Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday PowWow : Do You Wear Makeup Because You LIKE To Or Because You HAVE To?

{Even supermodels take makeup tips from each other, via.}

Ok ladies, I've got a new weekly discussion I'm going to start implementing, called "Wednesday PowWow." 

And it's only going to be fun if you all participate and comment!  I'm serious when I say that, my absolutely favorite blog postings aren't the ones with the best pictures or most descriptive, it's the ones that YOU comment back to me on.  I LOVE to hear from you and read every single comment (even if I can't respond back individually, I DO hear you!)  So every Wednesday I'm going to pose a question that I want to start a discussion amongst all of us - and it could be about really anything, mostly anything that has to do with being a female! 

So my first question to you is..."Do you wear makeup because you feel like you HAVE to, or because you LIKE to?"  

It might sound like a silly question that you don't ever actually think about when you're at the drugstore picking up that duplicate tube of trusty lip color that you know works every time.  Of course this also helps me as a blogger, because I'm curious if you read my blog because of your similar love to everything makeup like me or if you read it because you're hoping to pick up a tip every now and then you can utilize in your everyday life because applying makeup just frustrates you.  

I am definitely a combination of why I wear it.  I actually dig the art of applying it, but also because at my age (35, if you were curious), with 3 small children who keep me from sleeping very well through the night (or our random fire alarm that went off at 4am this morning!), I have to wear it to keep from scaring the general public with my dark circles and colorless lips!!   So even if you never comment on a blog post, I want to start hearing from you every Wednesday if the topic applies to you!  

Let's start a PowWow ladies!   

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15 comments:

Sarah said...

I like this idea and this topic! I wear makeup because I have to. It seems I always have a blemish or dark under-eyes to cover, and I look like I'm still asleep without mascara. If I thought I could get away with it at work and with my husband, I wouldn't wear any makeup!

All that being said, I love reading your blog for the ideas and fun pictures, and your great attitude! I've even tried your "look awake" techniques. Thanks for all of your great posts!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Sarah - so glad you like PowWow idea!! More than anything, I appreciate your comment on the great attitude - I want my blog to be a positive place to visit, so this shows me I'm on the right track!!

Danielle said...

I COLLECT makeup because I like it. But honestly I wear it because I feel I need it. I wish I felt comfortable with all the flaws showing but I don't. Incidentally that's why I wear pants all year long and lots of long shirts too! LOL!

Kathy Stevens said...

I agree with everyone so far. I have started to enjoy putting on makeup but I wear it bc I feel like I need it. I would LOVE to have flawless skin and be able to throw on mascara and gloss and leave the house but that's not in the cards for me! Thanks to you though, I've learned so much and can have fun with it now!

Courtney said...

With my complexion being in complete freak out mode for the past few months, I've had no choice but to wear a full face every time I step out of the house. Makeup is fun, don't get me wrong, but sometimes you just want to run to the grocery store in your sweatpants, t-shirt, and bare face. Oh well haha.

Love this segment. Keep it up!

Kristen said...

I love this post(:

To answer your question, honestly I dont "Have to" wear makeup, my husband could care less {thankfully} because I know I am not the fairest of them all...HOWEVER, I do LOVE makeup and beauty products like most other ladies out there, I feel it makes me feel better about myself and boost self esteem, not to mention I feel so much more put together when I take the time to get ready in the morning, its amazing what a 30 minutes to an hour will do for ones soul...

Gracey Kwan said...

I LOVE wearing makeup! At first I started doing it to cover these red patches of irritation on my cheeks, but I started getting into eyeshadow and all that, and I started wearing makeup every day purely for the fun of it.

chiara said...

I like the act of applying makeup. I look better with it, of course, but I don't feel like I NEED to put it on. I have gone to work without makeup, if I wasn't feeling like it (not very frequently, thought).

Mrs Roma Tomato said...

My relationship with makeup is complicated.. I have always enjoyed experimenting and enhancing my features but have hated feeling lesser than other women who don't need it and look stunning with nothing on. No one would think i was stunning without makeup other than my husband. With makeup I can transform, chameleon-like into someone attractive. I try to look at it as something I do for myself to enhance my confidence. I love your blog! Love reading your down to earth yet creative expertise! I wish you lived in Australia! xo

Denise Ages of Beauty said...

Definitely because I LIKE to! I love all things makeup and trying new things so it's all good.. When I was a lot younger (like in my 20s), I always thought I had to wear it beccause I wouldn't look good without it. Now I'm not sure if I've actually gotten better as I've gotten older (yeah...that'ss it!) or if I just don't care what anyone else thinks! (that's probably more likely! ;) ) Either way, makeup makes me happy!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Danielle - I'm a fellow collector too!
@KathyS- not in the cards for me either - glad you've learned something along the way:)
@Courtney - so glad you love this segment, thank you!
@Kristen - amen sister - makeup is good for my soul too!
@Gracey- makeup IS fun right?!
@Chiara - you go natural girl!
@Mrs.RomaTomato - I'd be happy to just VISIT your area of Australia!! Thanks for the sweet comment.
@Denise- total agreement - I definitely wear my makeup for ME too and the older I get, I don't care what other people think of my hot pink lips or green eyeliner!!

Jasmine said...

This is a fun topic! I HAVE to wear make-up for work...MUA with no makeup on usually makes clients weary :) And I too LOVE the act of putting on my "face" and creating different looks for myself and others. But on my days off I go makeup free - just NOT sunscreen free! And I know I look just fine, I am 34 and very proud/vain about my skin and how I have taken care of it. Now my hair on the other hand...

Nicole said...

I feel like I have to wear makeup. I've been wearing makeup for a long time in order to cover my acne and under eye circles. It's a good thing I like makeup and like applying it!

Paigeemoe said...

My husband and i moved to Nor Cal about a month ago and i just got a job as a hostess at a restaurant in a rather upscale side of town, so at the moment i'm feeling the need to step it up a bit in the makeup department. An everyday for me is brows/mascara/BB & some sort of lip color. Now i'm trying for a fuller face that doesn't take toooooo long.. Ha! (like that's possible) That's why i was asking about the falsies and i'll have many more questions to come! Love your site! Something i look forward to all the time!
xo

Joan Hough said...

I love to wear makeup! I need to wear makeup! Aren't they the same? Seriously, I love it because it gives me a real lift. It's fun putting it on and then seeing the results is fun too. Awhile ago I stopped using the chemical stuff and started using pure natural mineral makeup and what a difference it made for me. My skin is clearer now and I even get compliments. I love it that I'm not putting anything harmful on my skin and I have definitely got a better look. So now I love it even more, if that's possible.