rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
5791 posts
6/30/2005 2:35 pm

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I am one of those people who doesn't really need to wear a lot of makeup and truly despise wearing a lot of it. Don't get me wrong... since I have a little bit of red streaks in my hair, I have to wear mascara every so often when I want people to realize that I do have eyelashes.....

However, as I rule, I don't wear makeup unless I am meeting someone for the first time or in an environment that requires someone to be looking with that slightly blushed look, etc.

Women generally despise my younger look, but I tell them that it is because I don't cake on the makeup. Well, it is true....but, the other part is because of genetic makeup (no pun intended) from my own mother.

Gals - At what times do you apply your makeup????

Guys - Do you prefer the heavy makeup look or something that looks more au natural (and I am not referencing that meaning someone who looks washed out).

Just curious.... and heading to work!!!


Keep the
Simple in

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/2/2005 3:49 pm

major259 - So very true. Same thing is true of the sunworshippers... Both of my sisters have worshipped the sun most of their lives... and I tend to look younger than them - although they are wising up and getting in the sun far less often!!

spearfishhottie - This is so very true; however, by the time my Beau arrives in town, I am going to have a huge zit (haven't had one in many, many years).... I feel a huge one forming now... lol... hopefully, it will go away by next Friday!! lol...

spearfishhottie 51M/47F
98 posts
7/2/2005 3:22 pm

Sometimes I wear lots and lots and sometimes I wear next to none. It all depends upon my mood or what I'm trying to accomplish.

rm_major259 50M
101 posts
7/2/2005 2:47 pm

No bigger turn off than to see a copper colored chinline of pancake that is wearing off on a gal's collar. Try and match it at least, anyone can see your neck is a different color.

Makeup is fine if you can use it and it doesn't draw attention to itself.

My dad's second wife was a Mary Kay rep and she wore tons. I always thought it looked horrible until I saw her one morning without it. Years of "abuse" had literally drawn the color from her face and she looked like she was about to draw her last breath any minute.

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/1/2005 11:23 pm

jayR63 - lol... for real!!! hee hee....

ProtonicMan - lol... I once dated a guy who refused to kiss me if I put on lipstick!!!

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/1/2005 11:21 pm

lustmirror --- too funny. My daughter walked in the other day and asked me to borrow my eyelash curler and with an eyebrow standing up, I looked at her like she was crazy!!! She then, with a very puzzled look, looked at me and said, "You don't have one???", like everyone believes in those horrid contraptions!!! lol...

ProtonicMan 47M

7/1/2005 9:29 pm

It has all been said. I agree with the majority: little or none, please. Done well, it can help catch a guy's eye, but I prefer to kiss ladies without it.


rm_jayR63 59F
1884 posts
7/1/2005 8:27 pm

OMG, lustmirror is talking about an eyelash curler!

I never got those things. I mean, who has droopy eyelashes?

yagottalikit 49F
583 posts
7/1/2005 9:49 am

When I was in my teens, I wouldn't be caught dead walking out my door with no make-up. When I was forced to for some reason or other, it never failed...that is when I received the most attention from the boys. It didn't take long to sink in. My job also made the girly stuff a bit silly. Nowadays, I'll apply a light foundation and a little color or gloss on my lips (they are extremely pale, naturally). Sometimes, full on face paint is applicable. Still, it should only enhance the beauty that is you.

Yagotta get it soft and wet so we can kick/stick it

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/1/2005 8:57 am

lustmirror - lol... know what you mean. My daughter asked to borrow my eyelash curler... and I gave her a puzzled look, asking her just where was I supposed to find this contraption. She looked at me with equal puzzlement and stated, "You don't have one???" My response to her was an emphatic "No!" heee hee.....

lustmirror 63M
2897 posts
7/1/2005 8:19 am

I tried to make a suggestion to a former girlfriend that I thought would serve us both well. She spent quite a bit of time with make-up, and after years of watching, the restless little boy was no longer intrigued by all the pulling muscles of the face. I suggested that she apply all of the colors in the appropriate spots on sheets of seran wrap, and then place them in the fridge. Then on the occassion requiring applique, she could pull one out, let it approach room temperature while picking out her wardrobe, and adjusting her hair, and then
all done......Let's go!
.....she didn't go for it....I'm pretty sure her eye moved when I suggested it, but I couldn't really see, beacuse she had that black gobby curly thing up....which I thought was for mascarra.....but when I would mention mascarra, I would be met with such wide eyed denial....."me!!!????? I don't use mascarra!!!!!...."
anyway...some of the tools of the mirror scare the bejezzus outta me....clampy pully thingamabobs....right out of some mad doctor's office. ( what the hell can I make out of THIS????) just scary.....

rm_txrose4uNTX 57F
3289 posts
7/1/2005 7:38 am

OMG, I make a quick post b/4 heading into work last night and come back to view it this morning to see that you all have a definate opinion on this one!!! lolll.....

It seems that you share in the Bauhus architecture school of thought, "Less is More"....

while some of you all appreciate it when we ladies take the time to make ourselves look the best and a little extra special for our man!

Interesting.... I didn't realize that you all would voice such an opinion so loud and clear!!

