Women's (or men's) Ever Loving Topic: Makeup


Despite how men (usually) think that makeup is gross and women are trying to hide themselves behind their makeup, and women who are wearing makeup are fake, most women do in fact wear makeup on daily basis. 

When did you start wearing makeup? Did your parents let you wear makeup? I personally started wearing makeup when I was 16 years old, when I left home (to come to the States for studying aboard), which indicates my parents did not let me wear makeup. They thought (and still do) that makeup is bad for my skin. Period. 

Is makeup bad for your skin? Yes. 

According to this article Is Your Makeup Bad For You?, makeup products are made out of chemicals that would "increase circulation of certain hormones by mimicking their activity in the body, reduce level of sex hormones in the body or block their activity impact fertility, leading to early menopause, and influence things like mood, length and severity of the menstrual cycle in women." 

But why do us, women, keep wearing makeup? According to the articleScience of Makeup, women wear makeup to attract the opposite sex. According to Dr. Bernhard Fink, a professor at the University of Göttingen who studies the evolutionary psychology of human mate preferences, "the maintenance of youthful features and the exaggeration of female typical traits can be found in almost every culture."  This article emphasizes how makeup accentuates women's "natural signs of youth, fertility and sexual availability", making men attracted to women with makeup.

So men, don't say the cliche, "I like you better without your makeup", because you truly do like us better with the makeup! :)


Everything you have just mentioned seems to hit the nail right on the head when it comes to women, or men, wearing makeup. But I also think society has a lot to do with why we put makeup on. Society has these cookie cutter images for young girls and if you don't fit those molds of being skinny or having perfect skin, then you're ugly. We all know that this is far from the truth, but seeing model after model or actor after actor who all seem to look perfectly perfect, it's hard to believe we are all that beautiful. I wear makeup on a pretty regular basis and every time I find myself spending even ten minutes altering my appearance, I do get a little angry with myself. But at the same time, who doesn't enjoy adding a splash of color to your face with some blush and fun eye shadow? I think we all know people will always wear makeup, so check out the link below for some tips on making sure your makeup is healthy!


I love this entry on makeup! However, I don't believe that all makeup is necessarily bad for your skin. Sure the cheap makeup with an abundance of chemicals is terrible for your skin! But remember there are also many natural alternatives for makeup as well! Plus the spf that makeup usually contains is better than wearing no spf at all! Check out this article for more info on makeup that can be "good for you" : http://www.today.com/id/22903027/ns/today-today_style/t/beauty-benefits-makeup-thats-good-you/#.UjHqG6PD_cs

Hey! I like your post! Ive never heard of make up effecting our moods or menstrual cycle.

Also, do you think that maybe some people, or our generation, have been wearing make up for so long that it almost has no effect anymore on ourselves? Are our bodies just "used" to it?

With people going the "green" or "all natural" route, do you think one day make-up will no longer be play an everyday role in our lives?
That would be interesting! Check this out! Do you think more schools would do this?

I've always found make up so weird and interesting. Let's be real, why do we take the time to put these random materials on our face to make ourselves look "prettier". Who ever said that excentuating your eyelashes, having tanner skin, outlining your eyes, putting color on your lips, etc. is pretty?? I know this goes back way, way in time and like you stated in your article it also is seen across MANY cultures. I find it very interesting that make up is bad for us. Maybe if we didn't use make up, in the long run we would be more naturally pretty, instead of damaging our skin from the start. I found this article interesting and definitely helps answer the question of why we do this to our skin?! http://www.webmd.com/beauty/history-makeup

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