Quoting Rd.:" Makeup can not only make some people look more attractive, but make them feel more confident."
But that same thing can happen via therapy honestly. Confidence is something that comes from between the ears, so making external changes to attempt to gain it is not real confidence. I wear make up at times. I don't at others. I am not more confident when I wear it. I wear it when I think it is part of the overall appearance...so for instance, when I worked outside the home I was in sales. I wore it daily because I was dressed up, wore suits, etc & felt like it was a way of dressing my face up the same way I dressed my hair up. It was part of the "uniform". On days I was just in my office & getting caught up I wore jeans & no make up & a ponytail. I didn't feel more or less confident either way - I felt dressed for the task at hand.
I do find it sad that women look to external cues for confidence. I've known a number of women who get flattered if they get all dolled up & go out & get hit on by men. I don't understand that at all. When I am hit on I feel nothing about it. I know when I turn them down & tell them I am married they aren't going back to their table to stare longingly at me the rest of the night & go home alone because I turned them down. They are going to move on to the next woman they think looks attainable & if she says no, then they move on again. It isn't about *me* at all, or any other woman, it's about trying to get laid & it shouldn't be flattering that some stranger at a bar wants to hump you.. Yet I know plenty of women who will walk out with a bounce in their step that some dude tried to hook up with them regardless of the fact that he went home with someone else & was just as happy
to leave with her instead.