Fighting for other people’s approval is not a recent invention. Reshaping the face and body has been a natural way to attract others and to gain goals. Make-up is a way to cover simple skin imperfections, help to gain confidence or simply express yourself through colours, lines and paint.
Is it needed?
Beauty standards are definitely cruel and difficult to achieve. Especially due to the fact that they are constantly changing. What once was in fashion now is seen as faux-paus. Many people are lucky enough not to care about the standards and let themselves look as they want, but not everyone has that kind of superpower. Some people through make-up just want to boost confidence, simply feel better or maybe draw attention to themselves. There are, of course, people who seen it as art and find new ways to use it as a way of self-expression.