With the increasing popularity of makeup tutorials and social media beauty channels, more and more women are trying their hand at bold and vibrant looks. This trend has also sparked some social controversy in what’s real and what’s a lie when meeting a woman for the first time. Many men believe makeup hides the true features of a woman, making her more beautiful and alluring than her natural appearance.
With many men having makeup preferences for their partners, it’s important to understand what men believe and why they believe it. Here are some essential answers to your questions about what men like and how they view makeup use.
Is makeup a lie?
Some men believe that makeup is a lie, and the woman they took out for dinner is not the woman they got at home. This is backed up by the different foundations, eyelashes, and even hair colors and styles that women can skillfully arrange to change their basic features.
Generally, makeup isn’t technically a lie, but it can definitely create a false impression. Makeup works to amplify a woman’s natural features, like the cheekbones, eye shapes, and lip plumpness that already exist on her face. A woman will utilize her makeup skills to make herself stand out to potential partners. Almost every professional woman wears makeup to work, to do basic errands and shopping, and sometimes even when she’s staying at home for the day.
Is wearing makeup a form of deception?
Women aren’t trying to deceive people with their makeup. They’re trying to look their best during their day. They want to impress other women with their skills, and be beautiful and alluring to the people they’re interested in romantically. There are many different styles of makeup, from the bolder looks with red lips and vibrant eyelids to the more natural nude skin tone and light blush.
Makeup has historically been used to amplify a look of fertility in women. The bright lips and flushed skin were signs of healthiness, good in mates and especially in child-bearing women. A healthy woman would bear healthy children. Today, women are less likely to think in terms of how healthy they look and more in terms of their beauty, but the intent is similar.
An attractive woman is more likely to attract a partner, same as with an attractive man. Both genders typically dress well and put their best self forward when meeting new people. This doesn’t mean they’re deceiving people because they don’t always dress like that or talk politely. They’re looking to impress and present a good image. This same logic applies to women who wear makeup and want to maximize their already present features.
Why do girls lie about their makeup use?
Heavy makeup use can be a serious deal-breaker for some men. It can be difficult for some men to recognize when makeup is being used, so the discovery and belief that a woman has “deceived” him can be difficult to overcome. Women may lie about their makeup because it’s easier than having a potential argument about how much she uses and when.
Putting makeup on and taking it off at night is oftentimes an important part of a woman’s daily routine. It takes great skill and dedication not to mention resources to learn and wear makeup styles each day. A woman may feel more confident and comfortable with herself with her makeup on and could be unlikely to give it up.
It’s easier for a woman to say she wears less makeup or none at all than to disclose exactly how much she uses if she thinks it will start an argument. It’s important to recognize the role makeup plays in a woman’s day to day and how much she relies on it before approaching her about the styles she utilizes.
Do guys prefer girls with or without makeup?
The short answer is: everybody’s different. Some men prefer makeup and some don’t. It’s up to individual couples to determine what works best for them. Men typically won’t go for heavily made-up women if they don’t like makeup and vice versa. Some may believe that minimal makeup use or natural looks may not be makeup at all and can respond differently once they find out.
It’s up to healthy communication and discussions to find out what each person expects from the other and any preferences they may have concerning the opposite sex. There could be a multitude of reasons behind liking or not liking makeup, from downright hating makeup and viewing it as a deception to having a slight preference for their partner not to wear it.
To find out if your potential partner likes your look, ask them early in the relationship. There’s most likely attraction already there that can only be amplified by asking each others’ likes and dislikes. Open communication from the start is an excellent beginning to any good relationship.
How do guys really feel about girls wearing makeup?
A man’s opinion on makeup is often more complicated than a simple yes or no answer. Oftentimes men will say they don’t like makeup and don’t want to see it on their partners. However, those same men won’t realize that their girlfriend or wife actually does wear light makeup daily to freshen up their regular look.
Men may also say they don’t like makeup because a lot of news and social media tell them they shouldn’t. It can be hard to separate personal opinions from popular culture. The benefits of makeup, including high beauty and remarkable looks, are often praised while makeup use itself can be put down or shunned.
It’s up to each individual woman in a relationship to find out what her partner thinks and believes. Makeup use can be a fun and intimate way for couples to get to know each other and experiment with looks and styles if both are open to it.
Makeup is a constant presence in our consumption of popular culture and social media. Every woman on a magazine cover is wearing makeup at the least and has typically been touched up with editing software as well. Pictures on social media may not go through the same stringent process of editing as magazines but the makeup is still flawless and extraordinarily beautiful.
Many women use makeup in more casual settings to improve their self-confidence and stand out in a crowd. It’s important in any relationship to recognize how each party feels about makeup and how they can compromise to ensure both are happy and proud to be together. Makeup doesn’t have to be the enemy when both parties are on the same page and confident in themselves and in each other.