Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Dudesday Tuesday: Makeup vs Natural

A few days ago Yahoo ran a story about beauty moves that guys find sexy and number one on the list was bearing it all and going makeup-less. I know, I know, how offensive, this is a beauty blog after all. Guys think they think women are prettier without makeup, I was once one of them but my wife has since shown me the light. Although most women are beautiful without any makeup on, I realize it's about more than just looking good, it's also about feeling good. When guys say they don't like their women in makeup, here's what they really mean:

Men are not fond of caked on foundation. Sure, it looks good in photos and on film but in real life men would rather see your real skin. This doesn't mean you shouldn't wear any at all, it just means you don't need to pile it on. To be completely honest with you, guys are pretty much blind when it comes to makeup and a lot of the time we can't tell if you're actually wearing any.

Some men don't like eye shadow or eye liner, mascara, anything to mess with the eyes basically. Then again, some of us do appreciate the gorgeous work you do with your eyes. It's one of those damned if you do, damned if you don't scenarios. MY advice, do what you feel comfortable with. If you love applying colorful masterpieces above your eyes, go for it, and if the dude doesn't appreciate it, you shouldn't waste your time on him anyway. Do what you love doing and you'll attract the kind of man you want.

There is one thing, make that two, that most men absolutely hate but women will continue to wear anyway and that is lipgloss/lipstick. At some point in time the world was convinced men liked artificial color on womens lips which is totally untrue. Not only do most of us not care about the color, we HATE kissing it. I've heard of a few guys who actually like it but a very small minority. Personally I like the way it looks but hate the feel of it and the taste as well. I'm not suggesting you stop wearing it, just letting you know that guys don't particularly like it. The other thing we all hate, fake lashes. Mascara is fine but please refrain from inch long eyelashes. They do not ever look good on anyone so don't bother wasting your time or money unless you're doing it for your own enjoyment.

What I'm getting at is that you shouldn't be doing your makeup to impress guys because nine times out of ten it's not going to work. Do it because it makes you feel good and because you enjoy it. And I know men say they like you more all natural but let me let you in on a secret, if you keep it simple, we'll think you're not wearing any because we're not very observant. Honestly, I think guys like it but don't know how to tell when you've got any on. They claim most women spend $200 a year on makeup, just make sure you're doing it for yourself and not to impress some guy who's not going to appreciate it.

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