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 SoTexMan
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 122
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Hey, all:

I am very sorry to be contrary, but I take a completely opposite view here. This is absolutely one of those cases in which less is more. Personally a freshly washed face is by far the BEST look possible--and any age. I have never seen a woman who looked better at another time.

Why buy into the cultural nonsense that you have try and look like someone else? Isn't your innate beauty enough?

David


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 Deanne
Joined: 1/25/2005
Msg: 123
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Posted: 10/3/2006 8:28:42 PM
Here's my thought on the subject...... Ladies... if you don't like make up... don't wear it. Gentlemen... if you don't like it... don't wear it. Understood???? If you want to wear a ton of make up... knock yourself out... your face and your life!!

I once dated a man who hated to kiss me when I had on lipstick. I still wear lipstick and I’m not kissing him!

Now on the flip side.... I see men with beards and moustaches and they're overgrown, single eyebrow, etc… and they are in complete denial over their own appearance.. how unattractive is that. Ear hair is disgusting too! :) And for some reason some people think it's okay to go outside in jogging pants and some men think it's okay to criticize a woman's appearance yet they see a Greek God when they look in the mirror. Helllooooo I haven't seen one yet! ha, ha.

Now I know I'm in serious trouble as soon as I post this. Don't waste your energy... I am only expressing my thoughts…. And taking the liberty of exercising my right to do so in here.

Cheers....
Deanne
 SoTexMan
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 127
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 10/5/2006 9:29:13 PM
Hey, all:

Nope, I am sorry, this is from the Department of Mixing Apples and Oranges:
As for the men, who like the natural no make-up look...I'll drop my make-up bag, if you'll drop your Viagra!
and while kinda funny, it is kinda mean and divisive. It's not "let's make a deal", it's find someone with whom there is mutual love and respect.

One of the men here (sorry--couldn't find it again) said something that struck my memory--he said he didn't want to kiss a woman who had lipstick on.

I know this will be taken the wrong way, so let me start by saying I think the feel of kissing a woman's lips is absolutely one of the best things in a man's world (I guess a normal, heterosexual man). Kissing a woman is a true treasure--and having something in the way greatly diminishes the pleasure. Plain and simple--naked lips on naked lips is immeasureably better.

So I can sympathize with the man who said that--that is one more reason why I prefer the natural look, especially if it is someone with whom there could be a mutually enjoyable intimate relationship.

Yes, of course, we all have the power of choice over what we do--but those choices categorize and sort us, so that at any given time, we appeal to and are appealed by, a smaller subset of people. These are our preferences or tastes in the other sex, and we all have them. So, this is not a criticism either to be defended against or attacked, just a matter of taste.

David


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 SoTexMan
Joined: 8/23/2005
Msg: 132
Women who wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 10/7/2006 4:23:22 PM
Hey, all:

For the bighearted, tender, sensitive, thoughtful, and conscientious ladies in the group, I thought maybe this hilarious but pointed bit of satirical reporting might tip the balance. My point remains, that at any age, less (much less) is more. And LR-4427 might be relieved if you wore none at all.

http://www.theonion.com/content/node/28049


Lab Rabbit Strongly Recommends Cover Girl Waterproof Mascara For Sensitive Eyes

November 29, 2000 | Issue 36•43

CINCINNATI–LR-4427, a two-year-old laboratory rabbit at Procter & Gamble's cosmetics testing facility, Monday gave his full endorsement to Cover Girl Long & Luscious waterproof mascara for sensitive eyes.

"Cover Girl Long & Luscious waterproof mascara will dramatically magnify your lashes for a look that's glamorous and natural," LR-4427 said. "And the great part is, they won't irritate your eyes, even if you accidentally smear some over your clamped-open eyeballs with a Q-tip and can't flush it out for 48 hours."

LR-4427 said he also likes the fact that the Cover Girl product stays on, rain or shine.

