Makeup; something women put on their faces, right? Well now that depends. On one level it can be a bit of lipstick or eye shadow or blusher…but at the other end it’s multiple layers of toning shades all with varying levels of translucency, applied with a variety of brushes and pencils. If somebody does it with paint on paper then everybody acknowledges it as an art form, but somehow not if somebody is doing it on a 3d surface, in a mirror. How bizarre is that? What’s more, women have to pull this trick off with a colour palate limited by what they happen to be wearing.
Hair: guys if you think making this look good in anything beyond a ponytail is easy then find a long-suffering female acquaintance and try it on them. You just have to take several thousand very fine fibres, which may or may not be slippery, and turn them into something stylish and pretty to look at! Again if this wasn’t something women did on themselves to make themselves look good then it would be acknowledged immediately as an art form.
So, every day millions of women and girls, some of them in their mid-teens, pull off amazing feats of artistic skill and dexterity….
Appreciate it for what it is!