what is your opinion of makeup?

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#1 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

personally, i think the way makeup is marketed is sexist and harmful to women's character--especially younger women, who all seem to wear it these days...

that said, i don't hold it against anyone who wears makeup (you know, unless they start to resemble a clown), and i suppose "wanting to look better" is a legitimate reason for wearing makeup...however, whenever i've seen women without makeup they look completely fine and preferable to their dolled-up state; natural beauty, i believe it's called. at most, makeup should be reserved solely special occasions.

thoughts?

#2 Posted by MentatAssassin (3007 posts) -

I like when chicks get all dolled up but yeah, the clown college attendees need to ease up a bit.

#3 Posted by tocool340 (20523 posts) -
Too much of it can be a turn-off...
#4 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

My preference is for no make up on a lady. My current gf prefers not to wear any anyway.

#5 Posted by johnd13 (8147 posts) -

My preference is for no make up on a lady.

psymon100

Me too. I don' t have a problem if they put on make up but nothing beats natural beauty.

#6 Posted by KiIIyou (27146 posts) -
Shouldn't know theyre wearing any.
#7 Posted by konvikt_17 (22237 posts) -

Shouldn't know theyre wearing any.KiIIyou

#8 Posted by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

I don't mind seeing girls without makeup.

#9 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -

My preference is for no make up on a lady. My current gf prefers not to wear any anyway.

psymon100
Lol you're attracted to the hippy unkempt look. Good for you.
#10 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -
People who wear make up often are superficial and have self-esteem issues.
#11 Posted by ghoklebutter (19327 posts) -
Makeup is totally benign. And for many people, makeup is actually helpful. In particular, transsexual women who have noticeable beard shadow often use foundation to help cover it up. What isn't benign is society constantly pressuring women and girls to conform to absurd beauty norms. As for the whole "natural beauty" thing, the thing is, quite a few women who have the "natural" look still use a little bit of makeup.
#12 Posted by Kats_RK (2080 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

My preference is for no make up on a lady. My current gf prefers not to wear any anyway.

percech

Lol you're attracted to the hippy unkempt look. Good for you.

Everyone has different preferences.I've seen many women without makeup and still look beatiful with or without makeup.

#13 Posted by leviathan91 (7763 posts) -

Make up is alright if done right and at the right moment.

Personally, I like my women natural.

#14 Posted by Celldrax (14607 posts) -

Little to no makeup (depending on each person) is my personal preference. A bit of eye shadow in particular can look really good. Though I do understand that a few will use makeup as a confidence booster... But I'm generally not a fan of the 'Hollywood' look.

#15 Posted by zenogandia (912 posts) -

You should see some of the chicks in my univervisty. They look fake candy canes with the ammount of make-up applied to them. It's gross. Not too much, not too little.

#16 Posted by VanHelsingBoA64 (5455 posts) -
i don't really care but i've known a few girls who wear makeup regularly and end up looking bizarre as hell when they don't. like they just got released from a mental ward.
#17 Posted by MrPraline (21321 posts) -
It's fine. Doesn't hurt anybody else and can look good. It's only annoying when you have to wait 15 minutes for a girl to put her make up on in order to go to a shop 5 minutes away.
#18 Posted by julian_jr (83416 posts) -
A little bit on a girl isn't anything bad I think. Now if she goes crazy and puts a ton of makeup then yeah... not a fan.
#19 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I like it, but I hate how I can't touch a chicks face without it smearing off and getting on my hand.

#20 Posted by zenogandia (912 posts) -

I like it, but I hate how I can touch a chicks face without it smearing off and getting on my hand. Fightingfan
Gross. Imagine licking her face... I would prefer her have minimal make-up. That's something I don't have to deal with guys.

#21 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]I like it, but I hate how I can touch a chicks face without it smearing off and getting on my hand. zenogandia

Gross. Imagine licking her face... I would prefer her have minimal make-up. That's something I don't have to deal with guys.

I did some misogyny type man-handling like in porn--where you squeeze their face, and that sh-- got all over my hands, mood killer.
#22 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -

umm.

i like how eyeliner looks but anything else i hate

#23 Posted by jimkabrhel (15419 posts) -

Too much of it can be a turn-off...tocool340

Quite. A little is fine. Overuse of makeup suggest the woman is hiding something, physical flaws or a lack of self confidence.

#24 Posted by rocinante_ (1666 posts) -

[QUOTE="zenogandia"]

[QUOTE="Fightingfan"]I like it, but I hate how I can touch a chicks face without it smearing off and getting on my hand. Fightingfan

Gross. Imagine licking her face... I would prefer her have minimal make-up. That's something I don't have to deal with guys.

I did some misogyny type man-handling like in porn--where you squeeze their face, and that sh-- got all over my hands, mood killer.

LOL

#25 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

My preference is for no make up on a lady. My current gf prefers not to wear any anyway.

percech

Lol you're attracted to the hippy unkempt look. Good for you.

Was that insult supposed to be hurtful?

You need more practice.

#26 Posted by TonyKoeffler (176 posts) -

Well there is definitely a point where it becomes too much, but I think makeup can be beneficial for girls rather than harmful.

