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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’m grateful I haven’t worn any for years but it took time for me to feel comfortable bare faced. It’s a psychological adjustment.

My mom is one that always wears makeup and I grew up thinking it was necessary.

Seeing other women without it helps me feel normal. MichFest was amazing for this. So many women just being who they are. I went in 2015 and there were 6006 women in attendance.

Beautiful.

Women need spaces like this.

[–] WhatTheHecate 8 points Edited

I grew up thinking it was necessary, too. I started getting adult acne in my 20s and never left the house without powder foundation on my face to cover it, which of course then meant I had to put on eye makeup and blush to avoid looking washed out.

During COVID, I went barefaced for a few weeks for the first time in my adult life. Wouldn’t you know it, my face cleared right up. I got used to the way my natural face looked, and now I haven’t worn makeup in a couple years aside from the occasional mascara and tinted chapstick when I randomly feel like it.

It feels great, and I haven’t had a zit in ages. I don’t feel strongly about my face either way. It’s just my face. It’s how I look. Why would I feel the need to alter it daily?

Makeup can be fun as a creative pursuit if you’re into it, and I understand why women in different situations may feel it’s a good or necessary choice for them, but for me it was a huge burden lifted to not feel compelled anymore. Throwing all that toxic shit away felt like leaving a bad relationship.

This is almost what happened with me. When I was a teen, I started wearing foundation and the works because I had terrible acne. But when I had my children, I just never had time to bother with a full face anymore and gradually just stopped wearing it. Incredibly, my skin cleared up. Even more incredibly, people started complimenting me on my "perfect skin." Like ... I went from having horrible cystic acne with scars (I'm not even joking -- my cheeks had pits from the acne) to having people, including one medical professional, tell me that I had "gorgeous" skin. I don't do JACK with it these days apart from cleansing (and SPF when outside). I guess now that I've spent almost 20 years or so not messing with it, it's had time to heal and clear up, and now it looks healthier since I'm not clogging it all the dang time.