I don't really like girls who wear makeup. (mascara, eye shadow, foundation, gloss)

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Elizabeth619

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Well I like makeup. I'm gonna wear it. If boys don't like it then....oh wait, I don't wear makeup to please others. I seriously have ever seen a lipstick shade and thought "ooooo! Boys are gonna like this color pink! And my eyeliner brings all the boys to the yard"
 

JesusMyOnly

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When it comes to you admitting "I suppose I have been very judgmental of people who wear makeup" I remember I was in that place as well once. I use to look at girls who wore a lot of make being jealous of how beautiful they looked. I use to make parodies of highschool girls first discovering makeup and how "horrible" it looked when they put it on for the first time. I use to think loads of make up would make someone look "trashy", high maintenance or even intimidating and mean. I think it had to do with a lot of my own insecurities.


I had a very strange love hate relationship with make up. Not wanting to wear it because I was a tomboy yet wondering what it would be like so I'd secretly try it on. As I got older I wanted to wear more but my mother (who also must have had a love hate relationship of me wearing makeup) never really let me unless it was a special occasion then she'd force me to "doll up" too much. After all my years of wanting to wear make up and not feeling pretty and after finally getting the okay from my mother to wear simple make up to school, I found out its just not for me. I'd rather have my face clean and clear. It feels better, I like this no make up look for me personally. Plus I'm too lazy to have to take it all off at the end of the day.


There are a billion and one reasons that a girl could be wearing make up no matter what anyone tries to say they are wearing it for. Some people bring up the "Oh, be yourself and don't try to be something you are not" and sadly while some girls try to be some thing else while wearing makeup, not all girls are trying to do that. They are themselves wether they wear just lipgloss or everything they can find at a corner store near by. Also people tend to argue that us as woman have an intense amout of pressure to be pretty. This is true but just like bullying, we can never make that specific pressure to look good stop. We just need to learn how to deal with it and become confident and strong in Christ. As long as a girl does not depend on make up and as long as she understands that God has given her the specific looks He has because He wants her to look this way, she should be fine.


I try not to judge any girl who wears makeup anymore. But I'll admit the question of "why?" may pop into my mind sometimes. Reguardless of how much or how little makeup someone wears on the outside lets not try to make up some negative story about how they are on the inside. Looks should mean nothing, with or without makeup we are to look directly at the heart (1 Sameul 16:7 ~ But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart).


"Have you ever dressed up like a super hero when you were a child? You'd wear the towel as a cape and you felt so strong. Nothing could hurt you, you were invicible. Make up is similar to a super hero costume. After you wear it you feel more confident and strong." ~ Michelle Phan.
 
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Well I like makeup. I'm gonna wear it. If boys don't like it then....oh wait, I don't wear makeup to please others. I seriously have ever seen a lipstick shade and thought "ooooo! Boys are gonna like this color pink! And my eyeliner brings all the boys to the yard"
Hmmm I figured you cared about the opinion of men. :p
 
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"Just be yourself"

What does this really mean? If a woman loves dressing up, fixing her hair, putting on make-up... isn't that who she is? Who are we to tell her to stop being that way, and just be herself? She IS being herself. She's doing what she loves to do.

...right?

I was raised by a mother (a wonderful mother) who held "beauty" almost in contempt. She despised anything frou-frou, encouraged all things tomboy, and hated going to any event that required any of us to "make a fuss" about how we dressed. She just thought those things were ridiculous, and that's what we were taught too. My sister and I had boyish haircuts and were mistaken for boys a lot until we were old enough to object and choose our own hairstyles.

For a long time after I was grown, I actually felt guilty for wanting to dress up once in a while, or wear make-up, or fix my hair. I felt like I was betraying myself somehow, being silly, etc. I worried about what my mother would think. It took a very long time for me to realize that it was okay for me to enjoy being a woman. I will never be someone who is comfortable with a lot of make-up on, and I have worn heels maybe twice in my life. I'm much more at home in jeans or sweats and t-shirts. I rarely wear jewelry. But I've broken out of that attitude that wanting to feel feminine is "wrong".

I think it's all about balance.
 

Fenner

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I wear a little make up because I like it. My Husband will say, you look pretty. He's also said I look pretty when, I've been sick, right after I had 2 c sections, when I just wake up, when I am sitting reading a book, when I'm eating a mango like a slob, he's probably joking then, bjt I don't think he cares if I wear it or not. However, I care, it makes me feel good, so that's why I wear it.
 

AbbeyJoy

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I only wear mainly eye shadow and eyeliner and lip gloss. Sometimes I wear foundation on special occasions
 

LoganJ119

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I'm new here, but makeup is something that I have strong mixed feelings about. In 9th grade I wore heavy makeup everyday to cover up my acne (and because of insecurities in general.) I was terrified to leave the house without makeup, I felt naked and ugly without it. After 9th grade I became homebound because of a chronic illness, and I stopped wearing makeup and wore nothing but PJ's. I felt terrible, and no one saw me except my immediate family and the occasional doctor, so it was no big deal... and eventually I got over my insecurities.
Now I'm 20, and although I'm still sick, I'm not homebound anymore. I discovered that people treat me differently when I don't wear makeup. Without it people guess my age around 14, adults tend to ignore me (especially men, its like I'm invisible), and teens... well its awkward. They don't realize I'm older than they are, and worse they tend to have an attitude and think I'm slob for not wearing makeup like they do.
I recently changed my appearance, got a new haircut, and started trying to wear makeup again. It immediately made a difference. People seem more willing to talk with me, make eye contact, smile/have friendlier body language. I wish it wasn't true, but it is. Makeup really isn't a big deal to me personally, and I would prefer to go without it. I choose to wear it for "social survival" if that makes any sense.
 

