I think it’s great that wearing makeup gives her more confidence, and I think that’s a totally valid way to feel about it. But I also think it’s important to recognize that when it comes to self-confidence, decisions like these can be very personal and subjective. I had the exact opposite experience—I wore makeup every day for much of my adolescence in order to hide my bad skin, and it was a horrible burden. I hated doing it and hated feeling like I could never allow anyone (even my family) to see me without it on. Deciding to give it up was a wonderful, freeing decision that made me feel a lot more confident in myself. Makeup itself is neither inherently good nor bad. It’s just a tool that some people like and others don’t. It’s the social pressure that can be connected to it that’s negative. It’s wrong to judge people for wearing it or for not wearing it.