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(News.com.au)   Study: Men find women more attractive with less makeup, except for your mom, of course   ( news.com.au) divider line
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2014-03-22 09:01:20 PM  
I said this once to someone and she angrily denied that I could tell when a woman is wearing makeup. I said it to someone else and she dismissed it as a lie. Probably it is a bad thing to say, as a man.
 
2014-03-22 09:15:05 PM  
How is this interesting? Is there any chick in the world who doesn't know this by age 15?
 
2014-03-22 09:22:24 PM  
For most women, less really is more.

For hose beasts and women with unfortunate complexions...well...
 
2014-03-22 09:54:54 PM  
Which would be why pornstars never wear makeup.
 
2014-03-22 09:55:12 PM  

Ambivalence: For most women, less really is more.

For hose beasts and women with unfortunate complexions...well...


except for when the LESS is really a lot of professionally applied makeup that is made to look like you have less makeup on
 
2014-03-22 09:58:52 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Which would be why pornstars never wear makeup.


Porn stars are some of the least attractive people on the planet.

There's a reason people dress like one for Halloween.


Also, you need make up on a set because lights reflect off oily skin and ruin the shot.
 
2014-03-22 10:00:36 PM  
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/oblig


University of Bangor

Bangor? I barely know her!
 
2014-03-22 10:01:23 PM  
Yep, makeup only looks good on camera, and then only sometimes.

In person, natural usually looks better
 
2014-03-22 10:12:03 PM  
Don't you dare tell her that spending hundreds of dollars a year is just a scam perpetrated by make-up marketers to make her feel unattractive if she's not wearing it. People don't like to be told they've been scammed.
 
2014-03-22 10:12:30 PM  
100% true for me... Ugh, I hate makeup so much. Clown paint.
 
2014-03-22 10:14:13 PM  
A little eye shadow looks nice, otherwise, forget that stuff, please.
 
2014-03-22 10:14:23 PM  
I know a woman who wears makeup that doesn't really match her skin tone, it's kind of a bizarre mask that's painted on.
 
2014-03-22 10:17:22 PM  
Little is best. Bringing out your best features with a little bit of color or smoothing out some complexion issue can look great, but it doesn't take much to cross into clown territory.
 
2014-03-22 10:20:01 PM  
As an elderly male, I tend to stay away from women who lather it on. I know what it will look like in the morning.
 
2014-03-22 10:21:17 PM  

gaspode: Yep, makeup only looks good on camera, and then only sometimes.

In person, natural usually looks better


I'd say it's about 50/50. Sometimes skillful application of makeup can cover a terrible complexion while looking completely natural (probably why a lot of women think men can't tell if they're wearing makeup or not), but that's balanced out by women who go clubbing in panda-face.
 
2014-03-22 10:22:27 PM  
A friend of mine told me about one of her ex-boyfriends who would tell her that she would look better without makeup.  One day, she just put on a lot less and he told her that she looked so much better without makeup!  He couldn't tell that she still had some and he didn't believe her when she said she was still wearing it.  The next day, she didn't wear any makeup at all, and when he saw her he became very worried about how sick she looked and inquired whether she should go home if she looked that bad.
 
2014-03-22 10:22:37 PM  

Meh, I'd still would take the chance to fark Katy Perry if she let me after seeing this pic. Not like her boobs got smaller.


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2014-03-22 10:22:54 PM  
LOL. What they meant was men prefer women who look good without makeup vs. those that have to wear makeup to look good.
 
2014-03-22 10:23:21 PM  

Ambivalence: For most women, less really is more.

For hose beasts and women with unfortunate complexions...well...


"Hose beast" is an unnecessarily derogatory term. In the future please use "boo-hog."
Thanks.
 
2014-03-22 10:27:28 PM  
achieving the "natural look" requires an extraordinary amount of makeup, and the ability to apply it

this, and much more at 11p!!
 
2014-03-22 10:27:47 PM  
Doesn't a 40% reduction in makeup just correspond to applying makeup competently vs applying it like a stupid teenager or cougar?

I mean, my background is in  stage makeup and I've seen people wear heavier paint in public than the outright doodling I've done on people's faces to make their expressions clearly visible from 50 feet away in the back row of a playhouse.
 
2014-03-22 10:27:55 PM  

Nick Nostril: LOL. What they meant was men prefer women who look good without makeup vs. those that have to wear makeup to look good.


hahahahaha. Probably the truest statement written on FARK this week.
 
2014-03-22 10:28:22 PM  
It's now feminist to wear makeup.
To suggest a woman doesn't need makeup marks you as a fedora wearing MRA shiatlord wife beater pedophile deadbeat dudebro.


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So don't be that guy. Don't tell a feminist she doesn't need makeup. You're probably wrong.
 
