(Closed) I shouldn’t have to feel bad for not wearing makeup (spinoff)

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Post # 3
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I agree and I have never worn it a day in my life! 

Post # 4
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

I didn’t follow the other thread closely, but I totally agree! I grew up with my mom putting on makeup just to go to the grocery store. Today, I really, really love makeup. But I go without it, too. For me, I just like playing with different color combinations and I enjoy putting it on. Makeup should be fun, not a requirement for leaving the house!

Post # 7
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

I think it is kind of generational honestly. My mom is the kind of woman who runs to put lipstick on when she hears my dad in the driveway. I’ve never seen her leave the house without makeup. I’ve actually rarely seen her without makeup at all unless I was waking her up in the morning or happened to need something after she went to bed and washed her face. She is constantly bothered by how little I wear makeup and even when I have really important things going on (like say– the day I took the bar exam) she’ll say something about making sure I put my makeup on before my (now) husband came home because “you know, men are very visual beings.” 

So I think for a lot of older women its just what you DO and they put a lot of pressure on everyone to do the same. I would never go home or to a family event without full makeup because everyone would think I was ill lol. But yea I agree, it shouldn’t be that way. When I’m off in my own little bubble where we live I wear makeup maybe twice/week. 

Post # 8
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Amen! I hate that men don’t feel the need to enhance their complexion, highlight their cheekbones, or draw attention to their eyes, but makeup is seen as a requirement for women to look nice or professional. I wear makeup as little as possible, only when I feel like it, and Mr.ND is totally cool with that. He sees the double standard as well.

Post # 9
14495 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

If a man cannot love you in sweatpants then he doesn’t deserve you in a wedding dress – that just says it all.

Post # 11
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@thehoneybear: 100% co-sign. I understand using makeup to hide spots and blemishes. However, the fact is that almost everyone has those “imperfections”. We sometimes hold ourselves to some very unrealistic standards.

I don’t wear makeup on a regular basis. Sometimes I’ll put on just mascara and sometimes I’ll just wash my face and moisturize. When I do wear makeup, it is either for fun or for an event of some sort, and I like the way I look with it on.

However, for those who do wear makeup everyday, that’s ok too. Some people have body image issues which can be crippling and makeup can serve as a crutch in some cases. For other people, they just like the way they look in makeup and it has become a habit or even an extension of themselves. If it is a body image issue, I hope that people are tackling the root cause. If it is a girly thing, and you just like the way you look in makeup, then do your thing.

Post # 14
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

Agreed. I just don’t have the time for it any more! Some girls walk around with a full blowout and makeup just to go to the GYM!

Post # 15
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t really think it is completely that way. I mean, I rarely wear make-up and know quite a few women who do the same. I am comfortable in my own skin and I believe every woman should be. You are how you were meant to be and you should embrace it! Flaws and everything.

Post # 16
1235 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ive never done my hair except for special occassions..I seriously could give a crap about how my hair is styled in the morning.

I do put on makeup every day though becasue I feel self conscious without it.

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