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14 Women Tell Us Why They Wear Makeup

It's not about looking good for dudes. *Side-eye emoji*

We asked women at BuzzFeed to finish the statement, "I wear makeup because ______." These are their answers.

"I wanna see all the versions of myself I can possibly find."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it's ~fun~ and also ~none of your business~."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"I think I just look better with it, tbh."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

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"I don't think I look like 'me' without it. (Like today.)"

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"I like the ritual and the precision and the power."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"The 10 minutes I spend applying in the A.M. is my true ~zen~ time. Plus, red lipstick makes me feel like a badass LADY."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it's fun!"

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

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"Because it makes me feel like me! (And it's fun.)"

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it makes me feel more confident!"

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"It's a form of performance and gender play."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it can be FUN! And when it's not, I don't wear it."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

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"Because I've loved beauty + glamour since I was 3 years old... it's just fun to play with!"

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it's my time...to catch up on TV."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

"Because it makes me feel FRESH to DEATH."

Lauren Zaser / Via BuzzFeed Life

Now it's your turn! Why do you wear makeup?

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