When my kids were young I was really busy with little ones (twin sons and a daughter which were two years apart). I didn't have time to think about how I looked really. When they got older I had more time for myself. I realized I looked better wearing makeup after looking at pictures and just by looking in a mirror, ha, ha. I don't wear a lot of makeup but a little foundation, cover stick (for under my eyes) and blush every day. It makes a big difference and nobody really knows I have makeup on. It makes me feel better about myself when I look better too. Without makeup I have a ruddy complexion I guess you would call it. When I go out to a special occasion (which is rare) I will add eye shadow, mascara and a little lipstick.