ladies & queens, hello!
i'm a 20sth student and quite vain. i take care of my appearance (face, body, hair, style, etc) and i don't feel quite "myself" unless i have the "slinky eye" look going on. i like to emphasize my dark eyes, even during the day in a casual university setting. wearing makeup improves my work ethic, confidence, output, and general sociability. yes, i would say - yes, it does "make up" a part of my identity, despite the condemnations of the beauty industry and cosmetic alterations.
what are your thoughts about makeup? i know some women reject it intentionally to promote the "there's nothing about me i wish to enhance - i am perfect as is." but i think the reality is in a corporate setting and in interactions in general, one gets treated better if one is at least marginally aware of standards of attractiveness and hygiene. do you wear makeup? if yes, are you unconventional about it? do you go au natural or do the "natural look"? tell me about yourself and your relationship to the cosmetic industry.