10 Reasons to Break Up with Your Makeup Caitlin Fitzgibbons
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7. No need to worry about makeup expiring

While we all keep our makeup for too long, we’re really supposed to toss products long before we do. For example, mascara should be thrown away every 2 or 3 months. Without makeup, there is no need to worry about looking like Pink Eyed Pete on account of some old makeup.

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8. Lipstick on your teeth – not on my watch

Without makeup, we will forever avoid two awkward moments. Having lipstick on our teeth and having to tell someone they have lipstick on their teeth – I honestly don’t know which is worse. You never want to be that person who makes a big toothy grin with a smear of pink or red across their teeth, but I also don’t always feel like telling people that they have some on their teeth. I know I should, it’s just sensitive. However, if you’re Miss Geist from Clueless, it’s kind of endearing.

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9. Treat yo skin

Not wearing makeup, doesn’t mean we can’t pamper our skin once in a while. Why not use the extra time and money for a spa treatment once in a while or a DIY mud mask. There are so many great things you can do for your skin to moisturize or exfoliate and give your skin a glow without any makeup involved.

10. Equality in Panem

Without makeup, it will be impossible for the people of the Capitol to make citizens of other districts feel inferior for their lack of cosmetic enhancements. They will no longer be able to hide behind their glitter and dyed hair and purple shadow. The people of the Capitol will simply be known for their corrupt ways and shallow dispositions and with their weaknesses exposed, they will no longer be able to subject their citizens to The Hunger Games. Well, probably not. But that’s just a theory..

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  1. Great list of excuses for people who don’t know how to put makeup on. Doing my makeup is not a chore. It’s relaxing ‘me’ time and makes me feel good. Don’t try to make me feel guilty about it.

    • Good for you. I guess you missed the point, though. There are people who likes putting make up on, and there are people who doesn’t, right? The article isn’t trying to convince you that is wrong to use make up, if you like it, you’ll keep doing it and it’s okay! I like reading, for example, and tough people might tell me it’s expensive to buy books, I won’t stop just because someone ‘made me feel guilty’.

  2. Great article!! The last Hunger Games one was my FAVORITE and just made my day ;) I wear a little foundation over spots, and mascara. MAYBE powder foundation if I’m feeling adventurous, eyeliner if it’s a fancy occasion. I still have no clue how to put on eyeshadow and blush. It takes me two minutes to get ready in the morning for makeup, if that. I like the natural or almost natural look. While everyone is allowed to make their own decision, I believe girls look their best with little to no makeup. I think doing intense makeup is just exhausting. I would way rather have that extra time to sleep in.

  3. This entire article screams, “I can’t do makeup!” I’m amazing at makeup, so I have a completely different view on the world of cosmetics. I think they’re fun and if makeup went away, loads of people would be out of jobs, and even more would be out of a hobby. I’m very passionate about it, and I don’t think this article was very well thought out. I agree with other commenters when they say that it’s up to the individual’s happiness and that no one should do anything to change themselves for anyone but themselves. People need to stop judging women on the amount of makeup they wear, especially if they wear a lot of it. If you don’t like makeup, don’t wear it, but don’t judge anyone else who does wear it or can apply it loads better than you. I know this was meant to be a fun, empowering little article, but it just came off as condescending and very misogynistic. I’m disappointed that something so harmful is being put out there to so many people, especially young girls who will see this and say, “makeup is bad and anyone who wears it is bad.”

    • Shelby- I’m so sorry if you thought this article was in any way condescending! While I may not be great at makeup- I do love it and have the utmost respect for men and women who make a living in various positions in the cosmetics industry. I was simply taking a look at the upsides of makeup going away forever. You’re absolutely right that there would be downsides too. Good news-I don’t think it’s going anywhere soon.

      Aside from the points that I made, I agree with other comments too that choosing to wear makeup (even if you’re good or bad at applying it) or not to wear makeup is a personal choice.

      • Yes, indeed. Makeup is a personal choice. :) i’d like to consider myself an artist; i love color and how makeup creates beautiful illusions. i like putting it on other people’s faces, i love ogling at beauty counters, always awed by the plethora of palettes and the millions of ways to enhance a person’s beauty. However, i don’t put much makeup myself. I come from a tropical country (hello from the Philippines!), and over here, the moment you step out of the house, your makeup melts–literally. So i agree with this article in many ways that makeup can be a hassle. i also break out a lot when i load up on the stuff, regardless of makeup brand, mainly because of pollution and my severe sweating (ew).. Generally, over here young people do away with makeup most days, mainly because of the weather– just a bit of powder and lip balm will do. Just because i don’t put on makeup much doesn’t mean i hate it, or think it’s bad.. :) This article doesn’t impose that “makeup is bad” at all, just a woman sharing her experience with it…

    • What I got out of the article was it was just trying to make other people who are also bad at makeup feel better about it. I suck at putting on eyeshadow, ect, and have had some people be confused about it. I didn’t think the article was bashing makeup-lovers. It was just letting the non-makeup-lovers or insecure people who feel like they have to wear makeup know that it’s ok to not wear makeup and love your natural look too :) There is nothing wrong with either decision

  4. If you like wearing make up good for you. If youre happy not wearing make up, good for you. Its up to the individual and people should just do what makes them happy, not feel coerced by trends or articles.

  5. I am a few months shy of 21, and I can count on one hand how many times I have worn makeup. It looks nice on some girls, but I prefer my natural look (I think a lot of women look better natural). I can’t stand the products on my face and I don’t feel pretty, I feel subconcious and insecure. Having to constantly check to make sure I didn’t mess it up in some way is tiresome and I constantly touch my face. Ladies should feel pretty without enhancements, because we are beautiful without them.

    • I feel exactly the same when I put make up on, but I really admire people who knows how to use it well. But even tough I feel better without make up or glam clothes, there are girls who feel pretty wearing them, and it’s okay. That’s being ‘natural’ too, I think, when you fell good with yourself being just you :)

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