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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.

Well said Sallyingforth - I feel just the same

Sallyingforth Mon 14-Jan-13 22:21:37

I don't care a toss about the OP. It's been a fascinating exchange of views, regardless of the OP's motives for starting it.

But I look forward to reading the published article, if someone can post a link!

PretzelTime Mon 14-Jan-13 18:30:09

Starting a heated discussion.

and the whole point of this thread op was........ what exactly? confused

havingastress Mon 14-Jan-13 17:41:54

Because I love looking incredible when I do wear make up and go out! I'm pretty enough without, but with, I am stunning. grin

Actually feel sorry for people who feel that they have to wear make up every day just to leave the house. I think it's great that I look different when I go out. Would hate to look that like all the bloody time.

That, and I don't have the spare cash to spend waste on make on.

Anniegetyourgun Mon 14-Jan-13 17:37:12

Over 600 posts during 3 days of heavy debate, and the OP has tripped wandered off, still not telling us whether he/she is now any the wiser. Ah well, who cares anyway.

WhatEverItIsIDidntDoIt Mon 14-Jan-13 16:44:18

Because I'm a natural beauty and do not need to enhance my good looks.

<smug emoticon>

mumnosbest Mon 14-Jan-13 15:01:59

i have better things to do in my very busy mornings. It ages your skin. I look ok without it and feel more glamourous when i go out and do wear make-up.

PiccadillyCervix Mon 14-Jan-13 14:59:34

Well exactly Polka. Also it's easy if you have been with your partner a while to know what their "type" is. Dh definitely does prefer busty girl next door types. And I have noticed the women he thinks he is is subtling checking out under his glasses. And I have seen pics of his girlfriends and none of them were really made up.

You're welcome !

As my DD learnt to say when she was about 3 or 4 - I think it was something she picked up at her lovely nursery smile

polkadotsrock Mon 14-Jan-13 14:55:06

Well if that were the case carmen surely they would be with someone that did wear make up etc if that was the attraction for them? I wholeheartedly believe my dh doesn't give a shit about make up or any other superficial additions to how I look, just not the kind of bloke to be bothered that by that, ergo a perfect match to my au natural approach to cosmetics. Though I have been known to take it to the extreme and not brush my hair for a fortnight- ds loves to pull it so I wash it and tie it in a knot then forget that I haven't brushed it blush

mindosa Mon 14-Jan-13 14:53:13

Make up is a personal choice, not a necessity or a health issue

Notafoodbabyanymore Mon 14-Jan-13 14:52:17

Thanks Juggling, what a lovely thing to say. grin

ouryve Mon 14-Jan-13 14:50:51

Why should I wear make up? I hate the feel of it on my skin and allergic to most brands anyhow. I'm a pretty decent 43 and don't feel pressurised to enhance anything, TYVM. Nor should anyone for that matter.

With you as her Mum Nota I'm sure she'll learn just that smile

PiccadillyCervix Mon 14-Jan-13 14:47:41

but it "makes you happy" that your daughter is now experimenting with make up? how depressing

My dd wants to study theatre make up as a career choice and loves experimenting with it. She is very clever and I am extremely proud.

No, I've gone back to check, neither of you were discussing that before ... but you did respond directly after my comment. So I'm pretty sure were responding to me. BUt I'm gonna bow out o this conversation and ignore you now.

ledkr Mon 14-Jan-13 14:46:09

Thanks Sally. It was a while ago now <old gimmer> I am very open about it because I'm lucky enough to be comfortable with talking about it and hope it helps others really.

Notafoodbabyanymore Mon 14-Jan-13 14:44:52

Or hmm even.

Notafoodbabyanymore Mon 14-Jan-13 14:43:59

What a stupid thread this is. Some good points being made by each side (Sides! About makeup! [Hmm])

Personally, I stopped wearing makeup every day at 24 when I went backpacking for 4 months and never bothered with it much after that. I do wear it occasionally and enjoy it, just don't care enough to bother every day.

I have a very girly dd of 3 who is obsessed at the moment with looking beautiful, so we are having lots of conversations about how people look beautiful when they are kind and friendly and happy. I don't care one way or another whether she ends up wearing makeup when she's older, I just hope she learns that how she looks is a teeny tiny part of what makes her special and wonderful.

Sallyingforth Mon 14-Jan-13 13:12:55

"this woman has been through the same as me". No, I haven't and I can only guess what it must be like. I can only admire your strength in having got through it and being able to talk about it on line.

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Mon 14-Jan-13 08:57:03

I do. It can make a huge difference to someone's face.

But I don't make a judgement based on it.

samandi Mon 14-Jan-13 08:56:01

I don't really notice if a woman is wearing mascara or not.

DizzyZebra Mon 14-Jan-13 07:04:49

I think it's probably normal to wonder. IT's hard to put into words without coming off and weird though.

I love my make up. I don't wear it constantly, But it always makes me feel good. Anything to do with 'beautifying' does. Sometimes i would love to get hold of my friends and give them a lovely pamper and beauty session. In my head it makes perfect sense and would cheer them right up - In reality they'd probably spend it wanting to hit me with something very hard.

ledkr Mon 14-Jan-13 04:59:40

I'm sorry picsdilly ? I don't believe I've made any reference to you in my last post which was on answer to sallyingforth
Considering the conversation I have had with her regarding the loss of my hair and breasts at a very young age, it seems a bit off to tell me I seem insecure about my choices hmm how sensitive of you.

PiccadillyCervix Mon 14-Jan-13 03:19:09

ledker you seem a bit fixated with me. my comments were to marriesidwhite who I quoted. She said she didn't want to be seen outside with out makeup and then in another post said s was happy her daughter was now using makeup, . not really the same as doing theatrical makeup but again I wasn't talking to you and you had no reason to think I was hmm /confused you seem very insecure about your choices.

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