"No matter what the weather, you're guaranteed gorgeous lashes with Long & Luscious mascara," LR-4427 said. "And they'll stay that way all day long, in 10 hours of 200-degree heat from a hair dryer or icy blasts from a shower head."

In the past six months, LR-4427 said he has tried "literally hundreds" of different mascaras. Of these, he said, Cover Girl Long & Luscious offers the best combination of good looks, durability, and non-corrosiveness.

"The Cover Girl mascara they ground into my right eye is 10 times better than the Max Factor Midnight Thicklash that was ground into my left," said LR-4427, speaking from immobilization cage 39B. "The Max Factor stuff is greasy and cheap-looking, not satiny and sophisticated like Cover Girl. And, unlike Cover Girl, Max Factor doesn't wash away easily–not even with industrial soap and steel-wool scouring pads."

According to LR-4427, eyes are the first thing you notice about a person. And nothing is more important to the look of a woman's eyes than mascara.

"If you're anything like me, you hate it when the look you spent all day perfecting is ruined by your mascara running or dripping," said LR-4427,****ng his head as much as possible inside his plastic holdfast collar. "Well, your worries are over, because Cover Girl Long & Luscious stays on your eyes right where the injectors put it. With Long & Luscious, there's no need to cauterize your tear ducts shut, unlike some mascaras I could mention."

LR-4427 added that clinical tests have proven that Cover Girl Long & Luscious will leave your lashes 40 percent thicker than Elizabeth Arden mascara. In addition, Long & Luscious will feel 50 percent less like your eyes are melting down your cheeks after being pierced with red-hot fireplace pokers.

"The last thing you want right before a big date is to lose confidence in your mascara," LR-4427 said. "You need to know that his eyes will be on yours–not on any chemical scarring."

"And if you have a long day... or night," continued LR-4427, attempting a saucy wink despite his surgically excised eyelids, "touch-up's a breeze. Just pack more Long & Luscious into your orbital sockets, your nostrils, your anus–any of the delicate tissues that get stressed by your busy lifestyle–and you're ready to go."

LR-4427 then returned to work, where he is finishing up testing a new aloe-scented exfoliating scrub before being reassigned to Procter & Gamble's small-arms ammunition division.


Offered in a spirit of humor/humour, and of broadening our perspectives. But don't you just love The Onion?

David


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 miraclgal
Joined: 6/22/2007
Msg: 135
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/2/2008 3:36:47 PM
I love make up. Its fits in with grooming. Basic pride. Brushing teeth, taking showers, ironing your clothes, combing your hair, wearing deodorant, polishing your shoes????? Am I really that off base?????????
 try_again_lol
Joined: 11/17/2007
Msg: 138
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Posted: 1/2/2008 4:53:55 PM
The concept of make up and expensive hairdressing is weird to men. Because it is not practical.

To us, it is like trying to do up and old car by painting it and not bothering to cut the rust out or get the dents knocked out.

So you have this car that has cost a fortune to drive but actually looks like crap.

People ... women in general ... should be more concerned with their health before wasting money on artwork. Get fit, eat properly. You will look a million bucks regardless of how much rubbish you stick on your face on in your hair.
 ankkka
Joined: 8/29/2007
Msg: 140
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/2/2008 6:48:22 PM
Real beauty does not need more art...
 Moonchild51
Joined: 3/11/2007
Msg: 144
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Posted: 1/2/2008 9:31:46 PM
^^^ You go girlie! lol
I don't wear a lot but have to admit?
I look like the walking dead without anything. Heck, I can't even look at me! lol
I have an older g/f who I love to tease! Told her I absolutely knew she wasn't into oral as it would wreck her lipstick!!!
 ankkka
Joined: 8/29/2007
Msg: 149
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/3/2008 2:56:54 AM
How about morning "glory"...with no makeup on?
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 155
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/3/2008 10:54:18 PM

I love for a woman to enhance her attributes....and a natural look enhanced just so,knocks my socks off..... but I had an xgf who'd outline her lips in black and then wear too light of a lipstick shade....she looked like a kid eating a melted Hershey bar......Quite a turn off....but she finally got the hint to outline a shade darker then her lipstick in the same color scheme...but alas our relationship failed



...Well if she had applied her make-up correctly the relationship might have had a chance....just teasing..... I know what you mean about the lip liner though...I've seen that a lot.......make-up should be used only to enhance what you've already got.

