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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.

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

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

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

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    5. Really.

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    6. Makeup is straight-up self-care.

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    7. It can literally change your emotions.

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

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    9. With every new day comes a new challenge.

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

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

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

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    13. Makeup is not always about covering up insecurities.

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

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

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    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.

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    And you can do with it whatever you want.