Should I really need to explain why I wear makeup…?


I’ve been adding to a draft on my reasons for wearing makeup for quite some time now, and never quite found the confidence to be able to post it.

However, last weekend my friend Milly from An Infinite Desire (which, by the way, you should definitely go and have a scroll through) wrote a post called ‘why I wear makeup’, and I found it so relatable that I thought I’d finally get round to uploading my own version.

Ever since I updated my blog with a new theme and a new name, I rewrote my ABOUT page and I suppose that I voiced some of my views on this subject before I’d even considering posting this draft. I wanted to express to those of you who had just randomly discovered my blog that the writer behind these posts was inspired by makeup and wanted to inspire others through it too.

Before I properly get going, I want to point out that I’m not trying to justify why I think YOU should wear makeup, I’m just explaining how I feel personally.

I’ll start off by saying YES – I do feel prettier with longer lashes, a dab of concealer and neatened-up brows. Yes, I do. But is that so wrong? Isn’t that just the same as saying ‘I feel prettier with a prom dress on than when I’m wearing my old faded tracksuit’?

People would never judge you for saying that, so why be judged for admitting that makeup makes you feel prettier?

That’s another thing that ticks me off.

ADMIT IT. You’re wearing makeup”

What is there to admit? Wearing some powder isn’t a crime to be guilty of, surely.

Another part of this topic is that we girls wear makeup because we’re ‘insecure’ (or boys, for that matter, but I can only really speak for girls seeing as I am one!). In some cases yes, makeup does give you a whole lot of confidence, but whilst there’s nothing wrong with that it often can’t be further from the truth. Makeup’s an art too, you know? It’s not just a mask!

So, to round up this post, I want to say this:

I wear makeup for me. To allow me to experiment, express myself, and feel that little bit prettier. WhetherΒ I’ve gone for aΒ deep smoky eye or a nude lip, it shouldn’t matter to you – because I’m still me, makeup or not makeup.
Because trust me, I would NOT be spending ridiculous amounts of money on it for anyone else!

I’ll leave you with some quotes, but before I do, let me ask you this:

Have you ever felt the need to justify why you wear makeup?
Tell me everything in the comments below!

El x

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Thanks again to Milly for giving me some confidence to post this! x

16 thoughts on “Should I really need to explain why I wear makeup…?

  1. Such a great post! I totally agree with everything you said! It really annoys me how people say that people who wear a lot of makeup are insecure with the way they look! I think that you explained why that’s not the truth perfectly! ❀

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    1. Thank you so much! I agree; there’s more to makeup than using it as a cover-up.
      It was a tricky one to explain so I’m glad you think I did okay with it! Haha xx

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  2. Wow El, love this! I’m so happy that I managed to give you the confidence to post this as it is such a strong topic that people really need to start understanding properly! Completely agree with every word written. Thank you for your kind words! xxxxx

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    1. Aw thank you so much! I completely agree that this topic needs to be something that people speak more openly about and maybe after that makeup won’t seem like such a crime anymore.
      Your comment’s honestly made my day, thank you for your inspiration! xxxxx

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