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I saw a youtube short that highlighted what a massive waste of money and time makeup is.

Look at all that product she has on her face. And in the end, once she was done blending it together, it made....no difference. She looked exactly the same, except a bit tanner maybe?

Sis started out looking like the Colossal Titan, yet a guy on the street would look at her and probably think she's not wearing any makeup at all.

Like no disrespect if makeup is your thing, but WHY do we do this to ourselves? She spent hours doing that. I don't know why she seemed upset to blend it when she knew she'd have to take it off at the end of the day anyway. You can argue that makeup is like art for your body but at least a painter won't break out in zits if he doesn't destroy his painting before he goes to sleep.

Apparently she likes to do SFX makeup which is cool looking but my god is it worth it? Literally every "remove my makeup with me" video has her wincing in pain. All I can hope is that youtube and tiktok pay her decent enough money to justify doing it.

I saw a youtube [short](https://youtube.com/shorts/WbDOByBXdbc?feature=share) that highlighted what a massive waste of money and time makeup is. Look at all that product she has on her face. And in the end, once she was done blending it together, it made....no difference. She looked exactly the same, except a bit tanner maybe? Sis started out looking like the Colossal Titan, yet a guy on the street would look at her and probably think she's not wearing any makeup at all. Like no disrespect if makeup is your thing, but WHY do we do this to ourselves? She spent *hours* doing that. I don't know why she seemed upset to blend it when she knew she'd have to take it off at the end of the day anyway. You can argue that makeup is like art for your body but at least a painter won't break out in zits if he doesn't destroy his painting before he goes to sleep. Apparently she likes to do [SFX](https://youtube.com/shorts/-DTqlAVmn9I?feature=share) makeup which is cool looking but my god is it worth it? Literally every "remove my makeup with me" video has her wincing in pain. All I can hope is that youtube and tiktok pay her decent enough money to justify doing it.

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I wear makeup because of its social currency, but I know why I'm doing it. It's not empowering, its my way of having the upper hand in a world where I have nothing as a woman.

[–] [Deleted] 14 points Edited

This is why right wing women perform femininity basically.

It's not at all feminist, of course, but a girl's gotta eat.

I don't wear makeup most of the time, but if the focus is on me at work? Yes, I put on the fucking makeup. I don't like it, but I have kids who need me to make money so they can live.

This started with me when I was waiting tables/tending bar. I'm a visual artist and therefore good at makeup - Halloween is my JAM- and every time I wore a careful makeup job to work, I made half again as much as when I didn't. I complained about this, and a friend said, "Of course you need to make more money. Just know that it isn't because you look better, it's because you have more submissively packaged yourself for consumption." That was more than a decade ago, and I have never forgotten it.

Exactly. This is why wearing makeup is OPPRESSION. We are punished for not doing it. Regardless of whether any of us personally likes it (wholly irrelevant), the fact that it is part of our ritualized submission that we are punished for not performing shows exactly what it is.

it isn't because you look better, it's because you have more submissively packaged yourself for consumption

This woman's wisdom needed to be QFT.

I’ve never worn makeup and if you put a gun to my head and asked me to put some on I’d be lost on how to do it. Hopefully I’ll never have to. The one time I wore it was when my mom put it on me for prom, and I cried in the bathroom mirror over how uncanny I looked and washed it off in the sink before going.

That's great! Makeup still oppresses you, though. Your mom forced it on you for a reason. You may be losing out on opportunities you don't even know about because you aren't wearing it like you are "supposed to".

I think it is a very brave and radical act to not wear it ever. That's what is necessary for things to actually change, so kudos to you! Big time.

Yes. I had a job interview last month and I wore makeup for the first time in ages. I'm an "older candidate" (that's how the recruiter described me) and I know that doesn't work in my favor. So I wore makeup because I figured it might be just a little bit helpful.

What a prick

Sadly, she was just stating reality. I know my age doesn't make getting a job any easier. I hate that, but this is the world we live in.

An advantageous chain?

[–] 17throwaways17 10 points Edited

I work in public relations, when I wear makeup/look better I get ahead. I get favoured, I get accolades at my job, I get lucrative jobs, I get to meet influential media. In theory and reality makeup sucks, but it also gets you ahead in the real world depending on your career. I got further by playing into it than any hard work I could have done has gotten my peers. Its a sad reality but it is reality.

I also face less racism when I'm made up.

As a women who has never weared make up. Who favoured you and why? It is because of looking more attractive to men? Can you explain why that will happen. I don't want to make you feel bad about it, just curious about how it works?