Have you ever wondered what men think about makeup, or if we even think about it at all?
Well, I promise you: we do.
Most of men don’t know what all goes into makeup application, but like it or not, we still know what looks good to us, and ultimately one of the main reasons women wear makeup is to make themselves more visually appealing to men. After all, men are still purely visual when it comes to initial attraction.
Sure, you may have a great personality, be wildly successful, or be the most fun girl we’ve ever met.
But none of that matters to us if we’re not physically attracted to you first and foremost.
Now, there are a ton of elements that go into a women’s appearance, but today I want to talk about makeup.
How much is too much?
Should you try to cover, or compliment?
Before I get into what you should avoid when it comes to makeup, I’m going to tell you what to shoot for.
When it comes to makeup, try to wear as little as possible.
Ideally, you want to put on just enough to get the desired effect.
Sure, guys want girls to look well put together and sexy, but looking natural is also a big factor for us. We want to know that when we wake up next to you in the morning that we’re not going to freak out because you look like a completely different person. I know that might sound mean and judgmental, but look at it this way:
Ultimately you want whoever you’re with to like you for you, so you shouldn’t try to fool them anyway.
If you’ve got a mole just below your lip, wear it with pride!
Look at it this way, what would you rather happen?
- You spend the first couple dates covering up your mole. This is fine until eventually you stay the night with your new boyfriend, and the morning after your makeup has rubbed off. He may not be a complete jerk and tell you to get out or stop talking to you, but I guarantee he’s going to complain to his friends about it.
- You meet and date this guy, putting just enough makeup on to accentuate your natural beauty, without ever covering it up. You stay the night with him, and the morning after your makeup has rubbed off. He looks at you, but doesn’t think a thing about the mole, because he likes it, and it’s been visible the entire time.
The best plan for any woman out there when it comes to makeup (or any fashion topic really) is to do what makes you feel comfortable.
That’s what men pick up on, and that’s what we’re attracted to– a woman who is comfortable in her own skin.
How Much is Too Much?
As a rule of thumb, if you’re asking yourself this question, you probably put on too much makeup.
Unless you’re trying to pull a Lady Gaga, or you just love being outlandish, you generally don’t want to gob it on.
Less is more.
Sure, there may be some guys out there that love plastic looking women. That’s fine.
But right now I’m speaking for most of the male population when I say take it easy on the makeup.
For example, the picture to the left shows a woman that has had her makeup done, for I’m assuming modeling (Not putting down models, but this was the best picture I could find in a crunch, so pretend she’s getting ready to go out on a date).
Notice how she just looks fake overall. Her cheeks appear as if she has poured liquid foundation all over them, and her forehead is shiny. This is not how it’s done girls!
Let’s take a look at another example below.
Now look at this in comparison. Notice how she has a natural amount of light reflecting off of her face?
She didn’t go overboard on any part of her makeup, and I bet that she wouldn’t look any different if she didn’t have any makeup on at all.
The difference between the above example and this lovely lady, is that this woman looks natural and comfortable.
If I was going to give you a great example of what to shoot for next time you put on makeup, this would be it.
Should you try to cover, or compliment?
Your goal from now on is to let your natural beauty be seen.
Covering your face is not an option anymore.
When you’re applying that foundation, go for something that compliments your natural beauty.
Instead of reaching for that lipstick, go with gloss instead.
The best way to find a man that is going to be attracted to you day in and day out, is by not trying to look like someone you’re not.
Sure, it may result in less dates and good times in the short run, but isn’t it worth it if you could attract a guy that thinks you’re sexy, rain or shine?
So, stop trying to attract 100% of the males out there. Instead, let your real self shine every once in a while, and go for that 10% that is going to think you’re beautiful regardless.
Because if you’re tired of being used and hurt by men, that 10% is what you need to be aiming for.
I challenge you to let your beautiful face be seen.
Next time you go out, use some of the advice above, and see how much better you feel.
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