Well, here’s something. I don’t typically wear makeup, have almost never worn makeup, do not self-identify as female, and am generally (but not always) not identified by others as female, so, I can’t pretend or presume to know how others feel about makeup. (Well, I can’t presume to know how others feel about anything, really, seeing as how I am not them.) But, this brief John Green video makes some really interesting points about why some people enjoy wearing makeup.
I was going to summarize / write down those points, but, I think the video speaks for itself, so I’ll just leave it to you to watch it.
PS, the professor I’m TAing for this summer has been showing some clips from John Green’s Crash Course video series. I have to admit I wasn’t too taken with the series at first, given his mangling of Japanese pronunciation. But, actually, a lot of these videos are really quite good, and I’ve been learning a lot about random topics like the Kievan Rus, the Seven Years War, and Indian Ocean Trade. When my professor showed a Crash Course video for the first time, I was like “omg, you know of and like John Green!? I’ve been watching so much VlogBrothers lately, and I was even thinking of going to VidCon (more like simply sitting at home and fantasizing about having gone),” and she didn’t really know anything about him but had just found the videos when searching for good videos to show in class. Which is great too. I’ve kind of fallen down the rabbit hole of YouTube vlogs and such the last year or so… but, that’s me, and I’m weird. So, yeah, makeup and feminism and stuff.