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why are some people so ugly?


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Original Post by enchantingimage:

There is no excuse for dirty people,imho. It doesn't cost a lot money to be a clean person and/or have clean children. ( Or: Have a clean home. ) That's actually a pet peeve of mine when people are needlessly dirty. Some people consider hygiene/cleanliness optional and makeup/air freshener a must. It's disturbing. There are some that appear unkempt/dirty and actually smell.

 *smiles at enchanting*

*breathes out the smell of a dead carcass while trying to talk to enchanting*

hhhhoow aaaare youuuu?

*enchanting's face turns green*

are you ok?

*puts arm around her to comfort her.... leaving wet, oniony-smelling sweat stains on her shoulder and in her pretty hair*

i'm here for you girl... talk to me

I virtually wear no makeup at all.  I think on my wedding day I wore mascara, but I can't really remember.

  • I am a vineyard manager, so work outside all day and get dirty and sweaty.  In addition to starting my working day at 5:30 or 6:00 most of the year, an extra 5 minutes of sleep is wonderful.
  • I came of age in the seventies when women felt that they were in the world to accomplish things, not look good.
  • I wear glasses, so feel that it is hardly worthwhile to put makeup on my eyes that can't be seen.  When I used to wear contacts, the makeup could be seen, but sometimes got rubbed off.
  • I am healthy, have a healthy diet, my skin is clear, my eyes are bright, and I look fine without it.
  • I am 52 years old, my hair is graying, and wearing makeup might be viewed as putting lipstick on a pig.
  • I am naturally confident, so makeup doesn't make me feel better in addition to not making me look that much better.
  • I never had a big sister to teach me how to spend 15 minutes putting on makeup that was so artfully applied that no one could tell I was wearing makeup.
  • My husband hates makeup.  He thinks I am gorgeous without it.

:) I'd still talk to you.

Original Post by dkenworthy:

I virtually wear no makeup at all.  I think on my wedding day I wore mascara, but I can't really remember.

  • I am a vineyard manager, so work outside all day and get dirty and sweaty.  In addition to starting my working day at 5:30 or 6:00 most of the year, an extra 5 minutes of sleep is wonderful.
  • I came of age in the seventies when women felt that they were in the world to accomplish things, not look good.
  • I wear glasses, so feel that it is hardly worthwhile to put makeup on my eyes that can't be seen.  When I used to wear contacts, the makeup could be seen, but sometimes got rubbed off.
  • I am healthy, have a healthy diet, my skin is clear, my eyes are bright, and I look fine without it.
  • I am 52 years old, my hair is graying, and wearing makeup might be viewed as putting lipstick on a pig.
  • I am naturally confident, so makeup doesn't make me feel better in addition to not making me look that much better.
  • I never had a big sister to teach me how to spend 15 minutes putting on makeup that was so artfully applied that no one could tell I was wearing makeup.
  • My husband hates makeup.  He thinks I am gorgeous without it.

dkenworth, you ROCK.

And though I am 20 years younger than you, I too choose to focus on real accomplishments... so don't worry, it didn't all die in the 70s...

Original Post by dkenworthy:

I virtually wear no makeup at all.  I think on my wedding day I wore mascara, but I can't really remember.

  • I am a vineyard manager, so work outside all day and get dirty and sweaty.  In addition to starting my working day at 5:30 or 6:00 most of the year, an extra 5 minutes of sleep is wonderful.
  • I came of age in the seventies when women felt that they were in the world to accomplish things, not look good.

What a cool job!  I keep telling my husband that's what we should do.  I came of age in the eighties--not sure what that says about me.  Don't wear makeup either.

jc... if you don't wear makeup or do your hair for other people why do you expect it of others?  Your inquiry implies that you don't like the fact that some women don't wear makeup.  

Interestingly, I was just having a conversation with my husband about this very thing.  When I worked in offices the other ladies treated me nicer when I wore makeup.  Its not that I looked better with it, but it showed that I made an effort. Those women, on some level, feel insecure about the way they look and that insecurity fuels their perceived need to wear makeup every day.  Some of these ladies tend to dislike other women who don't wear makeup because it reminds them of how insecure/inadequate they feel about themselves.  Goddess only knows how many women I made feel bad about themselves by not wearing foundation!  

If my confidence makes other people insecure it is their problem.  Though, as I get older, I have come to find that people treat me a little nicer in public, in general, if I wear a little eyeliner & mascara and show a little cleavage.  Oh, and smiling also helps.  Women, men and children alike.  Sometimes ya just gotta "play" other people to make life easier, less conflicting.  If you don't mind the conflict, then perhaps you need some more.  I've had almost enough.  

I gotta tell ya, the subject of this thread disturbed me just a little.  If we were all blonde, cheerleader, Barbie dolls or Barbie doll wannabes the world would be a very dull place.  

So my question for you is this:  Why do you think about why others don't wear makeup?  Does diversity bother you?  

Probably because they don't know what to get and how to use it.  Or that it's just too much work.

I should use foundation to cover mild acne, but I don't because I can't find the right color or it gets flakey and cakes on.  I occasionaly use mascara, but the kind that isn't waterproof will smear, and the kind that is waterproof takes forever to remove at night.

So for most day to day life I give up and go as I am.

I'm late to this thread but, make-up is a personal thing some like it some don't, whatever makes you feel good and gives you confidence to face the day is what works for me.

