10 Things I Learned When Carmindy Did My Makeup

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News World U. At an early age, I learned to associate cosmetics with performance — pretending, dancing, or acting. Cosmetics were so unpopular that they could not be bought in department stores; they could only be bought at theatrical costume stores. High school girls are mean, makeup should be fun, and not wearing makeup does not make you into a monster.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Before the s, makeup shades for Black women were limited. The Racial Formation of Blackness in s Harlem. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Mascara, eye shadow and eyeliner: Women tend to naturally have darker lips and skin around the eyes so our brains subconsciously note that as a sign of femininity.

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Aside from the usual things to get nervous about—looking good, bad small talk, and in the case of dating apps, whether or not I was getting Catfished—I was extra jittery because I decided to meet this new guy with zero makeup on my face. Seventeen magazine , and I read an article about feeling comfortable without makeup.

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The current research on this subject focuses on straight men and women and is based on the assumption that only women wear it.

But back to my first date. Contact Us Advertise With Us.

I doubted I could make it to cheerleading practice without diving into my pencil bag stashed with pencil liners. I applied it myself: Please log in to comment. He definitely noticed, and later commented on, my overall casual look. What interests me and many other makeup-wearing aficionados, I presume are those who actually choose to not wear makeup. Even if the date ultimately ended up going well enough that it stretched over five hours and three locations, initially sitting in that insecurity was a little uncomfortable.

I wear less and less makeup as time goes on. Why Do Women Wear Makeup?