I also believe wearing make-up is seen by many little girls as a "passage to womanhood" as well. The same goes for wearing high heels, nail polish, lipstick, and pierced earrings. Pre-teen and teenage girls view these things as being an adult woman.
They must think it makes them look better. Personally, I have never been big on makeup. A little bit is fine, but too much just makes a woman look like a painted up clown! Let people see you, not a painted face!
I can only answer for myself and I choose to wear makeup because I like it! It's like art- the face is the canvas and makeup provides the color palette. Even the ancient Egyptians used the mineral kohl to line their eyes and enhance their looks. I believe to each his/her own. If a person doesn't like makeup then they shouldn't feel pressured to wear it, and if a person does like it they shouldn't be criticized for wearing it.
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