1. My hyperhidrosis condition. (It’s not officially diagnosed, but I don’t think it could be any other thing but it. Nobody sweats as much as me, not even people who are physically bigger. If I feel flustered or worked up, that’s it, sigh… And the part of my body where I perspire most is my face.) I know there are waterproof make-up, but I don’t really trust their waterproof-ness. Maybe they’re just waterproof for normal, hyperhidrosis-free people!
2. I have body issues. Not exactly the best reason, since people who wear make-up do have body/facial issues and some possibly more than I do even, but I feel that if I start making up, I’d never leave the house without it, not even to the grocery shop because I’d think my makeupless face is horrendous. When I was a teenager, I used to be so self-conscious about my flabby arms that I refuse to wear anything sleeveless. I also wouldn’t step out of the house without covering my legs because they’re huge and hairy. My arms and legs hang-ups are lessened these days but I still feel conscious about them. Imagine if I start tinkling around with mascaras and eyeliners… you’ll never see sulz without kohl in her eyes, I think!
3. It’s costly. Buying make-up costs a lot, and if I’m going to start now it’ll seriously eat into my expenditure, which has been solely for clothes, shoes, accessories, books and good food. My expenses has been quite whack lately because I’m moving into my new room and getting new furniture. I also give my parents more than half my paycheck ‘cos they buy groceries and I have dinner at home most of the time. I also plan to start paying back my study loan next year. I haven’t been able to save properly; so since it’s not necessary, I really shouldn’t start!
4. From the previous sentence: it’s not necessary. I used to think that if you want to work in a corporate environment you should be wearing make-up. I sort of am in a semi-corporate environment now, but I got hired makeupless, so I suppose that notion is not totally true. I do feel a bit inadequate, though, when I meet clients caked with make-up and I look so… facially naked. Anyway, point is, I don’t have to, so I don’t need to.
5. Plainly, because I know nuts about make-up. Of course as a teenager I experimented with the mother’s stash and bought a few to try too. Probably not the best way to go around trying make-up, because I always have the face fairer than my neck. And since I couldn’t afford good brands for make-up then, they didn’t last very long over my sweaty face either…
I think if you’re very pro-makeup, you’ll find my reasons poor excuses. Yet these are my honest reasons that I don’t wear make-up. Do I have anything against people who wear make-up? Of course not. I do see how if tastefully done, some women do look more beautiful with make-up.
I might give it a try some day, but for now, thank goodness I have youth by my side. What the hell am I saying? I take it back – old people do not need make-up, just as young people like me do not need them!
Plug of the day: I love Kiran’s post about Malaysia. Short and sweet with lots of lovely pictures of my lovely country.