Men, do you prefer women who wear makeup, or women who go for a natural look?

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  1. lilmissmontana profile image80
    lilmissmontanaposted 6 years ago

    Men, do you prefer women who wear makeup, or women who go for a natural look?

    I love to wear makeup, but after years of doing it, I don't feel like I look like a clown and I receive a lot of compliments on my makeup. However, I have had many people tell me I wear too much?

    What is your preference, makeup or no makeup?

  2. SidKemp profile image88
    SidKempposted 6 years ago

    This is just my preference, but I prefer either no makeup, or just a little to enhance the natural look (especially if going out someplace fancy). I think a woman who has worn a lot of makeup in the past may find that, in going more natural, the compliments will change. Instead of compliments on your makeup, you're likely to get compliments on how *you* look!

    One exception: If going for an exotic look, such as putting your hair in a purple mohawk, makeup to match is expected!

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely! I don't think a woman should look like a circus act. She she look classy, unless going for a dramatic look for a reason. Going to bar, I wear a more dramatic look than I would if I was going to a fancy dinner.

  3. BraidedZero profile image85
    BraidedZeroposted 6 years ago

    My wife does not wear makeup and I love that about her. The only time she ever wears it is when she wants to "doll up". I think natural beauty vastly outweighs "fake" beauty. Not saying people who wear makeup are fake, but it can be a source to cover up bad characteristics, which is kind of lying about your looks. Makeup can also play the other way and accentuate great characteristics but use it in moderation. Natural beauty for the win.

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I beg to differ. I wear baggy clothes every once in a while because they are comfy, not to cover up a bad body. I think I look decent without makeup, I just like myself more when I have it on.

    2. BraidedZero profile image85
      BraidedZeroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Right. You do not wear the makeup because it is more comfortable, you wear it because it enhances your features. And I would never assume someone wearing baggy pants was trying to cover up their body... but that is just me.

    3. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I think many people do assume that, especially when females do it. Most females wear form fitting clothing to ENHANCE their body shape, but I occasionally love to be lazy and wear clothes that are three sizes too big.

    4. BraidedZero profile image85
      BraidedZeroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I guess it would be the expected assumption from most people. But that's where you should do what you want because you enjoy it. My wife wears baggy clothes all the time because she feels like being lazy. Doesn't make her less attractive at all.

    5. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, then you are among the respectable men. Some men want their wives/girlfriends to always be "dolled up" for them. I knew a guy that broke up with his girlfriend because of the way she looked in the morning when she first woke up. Very shallow.

  4. lilmissmontana profile image80
    lilmissmontanaposted 6 years ago

    I think one reason you men don't like makeup as much, is because you don't understand it. To you, it covers up a face, it takes a long time to put on and it's expensive. (I have been told all those things by previous boyfriends). Does that make sense? Could this be one of the reasons?

  5. dashingscorpio profile image85
    dashingscorpioposted 6 years ago

    It all depends on the woman and the makeup. If she uses it sparingly to enhance her natural features there is nothing wrong with it. On the other hand if she is wearing a full on MASK or heavy caked on bright colored goo, that is not so good. Also skip the glitter! :-)

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Really?!?! I LOVE glitter. I wear it pretty regularly. Not crazy kid glitter, but I do use it and have a lot of it.

    2. SidKemp profile image88
      SidKempposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There's a time for glitter and even costumes. Maybe Faerie Worlds? See Parks McCard's photos at http://parksmccants.hubpages.com/hub/Or … orlds-2012 /

    3. dashingscorpio profile image85
      dashingscorpioposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      A woman in her 30s, 40s and beyond really should let go of the "glitter days" unless it's for a costume. One man's opinion! :-)
      Thankfully there is someone for everyone!

    4. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thankfully for myself, I'm only 22. =]

    5. SidKemp profile image88
      SidKempposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      My wife is 52 and she used glitter nail polish last week - at a costume party, dressed as a college student. (She's a professor.)

    6. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's awesome! Very cliche (college student wearing glitter nail polish). I love it.

  6. greencha profile image71
    greenchaposted 6 years ago

    Just a gentle touch of natural make up,not too scenty and gentle shades to enhance nice feature.But prefarably the natural look.Shaving hair from parts of the body is not necessarily that sexy. As natural as poss.

