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to wonder why some women don't wear make-up

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MeganCherry Fri 11-Jan-13 16:00:33

I'm sure I will get flamed for this but -

I don't mean trowel it on every morning, 3 lots of foundations, eyeshadow, eyeliner etc.

I have quite good skin, so on a usual day I'll wear - mascara and a lipstick/glass. On a bad day I'll probably wear concealer too.

I think make up is about enhancing your features and making the best of them. Me after a sleepless night I look like a zombie, add some concealer and I look like a human being again.

I like to wear make up for me and not to impress my husband or friends or strangers. I just know that I look better when I'm wearing it.

JammySplodger Fri 11-Jan-13 16:09:34

Because I don't want to or feel I need to. Same goes with my natural grey highlights.

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:09:34

i very rarely wear make up.

when i was younger i would wear it for clubbing, but never foundation.

i wear it occasionally now when i'm dancing on stage.

i never wear it day to day.
just don't need to, i'm gorgeous as it is.

AnyFucker Fri 11-Jan-13 16:09:48

I can suggest some worthwhile hobbies for you as this one is shit

Osmiornica Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:16

Do you wonder the same thing about men not wearing makeup? If not why do you think women should wear it?

BigStickBIWI Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:26

grin AnyFucker!

TheDarkestNight Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:31

Because I already have a face, I don't need to spend shitloads of money on a new, painted on one.

Because this is how I look by default - I haven't opted out, make-up wearers opt in.

Because I think it perpetuates inequality.

Because it's my choice, just like it's yours to wear make-up.

Because I'm naturally beautiful [lies].

Cortana Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:42

'Cos I'm fooking stunnin'

stargirl1701 Fri 11-Jan-13 16:10:51

I never wear make up. Just can't be arsed tbh. I think is important to be clean and presentable. I can't be bothered with fashion either. These things just hold no interest for me.

Trills Fri 11-Jan-13 16:11:00

YAB very unimaginative if you have to wonder why they don't.

There are lots of things that some people do and others don't.

Tee2072 Fri 11-Jan-13 16:11:10

Because we haven't drunk the fashion magazine kool aid that is telling us that we prefer ourselves that way when in reality it's the fashion magazine kool aid that told us we had to do it.

Also, I can't be arsed any more. Such a faff. Always running. Always needing buying. Who has time for that shit?

Vagaceratops Fri 11-Jan-13 16:11:40

I dont feel like it enhanced my features, it makes my skin feel dry and itchy.

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 16:11:57

not a trace.

that picture was 4 years ago shock

woozlebear Fri 11-Jan-13 16:12:00

I don't wear make up because when I did I hated the fact that I spent half my time feeling I looked ok and the rest of the time (ie when bare faced) feeling that I looked rubbish. I only felt like that because I saw the contrast every day. Now that I've spent over a decade seeing the exact same version of myself in the mirror every day, I'm quite happy with how I look because I'm used to it. It only took a few months to get to that point.

Personally I'm unable to grasp the idea of wearing makeup just for myself and not to impress others. (I'm not arguing with you, just saying I can't personally identify with that mindset). I know what I look like - wearing make up doesn't make me feel better about myself, it makes me feel worse. To me the only potential benefit would be to impress other people but I simply don't care enough.

YANBU to wonder, though. I wonder why people do wear it (Why do they bother? Isn't it annoying not being able to rub your eyes or wear a white scarf? Isn't it a chore having to take it off every night?) We're all different.

Vagaceratops Fri 11-Jan-13 16:12:12

And I dont have the time (although I do have my eyelashes permed and tinted as a treat to myself)

cantspel Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:01

I just cant be arsed so i dont bother.

Wear make up if you wish but to me it is a waste of time and money.

BelleoftheFall Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:12

Because it messes with my very, very dry skin something fierce. I do look better with it on, but I hate how it feels and I hate how my skin itches and I just cannot be bothered with it anymore.

manicbmc Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:12

You do realise this is probably not a good thread to start on a Friday when some may have already opened the wine? grin

MardyBra Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:17

I hate the feel of foundation on my skin.

I do usually wear a bit of make-up - a bit of eye shadow, mascara, some powder on my shiny nose and some lippy. But a lot of the time I can't be arsed. I know I'm no oil painting with or without make-up, so it's just a case of polishing the turd, as it were.

Anyway, why should I? Why should women have to spend time and money piling gunk on their face when men aren't expected to.

threesocksmorgan Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:55

oh I envy people who don't have to
but I look in need of a visit to the gp if I don't wear any

Thingiebob Fri 11-Jan-13 16:13:57

Is this a serious question or are you just canvassing opinions?

Perhaps they don't want to? Don't feel they need to? Would rather not smear so many chemicals on their face?

I wear a touch of makeup to stop me looking so washed out and crappy, but yesterday I couldn't be arsed plus most of my makeup has dried up, so dropped DD off at nursery and went shopping minus any slap at all. When I got home, DH told me I looked really healthy and glowing. I have to admit, I was gobsmacked. The man rarely pays me compliments, not because he is a knob or anything just he doesn't really notice stuff like make up or clothes or anything like that.

DameMargotFountain Fri 11-Jan-13 16:14:01

OP, yes


MardyBra Fri 11-Jan-13 16:14:48

Nice pic nickel

akaemmafrost Fri 11-Jan-13 16:15:32

What does it have to do with you? Seriously not being aggressive. It just wouldn't occur to me to notice if someone else had coloured in their own face grin.

Personally I don't because I can't be arsed. I should though because I look a million times better with some bb cream and lipgloss and it takes about 2 minutes to apply.

Thingiebob Fri 11-Jan-13 16:15:50

Also you might look better with make up, other woman might not.

Why the hell do I want to 'make the best of my features' when I'm doing the school run, then going shopping, then coming home to clean? I would rather spend the 10 minutes it would take to put some make-up on having a coffee, thats more likely to make me feel human than a bit of concealer and mascara that I won't be looking at anyway.

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