Men prefer women with much less make-up

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Registered: 01-03-2001
Men prefer women with much less make-up
Tue, 03-25-2014 - 1:19pm

In a new study with very suprising results, researchers found that men prefer much less make-up than anyone thought. "...the finding of a new study out of Wales that shows men are more drawn to women when they wear 40 percent less makeup than their heavily-made up peers..." read more 

Are you surprised?


Avatar for imawhoot
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Registered: 08-23-2012
Tue, 03-25-2014 - 2:59pm

That's good to know since I wear hardly any! :)

I have friends who heavily cake on the makeup, specifically the foundation. It looks like a mask. I don't understand how they don't see it, but I won't say anything because I just can't see that convo going in a good direction. :/

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Registered: 01-16-2013
Wed, 03-26-2014 - 9:54am

I too have friends that cake on the foundation to the point they look like they are wearing a mask. Then they turn orange and look greasy and it is really not a pretty look at all. I do not understand why someone can't look in the mirror and see the same mask the rest of us see.

I have always thought less was best. I personally don't wear a foundation. I wear a tinted moisturizer.

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Registered: 06-21-2011
Wed, 03-26-2014 - 1:30pm


I agree with everyone who commented before me about men who prefer less makeup. When I was younger I went through a time where I was wearing too much makeup. A few people told me in a nice way that I had too much blush etc. on. At first I was a bit angry but then realized what they said to me was true. I love make up but less is better. I wear a tinted moisturizer now, no powder (I have dry skin) black mascara & a lipstick or lipgloss. I do not wear eyeshadows or eye liners.

I have a x friend & a few current friends who wear way too much makeup. The x friend looks like a street hooker & in addition to the heavy duty makeup she also dresses like a hooker! She has 2 girls & 1 is a young teen & that can set a bad example & embarass kids. I know other kids & parents talk about her in negative ways. Some friends look like they are wearing clown makeup or makeup for doing a play. My Husband prefers less makeup too & so does any man that I know & have asked what they think. Sometimes I will tell a friend in a kind way that she is wearing too much makeup. I found out that most of the time if they are not ready to listen & take a good look at themselves at the time, they just keep wearing alot!

Enjoy the rest of your day! Thanks for bringing up a great & useful topic. Maybe we can show this to a lady who is wearing too much makeup.