Women put on makeup for various reasons. Some are makeup artists, passionate about their art. Some do so for their jobs, as is the case with porn stars. Others so it to please their husbands, even if those already know how their wives look like without. And some do it because they are so disfigured that it’s plain necessary to attract a man.
But it seems most women wear it because they want to cover their flaws. When all other women wear makeup, covering up the flaws we know they have, a woman can’t afford to quit, or she will look bad by comparison.
And this is the shittiest reason to wear makeup of them all (all the others being quite ok). I came upon the realization that it’s like masturbation it many ways.
Masturbation is a stop gap for something else you wish you had, but don’t have. So is makeup.
Masturbation is “good at first, but in the end, you’re only fucking yourself”. Same with makeup. It temporarily feels good to look better with some simple tricks, but it brings no ongoing satisfaction. Because the look only lasts a day. But you (man) know that just because you jerked off, you haven’t actually fucked anyone. And you (woman) know that just because you put on makeup, you haven’t actually turned prettier.
Masturbation can addict you. So can makeup. Masturbation can make you stop trying to have sex with real women, and makeup can make you stop trying to look good on your own. What’s that, dark eye circles from too little sleep and too much late drinking? Lets cover it up, no need to be healthier.
In the western world, most people don’t associate masturbation or makeup with shame, but I think a great deal of people still experience shame when they do those things. Men who masturbate, because they feel like a sexual loser deep down [EDIT: I’m talking about men who don’t get laid much, if someone misunderstands]. Women who put on makeup, because of the exact same reason.
Men have their nofap movement, how about women have a nomakeup movement? Sounds an awful lot like a feminist anti-beauty thing, perhaps? I guess in a way it does, which is why what I have in mind is different. I wouldn’t protest women dolling up for their men. Or for their porn work. However, there is no weighty reason to wear it for everyone else. They are not your husband, they are just strangers. Being clean and presentable should be enough.
Another thing I wish women could do, is not have to rely on makeup to look good. I think this is possible, but needs work, like makeup does. Lots of women say they don’t look good without makeup, but the same say those who are inexperienced with makeup, and thus make mistakes. If you spent all the money you spend on makeup, on a dermatologist and some procedures (no, not necessarily surgery, there is other stuff), you’d probably be happier now.
Third, makeup raises the beauty of all women by a point or two, clogs everyone’s pores, and thus no one gets ahead, and no one wins.