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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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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.