So many fantastic points. I love doing my makeup, but I'd be lying if I said my interest in cosmetics came purely from authentic joy as opposed to mostly patriarchal obligation. I hate admitting that, but it's true. If I didn't feel like I needed makeup, why would I be buying and using it? It frustrates me so much.

I often wonder how free we'd all feel if it were guaranteed we wouldn't run into any men through out the day. Ironically, I think we'd all look a lot better in a world without men. These products hurt our skin and the stress ages us quicker.

Excellent article! Thanks for sharing.