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Old 01-10-2014, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Wallingford, CT
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Some women simply don't give the sweat off of a rat's a** what men think about how we run our lives. I know that's a foreign concept for some to grasp, but it's true.

Or an illogical concept. You want to look good for others or you wouldn't wear it. And that's fine. But don't pretend it isn't.

It's also not about insecurity. If a woman believes she looks better (to others) with makeup on, that doesn't mean she's insecure. It means she's honest and that she knows she needs it. Wearing makeup doesn't imply that men have control either. A woman trying to impress means that she's actually the one in control (or attempting to feel that way, at the very least).

I also agree with the natural thing. Nearly no women are "natural" and do wear more makeup than others to look that way.

I'm way too lazy to get up early enough in the morning to bother. I haven't worn any unless it was a very special occasion or if I need to look like I put effort into my appearance. And even then it's just coverup.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:33 PM
 
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I love makeup. I love the ritual and the artistry of it, and when I'm sitting in front of my vanity putting on my shadows and liners and lipsticks, it's just a nice time to think and center myself for whatever I'm getting ready to go do. Sometimes, I may not even be going anywhere...if I'm bored and at home, I put on some music and start playing in my makeup.
I love experimenting with colors and textures and trying new products, and the best part is that when I'm done with my masterpiece, I get to wear it and see it every time I look in a mirror.
And forget natural...if I can look otherwordly, I consider it a job well done.

I don't wear it all the time because I'm also lazy and like to sleep, but when I can, I do.

And it doesn't have anything to do with what men like or don't like.
I don't like beards, but I'm not gonna say men shouldn't wear beards.

I'll do what I want with my face and you can do what you want with yours.
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:34 PM
 
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Young women can get away with not using makeup, but as we age, I think women need makeup. I do think it is best to apply it so as to appear most natural though.

One reason I like to use makeup is to even out redness I have in different areas of my face. I really do look better in a little makeup.

There is no need to characterize women's use of makeup as putting on a clown face. We can disagree about things without being deliberately unkind.
Yes, I agree with your post, 100 percent. Nicely said.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:03 AM
 
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Are you trying to look like a guy?
Be honest!
There are guys trying to look like women all the time.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:41 AM
 
Location: San Francisco
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In my experience, most men who claim to prefer women who don't wear makeup actually mean "I prefer women who wear natural looking makeup". Beige, brown, champagne eye shadows rather than deep blue or purple, that sort of thing.

My BF was once going on about how he loves the fact I don't wear makeup. At the time I was wearing foundation, powder, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and a hunt of bronzer for contouring.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:45 AM
 
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In my experience, most men who claim to prefer women who don't wear makeup actually mean "I prefer women who wear natural looking makeup". Beige, brown, champagne eye shadows rather than deep blue or purple, that sort of thing.

My BF was once going on about how he loves the fact I don't wear makeup. At the time I was wearing foundation, powder, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara, and a hunt of bronzer for contouring.
Men have no idea. Natural makeup equals no makeup to most men. I have worn "natural makeup" since I was a teenager, every day without fail, and I have never had any complaints!
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:00 AM
 
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I just can't understand why women can't just go natural and not put anything on their faces. Men do not like women with clown looking faces. Just a lip gloss is good enough. This has to be a major insecurity that almost all women have to put something on before they go out.
Yeah.... name ONE really fawned over sex symbol who isn't plastered with makeup.

And women who wear lipstick or lip gloss with no other make up? That's an older woman look. My grandmother (and I'm 54) only ever wore lipstick. My mother felt undone with out her powder and lipstick. I'd bet if there was one makeup item women couldn't go with out for my age -- it would be mascara.

Don't speak for the whole of male humanity, when it's SO OBVIOUS you are wrong.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:26 AM
 
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I don't wear make up unless I am going out for a special occasion that requires dressing up, like a wedding for example. I just find it too time consuming. Plus, I don't like using chemicals on myself, and the organic make up tends to be more expensive, so... I save it for special occasions.

I feel like my healthy habits (exercise, healthy food, etc) allow my skin's natural beauty to shine through.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:33 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Because some of us had bad skin when we were teens, and the results have remained well into adulthood. We wear makeup to mask scars or discolorations.

Because some of us aren't 25 anymore, and we're pale, or have blotches (or both) or maybe uneven skin tone or whatever, and we'd rather NOT be asked by all and sundry if we're okay. We wear makeup to even out the color of our skin.

Because some of us find that wearing makeup looks more professional and polished than going barefaced.

I wear makeup nearly every time I leave the house. And it looks natural because I know what I'm doing and how to choose proper colors and apply them.

Why do many men shave their facial hair completely off, or trim it into shapes not conceived by nature? Answer that and you'll have some idea of why women wear makeup: Because we can and we choose to.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:44 AM
 
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The make-up companies and the advertising companies have somehow convinced most women and most men that they (the women) look better with make-up. Over the years, more and more make-up seems to be the norm. Nowadays, to me, many women don't even look real. They could save a lot of time putting on make-up by simply wearing a plastic mask.
IMO, women look just fine in their natural state. I might add before someone comments that like men shaving, women should should too.
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