I think it varies, per person. Some people might like it because it’s an art form to them. Like magic, I guess, being able to manipulate your face with makeup.
Some people might just think it’s fun to “play” with.
Other people might be doing it because they’re insecure about themselves, so they’re trying to look different than they really are.
Some people like to enhance their natural beauty, while other people want a new identity, so to speak. Like, some people try to enhance what they already have, and other people try to cover up their imperfections. Or even a mix of both.
My gf does the semi permanent make up. Its not heavy. Just eyeliner and lip color. She doesnt want to spend time doing makeup so she said if i pay for the semi permanent she will do .
Just does a touch up once a year.
Yea, peeps are wearing a lot more products and in different applications like contouring and highlight, as you mentioned. That shiit used to just be for movies and drag, but now it’s a commonplace part of the everyday face.
The Internet and certain apps have loads of tutorials, whereas maybe in our generation we were left to our own devices with Seventeen and Cosmo magazine— now peeps can see application in real-time so it’s more technique rather than simply the products used and “pray it comes out okay.”
Some of today’s looks and styles are alright, but it’s all just blatant riffs on what’s been done before these days. I can appreciate the artistry and spin on classic looks from back in the day, though.
Makeup is constantly evolving, and it’s really reached a zenith as far as interest amongst all genders and age groups. I think selfie culture and social media really changed the game— it made peeps wanna look their best and curate some image of perfection and put-togetherness.
I think there’s a big difference between highlighting one’s beauty, and looking like the clown from IT. I’m all for makeup, but I do think the younger generation emphasizes it a lot. But then again, I don’t wear makeup often, I look like a bag without it, and I don’t care….lol