But why do we wear it? I've come up with a few reasons:
We feel we have to. Though no one should feel this way, some girls feel that the only way to feel accepted is to wear makeup like her friends. It is sad to hear that, but to the girl that is wearing makeup solely to feel like she belongs in this world: don't think that way. Real friends will love you whether or not you've coated your lashes in mascara, and if you are comfortable without it, there's no reason for you to do that to yourself.
To impress guys. This reason I find extremely hilarious especially because most guys would rather girls not wear makeup at all. For whatever reason, some girls believe that it will help them get more attention, but I am going to tell this girl the same thing as the girl who wears it to feel acceptance with her friends: if you don't feel you need to, then don't. Guys don't care for the stuff anyways, so they shouldn't be the reason you wear it. And if they care that much, I don't think that that is the best relationship to be in.
For ourselves. In my opinion, this is the most common reason and also the best reason. Makeup is to make us feel more comfortable with what we see in the mirror. And although we should feel comfortable in the skin we were born with, it's completely understandable that we may want to enhance the features we love about ourselves and attempt to cover the ones we don't. This doesn't make us self centered or self conscience, it just makes us feel better about how we look. Plus if we are happy with what we see, it shows in everything we do. Our confidence level goes up as well as our productivity, social interaction, and overall happiness. If makeup can help a girl smile at what she sees in her reflection, I don't see how that is a problem.
Overall, I think there a lot of misconceptions about makeup and it's purpose. It doesn't make the person who wears it conceded or fake. It doesn't make them any more or less beautiful. Though in some cases it is used for the wrong reasons, overall it's to build further confidence in that person that they maybe didn't have as much of before. Just remember that if you are wearing makeup that it's for the right reasons, because you are beautiful with and without it.
Hopefully that helped you understand the reasons why we bother wearing makeup and possibly got rid of any misconceptions you may have had. Enjoy your week everyone and if you do wear makeup, feel free to post your reasons for wearing it in the comments below!