I enjoy my make-up from time to time, but it is one of those things that can get a bad wrap in feminism. I mean, it is one of the many things that women “have to” do, but men don’t. Women have to put these silly colors on our faces or we are not “put together” or sometimes even taken seriously. Ladies, would you feel comfortable going to an interview without make-up on? How about a first date?
I totally understand that half of the aversion The necessity is complete b.s. That fact that we* feel as if we will be judged for the lack is totally unfair. The worst part for me is when I see friends spend upwards of a hundred dollars and a half-an-hour putting on make-up in order to look the same!
On the up side, make-up can be one of those things you flip. Make it something for yourself and not others. If you hate putting on make-up, try not doing it. Go to work without it and see if something changes. This will most likely do one of two things. 1) You will learn it doesn’t change a damn thing. Other than your own attitude, of course. 2) It does change something (such as you get more tips or treated better by certain people) and you learn something more about your work environment.
What do you, both my male and female readers, think of make-up? Is it pushing back the feminist movement or is it another thing we should claim for ourselves? If any of you know anything about the history of make-up, please let me know.
*I mean the average woman. If you are an exception, awesome.