I think of make-up as a form of dressing up. I see it as a form of performance.
When I put on makeup, I want to feel that it brings out and embellishes my features which are already whole. It does not define me, cover me, or complete me. I feel glamourous with makeup on, but it does not make me a better or worse person. It's simply an art form one wears on one's face.
I have had some beautiful and some ugly moments in a bare face, and some beautiful and ugly moments in makeup.
As an actress & model, I am sometimes called to set as much as hours before my male counterparts for "hair and makeup." It strikes me as unfair that makeup should be a requirement for me, and typically forbidden for men.
I truly admire the makeup artists I have worked with in the industry for their commitment to the art of makeup as a means to bring out, rather than conceal