Lynx

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As someone else said, we've already had two threads on makeup this year alone. So all I'll say here is I sure am glad I'm a guy. :cool:

"Honey I'm thinking about getting a face lift. Or maybe botox..."
"Why would you do that? You look nice to me."
"Well I wear makeup. What's the difference between makeup and a little cosmetic surgery?"
"I've been telling you for thirty years that you don't need all that makeup!"
 
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Like Elizabeth, I wear makeup because I like it. I also enjoy the routine of getting prepped to go out.
I don't like or dislike other women on the basis of whether or not they prefer wearing makeup, nor have I seen it as something that needs justification, or something that has to have some deep-rooted underlying issue.

The pictured examples in the original post are extreme. Would the reaction be so strong if it was before and afters of natural looks, or everyday looks?

[video=youtube;OZf1alAE89U]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZf1alAE89U[/video]
 

BeanieD

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I use very light amounts of mascara only because my eyes dissappear without it. In fact, it is such a small amount that it doesn't even show up in pictures. It is quite refreshing to hear this from a man about not liking make-up. Truely, all true beauty comes from inside in male and female alike. Thank you Liamson!
 
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I recently changed my appearance, got a new haircut, and started trying to wear makeup again. It immediately made a difference. People seem more willing to talk with me, make eye contact, smile/have friendlier body language. I wish it wasn't true, but it is. Makeup really isn't a big deal to me personally, and I would prefer to go without it. I choose to wear it for "social survival" if that makes any sense.
But then you have to ask yourself, are these the kinds of people you really want to fit in with? Is giving up who you are to fit in with people who ignore you if you don't fit superficial criteria really the people you seek to bring into your life? Are those people going to really be friends?
 

lil_christian

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I wear 0 makeup. I already look older than my age, and I don't have skin issues. I used to have acne like crazy, but even then I never wore makeup. I've never been judged for it, heck I didn't even wear makeup to my first job interview (of course I dressed nice, but didn't make a huge deal out of it), and I got hired. I always feel like a little makeup is too much makeup for me. I just don't feel me. I used to wear makeup to certain events like weddings and concerts, but I even stopped that. I definitely feel more free when I don't wear makeup. I can constantly feel it on my face when I wear it, and it feels weird, and it's almost like it weighs down on my skin, if that makes any sense.

But I do not judge those who do wear makeup (though there are some people who need to know when to stop... *cough cough* Nicki Minaj *cough cough cough*), it's silly to do so. And it's EXTREMELY silly to make a debate of it. What you prefer is your business and what others prefer is theirs. (Wish I could say "end of story" but it's probably not.)
 

Pipp

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I wear mine as natural as possible....I mean you cant even tell I have any on right ? Screenshot_2014-12-08-00-41-51-1.jpg
 

Pipp

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Yessssssssss
 

Pipp

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In all seriousness... I do wear make up but not every day. Its something I could live without if my future mate asked me to.
 
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Unfortunately, it's not an over exaggeration that people put value as to whether you wear makeup or not and if you look good with it. Apparently some men and maybe some fortunate women can't grasp due to not being exposed to such behavior.
 
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Liamson, get out of my head. I was just having this conversation with a friend today!

On a regular day I don't wear eye makeup. Normally it's just a foundation and power to compensate for redness and oiliness. Truthfully my jobs don't require me to get dressed up so I feel like I wasted my time by putting anything on my face. But when I do wear make up it's usually for an event, dinner with friends, special occasions. Really, there is nothing wrong with it. It's still me under there! I don't go crazy... and I detest drawn on eyebrows with a passion!

But to make the claim "I really don't like girls with makeup" excludes about 95% of the women on this planet. Really, it's unrealistic to find that naturally beautiful goddess who has perfect skin and never wears makeup and is comfortable in her own skin. That kind of woman doesn't exist until she is much older and holds her identity as her own, and if she is younger then she is 1 in a billion. Sad, but true.

Whether a woman wears makeup or not is of no concern to any man. If you don't like chicks with makeup then by all means, ignore them like you said you do. But understand that it is a conscious effort, like you are purposely looking at a woman's physical appearance (GASP! shocker!) and passing a judgement on her, the same way many men pass judgement on the women who don't wear any makeup. We are damned if we do and damned if we don't it seems.
 

Test_F_i_2_Luv

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"Just be yourself"

What does this really mean? If a woman loves dressing up, fixing her hair, putting on make-up... isn't that who she is? Who are we to tell her to stop being that way, and just be herself? She IS being herself. She's doing what she loves to do.

...right?
In my opinion, in the pictures provided, the gals are transforming themselves into someone else.

I looked at the gals on the left and the ones on the right, and in most cases, was asking "is that even the same gal?!".

Being ourselves shouldn't mean hiding our natural identity. A little make-up highlighting things is one thin; it can enhance what's already there. Baking it on a needing a chisel and/or sandpaper to get it off is another.

I think we can all agree that, while make-up and clothes do have a similarities in function, they are nonetheless different.

:)