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Old 06-15-2009, 01:07 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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Not necessarily. There's a lot of options out there that are friendly to acne prone skin. It certainly makes you look better to conceal it.
Like I said, I dunno. Acne, (knock on wood) was/is not a problem I have had to worry about. The occasional blackhead or pimple, but no breakouts or anything like that.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:17 AM
 
Location: California
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I am very pale and now my reddish hair is going really grey so my overall tone is "washed out", with occassional red blotches. I used to just wear a bit of foundation and some lip gloss but I need to kick it up a notch and get a bit more dramatic (for me) in order to look more alive these days. I will go out without makeup and not care, but when I care about looking better I need foundation, blush or bronzer, lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, brow tint, eyeshadow, and powder. It sounds like a lot but thats what it takes these days....::sigh::

I also have to color my hair to get some contrast between it and my skin.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:31 AM
 
Location: Wherever I want to be... ;)
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I have fun with makeup and enjoy different colors and brands. I love Sephora...about the only place I enjoy shopping. However, I will go without it on, and the funny thing is my husband actually says he loves how I look without it!
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:53 AM
 
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Just to let you know there is a new thread on the relationships board started by a guy who is extremely anti-makeup. He wants women to wear no makeup. I could not disagree with him more. I am more convinced than ever that it is dominant, controlling men who are behind the anti-makeup movment and I can't resent them enough for it.
I am a woman and I feel a different way. I feel it's society that pressures women into feeling as if they have to look a certain way: i.e. wear make up, have pretty skin, have pretty hair, wear attractive clothing, "dress up", perhaps fake tan...fake nails... color their hair... cover their gray hair... obsessively fight wrinkles and any signs of natural aging... stay young looking... shave our legs and under arms... even be hairless in "other areas" to portray a sense of youth and innocence...

I feel it could possibly be feminists, environmentalists or naturalists (or any other group who fights for the environment and/or for more freedoms for women) who are behind the anti-makeup movement.

I wouldn't be with a man who wouldn't accept me as I am. I don't wear makeup and he loves it.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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But in all honesty, make-up is a pain in the butt. There's no getting around the fact that it's a hassle to wear.
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Old 06-15-2009, 01:22 PM
 
Location: The Hall of Justice
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I've personally always preferred the untouched face, particularly natural eye brows: very rare, but so attractive.
That's sweet, but I have dark, heavy brows that overpower my face. I pluck them just enough to give them a nice, natural-looking shape. I bet a lot of women's "natural" beauty is at least somewhat enhanced!
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Old 06-15-2009, 06:59 PM
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The best makeup is no makeup. You have to do this while young though. Makeup ages women faster.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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I am very pale and now my reddish hair is going really grey so my overall tone is "washed out", with occassional red blotches. I used to just wear a bit of foundation and some lip gloss but I need to kick it up a notch and get a bit more dramatic (for me) in order to look more alive these days. I will go out without makeup and not care, but when I care about looking better I need foundation, blush or bronzer, lipstick, eyeliner, mascara, brow tint, eyeshadow, and powder. It sounds like a lot but thats what it takes these days....::sigh::

I also have to color my hair to get some contrast between it and my skin.
I'm washed out, too...similar complexion...but not concerned enough to apply cosmetics.
However, I am toying with the idea of coloring my hair again after several years of not, because it is becoming quite faded...I LIKE white hair and look forward to it, but this interim gray/warm brown is kinda boring. Ages me more than my wrinkles do.
I might go dark cool brown again, pops in a good way. And like you said, contrast is good.
Just hate roots, growing color out...what's holding me back.
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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I am a woman and I feel a different way. I feel it's society that pressures women into feeling as if they have to look a certain way: i.e. wear make up, have pretty skin, have pretty hair, wear attractive clothing, "dress up", perhaps fake tan...fake nails... color their hair... cover their gray hair... obsessively fight wrinkles and any signs of natural aging... stay young looking... shave our legs and under arms... even be hairless in "other areas" to portray a sense of youth and innocence...

I feel it could possibly be feminists, environmentalists or naturalists (or any other group who fights for the environment and/or for more freedoms for women) who are behind the anti-makeup movement.

I wouldn't be with a man who wouldn't accept me as I am. I don't wear makeup and he loves it.
I agree. It is suggested that women now start using anti-aging products when they're still in their 20's!
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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Hah, I have to laugh when I see these "anti-aging serum" ads marketed to college-aged women.
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