9 Reasons Why Wearing Makeup Doesn't Make You A Liar

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Paint yo' face!

I am so tired of people trying to explain to me why makeup is a lie. 

A lie is when you eat your roommate's cheese and then tell her that you did not.

Wearing lipstick is just wearing lipstick.

I understand the reason for people insisting why makeup is a lie. 

A woman's physical appearance has always been examined and policed in a way men will never understand. 

But you can be a feminist and like makeup. 

You can be a person who doesn't wear makeup daily, but who still likes it. 

If someone feels like it's their place to explain to you why makeup is a lie, you don't have to sit back and take it. 

Here are 9 reasons makeup is totally NOT a lie. 

1. I know I'm beautiful with or without it. 

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My face is my face is my face. 

Nothing (short of going under the knife) is going to change that.

I'm not wearing makeup because I think I'm ugly without it, I'm wearing it because I like how it looks. 

I'm not wearing it to make you or anyone else love me, I'm wearing it for me. 

2. Makeup is my armor. 

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In days of yore, old fashioned knights wouldn't think of going into battle without makeup on.

You think I'm going to go on a date without red lipstick?

Absolutely not. 

I'm going to put on a beautiful rich shade of lipstick, line my eyes and go kick that job interview's butt! 

It might not protect my head the way a helmet would, but damn if it doesn't make me feel like a warrior! 

3. Wearing makeup is fun. 

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If you're trying to explain to me why makeup is a lie, then you're missing the point.

Makeup is FUN! 

Blue lipstick? Glitter for days? Eye shadow that makes me look like a sexy unicorn? BRING IT ON! 

Playing with makeup RULES, and we've all got the sexy selfies to prove it. 

4. Women who wear makeup make more money. 

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Is it okay that women who wear more makeup get more respect and often more money at work?

Absolutely not.

But is it a fact?

Yup. 

5. Putting on makeup can be damn relaxing. 

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Sometimes, full disclosure here, I put on makeup when I have no plans.

I'm not doing it to impress anyone, not even myself.

I'm just doing it to relax and de-stress after a tough day. 

6. I'm not trying to fool anyone with my makeup. 

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It drives me nuts that some men get hostile about this! 

Hey dudes of the world: I am not trying to "pull one over on you" by wearing foundation.

I'm just wearing foundation. Relax. 

7. The makeup I wear doesn't mean I'm a slut.

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If I wear a bold, juicy lip color and thick lashes it means just that:

That I'm wearing a bold juicy lip color and thick lashes.

It doesn't mean I'm on the prowl, it doesn't mean I'm a slut, it doesn't mean anything. 

8. Makeup can make us feel powerful. 

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Forget going into battle and wearing armor, sometimes wearing a cat-eye liner that's expertly applied can make us feel powerful.

It can make us feel in control and all put-together.

I don't say that your bespoke suit is a lie, leave my eyeliner alone. 

9. Makeup is for everyone.

 

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Makeup isn't just for girls.

Makeup is for everyone, male, female, or other. 

In fact, the latest face of Covergirl isn't a girl at all, he's a boy and he's gorgeous. 

If you doubt me when I say that makeup is an art, a source of inspiration, and something that exists to make everyone happy, then you haven't been spending nearly as much time on Instagram as you should. 

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