...maeflowers
 deeya0309
Joined: 12/26/2007
Msg: 159
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/5/2008 6:45:56 PM
I think that it depends on the person. There are younger ladies that I think wear too much makeup. But for me, I seldom wear makeup. What you see is what you get. Figure you better see what you are going to wake up next to.
 FescheLola
Joined: 10/15/2007
Msg: 160
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Posted: 1/5/2008 6:58:33 PM
You are being rather vague....

Is it makeup overall you are against, or just "too much"?

You say you have never worn it so I am scratching your head...

"Too much" makeup looks bad on any woman of any age.
 marita_b
Joined: 6/15/2005
Msg: 165
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Posted: 1/16/2008 2:04:31 PM
good for you Lil Brooker,...
and couldn't agree more,....

and BTW are we free to be whatever we want to be whenever we feel like it,....or not?

I say we are,....and hopefully we are setting a good example to all those dismorphic confused 20 somethings who get their opinions from edited and photoshop corrected pictures in some magazine,....
 betterlate
Joined: 12/22/2006
Msg: 169
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Posted: 1/17/2008 12:51:00 PM
Live and let live, dont be judgmental, be nice, stop worrying about things that are not your concern. Everyone has things wrong and right with them. It is not up to you to decide who does what, if it makes them happy, why not? Your opinion is just that, those people you are shredding may think you look like a man or that you are a judgemental witch, it is none of your business what anyone does except you. If you dont like makeup, fine dont wear it. If you dont eat meat, fine dont eat it, if you believe in Jesus, fine believe it, if you like Volvos, fine,,, let everyone like and do what they want, remember it is a free country.

If everyone liked the same thing, a very few people would be harrassed to death and others would be ignored and lonely.

Go have your hot dinner and thank God you are able to have it, many on this planet do not have that luxory.

BL
 smartazzjohn
Joined: 8/11/2007
Msg: 175
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/18/2008 12:47:43 PM
I like women who wear tons of makeup when they go out and none when they are at home so they look completely different. Hell its like being with 2 different women at the same time.

Its like I'm being a player without being one.

J/k Women need to feel good about themselves, if wearing makeup does it they should use it, if not wearing it makes them feel good thats fine too. To each their own.
I do have to admit I don't care for it when the makeup ends up on my shirt if I slow dance with a woman though.
 Boomstrike
Joined: 12/1/2007
Msg: 177
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Posted: 1/18/2008 1:43:30 PM
I don't like any makeup for two reasons.
- It's a form of deception, I don't like people who accept deception as normal.
- It's full of unhealthy crap. Kissing a woman who wears makeup is gross. Yuck.
A woman that doesn't wear makeup also indicates she is likely self-confident and secure.
 PurpleCrayon~
Joined: 9/26/2007
Msg: 179
Women that wear too much makeup at our age....
Posted: 1/18/2008 2:13:36 PM
Seasonal allergies prevents me from wearing it in several months...so, got use to not wearing it 99.9999% of the time anyway. All my photos here, except one, are without...totally.

I enjoy wearing it when I can though.. maybe because it's something different for me.
 WesternRose
Joined: 1/14/2008
Msg: 181
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Posted: 1/18/2008 6:44:35 PM
Believe you mean... you don't want to bump into me without my WarPaint on.....lol

My mom was a makeup type in the good ol 70s and plastered my skin with oil based makeup.... I had bad acne.
The makeup I wear is very natural looking, and makes my face look refreshed....and I do put my best face forward.

