for every girl whose boyfriend who has ever asked “what does mascara even do?”
I guess the real question is, “Why does society deem it necessary?” Is looking “good” worth all that trouble?
I think I’m just glad that in our culture most of the stuff that is deemed “necessary” isn’t really necessary. Women in America don’t have to shave their legs, sure it’s like considered attractive and feminine, but it’s not really enforced. In some cultures long stretched out necks or giant gauged bottom lip holes or full body scarring or tattoos are attractive and those are not an option.
If all I have to do is put black gunk on my face to feel all pretty, I’m super ok with that
It really does make a difference, you just can’t tell if you’ve never seen us without it.
I never wear make-up, and I in fact feel uglier with it on, so before making such a huge generalization, maybe you should look at all girls instead of just yourselves. I don’t care if you wear it every day, but don’t assume that every girl in the country does, too.
woah, hadn’t seen all the responses to this post until now. This pictures has turned into a soap box for the rebellion against makeup, and not just a proclamation that it’s not necessary, or that they dont like it. It’s like some of these people are offended by the fact that others feel differently on the subject of makeup in general.
What I don’t understand is the separation between make up and any other western invention for the sake of beauty. Like daily showers, body wash, perfume, hair brushes, nail clippers, piercings, face wash, hair dye, nail polish, clothing, jewelry… this is stupid to list cause it could literally go on for ever and someone could easily pick specific examples and say “i dont shower everyday” (i actually dont shower every day…woops) but the point is we all do unnecessary stuff. Do you really need that new shirt? probably not, but wouldn’t you get a little frustrated with someone barking at you for doing something that makes you feel happy? even if that happiness comes from a place of vanity, it’s a harmless source of joy.
wearing makeup isn’t pathetic. making huge assumptions about someones character based on how the present themselves is a mistake.
Hmmm, I would argue that daily (or at least bidaily) showers, brushing one’s hair, using nail clippers, and the like are more hygiene than beauty. Sure, hygiene helps towards being considered beautiful, but those are more about maintaining a healthy (healthier?) body than a beautiful one.
Also, I’m in no way convinced that the girl in the picture isn’t wearing false lashes and that she did that ONLY with mascara.
girl in the picture here, it’s just mascara