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Posted 8/21/13
When i view someone with makeup on they usually look hot! Never does a negative thought run through my mind.
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The idea that make-up is "fake" or "lying" is ridiculous for a multitude of reasons. Look, there was a time in my life when i felt a certain superiority that I was some special snowflake who didn't need to wear makeup to feel good about myself so I get where that argument is coming from but now I realize what a load of bullshit that is.

Dear people who don't think I should wear makeup,
1. It is none of your fucking business what I put on my body. It does not affect you. Not wearing makeup just because you don't want me would be just as sad/misguided as wearing makeup because you want me to.
2. Are you also going to say that getting your hair cut, ears pierced and wearing clothes makes you fake? Those things also cover-up and/or modify your body. If not, then you have no argument here. Make-up is just another choice to add to the mix.
3. Ladies, if you don't want people to judge you on your appearance, don't judge others on theirs. We gotta stick together against the unfair beauty standards for women, yo. Guys don't experience it as much and in the same way we do, so they often don't understand why it's bad to shame women for wearing makeup. Explain why it can be patronizing when guys say "Don't wear makeup, you're beautiful just the way you are" Try not to get angry and be a positive educator my lovely sailor scouts. <3

Bottom line: whether you're a man or a woman or in between, do what makes YOU feel happy and confident--If that's wearing sweat pants and no make-up AWESOME, if that's wearing heels and a metric ton of make-up AWESOME. You're lovely and have a nice day.
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Posted 8/22/13

HellaStrider wrote:


tarakelly wrote:

Make should accentuate your appearance and should look natural in this time period. It will change again just give it time. Then again stop listening to the ultra feminist they tend to be very negative people an try to tell people how they should think an feel.




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Okay now that I'm done giggling to myself over here. I personally don't wear any makeup other than lipgloss most of the time, unless I'm going out on a date I don't really bother. I wear it for myself to feel pretty, and to look nicer when going to a nice place to eat or something. Honestly part of me doesn't wear it 95% of the time cause I don't care, and I'm also too lazy to bother. If I'm going grocery shopping why would I put on a full face? But that's just me. If it makes you happy, do it. That's all that matters at the end of the day.
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Is makeup viewed negatively? I wasn't aware. Most people I know are perfectly happy with the choice to look better than they do naturally. We put on clothes, hair products, accessories, etc. because we have the opportunity to look good by doing so. The world is a much better place to look at as a result, and I don't see any reason for everyone to simply deal with the level of physical attractiveness they were given when they have the option to exceed it. Thus, I welcome make-up.

I realize that "natural is better than artificial" is practically an axiom at this point, but people use plumbing, housing, tools, etc. because what occurs naturally is not optimal. The reason we make artificial things is (usually) because the natural things don't cut it. Make-up, clothes, accessories, or whatever are there to improve life, and I don't see any reason why people shouldn't use them. I can understand a health argument, but all things considered, technology can eliminate health risk. Suppose the only direct effects of makeup were that you look better and have less money (you need to buy the makeup after all); if you have the time and money what reason is there not to use it?


I feel bad that your perfectly worded answer was wasted on the people of this thread.
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Posted 10/1/13
I don't wear make up - only did once for school ball and i felt uncomfortable!
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Posted 10/1/13

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Why is it viewed so negatively? It shouldn't be. Because you wear make-up doesn't make you fake or superfical. It's the same for tattoos. Why do people get tattoos? As most people see it, our body is a blank canvas and you can create what you want with it. I mean you like wearing clothes that make you feel cool or pretty right? then what's the difference in wearing make-up? I wear it because I feel pretty (Also I wear it because I'm actress) and I feel good about myself/ I' happy with the way I look without it and I can live going out without it too. Wearing make up is like making your face art is as the same for wearing clothes and having tattoos.

-So what are you're thoughts?


I looked to see if it's a dupicate but couldn't find it. So if it is please lock it, thank you!~


I -need- make up and High Heels, a few other 'fake' girly things to feel... whole. but 40 years of being a guy will do that to a girl. And if make is viewed so negatively why does MAC continue to make so much money? and why they able to employ so many guys and girls to teach you how to put it on?


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Why are humans convinced they are so ugly that they need to be covered up?
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I think it's mostly when used as a method to "disguise" one's real face. When giving a false impression of one's natural beauty of sorts. Particularly if it's when you meet someone for the first time. It might feel a bit deceiving.
And I have to admit, I kinda feel the same way as well.

I've thought about using guyliner a couple times. Not much, but a bit, because it enhances my eyes. But I would never want to do it if I knew I was gonna be introduced to someone new. I'd only use it if I had no plans of meeting someone new, or if I had plans of meeting someone that's already seen me without it.
Otherwise, I'd feel like I was cheating in order to create a more appealing aesthetic impression than I really possess.

And even then I'd probably have issues with it, which is one of the reasons why I still haven't done it.




Sir_jamesalot wrote:

Why are humans convinced they are so ugly that they need to be covered up?


Because society places a lot of weight on the exterior. Often more than on the interior.
It's a shame, but that's how it is. And it's no wonder. We're evolutionarily hardwired to think like that.
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I don't really see too much of a point in makeup. I'd want to be attracted to a person's natural beauty rather than a face that's smothered in god knows what. Like that stuff that makes people's eyelashes look twice as long. WHY? It looks strange if you ask me. If they want to cover up maybe one or two spots I understand, but spending ages and ages slapping stuff on strikes me as pointless. Though maybe I'm just not naturally too big on the whole thing because I'm a guy.
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Tattoos are permanent markings from temporary feelings.


Tattoos have alot more meaning than that to most people, on my 18 im getting one that represents something that saved my life and almost destoryed it, its not something i want to forget and the feelings it cause me will always accore in my life becuase theres no way to stop it. Its going to become a reminded for me that things can become better, even when it doesnt seem like it. My family members that have tattoos have got ones that have meaning and always will for them and the same is said for my friends, its not something that shows temporary feelings, its something that shows who that person is and what they have been though, it will always be a massive part of their life, thats why they want to remember it and get it permanently on them.
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Posted 10/1/13
Because some crap about inner beauty and looking natural and yada yada yada. People are silly.

theYchromosome hit the nail on the head, there's nothing wrong with enhancing your appearance. It doesn't mean somebody has issues with themselves, it doesn't mean society is pressuring them to do it. Some people just like to look their best and people should be fine with that and stop with this "natural is always better and you should be happy with what you've got and never change it even if it makes you feel better" crap that makes it seem like they're dishonest or self loathing.
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Posted 10/1/13
Less is more, end off.
When i do decide to wear makeup (very rarely) i will only wear lipstick, eyeliner, and mascara and none of it will be used in a large amount also the eyeliner is the most obvious when looking. Make-up is seen as a bad thing now because of the amount of make-up some girls wear. Its not seen as a bad thing, just something which shouldn't be used in large amounts.
Posted 10/1/13
It's viewed negatively because people like to bitch about others a lot.
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Posted 10/1/13 , edited 10/1/13
To me, it symbolizes artificial beauty (if it is abused)
If someone's face is coated in it, then it symbolizes vanity to me.
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I never really had any issues about what people prefer to do to their body. I don't have any tattoo's, piercings, I don't dye my hair, I obviously don't put make-up on, but plenty of my friends do.

Each person has their own preference, but if somebody is just outright offended by how you choose to look (within reason) then it's their loss and their ignorance clouding their judgement.
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