Men Love Porn Stars Without Makeup -- Just Kidding!

Men claim porn is "ruined" by pictures of bare-faced porn stars. Poor babies

Melissa Murphy is a makeup artist who works with adult film stars. As such, she has access to them when they are clean-faced and un-retouched. Now, thanks to her, so do we. She posted before and after photographs of her clients and commenters immediately took to the Internet to declare that these women, like all women, are beautiful without makeup and should only wear it if they enjoy it.

Mmm....not so much! Comments included people who inexplicably think that other people should care about their moral beliefs around adult film, men who claimed that seeing porn stars without makeup “ruined porn” for them, and others that said things such as: “Some of them even have a look of innocence when make-up free. A bit scary, actually, knowing what they do.” Yes, scary indeed. The porn boogeyman is apparently just a girl without makeup!!!  

This brings up something that nearly all women, from adult film stars to CPAs, have in common: We are expected to cover our faces with expensive goo just to be considered professional. The average woman begins wearing make-up at 16 and spends about $100 per month on makeup. That’s over $50,000 a lifetime! Not only do we make less than our male counterparts, many of us will work an entire year or more just to afford our make-up! Not to mention the dangers of makeup.

If these porn stars can strip off their makeup knowing that they might be destroying the fantasy for some of their biggest fans (and therefore hurting their own pocketbooks), why can't we do the same? You may have already heard of make-up free Mondays where women at high schools, college, and businesses are encouraged to go without make-up one day a week. Get that going in your community!

But what if it wasn’t just Mondays and porn stars? What if all women decided that we were not going to wear make-up until it stopped being expected of us and companies stopped marketing it to us using tactics designed to cheapen our self-esteem and sell it back for profit? How would the world be different? I understand that there are women who truly enjoy wearing make-up, and I get that. My question is whether wearing make-up can ever be an empowering choice when social constructs create serious negative consequences for not wearing it, i.e. the comments these beautiful women have had to field since showing their bare faces. 

Cassandra Nix

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Mariah Mars

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Yasmine De Leon

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Peru

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Zarena Summers

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Jynx Maze

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Elle Alexandra

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Chanel Preston

Porn Stars Without Makeup -- Chanel Preston

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