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Old 01-11-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:22 PM
 
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When did men start noticing women's makeup or their face?
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:28 PM
 
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That's funny Sage -- I once had a friend who asked why I never wore makeup. I cracked up -- at the time I was wearing a full face -- very light foundation, blush, eyeshadow and mascara. I didn't wear lipstick because at the time most lipsticks were lipsticky -- heavy and greasy. And lipglosses were very sticky and shiny. And hubby doesn't like to kiss me with lipcolor -- he doesn't like the taste. Now I wear it all the time with all the sheer lipsticks -- and hubby waits till it's off before he gives me a kiss.

But I've always preferred a very light hand with makeup. I love the look of a smoky eye, but I can't carry that sort of deep color off -- to me it makes my features smaller. My version of a smokey eye is to cover my eyelids with a light color, use a darker color on my creases and use a liner brush and the same darker color on my lash line. I prefer using eyeshadow powder (usually wet the liner brush) to pencil because the pencils seems draggier and the line isn't as nice, and blending it seems more messy. Powder and wet liner brush seems to work better for me.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:45 PM
 
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There are "safe" makeup brands in health food stores.
I forgot about that. I wonder how many women buy their make-up at a health food store. Also, I love women as they are, not how I expect them to be. I am not against make-up, I just don't think that it's neccessary. With all of the chemicals that we have bombarding our bodies, I hate to see women adding to the problem just to look 'better'. They are fine the way they are. I prefer natural, but I do not require it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:47 PM
 
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Yeah, I was sure that it would be another gorilla look thread.
Wouldn't that be natural, though?
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:48 PM
 
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Funny, I bet the OP also drools over women in magazines, movie stars and VS models too, who are wearing a face full of make-up AND photoshop enhancements.

It's like this guy I work with... he demanded the women he kept company with wear little to no make-up, no false eyelashes, no hair extensions or fake nails. He wanted to know what he was getting. Then in the next sentence, went on and on how Mila Kunis and Scarlett Johanson in this-movie and that-movie were the hottest he'd ever seen, as if that were them in their natural forms. Yeah right... I'm sure they rolled out of bed looking like that! But he believed it.

Myself, I don't wear make-up. I don't think it makes me look better. I have oily skin, it just melts off. I don't see the point. My husband likes me the way I am, I've got no one else to impress.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:48 PM
 
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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.
Simple answer ---- changing your look through makeup, in moderation for some/more for others, is FUN.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:54 PM
 
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That's funny Sage
I think so, too.

Below are pictures of different women without and with makeup. I wonder how many men here think the pictures without makeup look better than the ones with makeup.

http://i.voffka.com/pic/08img_set/th..._makeup_01.jpg

http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j...89560994638688

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/...ticleLarge.jpg

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Old 01-11-2014, 05:22 PM
 
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I think so, too.

Below are pictures of different women without and with makeup. I wonder how many men here think the pictures without makeup look better than the ones with makeup.
It depends on the individual woman, and on what the guys want: do they want someone who looks approachable and girl-next-door type? or do they want someone who looks "beautiful" but like she could be arrogant, bitchy or unapproachable? Some women in those types of before/after photos look better without makeup, because they look more genuine, their personality shines forth much more, and they look very approachable. The woman in the last link you posted looks just fine in the 1st pic in the series. The girl in the middle link would appeal to a certain type of guy without makeup, and a completely different type of guy with full makeup and her hair curled.
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Old 01-11-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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I forgot about that. I wonder how many women buy their make-up at a health food store.
I see women in the makeup section at Whole Foods trying stuff on and buying all the time. And at Pharmaca, the vitamin store and pharamacy, too.
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