Why You Should Put On Makeup

Saturday, July 09, 2011 Stef dela Cruz 0 Comments

If you’re asking yourself why you should put on makeup, you’re not alone. A lot of people assume that putting on makeup is transforming your face into something almost unrecognizable from your makeup-free face. Eeep, wrong – unless you’re putting on makeup in preparation for a lo-fi photo shoot or appearing on television as a soap star.


Putting on makeup means hiding your flaws, highlighting your best features, and bringing out your best look. The best makeup will make you look like you, but better. Of course, some put on makeup to look really different. But if you love your face the way it is, all you need to do is make the tiniest changes.


Unfortunately, even the “tiniest” changes may mean concealer, foundation, highlighting powder, and blush. I’ve been so used to seeing myself in makeup that I feel so washed out without it.


Here’s a picture of me without makeup.

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My eyes seem so bare, my lips so pale, and to think I put on very light makeup everyday. I use eyeliner, concealer, powder, blush, lipstick, and eyeshadow when I’m up to it. That may seem like a lot, but I use so little that it just changes how I look by very little. I don’t want to look like I’m about to appear on TV when I put on everyday makeup; I want people to believe I have no makeup on, hihi!


Still, this picture of me with absolutely no makeup on is an eye opener. I know I look too pale for a good picture, but it doesn’t really matter tonight. Life is too good for me to care.

Stef dela CruzAbout the blogger
Stef dela Cruz is a doctor and writer. She received the 2013 Award for Health Media from the Department of Health. She maintains a health column in Health.Care Magazine and contributes to The Manila Bulletin. Add her to your circles.