For example, let's say a girl get's dressed up, puts on makeup, the lot for like a dance or something. Why does she do this? Because seeing herself prettied up makes her feel good about herself.

#27 Posted by Bucked20 (6951 posts) -
Just don't over do it
#28 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3916 posts) -

People who wear make up often are superficial and have self-esteem issues.Laihendi
all women and at least a few men wear it.

#29 Posted by SirWander (5176 posts) -

I think it's sexist that there's a stigma in a majority of societies against men wearing makeup.
Male actors also wear makeup and no one ever gives them any crap about raising the standards of beauty to an unrealistic level.

but don't care really

#30 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -

[QUOTE="percech"][QUOTE="psymon100"]

My preference is for no make up on a lady. My current gf prefers not to wear any anyway.

psymon100

Lol you're attracted to the hippy unkempt look. Good for you.

Was that insult supposed to be hurtful?

You need more practice.

Do you get hurt over comments on the internet? You need help.
#31 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

I think it's sexist that there's a stigma in a majority of societies against men wearing makeup.
Male actors also wear makeup and no one ever gives them any crap about raising the standards of beauty to an unrealistic level.

but don't care really

SirWander

Hmm. I never thought about that.

From this day forward I shall pass no judgement against men wearing make up. It's their choice.

#32 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

[QUOTE="percech"] Lol you're attracted to the hippy unkempt look. Good for you.percech

Was that insult supposed to be hurtful?

You need more practice.

Do you get hurt over comments on the internet? You need help.

Oh that's OK you need it explaining really slowly.

I asked if it was supposed to be helpful, now, from this, any person with discerable intelligence would have inferred this means it wasn't hurtful at all. I infer from your comment that you fall outside of this category, and into the category of people who need simple things explaining to them.

Now, the next part. If it was your intention to be insulting or hurtful, well, seriously that was the weakest attempt I've ever seen.

You quoted me in the first instance after all with the weakest most asanine attempt at trolling I've ever seen. If I were you I'd be embarrassed.

#33 Posted by Zeviander (9503 posts) -
The most beautiful women in the world are ones who use makeup to accentuate aspects of their already good looks. Ugly women use makeup to cover up their flaws. The ugliest women are ones who use makeup like a mask to hide their actual face.
#34 Posted by Laihendi (5828 posts) -

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]People who wear make up often are superficial and have self-esteem issues.MakeMeaSammitch

all women and at least a few men wear it.

Most people I have known are superficial and have self esteem issues.
#35 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -

[QUOTE="percech"][QUOTE="psymon100"]

Was that insult supposed to be hurtful?

You need more practice.

psymon100

Do you get hurt over comments on the internet? You need help.

Oh that's OK you need it explaining really slowly.

I asked if it was supposed to be helpful, now, from this, any person with discerable intelligence would have inferred this means it wasn't hurtful at all. I infer from your comment that you fall outside of this category, and into the category of people who need simple things explaining to them.

Now, the next part. If it was your intention to be insulting or hurtful, well, seriously that was the weakest attempt I've ever seen.

You quoted me in the first instance after all with the weakest most asanine attempt at trolling I've ever seen. If I were you I'd be embarrassed.

I really doubt it was the weakest attempt you've ever seen as it managed to do something to you since you won't shutup about it. Is this what you do to make yourself feel better than others...by trying to insult their intelligence? Or do you think you're being clever? Do you always speak in hyperbolic drivel just to get your point across?
#36 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

[QUOTE="percech"] Do you get hurt over comments on the internet? You need help.percech

Oh that's OK you need it explaining really slowly.

I asked if it was supposed to be helpful, now, from this, any person with discerable intelligence would have inferred this means it wasn't hurtful at all. I infer from your comment that you fall outside of this category, and into the category of people who need simple things explaining to them.

Now, the next part. If it was your intention to be insulting or hurtful, well, seriously that was the weakest attempt I've ever seen.

You quoted me in the first instance after all with the weakest most asanine attempt at trolling I've ever seen. If I were you I'd be embarrassed.

I really doubt it was the weakest attempt you've ever seen as it managed to do something to you since you won't shutup about it. Is this what you do to make yourself feel better than others...by trying to insult their intelligence? Or do you think you're being clever? Do you always speak in hyperbolic drivel just to get your point across?

lol, you're so hypocritical. You started off by trying to insult my taste regarding make up on women. Now you're trying to hassle me for giving back what you pathetically tried to dish out? So, you can dish it out, but you can't take it. Everything I said was true, I know, the truth hurts you. You tried to insult me, it didn't work. I asked you a question which completely went over your head.

I don't go around insulting people on the internet because I'm not a facile embicile. Obviously you have a very short memory so I'll remind you, you quoted me in the first instance, I'm just responding to you because normally when people quote someone it's because they'd like to open a dialog. Perhaps if you'd said something better in the first place you wouldn't look like such a wally now?

#37 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -

[QUOTE="percech"][QUOTE="psymon100"]

Oh that's OK you need it explaining really slowly.

