Tuesday, September 21, 2010
The No Make Up week Experiment
Basically they are going to live the entire week (20th to 27th Sept 2010) without any makeup, no matter what the event, to explore their relationship and understand their dependency on makeup.
It is an interesting concept, it got me thinking - Why do I wear makeup?
The first answer that popped into my head is that it fun. It is fun to play with so many colors as well as your features. Everyday is a new day and a chance for you to experiment. Kind of like how we behave with clothes. We wear colors and dresses depending upon our mood at that point and to reflect that state of mind. It is the same with me when it comes to makeup. I see makeup as an accessory to my clothes, like a good pair of shoes or a fantastic jewellery, it helps to polish and finish up the look. An ordinary white Tee with jeans can go from drab to fab by just wearing a snazzy watch & lots of eyeliner.
I have been wearing makeup only for the last 2 years, so I guess I am still in that "Lets have fun" phase.
And of course, using a liner just makes me look less sleepy than I actually am. (I am a sloth when it comes to sleep, I can sleep for 12 hours straight and then after an hour sleep for couple of more hours)
There are times when I am down with the flu or just plain tired, and I skip makeup during those days. I don't see the need to camouflage my illness behind concealer and foundation, because it generally all starts to come off the moment I reach for the tissue for my sniffles.
Just for the record I am not participating in this No Makeup Week, as on most days - my makeup consists of eyeliner and tinted lipbalm. But if you would like to you can read more over here & here.
Just wanted to ask you gals, why do you wear makeup?