I've worn make-up every day of my life for the most part since I was in 6th grade and I'm getting sick of it. Sick of the need to look a certain way. I'm very good at doing make-up, I've even done professional horror fx, I'd hate to lose my touch but the day in, day out shit is getting old. The application and then washing the crap out of my face before bed when all I want to do is pass out but if I don't my face breaks out. I hate being so insecure about the way I look without it. I have some dark sunken in areas under my eyes and scars from acne. It sucks.
The point being, sorry long rant, is does anyone else feel this way? Sick of society telling you that you're not good enough the way you are? Saying that you're not feminine enough? I just wanna rub my eyes whenever I feel like it!!!!
Thanks everyone who commented so far, I've been cutting back for awhile now (I sound like an addict haha) and it's so retarded I can't feel feminine without it. But CorpseQueen, you are so right, dead on. I really need to learn to like myself, self-loathing has always been a problem...
I mostly wanted to see if anyone else felt the same as I.
I generally wear a lot of eye makeup - I have a taste for the theatrical. It gets really tiring.
But other than that, I don't wear much on my skin or lips. I suggest just scaling back, I go days where I wear only foundation if I don't feel like wearing makeup. It helps a lot.
And your femininity definitely does not come from your makeup, you're beautiful with or without it. c:
I wear make-up everyday. I suppose I've adopted it as my regular look, just as the way I dress. I wouldn't exactly express it as needing to look a certain way though. I guess one could argue (in respect of this forum) that putting up a mohawk could also become tiresome over a course of time.
And anyway there are lots of girls that don't wear make-up.
Maybe the only way out is to just have it tattooed to your face :)