I love this thread! It's been definitely an interesting read. I didn't realize so many people made the conscious decision to wear makeup vs not wearing makeup. I wear makeup. I use some base, blush and powder. I also love glitter and sparkly things and so I frequently put on a silvery dark glittery eyeshadow. Yes, even to just stay home and clean my cat box and vacuum. It's part of my morning routine. I hardly ever wear lipstick, maybe Burt's Bees lipbalm. I also have glitter lip gloss that's clear that I use. Yea, glitter obsession. Hey, I even have glitter body spray, but I usually save that for going out. My 10 year old is not really interested in makeup- though she colors her hair crazy colors. My 8 year old plays with my extra makeup- cheap stuff I use if I want something funky. She and her friend will go all out putting crazy makeup on and dance and have mini fashion shows. I'm totally a "if it's not comfortable I won't wear it" person, so I'm not sure where she got the fashionista thing!
My kids have asked me why I wear makeup. I told them it smoothed out my complexion and it really does make my face feel less oily plus it's fun for me and makes me feel good. I think those are all good reasons. I guess I never really gave it thought seriously- as in, what message am I sending my children by wearing makeup? I did not wear eye shadow the other day and the girls and I were sitting at the table talking and they mentioned it was a teacher's birthday and he was turning like 31 or something. I said "Oh! I thought he was younger than that. He looks young." and the girls were like "Well, mommy.. you look the same age as that teacher (I am 36) when you are wearing makeup... but you look older today." LOL! They didn't mean in a cruel or negative way. And I didn't take it that way. Nor did I go put on any eye shadow. ;)