I've always had an on again off again relationship with make-up. It never made "sense" to me...how to apply it...what colors looked good on me...I only knew when I was told, "That definitely does not look good on you!" So I stuck to very basic routines. In high school, it was eye liner and mascara but then college rolled around and I started going out to clubs and bars. I knew I had to step up my game. I tried glitter and shimmer and smoldering, to the best of my ability but my day to day look was a totally bare face.
Then as I went into the working world I was inconsistent with my look...essentially I was lazy unless there was someone to impress. I got better with application and figured out simple looks that worked for me. I'm still trying to nail down that damn "cat eye." Now as I have been working at my job for a year and a half, I wear make up everyday...and I do it for me. It lifts me up to walk by a mirror with confidence. Of course it's nice to be complimented but the first compliment in the morning comes from me.
But I also remember that I still look pretty good bare faced and I have nothing to hide.