QOTW: Did/do you wear makeup in high school?

Did/do you wear makeup in high school?

Beautiful with Brains says: only foundation on bad skin days. Makeup in my school wasn’t banned nor frowned upon but most girls rarely wore any really. Guess we were too lazy and would just rather stay in bed that little bit longer in the mornings than wake up early and apply makeup. That was my excuse anyway. I’d wear a full face on the weekends though.

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    • Connie, lol. I forgot about lip balm, I wore that too. It’s a shame makeup is forbidden in Malaysian high schools. I can see why some school wouldn’t allow a full face of makeup, but fobidding everything is too strict. I don’t think there’s nothing wrong with wearing foundation or concealer especially if someone has a serious skin condition and makeup would help hiding it, improving their self esteem.

    • Citrine, that’s a nice look for school. A bit of mascara and gloss can make you look fresh and put together as well as keeping lips moisturized. :)

  1. I never wore foundation but always eye shadow and lipstick. But I didn’t try a lot of different styles, though. I would find one look and wear that pretty much every day for months. When I was 16, it was heavy black eye shadow and red lipstick every single day. What was I thinking?
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    • Michelle, I think most of us wore looks we were proud of back then but cringe when we think about them now. I think high school is a great time to experiment and find out what works for you and what doesn’t. :)

  2. I experimented with makeup (only eye makeup) during my freshman year, but that was it. Later years, I just wore a light coat of mascara & a wash of color on the lids. Wish I experimented more though!
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    • Dee, I was like you. I didn’t experiment much back then and now regret it. But we can make up for lost time now. ;)

  3. Not that many girls wore makeup in high school, but I always did. I mostly wore coverup on my zits, and eyeshadow. It’s depressing to think about, but back then (in the late 80s/early 90s) I remember only being able to find brown eyeshadow at the drugstore, so that’s mostly what I wore. Oh, or gray. I remember being thrilled once when Wet and Wild came out with blue mascara and blue eyeliner, because that was the craziest thing I had ever seen.
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    • Jeni, I remember how boring was drugstore makeup back then too. We didn’t have much choice, teenagers these days are more luky in that regard and I’m glad to see that now drugstore makeup comes in colorful and fun shades as well.

    • Makeup Morsels, that’s what I did too. It’s fun to experiment but you don’t always have time in the morning when you need to get ready in a rush. And I so envy you for not having to wear foundation often!

  4. Well I’m In High School And I Put Make Up On I Know I Shouldnt But I Just Love It Its What I Look Forward To Every Morning But I Think I Got To Layoff The Foundation And Just Use It On Special Occassions or When I Really Need It :D
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    • Tiany, I don’t think there is nothing wrong with wearing makeup in high school. Foundation should be used only if you have some skin imperfections, but if you still wanna use it and makes you feel good, why not? :)

    • Fabuless Beauty, lol! I think we all had some makeup disasters in high school! But it’s gets better as you practice and get older and realize what works for you and what doesn’t. :)

    • Trisha, you started wearing makeup (well, mascara) early! And yep, I know what you mean. You could also have used liner as a primer to make eyeshadow last longer. I tried that a couple of times and it works well. :)

  5. Nah.
    Maybe tinted moisturizer and mascara, but even those times could be counted on the fingers of one hand.

    I had bad skin and didn’t know what to do – I thought that wearing cheap products (since I don’t have the money for high-end stuff, and there wasn’t Internet to do the research on cheap-but-good) would aggravate the problems.
    Plus I wore contacts for a couple of years and wasn’t too keen on anything besides them near my eyes.

    Plus plus, I didn’t want to be like one girl from class.
    She was a cutie (well, still is). She knew her way around makeup, no doubt about it.
    BUT: she got up every morning at 6 AM to do her face – our school started at 8, she lived at walking distance from it, and she woke up at the same time I, who had to travel for an hour+ to school, did!
    One day she came to school and everyone asked her if she was feeling okay, if she was sick, if she needed help/escort to her home… She told us she just didn’t apply makeup that day :/ .
    I kinda thought: “I’d rather people go ‘Oh, you look nice!’ when I do wear makeup than ‘Oh, you look unwell’ when I don’t.”

    tl;dr/babble much :D ?

    • Ana lol. That is dedication! With a bit of insanity lol. Waking up two hours before school just to apply makeup is crazy! And I agree with you, I wouldn’t want people to think I’m sick only because they see how I look barefaced.

      A simple look is much better for school, imo. :)

  6. I discovered makeup in high school. I didn’t (at least I don’t think so) go overboard with my makeup, though. Winged-tip eyeliner and lip gloss. But I did use the smokey eye look whenever I went out with friends on a Friday or Saturday evening.

    • Mary, that’s a simple and lovely look to school. And you can also have wear something more during the weekends. :)

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