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    Updated on Sep 1, 2020. Posted on Mar 16, 2016

    16 Women Explain Exactly Why Wearing Makeup Means So Much To Them

    Each of the confessions was made via Whisper.

    1. Makeup is a powerful AF force. / Via

    2. It can give you a straight-up escape from reality. / Via

    3. Take a good look at a made-up face and you'll realize how beautifully artistic it is. / Via

    4. It's not about impressing other people. It's about seeing yourself the way you want to see yourself. / Via

    5. Really. / Via

    6. Makeup is straight-up self-care. / Via

    7. It can literally change your emotions. / Via

    8. And honestly, it's one hell of a stress reliever. / Via

    9. With every new day comes a new challenge. / Via

    10. And there's no better feeling than nailing your makeup for the day. / Via

    11. Having to interact with other people is less anxiety-ridden when you know you look fly AF. / Via

    12. There's nothing wrong with people feeling beautiful. / Via

    13. Makeup is not always about covering up insecurities. / Via

    14. Sometimes, foundation is war paint and lipstick is a battle cry. / Via

    15. If something as simple as eyeliner can make you feel powerful enough to take on the world, why wouldn't you wear it? / Via

    16. At the end of the day, makeup is not an excuse. It is not "false advertising." It is not a problem. Makeup is damn beautiful. / Via

    And you can do with it whatever you want.