2014-03-22 10:29:53 PM  

shlabotnik: Ambivalence: For most women, less really is more.

For hose beasts and women with unfortunate complexions...well...

"Hose beast" is an unnecessarily derogatory term. In the future please use "boo-hog."
Thanks.


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What a hose beast might look like.
 
2014-03-22 10:30:29 PM  
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2014-03-22 10:30:53 PM  
Whoa there Jezzie. Easy on the enormous fonts, ok?
 
2014-03-22 10:35:44 PM  
Should have obvious tag.

The right amount of make-up is right where you can't really tell it is there. Then you have all the positives without all the negatives.

/your mileage may vary
 
2014-03-22 10:38:11 PM  
I want my pillow to look like I raped a clown the morning after.
It looks like victory!
 
2014-03-22 10:38:47 PM  
Because eye liner will transfer to my pants.
 
2014-03-22 10:40:17 PM  
I find normal looking women who express an interest in sleeping with me more attractive.    Actually, they are the only women I am interested in.
 
2014-03-22 10:41:19 PM  
"You look better when I can't tell if you're wearing makeup or not."

Better?
 
2014-03-22 10:44:06 PM  
They aren't wearing it because we asked them to.

It's because of other women, peer pressure, and the standards that aren't standards that they set for each other...

It doesn't make any sense to me.

*drink*
 
2014-03-22 10:50:13 PM  
 
2014-03-22 10:53:00 PM  
And yet, if you change the survey question, makeup is an advantage. If and only if a woman wants to be seen as "competent".

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/fashion/makeup-makes-women-appear- mo re-competent-study.html
 
2014-03-22 10:53:35 PM  
I submit - Ms' Katrina Begin for comparison:
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2014-03-22 10:54:57 PM  
Women dress and apply makeup for other women

/grew up in a female dominated house
 
2014-03-22 10:55:08 PM  
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2014-03-22 10:56:09 PM  

RoyBatty: So don't be that guy. Don't tell a feminist she doesn't need makeup. You're probably wrong.


People should do and look how they want.  Poor space-punch dummy really meant that it doesn't make a difference to him and in his patricarchical self-centered worldview he thought that women would want to know that he doesn't care.  What an oppressing bastard.

So how many feminists does it take to screw in a light bulb?
 
2014-03-22 10:56:40 PM  
If the barns needs painting... paint it.
 
2014-03-22 10:56:56 PM  

skinink: Meh, I'd still would take the chance to fark Katy Perry if she let me after seeing this pic. Not like her boobs got smaller.
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2014-03-22 10:57:46 PM  
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A girl doesn't read this sort of thing without her lipstick
 
2014-03-22 11:04:40 PM  
...needs the "I ran into Tammy Faye at the Mall" T-shirt.


/splat...
//mega-splat.
//polychromaticism!
 
2014-03-22 11:06:56 PM  

itcamefromschenectady: I said this once to someone and she angrily denied that I could tell when a woman is wearing makeup. I said it to someone else and she dismissed it as a lie. Probably it is a bad thing to say, as a man.


ah, im a girl, and i tell them the same thing..especially foundation, you can totally tell no matter how they apply it....a lot of them do deny it,  and get pissy, as if you arent trying to do them a favor.
/plus it makes people look older
//it is called stage makeup for a reason.
 
2014-03-22 11:08:07 PM  
Depends on the situation. Makeup can enhance if you're going out on the town, or for a job interview. When they cake it on so much that they look like a clown, that's when the attractiveness level drops.

Now, if you're going to have fun in the outdoors, no makeup is best. Put on a hat and put your hair in a ponytail, we're going hiking and we're gonna get dusty, dirty and sweaty and it'll be a blast.
 
2014-03-22 11:09:30 PM  
The key is *less* makeup. A touch of lip stain and eyeliner is all you need.
 
2014-03-22 11:12:46 PM  
I've never work makeup. Will never wear makeup. The only difference between me just rolling out of bed and going about my day is how vertical my hair is.

/I'd like to have professional hi-def makeup done just once, to see what I look like
//then frantically wash it off before I get hives
 
2014-03-22 11:16:26 PM  
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2014-03-22 11:16:48 PM  

RoyBatty: It's now feminist to wear makeup.
To suggest a woman doesn't need makeup marks you as a fedora wearing MRA shiatlord wife beater pedophile deadbeat dudebro.

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Even Amanda Marcotte agrees

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So don't be that guy. Don't tell a feminist she doesn't need makeup. You're probably wrong.


all those chicks sound like idiots.
 
2014-03-22 11:18:53 PM  
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2014-03-22 11:19:45 PM  
A little makeup's OK.
It's good to see a little lipstick on the dipstick...
 
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