To me, makeup has two important uses; It helps make me not look tired and it helps me feel like a badass. My eyes are one of my favorite features, so I appreciate when they look fresh and well rested (which they usually are not). When I’m going out, I love throwing on lots of smudgy black eyeliner and a bunch of mascara. It makes me feel like a rockstar, and who doesn’t want to feel like that?
Sometimes I feel like I’m just painting my face. And then I think, “This is stupid. Why am I painting my face? When did this become the norm for women? Why are there expectations for women to look perfect when guys get to walk down the street paint free and we still think they’re hot?” But then I remember how much fun it is to feel like a rockstar, and I smile to myself, thinking that I get to wear loads of eyeliner and no one thinks it’s weird.