I didn't read the other pages of responses, sorry if I am out of sync.
I sometimes wear make up as an extension of individual expression. It is my own sense of artistic expression coming into play.
The colors, shadows and shapes I express with my make up express my internal state- exactly the way we choose clothing each day according to our
moods, emotions, and intents. It makes more observable to others that which I am feeling inside.
I am aware that the colors and effects I create will have a certain subtle impact upon the people I interact with- if I am wearing red lipstick, it
will give off a very physical directed energy.... I am in a receptive/consumption type of mood and they will have that feeling about me. They will
immediately associate me with the material reality and objects. If that is what I am feeling at the moment, then it is honest to let that be
(If I am going on a shopping spree, or a big meal..)
When I am feeling very "masculine" in the sense of confrontational, challenging intellectually (ready for some fun and aggressive debates) I will put
emphasis on my eyes- with eyeliner, and either no lipstick, or a very light one.
These are just examples among many choices!
If I want to be seductive, I will go for just a touch of mascara, and some chapstick. My husband (and men in general, I think) find this most
attractive. The mascara only shows that I am willing to make a little effort in the area of seduction- I am not in the mood to just lay there and wait
for him to service me- I am also in the mood to actively search out what he wants to, what will turn him on, and perhaps even step out a bit of what
is simply "habit".
I will go without make up often, if I do not feel any predominant moods or desires. When I am just sort of neutral or undecided about what I intend or
want. I might be a little vulnerable as a result. That comes across to others too.
It's just about communicating as clear as possible who I am now. It seems... fair? Like if someone gets that masculine vibe about me right away, and
they don't feel like doing that, they can choose to not engage with me in discussion... or if they feel like doing that and they see my plain eyes and
big red mouth, they will know to not bother- I won't engage. It gives others some heads up on what I am in the mood for and what I am doing
edit on 20-3-2015 by Bluesma because: (no reason given)