I believe that some women that wear makeup frequently think that is the only way persons will think they are beautiful (though it starts with their own perception). I don't feel this is right to teach younger generations.
I wear make up because I like it and it makes me feel pretty, I don't wear makeup for others
Well that is good. I'm not saying it's bad to wear for females in general. I'm saying some wear it for wrong reasons or reasons that really wouldn't be necessary.
I don't think that's accurate. As a make-up wearing woman myself, my reasons are because it enhances my current features and humans are biologically wired to view slightly more exaggerated features as more attractive. Feeling attractive means I have
. . . a higher baby-making value which means I have a better chance of passing on my genes which is the only reason anyone does anything in the end.
So, are you beautiful? (Your own opinion of yourself).
Without makeup I consider myself reasonably good-looking. Beautiful in my own eyes, but on any sort of objective standard I have no idea. Beauty seems more subjective.
Well that is good. It starts with yourself. That's what I was saying. If don't feel you're "good-looking" in your own view, you use make up to persuade yourself of that. Correct? (Not meaning you, but women in general). Bottom-line. It's about
I think some women feel beautiful with, some feel beautiful without. Doesn't really matter as long as it's from within.
Maybe for a few, it certainly isn't common among the women I know. Some wear makeup because they just like to, but most don't, or only do for special occasions where they feel it is part of the dress code. She should wear it only if she wants to.
Agree, if she WANTS to, not she needs to. Differentiating between the two is I think important. A female could think she wants the make up to enhance herself, but frequently does it making her eventually think she NEEDS to.
I believe that a lot of women wear makeup because they like to. Not because they want to look good for anyone else, but because it feels nice to look pretty sometimes.
Feel pretty to themselves? Or both themselves and others around?
I agree, but their perception is not incorrect. Our current society does value physical beauty, so the problem isn't only the individual recognizing that and perpetuating it, but also the orientation of the society itself.
I feel like I look a little better with a dab of mascara, sure... but when I go all out on my makeup it's not for anyone but me and my own artistic fun.
That's what I'm trying to point out. Females should be putting make up on for themselves not others. Also the ones that only feel beautiful in general if wearing it. This excludes clothes. Clothes can attract people just as much as face, though face
Is looked at first, I feel if ads dialed down, there wouldn't be this much insecurity. My personal opinion.
I agree so very much. Wear makeup if you like, but don't think that you need it to be beautiful.
Couldn't have said it better.
I feel really sad when I hear a woman say, even jokingly, that she won't go out of the house without "putting my face on."
Yes, it is sad indeed.
I agree. It should be an optional thing, an artistic outlet, not a requirement. I wore makeup at work the other day which i usually dont (its hot and i start super early). First regular tells me i actually look like a girl today, then i get told i
Look healthy today. Um thanks...lol
It gets hot in Wisconsin?
Many times have I heard that from female friends. It enhances their looks by a bit which catch my eye, but they certainly do not wear everything (maybe just eyeliner and foundation) everyday. You have these women and even young girls that wear
They wear all of it... Making it look like society thinks you NEED this to be "better". This travels to young teenaged girls. Now on top of hormones, PMS at times, stress from school/work/home life, you now have them thinking they are only beautiful
If they "enhance" who they are, which at that age, identifying themselves is already a thing. If ads tell them who they are or should be, then they are not "themselves".
@firefly- rarely, but the coffee shop i supervise at is a sauna lol, plus we move a lot.
@christian- i hear the same thing from friends too. And even my younger sister. She had acne and in high school wouldnt leave the house without it because she felt ugly. It was sad. Theres also this sense that makeup looks professional- which is a
Serious double standard since men arent expected to put that time and money into making themselves look acceptable. Everyones unpainted face should be a ok.
I just cant get over needing makeup to "look like a girl". I am one with or without lol
Agree. You are beautiful if you are beautiful, I once said. Let that sink in. It sounds simple, but look at it with a deeper perspective.
Well said. It needs to be said more often.