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Let's see...
Do the words, vanity, insecurity and fake come to mind when I say makeup?
That's why it's viewed negatively, because people who use makeup are vain or insecure or just plain fake.


And WTF@ people calling makeup an "art form"? Are you serious?
Art is something done with passion and inspiration, not some 5 minutes brush up on a train to work. Omg, Michelangelo must be rolling in his grave.
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I never really saw it as a "negative" thing really, but I've only seen people use it as a cover-up. I'm always hearing my family complain about how they would appear to other people if they didn't use it, so now after all these years I tend to see it as an insecurity, especially if people fret over it.
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I don't think it's a bad thing. I don't necessarily use it to look more attractive,but to hide some of my flaws,for example eyebags or acne.So in the end I look the same,except with bigger eyelashes,and covered flaws. Also,I'd say that most of the girls actually look prettier with make-up,but only if it's natural look,without tons of it. For example I started wearing make-up like half year ago,and when I started wearing some, people started telling me that I look good and should wear it more often,so it depends on everyone preference,but it is true that some people look better without it.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

And WTF@ people calling makeup an "art form"? Are you serious?
Art is something done with passion and inspiration, not some 5 minutes brush up on a train to work. Omg, Michelangelo must be rolling in his grave.


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Just because mostly as I have seen, women are on their most beautiful without any makeup. If you don't want to look so good (to my eyes), then go ahead and use make-up all you want.
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I think a vast majority of people view makeup with a one-sided view. In a way, I don't blame them; for so long, makeup has been seen as a tool for the vain, to make people look more attractive, to the point of superficiality. The media portrays it as a way to make people, (mostly women,) look more attractive, as if its the ONLY tool in the universe that can make you anything, BUT you, for the sake of impressing those nearby.

However, anybody who says makeup is NOT an art form is mistaken. Much like drawing, where people can use that tool to create appealing works of art, or stick figure doodles in their math notes, makeup can be used as an art form, with the face and the body as a canvas. I am telling you right now, becoming a Titan did NOT take 5 minutes, and by the end of the process, my whole workplace was splattered with melting colors of red, black, and yellowish-white foundation.

On film and in television, the crew relies on makeup artists to make them as appealing.....or as gruesome......as possible. This includes the creation of bullet holes, wounds, the Wolfman's face, Hugh Jackman's sideburns from Wolverine, (which probably had to be tweaked to make it so wolfish, maybe even glued on,) zombies, Charlize Theron's transformation into the gruff-looking murderer Aileen Wournos, The Lord of the Rings cast as a whole, etc., etc., so on and so forth......

But then, people don't really know much about these positive aspects of makeup, because they are too busy viewing the negative aspects.
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Let's see...
Do the words, vanity, insecurity and fake come to mind when I say makeup?
That's why it's viewed negatively, because people who use makeup are vain or insecure or just plain fake.


And WTF@ people calling makeup an "art form"? Are you serious?
Art is something done with passion and inspiration, not some 5 minutes brush up on a train to work. Omg, Michelangelo must be rolling in his grave.

Do you also see people wearing clothes other than basic necessities as vain, insecure, and fake, too? Afterall, they're trying to make their appearance different to how it would naturally be. They're trying to make themselves look a way that makes them feel good. They might be trying to make themselves more attractive. Clearly, that's terrible.


http://browse.deviantart.com/traditional/bodyart/cosmetic/makeup/?order=9
You're right, there's no passion or effort here. There is no feeling being expressed.
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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.



Because you're being judged not for your personality but on how you look on the outside, which is shallow and superficial. Have you ever asked how you can be beautiful without being superficial? All you need to do is have the personality to backup your beautiful face.

Nothing wrong with makeup but it's applications is mostly aesthetic and not expressive or creative.
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I love how I'm probably the first person to make a reference to personality. This thread just revealed the shallow and superficial nature of most people on CR
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GayAsianBoy wrote:

Let's see...
Do the words, vanity, insecurity and fake come to mind when I say makeup?
That's why it's viewed negatively, because people who use makeup are vain or insecure or just plain fake.


And WTF@ people calling makeup an "art form"? Are you serious?
Art is something done with passion and inspiration, not some 5 minutes brush up on a train to work. Omg, Michelangelo must be rolling in his grave.

Do you also see people wearing clothes other than basic necessities as vain, insecure, and fake, too? Afterall, they're trying to make their appearance different to how it would naturally be. They're trying to make themselves look a way that makes them feel good. They might be trying to make themselves more attractive. Clearly, that's terrible.


http://browse.deviantart.com/traditional/bodyart/cosmetic/makeup/?order=9
You're right, there's no passion or effort here. There is no feeling being expressed.



Clothes are unnatural. No other animals beside humans wear them. But it's necessary for survial (insulation against temperature), while makeup is not. And I'm only answering the question, "Why is makeup viewed as a negative thing". I'm just giving the answers?


This thread is obviously talking about people who use makeup as a general thing, not for artistic purposes in film and arts.
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VeniVidiVici- wrote:


sillyriri wrote:


GayAsianBoy wrote:

Let's see...
Do the words, vanity, insecurity and fake come to mind when I say makeup?
That's why it's viewed negatively, because people who use makeup are vain or insecure or just plain fake.


And WTF@ people calling makeup an "art form"? Are you serious?
Art is something done with passion and inspiration, not some 5 minutes brush up on a train to work. Omg, Michelangelo must be rolling in his grave.

Do you also see people wearing clothes other than basic necessities as vain, insecure, and fake, too? Afterall, they're trying to make their appearance different to how it would naturally be. They're trying to make themselves look a way that makes them feel good. They might be trying to make themselves more attractive. Clearly, that's terrible.


http://browse.deviantart.com/traditional/bodyart/cosmetic/makeup/?order=9
You're right, there's no passion or effort here. There is no feeling being expressed.


Thank you sillyriri. And gayasainboy you need to get up off your ass and see the world. Fashion is art, make up is art. What you're talking about is butter faces.




Um, I use makeup myself. And I have the guts to admit I use it for vanity reasons, why can't other people admit it?
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VeniVidiVici- wrote:

Is it really? This forum is about make up in general. OP never specified day to day use, or how or what make up makes her feel pretty.
You bashed make up as not being art. Thus her responce.
And also people who use make up in your eyes are immediately vain and fake? How conceited can you get? You on the other hand are vain because you DON'T wear it. So please.

As for clothing I'm sure sillyriri mentioned something about dressing more than the basic necessities.



It doesn't take a genius to work out that this thread is about general makeup.

The world does not view makeup in film and arts "negatively". The world DOES view general makeup "negatively". So this thread is obviously not about Film and arts makeup. Because nobody view that as negative.

I've never expressed my opinion about anything. I'm only answering the question putting myself in the position of people who view makeup negatively.

SO I don't feel the need to defend myself further. Thanks bye.
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I never cared much for the idea of putting a product made from recycled fast food grease all over your skin. Not very attractive to think that you're using what made last weeks fries at Mc.D's to appear to be beautiful whether you really are or not.
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I just think that make-up takes away from the physical appeal of a person. Then again, I don't mind it much given that it still looks natural to a degree. Any more than that and it looks fake.

I understand that make-up can be viewed as "art" and a personal expression. However, when it morphs a person's physical appearance with a visible change, then that's just a form of deception (in my opinion at least). A person who hides their real appearance on the get-go is a lot harder to trust 'cause of it.
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