Ever since I was young I have been fascinated with make-up. Red became my favorite color because of how red lipstick stands out against one's face. I watched the female figures in my life buy, talk about, and do their own make-up. In the early days of middle school, I observed my acquaintances experiment with heavy black eyeliner and pink lip gloss. I never got to experience this as my mom limited me to only wearing clear mascara the first two years of Junior High.
It was not until 8th grade when I was able to wear eye make up. I began watching tutorials of all sorts to satisfy my craving for learning about new products & techniques. Finally, in my last year of high school, I began wearing a full face of makeup. My collection began to grow as my love of makeup also grew. It wasn't until then when people began to tell me that I didn't need "to wear makeup to look beautiful".
Most people insist that make-up wearers put on makeup to cover up embarrassing marks, pimples, or any imperfections that an individual may have, however, this is not the case for everyone. Although make-up does a great job at concealing flaws, it is also used to bring out the natural beauty, too. Makeup is a subjective thing because it is a form of art. People can be as creative as they want with make-up. There is no right way or wrong way to wear makeup.
Wearing makeup is a choice that everyone has. I have never met someone that feels obligated to wear makeup every day. There is often never a 'need' for makeup, for there is often a 'want'. It's a way for you to present yourself in your most comfortable skin - whether that be in make-up or not.
I do not wear makeup because I feel like I need a transformation to be beautiful. I wear make-up because it highlights my good features. Make-up is a confidence booster. Some days I will not wear any, sometimes it'll take me over an hour to do it. It can also be a stress reliever. These beauty products also bring you into a community that is full of positive people that are always looking for new creative trends to find. Make-up can additionally be used as an icebreaker. I can name multiple encounters where I have complimented someone's makeup and it led to a long conversation about all the different products we love and use.
You telling me that I'm already beautiful is flattering, but telling me that I do not need "all the make-up" is not going to make me magically want to stop wearing it. I wear it because I want to, I wear it because I'm continuing my skills and knowledge. I get to collect makeup and help transform other people. Even now my love for makeup has given me a full-time job that I love to do. I am not wearing makeup to impress other people, and I wish more people understood that.