Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, at least to some that is.
A form of beauty, a form of art, makeup can be so much more than what you watched your mom put on before she'd go out for the day. And is it a skill? Is it a talent? Or is it the mind?
The face is a blank canvas. The makeup is your paint, and you are the artist. Now to create the works of art, do you have to be Michelangelo or can you be a child with a dream? To me, makeup -- special effects makeup -- can show a new world to those who see it. But, like everything creative, it starts with a design.