    1. greencha profile image71
      greenchaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      PS Seems you are naturally attractive,why ruin it with loads of paint and chemicals?

    2. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I don't use chemicals. I use BareMinerals, which is a mineral makeup. It looks more natural and is good for your skin. And I do it because I like it, and I feel good when I take the time to do my hair and put makeup on.

  7. ketage profile image81
    ketageposted 6 years ago

    Personally i think a women looks good when she feels confident.
    With or without makeup, She is still the same person.
    Of course I assume we are not talking about extremes here. Because if it is an extreme case of one inch of makeup or the natural look. I vote for natural.

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for a wonderful answer! Confidence is key and I think you are absolutely right. A woman who feels comfortable and is happy with herself, is beautiful no matter how she looks.

  8. reddview profile image59
    reddviewposted 6 years ago

    i would definitely prefer a no makeup woman.....after all when you meet someone right you have to accept them truly ......but it is the duty of both spouses to dress up nicely and appear attractive to their counterpart ..... maybe then makeup would be the suitable choice......but someone who does heavy makeup all the time....... my heart just doesnt feel it smile

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with you. I have been in a relationship for almost 3 years, and I like to dress up and put on makeup so that he knows I still want to look attractive to him and impress him.

  9. Darren Owens profile image61
    Darren Owensposted 6 years ago

    I prefer a woman who goes with her natural look most of the time, but it doesn't bother me if she decides to wear makeup every now and then. I actually like it. So I like both, but I don't really care for the glitter.

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think this is a good way to look at it! Natural is best many times. I don't wear makeup a lot of the time on the days I workout because it's pointless. But on my 2 days off, I get dressed up

    2. Darren Owens profile image61
      Darren Owensposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That seems like a good balance to me!

  10. vinayt89 profile image60
    vinayt89posted 6 years ago

    Definitely NO MAKEUP.
    Because beauty lies in your sole.
    I personally feel that every person is special, and if you are using makeup then you are hiding your specialty given by nature.

    People(specially men) get amazed by seeing natural beauty but not the makeup one.

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Do you find celebrities attractive? Ever seen a movie where you thought, "Wow that girl has a gorgeous face". Those women wear makeup. To enhance their natural beauty! I think that is key. Not overdoing it, just playing up your looks.

    2. reddview profile image59
      reddviewposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      im gonna go with lilmissmontana on this one smile

    3. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks!

    4. vinayt89 profile image60
      vinayt89posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I never feel someone attractive unless she is really pretty. Makeup cannot change my mind, it can only confuse me(for short period of time). No matter how much you do makeup no one will say WOW if you are naturally not beautiful I bet you.........

    5. vivek777 profile image57
      vivek777posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I think beauty is just skin deepness....if u peel off the skin every one is same....So makeups are just to polish your skin

  11. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 6 years ago

    I'm partial to eyeliner. I don't have strong feelings towards any other kind of makeup, but I think eyeliner is really sexy. Having said that, my wife rarely wears makeup and I still think she's beautiful without it.

  12. nijineko profile image81
    nijinekoposted 6 years ago

    I can appreciate the aesthetics and artistry involved in an application of makeup, be it simple or exotic. I have applied make-up to another that was considered so striking, that they wore it for the rest of the day and apparently received many compliments thereupon.

    I recall one experience of my own where I was involved in a theater production, and was out in the halls between acts still in make-up. Some people who knew me walked by, stopped dead, did a double take, and completely checked me out. Then they realized it was me, embarrassedly commented that the make up actually made me look good for once, and hurried away. I was not popular as a youth; book-worm recluse type designated as "weird".

    I confess however, that I prefer no makeup. The reason is quite simple. Make up tastes bad, and masks the natural scent.

    1. lilmissmontana profile image80
      lilmissmontanaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Makeup is certainly an art and takes much practice to understand contouring. Yes. makeup does taste bad and it has a weird smell. I suppose just one more thing I do, I wear perfume.

  13. Raitu Disong profile image61
    Raitu Disongposted 6 years ago

    I would go for the second one. You are beautiful just the way you are. Little make up is fine... keep smiling:)

  14. celafoe profile image64
    celafoeposted 6 years ago

    no makeup for me I like the natural women not the painted tart

 
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