I asked if it was supposed to be helpful, now, from this, any person with discerable intelligence would have inferred this means it wasn't hurtful at all. I infer from your comment that you fall outside of this category, and into the category of people who need simple things explaining to them.

Now, the next part. If it was your intention to be insulting or hurtful, well, seriously that was the weakest attempt I've ever seen.

You quoted me in the first instance after all with the weakest most asanine attempt at trolling I've ever seen. If I were you I'd be embarrassed.

psymon100

I really doubt it was the weakest attempt you've ever seen as it managed to do something to you since you won't shutup about it. Is this what you do to make yourself feel better than others...by trying to insult their intelligence? Or do you think you're being clever? Do you always speak in hyperbolic drivel just to get your point across?

lol, you're so hypocritical. You started off by trying to insult my taste regarding make up on women. Now you're trying to hassle me for giving back what you pathetically tried to dish out? So, you can dish it out, but you can't take it. Everything I said was true, I know, the truth hurts you. You tried to insult me, it didn't work. I asked you a question which completely went over your head.

I don't go around insulting people on the internet because I'm not a facile embicile. Obviously you have a very short memory so I'll remind you, you quoted me in the first instance, I'm just responding to you because normally when people quote someone it's because they'd like to open a dialog. Perhaps if you'd said something better in the first place you wouldn't look like such a wally now?

All I said is you like your women to be unkempt, which is true. It's not my fault you took it as an insult. You got offended because you feel there's something wrong with your taste in women.
#38 Posted by Allicrombie (25197 posts) -
I've never been into makeup much. When I go out, I wear the minimum amount I can get away with and still look good.
#39 Posted by soulless4now (41374 posts) -

I see nothing wrong with it as long as they don't overdue it. Nothing wrong with a little foundation, but when you start adding in the eye liner, blush, eye shadow, and etc., some girls start looking scary.

#40 Posted by MakeMeaSammitch (3916 posts) -

[QUOTE="MakeMeaSammitch"]

[QUOTE="Laihendi"]People who wear make up often are superficial and have self-esteem issues.Laihendi

all women and at least a few men wear it.

Most people I have known are superficial and have self esteem issues.

fair enough

#41 Posted by solidruss (23736 posts) -

I've never been into makeup much. When I go out, I wear the minimum amount I can get away with and still look good.Allicrombie

Same here!

wait....... that didn't come out right

#42 Posted by psymon100 (6138 posts) -

All I said is you like your women to be unkempt, which is true. It's not my fault you took it as an insult. You got offended because you feel there's something wrong with your taste in women. percech

When did I say I liked unkempt women?

No make up is not the same as unkempt. Your lack of intelligence showing up again percech. Oh wait, were you just lying?

Honestly, I am so glad you chose me to troll. This is really easy.

#43 Posted by percech (5237 posts) -

[QUOTE="percech"]All I said is you like your women to be unkempt, which is true. It's not my fault you took it as an insult. You got offended because you feel there's something wrong with your taste in women. psymon100

When did I say I liked unkempt women?

No make up is not the same as unkempt. Your lack of intelligence showing up again percech. Oh wait, were you just lying?

Honestly, I am so glad you chose me to troll. This is really easy.

I consider it as being unkempt. Where exactly do you draw the line?
#44 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2242 posts) -

I don't really care.

If someone wants to wear makeup, or if someone doesn't want to wear makeup. It is all the same to me. Someone that I think is beautiful is going to be beautiful no matter how much or how little makeup she/he has on.

#45 Posted by michael_1234576 (8620 posts) -

I don't mind seeing girls without makeup.

Kats_RK
pretty much
#46 Posted by lonewolf604 (8522 posts) -
I equate it the same way with guys that put gel or anything in their hair. A little to enhance someone's look can be good, but too much then its just a turn off.
#47 Posted by BenedictArnold7 (701 posts) -
Women wear it to attract attention. They want men to look at them and for other women to be jealous. They wear shiny things for the same reason. Nothing wrong with it.
#48 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2242 posts) -

Women wear it to attract attention. They want men to look at them and for other women to be jealous. They wear shiny things for the same reason. Nothing wrong with it.BenedictArnold7

Not all women, or men, wear it to attract attention. Some wear it simply for themselves.

#49 Posted by BenedictArnold7 (701 posts) -

[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Women wear it to attract attention. They want men to look at them and for other women to be jealous. They wear shiny things for the same reason. Nothing wrong with it.IdioticIcarus

Not all women, or men, wear it to attract attention. Some wear it simply for themselves.

That is VERY unlikely to be true. It is most likely to be part of the reason rather than the reason alone.
#50 Posted by IdioticIcarus (2242 posts) -

[QUOTE="IdioticIcarus"]

[QUOTE="BenedictArnold7"]Women wear it to attract attention. They want men to look at them and for other women to be jealous. They wear shiny things for the same reason. Nothing wrong with it.BenedictArnold7

Not all women, or men, wear it to attract attention. Some wear it simply for themselves.

That is VERY unlikely to be true. It is most likely to be part of the reason rather than the reason alone.

Except I know from experience that it is true.