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These days makeup is deeply ingrained in women’s daily routine, and it just becomes a distinctive culture of our society. Here a saying fit completely, “excess of everything is bad.” No one will ever question why makeup is bad for society.
Why is no makeup looks so questionable?
Firstly, I want to make clear here. I have no problem with women wear
makeup. Or I am not even questioning why they wear. I know that makeup is an art for many women, and they feel more confident with makeup.
But the question arises here, are women should depend on makeup for
confidence or their self-image. Is your makeup will describe your
personality or talent to others. Certainly not. But this is happening. We give Judgment to women on their makeup and their looks. If you don’t
Believe this; I will ask you for just one day to go to your office or your university with no makeup on your face. And observe how people will look at you. Or maybe they ask you questions like, “Is something wrong? Or are you ill?
Why is makeup bad?
Makeup is so embedded in our society that we feel the barefaced woman is an alien, or we expect them to wear makeup. New York Times discussed a study showing that women with makeup are more preferred and competent than women without makeup. And I face this situation in real that gives me a kick to write my thoughts and share my story with you.
I recently went out for a job interview with no makeup on my face, as I thought my evaluation would be on the basis of my skills or CV. But things were the opposite. After taking my interview, the interviewer said, “Your CV and everything is great. Don’t you think you need to work on grooming your personality?” That reaction was unexpected to me, and I was shocked by this behavior. But this thought is common for barefaced women among every person these days.
What should you consider if you are a makeup lover?
If you love to wear makeup, there is no problem. It’s your choice. But don’t make your choice your necessity. Never dependent your self-esteem on makeup. Makeup should not be the reason to describe a person’s personality or self-image instead of herself.
Here I will give you another example of “why makeup is bad for society?” If we think makeup is an extra burden on our shoulders these days. You will see men around who are with the same education or with the same skill came to the office or go for an interview with zero makeup on their faces and got selected. But at the same time, with all the degrees or talent or skills we have to concentrate on makeup and clothes more than men. Isn’t it disgusting?
A real story about makeup obsession in society:
If you remembered, in 2012, a picture of Hillary Clinton (former secretary of the United States) went viral on social media. You will be amazed to know why Hillary Clinton talks on dealing with Iran with no makeup on the face. People trolled her for her age; her physical looks instead of listening to her speech.
Furthermore, on Instagram, you will see viral pictures of celebrities with no makeup on the face. People will give attention and appreciation to these pictures like they are their abnormal pictures. It means women who share a photo with no makeup are like shocking or bizarre behavior. More than this, you will also see tag lines that some heroin or model caught without makeup. Really? Is showing natural skin to the public is a crime?
I want to remind you here I am not a hater of makeup. I wore it when I need it. But if I don’t, no one has the right to judge me for makeup on my face. But it happens. For this reason, I describe various facts about why makeup is bad for society. A woman is born without makeup. Makeup is just an art and choice, not a necessity for women. So, we should judge women based on their skills and talents instead of their makeup. Wear makeup or not, it’s your own choice, But never judge other women for either they use makeup or not.