Top 10 Best Things About Makeup

Honestly, if doesn't work out with art or science, I'd definitely become a makeup artist.
The Top Ten
1 It's a great creative outlet

This easily takes the top spot for me. I used to be ashamed that I loved makeup artistry back in fifth grade because everyone assumed it was for superficial reasons. I just love art, and if I can wear it? That's the ultimate artistic self-expression.

I don't wear makeup much, but when I do, I really like the whole emo, scene sort of thing. If you met me in real life, you'd notice I sort of act like that.

Faces are like sheets of paper. You can do anything with them!

2 It's fun to apply and wear

Agreed. I can't leave the house without putting some black eyeliner on my eyes.

It's so fun. I can spend hours applying makeup with no intention of ever going outside the house. I just enjoy the process of spending time doodling on my face.

3 The confidence it can give some people

Something I don't quite find legitimate. I don't think your confidence should come from your outward appearance, but if looking amazing makes you feel amazing, go for it. Always take pride in your presentation, as long as it doesn't consume you.

4 The self-expression it offers

What I wear and apply to my face reflects my mood. Being able to be myself and have it translate physically is very therapeutic!

I'm sure Gene Simmons could learn a thing or two from this list.

5 It makes you feel good
6 The skills you acquire once you get good at it

Trust me, my ability to draw people has greatly improved after learning how to apply makeup. I've gained a better understanding of facial bone structures, features, and proportions. It also taught me which colors, finishes, and intensities look good, and when.

7 Special FX makeup

This is mostly what I do instead of classic beauty stuff (which I still love). I just think special FX offers more creative freedom. It's endlessly fun to transform into the Terminator, the Mad Hatter, or a mermaid, for example - whatever you're feeling that day. Getting it to look realistic is so satisfying.

8 It enhances features you like, while toning down those you don't

Once again, if you like the way it looks and there's something you're really insecure about, go ahead and use makeup to cover it up. Makeup is for you, in the end.

9 It can make a powerful statement

I feel like girls (and even boys) have used makeup to defy gender roles and societal expectations. The goth, emo, and scene cultures embrace anti-conformity and self-expression. It can be a form of anti-conformity.

I wear makeup looks from the early 2000s, and society hates the looks and calls them mistakes.

10 The constant opportunity to shake up your life with a new look

Feeling bored? Try a new makeup look, or something bold and colorful. It can make you feel fresh and confident!

The Contenders
11 You can look like a cute zombie

I'm a goth, and I like black, purple, blue, and red makeup, or cute zombie makeup.

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