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Old 03-27-2015, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Northern Appalachia
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Originally Posted by MEDALLOKUYA View Post
This is something that I just cant understand. Men prefer a woman to look natural. If we can see your makeup / its obviously visible than you probably have too much on.

There is a girl ive been on a few dates with but she wears too much makeup. She looks much better without all that on. I want to tell her that is why I am not seeing her more or will not entertain her as a possible gf. But I cant not tell her that obviously.
I agree. I expecially hate heavy lipstick and eyeliner.

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I think the makeup and clothing are both more to compete with other women, impress them, rather than having to do with the man. Makeup generally does look better from a distance.
Definitely!

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I'll start wearing make-up when men go back to wearing war paint.

Make-up strikes me as an egregious waste of time, money and effort. I've got a family member who spends - every month - $1,000+ on make-up, hair, pedicures, perfume, and other accoutrements.

She has to borrow money to pay the rent, but she keeps buying that crap.

It's nutty.
I think some women get addicted to make-up. They think if a little is good, more must be better.

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Originally Posted by MEDALLOKUYA View Post
Lets make a poll.

Men in here, which do you prefer.

1) Natural look

or

2) More than noticeable makeup

From all my experience it is similar to the men preferring curves over the slim runway model look.

However, I guess you are free to think otherwise
I prefer natural but I think most guys don't really know the difference between natural and a minimal amount of make-up.

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I think you mean "Real Men Prefer....."

If I can tell a woman is wearing make-up, then she is wearing too much.

Make-up usage is a sign of emotional instability.

Those women are lacking in self-esteem, are emotionally weak and typically high-maintenance. They will cause nothing but problems.

Women who don't wear make-up are confident and comfortable with the way they look; are emotionally stronger; and most likely independent or interdependent and that makes my John Thomas stand on end.

There's nothing wrong with sparingly applying make-up to accent or highlight facial features.

Preferring...

Mircea
I've made similar statements to the one above, but I think in reality many, if not most women, look better with some make-up. They just need to know when to stop.
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Old 03-27-2015, 09:25 PM
 
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^^ Yes women need to know how to use the minimal amount of makeup and blend it in to where it is not noticeable ie looks somewhat natural.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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Even by saying "I prefer...." to anyone with common sense it is gonna mean I am alluding to her and how she wears too much and it is not very flattering. I assume a lot of woman will not take that well. She is gonna think she does not know how to where makeup and that it looks bad.

As I pointed out, being "simple" and "none high maintenance" are very important for me in the opposite sex. Everyone judges people by their appearance one way or another. Now, that in no way implies I think women that wear too much makeup are bad people or anything of the sort. They are just not a good match for me in regards to a serious long term relationship. They can be my friend and be a great person, I am just not attracted to that type of woman for a serious relationship. Like I said, if that makes me shallow so be it. Women ask me all the time in the dating world what is my type of woman, and I always reply I like a woman that is "simple, kind, fun, and friendly etc."

As for my appearance, I already keep a simple, clean cut, well dressed, well groomed look. So I doubt id be willing to change a lot in that regard. Although, id be open to suggestions and it wouldnt hurt my feelings if someone thought differently. And ultimately id prefer to find a woman that likes me for how I am.
So how do you know that she will not be open to suggestions as you say you are? In your first post you said obviously you couldn't tell her she wore too much makeup. Why won't you give her the same opportunities you say you would allow? Double standard?

And while you say you think your appearance is just fine so there would be little room for change, maybe she feels the same about herself. Your opinion is just that you know; your opinion. There are women out there for whom your appearance doesn't meet their standard as well. "A simple, clean cut, well dressed, well groomed look would be a real turn off for those females who prefer a more rugged outdoor look. Some like the biker or cowboy look. How would you like to be turned down because a potential GF didn't care for your simple, clean cut, well dressed, well groomed look?

You don't seem to be willing to give a woman the same standards you give yourself. Sure go ahead and judge her for your own personal choice of a gf but your statement in your original post said "Men prefer a woman to look natural. If we can see your makeup its obviously visible than you probably have too much on."

You said "Men prefer" not just you prefer. If you were just talking about your preferences and this one girl why did you say "men" and "women?" Yes anyone with with common sense would see you were alluding to one person when you began talking about the one woman if you hadn't said that but you did.

It's too bad you judge women by such superficial means though. You could be missing out on some great women out there. The bottom line is if you want to base your choosing of a gf on criteria of how much makeup she wears that's entirely up to you. You have every right to do that. I wouldn't argue that.

Just don't drag all men into it. You cannot speak for all men.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:49 PM
 
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This is something that I just cant understand. Men prefer a woman to look natural.
If this is the gospel truth, then why are women featured in men's magazines and other media targeted towards them *always* so heavily made up? They don't have much in the way of "edgy" high fashion looks, but there's a lot of spackle, heavy contouring, bronzer and fake lashes. There's a "no makeup" make up look that's photography/media friendly, (ex: the Neutrogena girls) but that's not the kind the Maxim/GQ cover girls bother with.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:53 PM
 
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Yes, men prefer a "natural" look.

That's why they buy all those magazines with such "natural" women in them, with those natural boobs and all.
Men buy magazines? With all the free porn available on the internet? Not bloody likely.... Yes, after all we are the ones buying all those Cosmo mags.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Not sure about statistical evidence, I am going off my experience chatting with other males.

I am talking about women who do not look natural or in most cases have too much on. In other words its clearly visible and noticeable. It is possible to wear makeup and make it look natural.

It is always a good idea to talk in general terms than absolute terms. Sure there are some that do it solely for other reasons. But it would be safe to say most women do it to look attractive to the opposite sex.

Same with men.
So, this is a moving target. Because to some of us, you can always 100% tell that someone is wearing makeup. So, based on your criteria, none of them look natural.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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Just tell her she would be more attractive if she didn't look like somebody hit her in the face with a bucket of paint. Yeah, women are more approachable if they ignore the glam magazines. If you give her the choice of either washing her face or finding someone else to go out with, it's her choice. Cut her a little slack for events where she is definitely look but don't touch, like black tie events, weddings, etc.

She may also just be horrible at makeup. If she learned from somebody who got a C- at beauty school, she may not know any better. Or she may be a nut case who would die a thousand deaths if somebody saw what she really looks like. If you want to keep her, you need to be figuring out where she is coming from and try to fix it.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:35 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I haven't read all the replies, but I have to chime in here. My partner always talks about how much he loves the natural look and how he prefers me without makeup. But whom does he point out when we are discussing gorgeous women? It is almost invariably ladies who are wearing makeup.

I'm not bitter or insecure about this, I just wanted to point out that what people claim they prefer and what they actually find attractive at a subconscious/visceral level can be two different things.
Uh huh. He's with you, not them. He obviously prefers a real woman, not a picture in a magazine. He's telling you the truth.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:37 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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When are men going to realize that most, many, a lot of us women.... don't give a s**t what they think?
We know it. You can buy them on any street corner.
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Old 03-28-2015, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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I'm sure you do prefer the natural look ... the clean, shaved, plucked, moisturized, zit-free, poreless, evenly complected, sweet-smelling, pumiced natural look with glossy soft hair and a nice manicure.
Exactly. Makeup is not a substitute for good grooming, though it can conceal unfortunate medical conditions.
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