I love makeup because it has the ability to brighten me up on days when I look as crummy as I feel. Mostly, I only wear black kohl, since it is tradition in my family and my culture. I've started wearing lipstick more because of my mother. I grew up seeing her wear dark lipstick everywhere. She dresses well even to go to the grocery store! I think it's a good habit. After all, you never know who you'll meet.
I used to think it was evident of a sexist society that most women wear makeup to boost their confidence, while men seem to be blessed with an annoying over-abundance of it. Now I just feel bad that there is still a stigma surrounding men and makeup. I think that is more sexist. Men would look gorgeous with some black eyeliner (Captain Jack anyone??!)