Since being out of the workforce I usually go out without makeup on... doing daily stuff like grocery shopping..
I made a committment at the start of the year Put My Best Foot Forward every day.... to be dressed well and with my facepaint on and it now makes me feel good about myself.

I dare any woman to go out to work without their face and hair done, and well dressed...same with a guy... would you go to work or on a date looking like a slob?
 moraima
Joined: 6/26/2005
Msg: 189
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Posted: 2/18/2008 8:27:01 PM
Hum...............do women really still wear a lot of make up? I haven't seen that in years.
 *mae* flowers
Joined: 1/15/2006
Msg: 190
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Posted: 2/18/2008 8:48:09 PM

My point is, I found that less is more when it comes to make-up and I will leave the house without it if I so choose or simply need to move in a hot hurry.



...Not me, I usually don't leave the house without any make-up, I've learned my lesson on more than one ocassion. Its Murphy's Law...walk out that door with no make-up and I can almost guarantee I will encounter a nice looking guy even on a five minute errand haha.


...maeflowers
 LovesPink56
Joined: 12/26/2006
Msg: 193
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Posted: 2/18/2008 8:58:51 PM
diggerbob1 now that is funny first time in a forum! Look at the girly subjest I pick but interesting you go boy
 LovesPink56
Joined: 12/26/2006
Msg: 194
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Posted: 2/18/2008 9:00:04 PM
I agree with youIrish Eyez less is best
 GrandmaBooBoo
Joined: 12/30/2006
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Posted: 2/19/2008 7:53:37 AM

I like women who wear tons of makeup when they go out and none when they are at home so they look completely different. Hell its like being with 2 different women at the same time.
TOO Freakin' funny John! LOL!

When I was a newlywed 20 yr old, my 13 yr old cousin introduded me to one of her little girlfriends as... "her MARRIED cousin". The other little girl looked at me...and says....."she doesn't LOOK married! She's wearing a dress and make-up!" In 35 yrs I haven't forgotten the profound effect that observation made on me. If I wanted to LOOK married...I needed to ditch the make up, the dress, grain about 100 lbs and forget where I left my hair brush....and then I'd LOOK married. LOL! Needless to say, I've avoided "looking married" like it was a plague (which I think it actually might be!).
As years went by, male friends of my husbands would say they wished their wifes took better care of themselves (as I did), a woman co-worker (undoubtedly related to the OP in this thread) said to me that she didn't understand WHY I cared about how I look....and my reply to her was..."yes, and I don't understand why you DON'T".

I do agree that "less is more" as we get older but must also add that women who know how to properly apply make up never look like the Clown (Tammy Faye Syndrome). They also understand that there's a daytime make up job...and a night time one. There's make up for going picnicing...and then there's make up for going out to the theatre. It's certainly not a "one size fits all" issue, and it's definitely a matter of PREFERENCE. Wearing make up no more makes a woman "fake" or "hiding" anymore than a snotty attitude proclaiming THEIR personal preferences as the ONLY ones which are valid makes a woman "real" and confident.
 Moonchild51
Joined: 3/11/2007
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Posted: 2/21/2008 7:12:34 PM
Gosh!
Without makeup of any application, a little or a lot, I scare the men away. Ladies too as a matter o fact! I look like death warmed over!
 smileee4u
Joined: 11/8/2007
Msg: 202
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Posted: 2/21/2008 9:05:53 PM
The worse is when women wear extremely black eyeliner, bottom and top, and also black eyeshadow.... especially if they have bleached blonde hair. It really makes them look twenty years older. How to look younger... is to look SOFTER. The make up that shows up heavy and dark, only make a woman look harsh and old and ****y. Like a loser that just got out of prison and doesn't have a clue. Anything us older gals can do is to look light, soft and free in clothing and make-up. Look carefree. Some show more wriinkles with the heavy make-up, and look pissed-off. It's all about emotion at our age. People notice contentedness and happiness and are attracted to peacefulness in older women.... not the masquerade of "trying" to look younger.... when it doesn't work that way.
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