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Old 01-21-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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You aren't expressly prettier with makeup. It is subjective and not a hard and fast rule. It is the prevailing thought that women are prettier with makeup, but hardly fact.

I would assume you all dress up and do your hair because you don't want to be the slob of the group. Which again, is a psychological message being sent.

I see someone who wasted time out of their life to dress nicely and impress their own sisters in some convoluted way, you see it as looking pretty and we are just girls. To each their own interpretation, practicality is the sexiest and most dominant genetic trait imo.
I'm basically the same with makeup, unless I decide to go a little crazy. I didn't wear makeup for years because with what I do why bother, but I can say one of the reasons I started wearing mascara again is because I came down with blepharitis.

It's an big eye irritation at your lash lines, and the cure is to wash your lashes very well with baby shampoo. Twice a day.

Well -- at night, other than a light wash and toothbrushing I was done. And during the day, a light wash -- when you don't wear makeup you don't NEED to scrub your face. But I had to start scrubbing my lashlines.

So when it was pretty much over -- but it never goes away completely, you have to keep up with it -- it was hard to do... unless I HAD to take off my mascara.

So I started wearing mascara again.
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Old 01-21-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Miami
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I hate wearing makeup. I rarely wear it and when I do I feel like I constantly need to retouch. I think makeup is a stupid tribal concept, I have never felt self conscious without it. I am who I am and people are free to look the other way if my face disturbs them.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:25 PM
 
Location: In a cave
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I hate wearing makeup. I rarely wear it and when I do I feel like I constantly need to retouch. I think makeup is a stupid tribal concept, I have never felt self conscious without it. I am who I am and people are free to look the other way if my face disturbs them.
My kind of girl, Confident and prioritized.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:29 PM
 
Location: southern california
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to be fair if she does not attract mr right or she does not get that job bek the younger woman did, its all about her not the makeup.
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Old 01-21-2013, 01:35 PM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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Why do women feel the need to wear make-up?


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Go look at them in the morning when they are just out of bed, and no make-up ...

No beauty contest their ...

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Old 01-21-2013, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Miami
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to be fair if she does not attract mr right or she does not get that job bek the younger woman did, its all about her not the makeup.
No amount of makeup can replace youth. If you are in your mid 30's and the guy doing the hiring is setting up an harem you won't get the job , the 23 year old with or without make up will.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:12 PM
 
Location: San Marcos, TX
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I think some of us were just raised "that way". Because of my upbringing and nothing else, there was a time in my life that I never would have considered leaving the house without makeup.

Later on, as a young stay-at-home mom working from home, and away from my mother's influence, with a spouse who didn't care one way or the other, I found myself wearing less and less makeup because of the time factors involved.

These days I only apply makeup if I have extra time and will go months without touching it. I used to feel very odd without it and now I feel odd WITH it. I have developed an appreciation for my own natural beauty and sometimes with makeup on I feel like I am wearing a mask.

The only exception for me is in winter, my skin gets dry in patches and tends to get blotchy red areas in cooler/dryer months, so I will wear a moisturizing/SPF lightweight foundation to even out my skin tone, and a tinted lip balm since I need lip balm anyway. Anything beyond that is highly unusual.

If I have makeup on beyond that, my kids will notice and ask and usually say "You look... odd. Not bad but definitely odd." They are not used to me with it on, for sure.
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Old 01-21-2013, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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I hate wearing makeup. I rarely wear it and when I do I feel like I constantly need to retouch. I think makeup is a stupid tribal concept, I have never felt self conscious without it. I am who I am and people are free to look the other way if my face disturbs them.
When we moved to the country and retired, I quit wearing makeup, and felt such freedom. I said that in class to my art teacher, and she said "you should wear it, it will make you feel better". What?
Women pressure other women. I think it's all about money and brainwashing us into thinking we must, or else. Women are also very competitive with other women, who''s the fairest of them all? We aren't taught to look inside people anymore, it's the outside appearance that matters. Sad.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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It's no secret. I despise makeup on women (and men) unless it's minimally applied to achieve a very specific purpose. For example, I know a woman who is incapable of growing eyebrows. I don't know if it's the product of an accident or has been the case since birth, but in order to fit in better, she uses makeup to create eyebrows each day. That's not a bad use for makeup. If someone is in a movie, a play or doing a cosplay? Again, makeup can be a good thing. Covering up scars or a skin condition (that's not caused by the makeup itself) is another good use for makeup. But this every day "I won't leave the house until I've re-colored my entire face" mindset is baffling and annoying.

In the vast majority of circumstances, makeup is not necessary and actually detracts from natural beauty. I very much prefer to associate myself with strong, confident women whose natural beauty shines through, rather than feeling like they have to buy beauty and cake their faces in chemicals all day, every day.

Also, and this is just my own personal observation, mature women who have spent their lives primarily makeup-free are generally much better looking than women of the same age who have applied makeup for their entire lives. But again, it could just be attitude. A woman who owns herself, her body and her face, and is confident in those things is infinitely more attractive to me than one who hides her face, gets assorted cosmetic procedures and otherwise changes herself to meet perceived societal standards of beauty.

Based on a non-scientific poll, conducted over the past 10 minutes with every male friend I could get ahold of, 100% of straight or bisexual men find women most attractive when they're fresh out of the shower with no makeup, jewelry or hair styling. So either I'm hanging out with a bunch of crazy people, or I'm hanging out with people who prefer natural beauty and confidence over chemicals and kowtowing to the beauty industry.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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I've told my very attractive 37-year-old wife a million times that when she spends an hour putting on make-up, she has improved her looks by.... 5%. She asks me about her hair when she styles it or gets it cut. She stated once "I got it layered!" I don't even know what that means. Her hair is gorgeous - kempt or unkempt (well... at least somewhat combed).

Women are pretty. You guys spend so much time trying to improve what doesn't need improving.

Right on the money! Every girl I've been with drives me absolutely NUTS with this. I tell them a million times to lay off the make up. Sometimes, if doesn't even improve their looks to me, it makes them look like rodeo clowns. Especially if they put on that tacky, blue, porn star eye liner and glitter. I can't stand it. I LOVE natural looks. I'm fine with a little blush here or there, simple black eye liner and maybe a little lipstick but I prefer no make up, all natural much more than that silliness.

For whatever reason every girl I've dated or been with is convinced that they need to put on make up to look good or impress me no matter how many times we argue about it. *sigh* 90% of the time I HATE make up.
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