Discussing moral implications in putting on too much or too little makeup


Keli Vitaioli

Kaitlin watches Michelle apply lipstick

Michelle Raytman and Kaitlin Gloria


Michelle Raytman

I wear makeup everyday. But just because I wear makeup doesn’t make me shallow. In many movies or T.V. shows with the typical “makeover” scene, the subject is transformed through the use of makeup. The new look not only improves what is on the outside, but also has the possibility to repair someone’s low self–esteem.

I think makeup coincides with confidence for most women.

Take the T.V. show “What Not to Wear,” for example. In the show, women are transformed through not only clothes, but also makeup.

Makeup can improve the appearance of many, but this change can also open up many doors to romance and career opportunities.

People will argue that makeup causes individuals to look nothing like themselves. Although this may be partly true, every individual has flaws, regardless if they wear makeup or not.

If it were possible to cover personality flaws, I am sure many people would. Some facial flaws can be concealed through the use of beauty products, and if somebody wants to cover these flaws, he or she should not be shamed for it.

I believe that everyone has a right to put on what they want, as long as it does not harm anyone. Last time I checked, wearing makeup does not put any individual in harm’s way.

Wearing makeup is a girl’s personal choice, and she has the freedom to decide whether or not she  should wear it, without facing any judgments.

If another individual feels confident without wearing makeup, that is perfectly fine as well.

It’s important to remember that, although makeup in moderation can do wonders for a person’s confidence, overdoing it can have negative effects.

Makeup should enhance a person’s appearance, not completely alter it. So, break out the mascara and lip gloss daily if you choose, just don’t cake it on.

Personally, makeup is something that I really enjoy wearing because it can outline my features. I probably could live without it, but I prefer not to.

I personally feel naked without wearing makeup, and it is my personal choice to wear it. Instead of having individuals look at themselves in the mirror and not feel content with her appearance, dab a little makeup on to skyrocket confidence.

There is absolutely no problem with a person obtaining more assurance in her appearance through the use of makeup. Remember, it’s all about choices.

Wear makeup or don’t. Everyone should have the opportunity to do what makes them feel beautiful.


No Makeup

Kaitlin Gloria 

In a society where judgement is cruel and girls feel the need to wear makeup every day, I see absolutely no problem in not wearing any at all.

The way I see it, makeup should not help define one’s worth or overall beauty, and it absolutely should not make a huge impact on peoples’ lives as much as it does today.

Although makeup comes with an abundance of benefits, it also serves an unfortunate multitude of consequences.

Yes, makeup may boost a girl’s confidence for a short period of time, but once that makeup is washed off, it’s sad to see that her confidence disappears along with it.

Call me cliché, but I think that less is more and that there is natural beauty in everyone.

Now don’t get me wrong, I am not “anti–makeup.” I do, on occasion, wear makeup for special events like dances or outings with friends, but I definitely do not think girls should be dependent on it.

People should not look to makeup to help their self esteem because it gives them a false sense of security.

Makeup may make a girl feel safe and accepted by others for the time being, but at the end of the day, all of an individual’s insecurities are still there under that makeup.

0Instead of masking insecurities, people should learn to feel comfortable in their own skin.

In the long run, choosing not to wear makeup will not only improve how you feel about yourself, but will also help you meet people who will love you for what you really look like.

I choose to go makeup–free because I feel that I do not need the approval of others, and that I am at a place where I’m content with what I look like. There may be some who disagree; however, the only person whose opinion should be relevent in this matter is mine.

Regardless of whether people have seen someone’s natural face or one covered in makeup, they should not judge harshly. People shouldn’t be condemned for their outer beauty and makeup should not be as necessary as many people make it out to be.