Honestly make up is not gender neutral at all
I was socialized since birth to want to be as “beautiful”(adhere to cis centric and euro centric beauty standards) in order to get the attention of men. I still struggle with unlearning this. Only women are socialized to do that.
Anytime I so much as wear nail polish to school, I get called slurs, pushed into lockers, am made to feel unsafe, etc. only trans women have to deal with that.
There are constantly jokes in the media directed at me specifically that centers around the notion that a masculine looking person putting on a dress and make up is literally the funniest thing ever. Only trans women have to deal with that.
So, no, make up is not gender neutral. It SHOULD be, but it’s not. And just pretending that it’s gender neutral helps no one. How can we deconstruct these misogynistic and transmisogynistic notions if the tumblr radiqueers keep putting their heads in the sand and pretending there’s no problem?