A simple and sometimes subtle way to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence is to wear makeup. Many people, myself included, wear makeup every day. I have been asked scores of times why I wear makeup, and I am sure many other people have been asked that same question as well. Whenever someone asks why I wear makeup, they almost always add another comment, like: “You look so much better without makeup” or “Who are you trying to impress?”
I am “trying to impress” myself. People wear makeup because they want to wear makeup. It is exactly the same reason people choose to wear jeans or a hat: because they want to, and it makes them feel better about themselves. They do not wear makeup “to get guys” or “to fit in.” Personally, I feel a lot better on days that I wear makeup. I feel much more confident in myself, and I am sure other people feel the same way.
It is certainly acceptable to have an opinion about makeup, and maybe some people do look better without it. What is not okay, is making someone feel self-conscious about their face. Makeup is just like clothing, shoes, and hair dye; we use if to bolster our self-esteem. Nobody asks you why you don’t wear makeup, so why would you ask someone why they do?