We all use a “game face.” We hide our emotions, fears, and joys for all kinds of reasons, from proving ourselves to masking our opinions. We physically and emotionally change to avoid the knowing glare of those around us. Where science tells us that eye contact promotes intimacy and closeness, we hope to avoid that very intimacy through the same strategies that make us feel strong.
However, sometimes a little exposure is good. We love Glossier’s new line of products because they allow you to be polished, showing the world your game face, while also letting your self shine through. Or at least your skin.