Personally, I love makeup. I think that skincare is a ritual and way in which you express love for your own beauty (inside and out)! If you take good care of your skin (and limit exposure to sun), then makeup is just an added bonus. As I am now 30, I realize that I am much more careful about how I care for my skin - I want it to look, but even more importantly feel good.
I love putting on a little luminizer to highlight my cheekbones, mascara, and a lip color. It's funny how just a little touch of makeup can make such a difference in making a woman feel like they are pulled together. Wearing a lip color that I know and love, I always feel a boost of confidence, especially when I am in new and unfamiliar situations. Makeup, to me, is another way to tap into self expression and self love, by treating your skin to a little extra TLC. (it is your largest organ, after all!)