It’s not for you, it’s for me.


WHY why why why why are people so quick to assume that others carry out their hobbies in order to please everyone else? I don’t know about you guys but I do what I like because I like it and it’s as simple as that. I’ve never been someone that impresses someone through the way that I look, I like to impress people by what i’m capable of so someone tell me this, why do I wear make up to impress boys?

I don’t. That’s the answer.

I want to look good for my daaaaamn self, what’s so wrong with that? Am I being selfish? Am I not allowed to play with make up just because I find it fun and interesting? Think about it, I like make up. It’s that plain and simple. Consider this for a second, my little sister is five and she’s constantly coming into my room to ask if she can play with my make up. Do you honestly think that she wants to impress those snotty nosed toddlers that smell like pee in her reception class? I doubt it. She’s just interested, it looks fun and when I let her play with my brushes and she pretends to put blush on because she finds it fun. Why do you have to be five for it to be acceptable to have this mind set? Why is it that when we get to around 14 -15 years old, our interests suddenly automatically change from wanting to wear make up because we’re experimenting and we enjoy it to wearing it because “boys like it” and “we need to impress boys”?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying every girl wears make up for herself and not to look for boys, I’m saying do not generalise us as a whole gender for doing this. Males wear make up as well, they don’t all do it to impress boys, what about lesbians that wear eyeliner, I’m sure they’re also trying to attract the attention of Justin Bieber lookalike’s and every other lad that walks past. The fact that this original argument totally disregards the LGBT community is annoying within it’s self, come on people, this is 2015, pretty much everyone wears make up and not to impress boys.

Yet, apparently, all girls are attention whores for putting on a little eyeliner and lippy just because they enjoy a bit of self pampering. We’re not dumb, it’s not difficult to get a boys attention, you just have to flash a bit of cleavage and not because boys are perverts before you keyboard warriors go at it in the comments but because the show of flesh is more appealing than the colour of eye shadow. We know this. A lot of us just like make up and we like to accentuate our features, what is so wrong with that? LET ME WEAR MY WAR PAINT IN PEACE BECAUSE I LIKE THE WAY IT MAKES MY CHEEKBONES STAND OUT.

Now that that’s off my chest, I apologise for the long await of a post but I hope you all had a wonderful week, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter and like my Facebook page and subscribe to me on YouTube!


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  1. Lauren
    February 24, 2015 / 1:04 pm

    I’ve made a post similar to that!! it’s definitely something that bothers me. I’m glad you’re just as passionate about that as I am because it’s definitely something that’s been bothering me a lot lately.
    check out my post sometime.

  2. February 24, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Now that I’m a geezer (heeheehee), people get the impression that I like makeup because I’m conceited. Know what? Their opinion of me is not my business. MINE is.
    All that matters is that *I* know that I love makeup because it’s art and self-expression. To me, makeup is like painting and living sculpture. I LIKE to modify the contours of my face, re-shape my eyes, lips, etc. I LIKE the way color draws attention to one area of my face. It’s no different than being a graphic artist, a sculptor or any other creative endeavor. There’s a reason they’re called “makeup ARTISTS”.
    I suggest that maybe, in the future, if someone suggests that your motives are ‘suspicious’, you can explain the artistry and see what he or she says. Anyone who gets it is cool; anyone who doesn’t can take a hike. We can’t cure stupidity, just ignorance.

    hugs to you!

    • February 24, 2015 / 3:38 pm

      I love your comment! Thank you for pointing this out! The make up artist is such a good point :’) thank you

  3. February 24, 2015 / 4:09 pm

    This is so true! Perfectly written! I completely agree with you xx

  4. February 24, 2015 / 5:02 pm

    Haha amen! A lot of girls who like to go “all natural” can give crap to girls about wearing makeup but, hey, makeup obv doesn’t make them feel good so why should they care. Sometimes it’s fun to pamper yourself and get dressed up and cute (even if just for yourself). I think makeup is really fun!!

  5. February 25, 2015 / 6:21 am

    true. hobbies are ones own area of interest

  6. February 25, 2015 / 4:38 pm

    This is great! you are not being selfish by wanting to look good for yourself. That’s who we should be trying to please first before anyone else anyhow…ourselves

  7. March 14, 2015 / 12:04 am

    I’ve been using make-up for 40+ years. When I was young, we didn’t have the huge selection of everything in soviet-Latvia that girls have nowadays here, in North America. However, empty shelves and no money didn’t stop me. I learned sewing very early and therefore no outfit was a problem. Makeup is very useful since there are very few women who actually look worse with make-up, majority looks way better, feels way better and goes through life with lots of confidence. I agree with you, it’s not to please anybody else, it’s sort of daily routine. It’s also a pleasure, exploration and discoveries. Plus, make-up prevents aging and protects skin. I’m for the right stuff in the right place, meaning, we’ve got to make a distinction between going for a walk make-up and festive event make-up. Overdone is never good and balance works with everything. I would not say it’s selfish to want to look good: it should be just normal and just routine. We should always look so good that we do not offend our personal and other people’s aesthetic expectations. It’s much more pleasure to look at a polished, having good style person than at somebody like out of garbage. We cannot change the world if we cannot change ourselves to somebody great looking and feeling. Whatever comes in life, we have to take good care about ourselves since other people love only those who love and respect themselves.

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