(Closed) Do you look younger with or without makeup on?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Do you look younger with or without makeup on?
    Yes, completely. : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, but it depends on what type and how much makeup I'm wearing. : (15 votes)
    17 %
    No, I look younger without it. : (54 votes)
    63 %
    Other, please explain. : (7 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think part of it is how you’re presented. If you’re wearing nice clothes with makeup, you look like you care more, which (for me, at least), puts you in the college-graduate age range. If I’m wearing a hoodie and no makeup, I tend to look like I’m a high schooler who just doesn’t care, lol.

    Post # 3
    1807 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I agree with you! I’m 22 and I look like a 12 year old without makeup..16 with makeup, lol!

    Post # 4
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    When I don’t wear makeup I always get ID’d for drinks. This is not rocket science just an observation. I think I look older without it, but the public thinks differently.

    Post # 5
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I definitely think I look younger without it!  People just tend to look more put-together when they have nicely done make-up and that put-togetherness makes you appear older.

    Post # 6
    14661 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I don’t think that its the make up that make you actually look a certain age, but like jo.lee said, the impression that make up and being put together gives off that ‘appears’ older.  I don’t normally wear any make up, but I think I neither look older or younger with it… just a more polished look which seems more mature which people directly relate to being to older.

    Post # 7
    14183 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I don’t know–I never not wear some makeup! i feel like a bum if i don’t! But i’d say i could probably pass for older/more professional with my face done.

    Post # 8
    542 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Same here. Without eye makeup especially, I feel like I look so much younger. I am 23 and still look like I am maybe 16 on a good day, but w/o eye makeup, mostly eyeliner, I look even younger than that. LOL. I’ve had a cold the past few days and didn’t want to wear eye makeup yesterday to work and I felt like I looked too young to even work at the bank where I work. hahaha…

    Post # 9
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I look like I’m about ten years older than I am when I don’t wear makeup… Undecided

    Post # 11
    2397 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think I look older without makeup on… I have really dark circles under my eyes.  Not covering them up ages me!

    Post # 12
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I voted for the wrong option. I’m 35, and still look like a teenager (and not a very pretty one) without makeup. In my 12 years of professional life I have never gone into the office without makeup for this reason. I’m afraid noone will take me seriously again.

    Post # 13
    47 posts
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Without makeup, I look tired/sick/sad.  Or more specifically, without eyeliner and mascara I look like I hadn’t slept or spent the night crying!  But I definitely can see how having makeup on can give you a polished, put-together appearance, and thus make you seem more mature/older.

    Post # 14
    2054 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I definately look younger without make up on…younger? yes…better? Hell to the NO. haha.

    Post # 15
    1986 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I look the same age either way 🙂

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