Someone I know today was talking about how she was worried she wouldnt be beautiful on her wedding day and I said "every women is beautiful on their wedding day", what I almost said was "you're beautiful every other day why wouldnt you be beautiful on your wedding day?".
And that sort of shit gets me in trouble.
Say the latter to someone like me, and I'd still genuinely thank you for the compliment.
Only she who attempts the absurd can achieve the impossible... and then some.
Anyway, I wear a little most of the time. Eyeshadow, mascara and usually something on the lips gets the job done for me. I used to wear more than that, but somehow as I've gotten older, something has begun to look off about eyeliner and other sorts of makeup I've set aside.
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On a usual day, just mascara, concealer and foundation, anything more than that requires too much effort (effort that can be spent on my hair). Also, I'm an autumn, I have enough colouring to my skin tone, I needn't add more.
On a night out, I opt for clown inspired make-up because it's very alluring. Lipstick, blusher, highlighter, eyeshadow, powder but never kohl eyeliner - that stuff is for emos (it's not, but it looks awful on me).
I usually cover my dark under eye circles with concealer and put on eyeliner and mascara to make my eyes look farther apart. If I have extra time I put on more makeup (blush, foundation, etc.). Like a lot of women, I have an unhealthy attachment to my makeup routine (I feel naked and ugly without it, and my social confidence level is strongly related to how physically attractive I'm feeling), though I did go completely bare-faced one day last month and it felt unexpectedly comforting and freeing.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse
Haven't read the entirety of this thread tbh, but my 2c: I see makeup as a form of customization. Nothing more, nothing less - it's like styling your hair and choosing your clothes, or what accessories to wear.
Really extreme contouring/etc., that really alters how you look -- now, that is more of a grey area. I can see why some guys might feel that it is not genuine.