I’ve been meaning to do a makeup post/series and have just been procrastinating on it, but since Heartiste just did a makeup post, I figured that was motivation enough.
I think it’s obvious to any woman that men who claim they like women with NO MAKEUP WHATSOEVER don’t really mean that. Unless they’re a true blue granola worshiper or truly get turned on by armpit hair or whatever, most men want to see women wearing some makeup. They just don’t want to notice it. (Maybe that’s the man hamster at work; if he doesn’t notice it, then the woman is genuinely that beautiful, meaning he has great taste, aims high, can land hotties with no trouble…as opposed to the ego-crushing truth of “that girl is just average.”)
Basically, a normal woman looks like this with zero makeup:
She has blemishes, uneven skin tone, and dark circles under her eyes.
Now, if she wears makeup, she can look like this:
Her skin tone is evened out, her blemishes and dark under-eye circles are concealed, her brows are defined, and her lips and cheeks are a pretty pink. Her eyes are defined with mascara and liner, along with some neutral eyeshadow. This look is what women typically call “subtly enhancing your features.”
MOST MEN WILL NOT IDENTIFY THIS LOOK AS MADE-UP. MOST MEN THINK THIS IS A “NATURAL” LOOK AND SOME WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TELL THE GIRL WAS WEARING MAKEUP. Even if the girl used foundation, concealer, highlighter, translucent powder, eyeliner, mascara, multiple eye shadow colors (possibly including a primer), false eyelashes, brow pencil/shadow, lip liner, and lipstick and/or lip gloss, many men would swear she looked completely natural. (A skilled makeup artist can use all of these items and produce a fresh, natural look.)
The reason men think that this look is “natural” is because men typically identify THIS as “makeup”:
Then they swear up and down that they HAAAAATE makeup (perhaps it makes them unhaaaaaaapy?) and that NO WOMAN OF THEIRS shall ever be caught dead wearing makeup!11!1!!1!!!!11 Because only ugly, desperate sluts wear makeup or something.