Every morning, women layer product upon product on their faces to look pretty. Foundation, concealer, powder, blush. You name it, we've got it. Some women can spend up to an hour perfecting their makeup in the morning, as hard as that is to believe. We know the ins and outs of different brands and products and have learned exactly what techniques to use to get the desired effect.
You think we do all this for you. We don't. Believe it or not, our lives don't center around your opinions of us. We have some self-worth, you know. But if we don't wear it to please you, why do we do it?
We do it for ourselves.
There's something satisfying about looking in the mirror and thinking to yourself, "I look pretty." It's the feeling that inspires confidence and makes us feel beautiful inside and out. Looking beautiful and feeling beautiful can go hand in hand. When I put on makeup in the morning, I get a boost of energy from seeing how I look. I'm putting makeup on because that surge of energy is what gives me the confidence to go through my day without worrying about the world's criticism. I look good to me, and that's what matters.
A huge point that my guy friends make is that women are "altering" their appearances and "deceiving" them. That is VERY far from the truth. Labeling all women that wear makeup as fake is the most ridiculous thing you could possibly do. Granted, there are some women that layer it on so intensely that they look like barbie dolls, but not every girl out there is an alien under her makeup. Girls use makeup to enhance their best features, not create new features. It's like you using hair gel to enhance your naturally curly hair. You're not changing your hair, you're enhancing it. That's what we're doing with makeup, not putting on a mask to deceive you.
So don't flatter yourself, boys. We don't care about your opinions enough to take the time to make ourselves look perfect in the morning for you, we do it for ourselves.
-Any Girl That's Been Judged For Wearing Makeup