What Guys Think About Makeup
The makeup world is a multi-billion dollar industry. From the scientists and lab technicians who study all the ingredients (to make sure you skin doesn't bubble up when you apply makeup), to the artists at the MAC counter selling you hundreds of dollars of the highest brand -- there are millions of people in between. In the old days, women would put their health at risk to make their faces pale (which was hot back then) using lead, mercury and even leeches to achieve this look. Were the guys really into this? Was the pale face trend, or the intricate ways we apply eye shadow REALLY doing anything for the guys? Let's observe and analyze the in-depth conversation I had with my fiance, who is definitely a man's man. He's the ultimate hetero, who defines seasons of the year by the type of sports game (i.e. basketball season, football season, etc.)
Ahem...here it is....
Eric: "You're so beautiful"
Me: "Really? You never say I look beautiful when I wear makeup. I mean, do you like me with makeup?"
Eric: "Well of course you look pretty with makeup."
Me: "You seem to compliment me more when I look like a little dude." (that's just how I feel without makeup sometimes)
Eric: "No, when you're Not wearing makeup it's like, you look innocent. I look in your eyes and see your soul. I can't see to your soul with all that clown whore makeup on."
Me: "................(blink blink)....................thanks.........."
There ya have it. So it got me thinking, who do we put makeup on for? And then I realized....for ourselves! It's not always about them. He may feel a deeper connection with me without my makeup, but I feel better and more confident with makeup on! I think guys definitely would know the difference if the world went without makeup. Our skin wouldn't look as smooth and, as an Asian, maybe my eyes wouldn't look as big. My face is my resume honey. No one likes a little dude girl with no makeup on. So let me ask you boys this...which way do you prefer to see these girls?
Don't kid yourselves boys, you'd much prefer us with makeup on. So, is the billion dollar makeup industry justified? AbsoFrickinLutely!
Watch out for many many future posts on makeup and all of the knowledge you need to know to feel confident and sexy with makeup on. And it's just fun to apply isn't it?