Trust me, I Use Makeup For Me, Not You
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I Wear Makeup For Me, Not You

Because not everything is about you.


I started to wear makeup at the age of twelve and until fourteen, I could only wear it for special occasions like holidays and weddings. At the age of fourteen, I was able to start wearing makeup every day, and not just for special occasions. I would wear makeup almost every day, but there were periods of time where I wouldn't wear it. It was either because I didn't feel like it, I got a sore on my eye that made not wear makeup for a few days, or I would run out of makeup and had to wait for a few days to get more.

When I started college, I slowly started to care more about makeup than I did before. I started to care more about the products that I was buying, and what I was putting on my face. I started watching videos to get informed on the products and how to use them. Something I didn't really do before. Now, my makeup skills aren't the greatest in the world, but they have gotten a lot better than they had done before because of the fact that I cared more, and I actually practiced. Yes, I practiced because practicing makes you better. I don't want my makeup to look bad.

Throughout this time, I never wore makeup for other people. I wore it for me. I like putting on makeup. It's a lot of fun. It's a part of my everyday routine. It's a part of my getting ready process. It makes me feel better when I wear makeup. So, when I do wear makeup, trust me, it's not for anyone besides myself. I like putting makeup on not just because it's fun, but for other reasons too.

First, makeup makes me feel more confident than when I don't wear it, but don't get me wrong, there are pros to not wearing makeup. Second, makeup is a form of artistic expression. There is so much that you can do with makeup, and there are so many options out there. Third, makeup brings people together. I don't know much about makeup, and I don't talk about makeup all the time, but I love that makeup can bring people together no matter who you are. And lastly, makeup can hide stuff on our faces that we don't want people to see. For example, zits or blackheads.

So, wear makeup. Don't wear makeup. It doesn't matter to me. It's up to you what you want to do, and I'm cool if you wear makeup and I'm cool if you don't. For me, I like to wear makeup. There are periods of time, where I could go everyday wearing make up, and other times not wear it at all. That's me. I like wearing makeup for all the reasons I listed, and I like wearing it for me. I don't wear makeup for other people. I don't wear makeup to please other people. I don't practice different styles and watch videos about makeup to get better for other people. It's for me.

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