I love makeup as a form of self expression. I've had the pleasure of working with professionals from the beauty industry and they are wonderful artists and scientists. I believe people should do what they like, what makes them feel good. If that's makeup, that's awesome. If it isn't, that's cool. I don't believe in "brain washing" on a mass scale and I think the individual is responsible for which beauty products he or she uses to express and/or care for him or herself.
I wear makeup as a professional actor/model at work but don't always prefer it for my everyday life. I love the idea of adornment and celebration of the self, or expression of ideas through fashion and beauty as artistic mediums. I love the ritual of being a performer where the transformation stage in makeup/wardrobe is such a key moment for me.