(Closed) Is makeup a betrayal? Pics inside — thoughts?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Is too much makeup a betrayal?
    Yes -- They shouldnt wear so much makeup. : (38 votes)
    13 %
    Ehh -- It doesnt matter how much they transform their looks. : (54 votes)
    19 %
    No -- People change their looks daily, who cares!? : (185 votes)
    65 %
    Other -- explain. : (8 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    1229 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Looks like some Photoshopping found its way in there as well.

    betrayal or not, does it matter? who do we owe 100% facial honesty to? and why stop there? Is cutting our hair and nails betraying their true length? Is wearing jeans betraying the true appearance of our bare legs?

    my instinct is that these women wearing makeup look like exactly what they are – pretty women wearing a LOT of makeup – and anyone who would actually feel lied to/betrayed to discover they don’t actually look like that without makeup is the same sort  of person who would sue McDonalds because his Happy Meal did not include any tangible or measurable happiness inside.

    Post # 3
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Barbiestylez:  I saw this article the other day and was amazed! Amazing what contouring make up etc. can do! I don’t think I’d describe it as a betrayal necessarily though, unless you were ‘fooling’ someone that you were seeking a relationship with into thinking that you had a higher level of ‘attractiveness’ than you really do. But the jig would be up relatively quickly if you stayed the night and woke up next to each other! And most people can tell when someone is wearing a shed load of makeup. I don’t necessarily think that the before images of the women are unnattractive though, most of them still look like very natural, pretty women whereas some of the afters have too much make up on for my tastes.

    Post # 4
    5226 posts
    Bee Keeper

    ohnatto:  +1

    Those photos look photoshopped

    Post # 5
    256 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Wow at those pics!  

    I don’t know, but I’d love to be able to wear makeup!  My SIL used to do makeup professionally, and before and after pics looked amazing!  She, along with my mom, wear theirs flawlessly.  I’ve always been super jealous!


    Unfortunately I’m allergic to a lot of it so I can only wear eye makeup & Chapstick.

    Post # 6
    8442 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Who cares, if someone is willing to put that much money, work and time into make-up or hair they deserve to look pretty.  I personally can’t imagine having to work that hard on a day to day basis (I don’t do hair or make-up because I’m super lazy lol), but I can respect the skill and dedication.

    Post # 7
    2016 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I think makeup is a personal choice and I can’t stand when people try to chastize women for wearing it. If it’s not hurting anyone else, then it shouldn’t be any one else’s issue. And I agree with PP, if someone seriously can’t tell that the women in those photos are wearing an amazing amount of makeup, then they deserve to be betrayed.

    Post # 8
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

    Fiance and I have a bit of a joke that women are sort of like scratch tickets.  Don’t know if you’ve got a winner until you get her home and peel off the layers 🙂

    Post # 9
    1671 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    ohnatto:  Here here!

    Barbiestylez:  Of course it isn’t! I will wear or not wear makeup however I see fit! For the record, I think makeup is really a lot of fun. How cool! You can make your eyes look bigger.

    Everyone has their preferences of course, mine being kinda in between the pics shown here, but the only opinion that truly matters is that of the woman wearing the makeup. 

    Post # 10
    8923 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Doesn’t bother me at all. If people want to put in the effort to look pretty, more power to them. If you’re confident with nothing, that’s good too. I don’t think anyone is going to be fooled into thinking these girls are all natural.

    Post # 11
    7292 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it’s a betrayal. If people want to spend the time and money to do their make up like that that’s up to them. I don’t really care what someone looks like underneath their make up.

    Post # 12
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    Barbiestylez:  Its so amazing what make-up can do! I wear a lot of make-up on a day to day basis – not to the extent that it makes me look like a different person but a lot of those pics are quite clearly photoshopped so no matter how good your make-up is you’re never going to look quite like that in person!

    This sort of thing doesn’t bother me, it’s obvious a lot of work has gone in to it, I don’t think anyone assumes these people roll out of bed looking like that in the morning!

    Whether you love make-up or never wear it, I don’t think it matters! To each their own. I wear make-up because it makes me feel more polished and put together, not because people scream in horror when they see me without it lol I think that’s the case for most women.

    Post # 13
    3671 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Barbiestylez:  Gosh, I wouldn’t want to make people think I am prettier than I really am! It’s aweful that anyone would risk disappointing a superficial person! 😉 

    I doubt these pictures represent every day routines and I am sure everyone can tell that they are wearing tons of makeup! 

    Post # 14
    91 posts
    Worker bee

    Photoshopping– YES!  Thats exactly what I was thinking!  That being said, could someone come to my house and make me look pretty every morning?  That’d be great!

    Post # 15
    556 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I actually wish I knew how to do that sort of makeup! I’m not the best at makeup and usually look like a more polished version of myself, which I’ll readily admit I’m not always happy with lol.

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