The day after my latest trip to Sephora, when I was testing out my new uber-mascaraed look, my boyfriend said, “Why do you have so much makeup on? Did you have lunch with Valeria or something?”
And then we proceeded to discuss how much makeup was “too much.”
According to him, anything more than the absolute basics is too much. Which means more than one coat of mascara, definitely blush, heavy eyeliner, etc. He says that men don’t really want to see all that stuff on our faces.
I don’t think that’s true. I think makeup was created so that women could look better for men. Even though women have come a long way in terms of the choices open to us for how we can live our lives, we still wear makeup partly because we think men might be looking, and they like us to wear it even if they are modern, non-sexist men.
As our reader Rebeka says, “I could talk about this for hours. So many issues!”