Hoping that you all have a great day and fabulous 4th of July weekend. Drive safely!!!

ps Being that my daughter will be gone for the majority of this weekend and I only have to work on ridding more scorpions from my home this weekend (other than the 24hr shift on the 3rd), I will be having plenty of time to blog. Watch for my blogs when you return from your 4th of July weekend. ... Laters!!!

rm_mieze626 52F
145 posts
7/1/2005 6:58 am

Natural beauty is the real, myself I wear a little when i go out. At work you will never see me with it. The makeup is not important to impress, it is your inner beauty what counts. Look at some people's are able to tell the skin has been obused...

wetnwildaquarius 43F

7/1/2005 4:55 am

Hey girl and yes I can relate to that. I too have great skin and look like I'm in my early 20's though I am in my early thirties. Life has been good to us and we have been good to our bodies. I rarely ever have to put on make-up and I only need lip gloss and eyeliner if that. It's nice when you have natural beauty and can feel good about yourself when you look in the mirror and say "Damn".lol Cheers to the beautiful ones who take care of what your mother gave you along with other generations of beautiful women that made it all possible.

rm_lucytart 50F
590 posts
7/1/2005 4:25 am

No makeup, except special occasions - weddings, etc. - and even then, only if for some reason my skin doens't have it's natual rosy tone. And definitely no perfume - allergies, and they offend my contacts.

Glad to hear so many guys who don't like it either!

Zaphed905 54M

6/30/2005 11:23 pm

I've always been a little nauseated by makeup. Can't help but thinking it started as some sort of practical joke that got out of hand. And it turns out that I'm allergic to many perfumes, especially when they're hosed on by the pint - it's like mace. (or is that on purpose...?) I often have to change lines at the market, but sometimes get trapped on airplanes.

Clean is good...

rm_Fenris43 56M

6/30/2005 10:26 pm

I prefer the natural look to a woman. Alot of makeup does nothing for me but turn me off,

artistforexploit 60M

6/30/2005 9:25 pm

Make-up is for theatrics, natural is more beautiful...
Scents are nice, but toxic dumping should be avoided at all costs.

mi_mwpm 51M

6/30/2005 8:18 pm

Either the natural look or just a little makeup to enhance. If there's enough that it cracks as the day goes on.... Eeeeeewwww. Couldn't even consider spending time with most Mary Kay sales ladies for that very reason.

dukeib4u 57M

6/30/2005 8:14 pm

I think less is better, but a little to highlite your structure only adds to a woman's beauty. Now going out for a night of playtime is a different story. You can be the persona that you want for that night and you and your date can have a fun filled time.

ltjo2xd 58M

6/30/2005 7:55 pm

Oh, come on folks...I mean really who doesn't just love that drug/slut look that some young women seem to live in. You know, the heavy black eye shadow with the dark maroon lipstick...sort of Gothic on steroids. Why does anyone think they look better that way? My natural all the way!

74ShovelHD 53M

6/30/2005 6:09 pm

Gotta go with the flow here and say less to no make-up. However, I realize that if all the women chose not to wear any, we'd probably be telling them to. So the real answer is if make-up is worn, apply it in a tasteful manner so it looks like your not wearing any.

cajunpet 70M
1185 posts
6/30/2005 5:43 pm

I prefer the natural look with a little accent of the eyes and lips.

Take care.
Keep On Blogging!!!! Have a great day.

Cajun Pet

Lipator 56M
71 posts
6/30/2005 5:21 pm

I remember a show that featured this very thing and had 2 models both striking. They asked the guys whether they prefered their women with makeup or without. Just about all said they prefered their women without makeup. However when choosing the model that they thought most attractive, to a man they chose the woman with the makeup. Having said that, in a close engagement the woman without the makeup tastes better

__Huntress__ 55M/57F

6/30/2005 4:53 pm

Rarely wear make-up during the day ... even as a blue-eyed platinum blonde ... only wear it for special occasions !

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
6/30/2005 4:22 pm

Honestly rose I don't wear makeup very often at all....honestly, special occasions and a little for job interviews is about it, I have really dark hair though I have never had a need for mascara or eyeliner, people notice my eyes without it.....although being a mum I do get those dark circles under the eyes... but you can't hide that without caking it on which is something I never do....


staminaplus3 66M

6/30/2005 4:00 pm

I like the natural look, but I understand that some women have no other option. From the little peek I've had at your face, you look great Rose.

TDandH1960 56M

6/30/2005 3:51 pm

I think that it all has to do with how its applied,if it looks painted on then it generally dosen't turn me on, but some women use lots and it looks good,a little mascara to darken the eyes usually turns my head.

Barbiebunny69 43F

6/30/2005 3:42 pm

I wear makeup every day. Daytime i keep it natural but at night i play and get creative as an artistic expression. Im platinum blonde so without makeup im really washed out, so i need something.

Lipgloss, mascara and eyeliner a must!
Im such a gurly girl

EvilMuppet69 37M
89 posts
6/30/2005 3:39 pm

I prefer the natural look. I've also met girls who look far more attractive before they put their war paint on.

Jerosd 47M

6/30/2005 3:26 pm

like everything au natural...all except pubic

rm_LateNights47 70M
3 posts
6/30/2005 3:08 pm

When it comes to use of makeup, perfumes, etc, less is more in my book. They are intended to accent, not detract from (or cover-up) who you are.

rm_LateNights47 70M
3 posts
6/30/2005 3:08 pm

When it comes to use of makeup, perfumes, etc, less is more in my book. They are intended to accent, not detract from (or cover-up)who you are.

shybutcurious101 68M/67F

6/30/2005 2:59 pm

I prefer the natural look--and your chest looks just as natural as I like them!

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