I don't care if someone wears it or not.

I dust my face with bronzing balls everyday just to give me a bit of colour if i don't have it on i get fed up with the constant "are you feeling ok" comments.

I apparently look whiter than a bleached sheet or as i've been told gray if i don't put it on. 

idk if any one else mentioned this but makeup can aggravate acne just saying.

I think just about everything has been mentioned already, but keep in mind those of us that have skin problems or allergies.

I have a skin/eye condition (it's related) and if I wear make-up I will break out and my eyes will turn bright red. I'd much rather look natural and "lazy" than have to go through that every day.

Also, not everybody feels that they have to enhance their appearance to get ahead, or be treated better Wink

I used to wear eye makeup in high school.  I only wore it because my mom basically came in and told me I was old enough to have some.  I assumed that's just what I was supposed to do.  I went to school without it once and people kept telling me that they hoped I felt better.  I didn't like that and it actually made me feel like a fraud.  After that, I just quit wearing it.  I put it on again when I got married.  That was the last time I remember wearing it. 

I've used lipstick once.  I've never used foundation or anything like that.  The lipstick was for my wedding.  My husband later pointed to my lips, asked what it was and said it looked great but he liked me better without it.  He said it smelled/tasted funny...or something.

I guess I've never really thought about why I never wear makeup.  It's just not me.  I have friends that use daily and other friends that use it as part of their look for the day and can be very dramatic with it.  I think with or without we are all beautiful in our way.

Hold on a second, wait, you're supposed to brush your teeth EVERY DAY? The things you learn on CC.

Why does it matter if anyone wears makeup? 

I never notice if women wear makeup or not.  Unless it is so caked on it looks like a mask.   I have much better things to do than to critique someone else's face. 

You said you don't really care, but if that were true you would not have thought to ask the question.  So ask yourself why it matters enough to post about it.

Why do people get so obsessed about it?  My mother is in her 60s and can not buy milk without putting on makeup.  She backpacks for a week straight and gets up out of her sleeping bag to put on makeup.  WHY for goodness sakes?

Why is hair on women considered unhygenic?  and on a guy it is OK? 

What is so offensive about hair?  I shower I use soap.  But I refuse to waste my time mowing my legs.  There is no point except to please someone else. 

Dont like my unibrow?  Too bad.  I am more than my genetics and much more than my desire to look like a magazine ad or try to be "appealing" to those who would judge me based on their shallow definition of "important".

Real women dont need makeup or run around like a hairless chihuahua.

 

makeup...ewwwww Wink

ugh its so hot here, i think even bare minerals would sweat right off... if im working in the field, i find make up looks silly with steel-toe boots and my hard hat.

i dont wear makeup anymore, i did in my 20s and early 30s. i dont need it. hair...i keep it long so its low maintenance.

i "take the time" by wearing a flattering dress or skirt. easy! panties bra sandals dress done!

I am compelled to darken my eyes with a touch of kohl and pluck the brows...else I look like a unibrow toad. :)

I wear a little eyeliner and mascara. Blush if I'm a little pale.

Acne can't be covered with makeup and it only makes it worse. Acne is the devil. It isn't fair to have it in your 30s. I feel a little more self conscious about it now. Its ok, I'll forget this by lunchtime.

RE: women who don't do anything - didja think maybe they are depressed? I know I didn't give a crap or put any effort into myself because I was putting it all into just getting out of bed.

Maybe they are too busy. Maybe they have other issues that you wouldn't even be able to handle. Maybe they just had to bury a loved one.

THIS is one reason that fuels all these "I don't want to run in my neighborhood" threads. The judging of people by appearances.

I have a habit of snap-judging, then spending 20 minutes explaining to myself what reasons are behind what I just saw and trying to be in their shoes for a minute.

Because I sure have my own moments.

oh, I also pluck eyebrows because they are super bushy otherwise. It opens my eyes and makes me look more "awake".

I also wash my face before I workout. And then right after.

okay so i have really bad acne.....so i dont put on makeup.

i went to the dermatologist and he said that but brown powder clogs up my pores which would only make my acne worse!!! so i dont bother using it. see there is a logical reason why some of us dont use make up as much.

btw since i stopped ma acne has reduced. hasn't left but it has reduced.

i wear make-up most days, because i like the way i look better with it and it makes me feel good about myself. usually a little cover-up, black liner, mascara and a little blush. when i'm going out, i usually wear more dramatic eye make-up. i think make-up is fun, i like feeling girly and i enjoy putting it on and how i look in it.

but there are also plenty of days i'm fine going without it. if i'm just lounging around, or heading to the beach or something like that, i'd never put make-up on first.

i certainly don't feel like i need it, and if i didn't like wearing it, i wouldn't.

Keeping clean and tidy IS "putting effort into one's appearance", with or without make-up.   

My mom worked as a beautician when I was growing up.  I remember, quite vividly, the day that she thought I was old enough to wear make-up to school.  She sat me down and did a morning make-over.  As I walked to the school bus, I scrubbed my face like crazy.  We were "country" people and I couldn't think of anything more embarrassing than showing up to school like a painted barbie!  So my personal preference has always been to go around with a clean, non-made up face.  However, my oldest daughter (early twenties) will spend at a least an hour in the mornings with her beauty routine.  I guess it makes her feel better about herself, but I am sure glad that I don't feel the need to go through THAT every morning.

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