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."
"Because it's ~fun~ and also ~none of your business~."
"I think I just look better with it, tbh."
"I don't think I look like 'me' without it. (Like today.)"
"I like the ritual and the precision and the power."
"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."
"Because it's fun!"
"Because it makes me feel like me! (And it's fun.)"
"Because it makes me feel more confident!"
"It's a form of performance and gender play."
"Because it can be FUN! And when it's not, I don't wear it."