I have been sitting here and doing work that does not require my brain so as usual I have been thinking silly crazy thoughts. Fourteen women work here at this office. Of the fourteen there is only one women that does not wear make-up. That lonely polony is me. Hmmm…is it me or is it them? I don’t think I look any worse for lack of make-up, maybe I am just used to it?
For me wearing make-up is a serious thing. It has got to be nothing less then a wedding. I own one lipstick (I bought it when I was married), A great mascara, eyeliner, eye shadow and lip-liner. This is the extent of my make-up collection. I have never done the make-up thing, and my husband saw me with make-up for the first time when we were married, he was of the the opinion that I looked strange with it (but then he is male and I can’t trust him).
Is make-up really essential? I remember hearing on the radio once where the boss said to a woman that she was reducing her chances of promotion by not wearing make-up. Am I? No I am not limiting myself in my job, not in my relationship with my husband (he thinks I look gorgeous in the morning too), and I personally think I look just fine without the stuff. Yes I call it stuff because that is what it feels like. When I have it on, I am so self-conscious about smudging eye-liner and all sorts and I am never quite comfortable.
I am so not a girly girl when it comes to this kind of stuff. What will I tell my daughter? Who will show her? Oi, I’m making problems where none exist currently. However, I have the need to sort out my silliness before we have kids (I know it will never happen).
Lots of women out there wear make-up as an essential part of dressing for the day. They even whip out lipstick after a meal to make sure it is perfect. It is a part of their dressing, like remembering to put your shirt on, you don’t go out the house without it. My mom is not serious about make-up but she too would never leave the house without lipstick at least.
Is make-up a mask some of us put on or is it as essential as your shirt? Mind you we wear masks all the time anyway.