because I have little red spots and other discoloration that I would prefer to mask. I wear makeup because I've always had dry, sort of discolored lips, and let's face it, who doesn't like a nice red or pink lip now and then? I wear makeup because it's just straight up fun and pretty and why wouldn't I wear makeup?

I don't wear makeup because I think I'm ugly. I don't wear makeup to try and impress anyone, either. Most people probably can't even tell I'm wearing makeup half the time because I tend to go for the "natural" look. But there's nothing wrong with people who wear their makeup more boldly, either. My best friend has the most amazing makeup looks, I respect her look as much as someone who goes for the "natural" look like I do.

The point is, people who choose to wear makeup have different reasons for it. Maybe there are those who, like me, want to cover up something they may be self-conscious about. Maybe others wear makeup just because honestly it's an art form. And you know what? There may be people who wear makeup because they do think they're ugly. Why do people judge that? At the end of the day, most people who wear makeup wear it because they want to. They're not doing it for anyone else but themselves. Makeup makes them happy for whatever reason and I just don't understand why people get mad about that.

The whole thing about people having "trust issues" when they see a person with and without their makeup baffles me. Like really? You honestly thought that person was born with that glitter on their lids and red on their lips? If someone you're dating wears makeup and seeing them without that makeup makes you so disgusted, they are so better off without you.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that there is nothing wrong with makeup or with people who wear makeup and I'm tired of people thinking there is. Let people enjoy the things they enjoy.

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