I tried wearing makeup like all the other girls did in high school for a good year or so. The eyeliner/mascara would always end up under my eyes within an hour of applying it, the eye shadow would go in the creases of my eyes, no shade of foundation was the right match for my skin tone (or cheap brand anyways), it made my eyes red and itchy, my face break out, I couldn't touch my face unless I wanted to smudge the makeup and was just more trouble than it was worth. I don't know why I had so much problems no other girls seemed to have, but it made me look worse rather than better. Besides some lip balm and perhaps the occasional spot of concealer, I haven't worn makeup since. Funny enough, one of the things my husband really "appreciates" about me is the fact I don't wear makeup or do 'fussy' things with my hair. And while I'm only 26, I notice many of my friends who have been wearing makeup daily since middle school look a whole lot older than I do. I still regularly get mistaken for a teenager. They are already getting wrinkles and dark rings under their eyes.