*This is a non makeup related post. I must tell you first that this is purely my opinion and I don't mean to offend anyone.
How do I start this.... Well, from September to February, I wore glasses to school and alternated between business casual and just casual clothes (my school allows running shoes). I didn't like to wear contacts to school because my eyes would feel irritated early in the morning. I also just stuck to basic powder and blush.
From the start of March until now, I dress the same, except I wear my contacts and use a bit of makeup because I don't wear my glasses. I started to wear my contacts because I just felt like prettying myself instead of looking like a nerd all day.
Between both of these times, I've noticed different responses from my school.
Back in those months that I wore glasses, I always say hi to the teachers I pass in the hallways, yet half of them just give me a dirty look or the cold shoulder.
Since the start of March, when I say hi to the same teachers, I get a better response from them. For example, when I walk down the hallways, the teachers would actual acknowledge that I was saying hi to them and they would smile back. My students are even a bit nicer to me. So what gives??? Do looks really matter???
I'm not saying this about Korea specifically, but I'm just saying, I seem to notice that looks matter a lot. Whenever I go to the washrooms, I see a lot of women touching up their makeup and redoing their hair.
So before I continue babbling on about things that don't seem to make sense (I can't seem to put my words together right now), just read these Time Magazine articles here and here. You'll understand what I'm trying to say.