I was reading The Daily Mail (I admit it ok – you should too) and guess what? Today they’ve decided that “millions” of men think we wear too much make up and prefer the natural look.
They chose pretty extreme examples of those who do like to cake it on – Jordan, Xtina, for example:
Yes, its pretty tranny-rific, but they are also celebrities and are out doing their photoshoot thing, not like they are heading out to Asda.
For today they preferred the ‘natural’ look of Maniston (which as we know, takes a long time to achieve – her base is a flawless combination of primer, foundation, concealer, powder, bronzer, highlighter I’m sure):
Apparently a spokesperson for St Ives (remember their Apricot Scrub? Or was at someone else? Anyway…) says:‘For many guys, makeup can act as a barrier between them and their partner, and it seems they simply prefer their women to go natural.
‘But it’s interesting to see that the majority of men were reluctant to admit this to their partner.
Well, when I asked Mr Candy in all honesty he does prefer me natural as opposed to when I am done up in my glitter and liner (I love glitter and liner!). But at the same time he understands that I just feel a lot better with some make up on, so thats fine for him.
I certainly don’t have a problem seeing him with nothing on (my face) at all, I’ve even made him squeeze my spots before so it makes no difference to me.
‘This seems to be part of a bigger issue between the genders as many women also admitted they weren’t happy with their skin condition.
‘So it would appear that women are wearing makeup to hide bad skin, not simply to impress the opposite sex.
‘If women felt more confident that their skin was in good condition they wouldn’t need to wear so much make-up to cover up.’
I certainly do slap on more base if I have redness or acne. I would love to have better skin overall so that less base was needed in the future. Its the way my mum brought me up to look after me skin – treat it from the inside and aim for clear skin – but I’ve lapsed in the last few years.
Its also quite a long process, if you have skin problems, to find the right skincare, to drink more water, to eat better, to cut out bad habits like smoking and drinking. Its worth it though, in the end!
By the way, you know if a Daily Mail piece is written on the whim and is a pointing slightly in the direction of bullsh*t because no one will put their name to it, it will just say:
Uh-huh. The intern probably did it on her lunch break.
Anyway here’s the Daily Mail List:
TOP TEN MAKE-UP TURN-OFFS (ACCORDING TO MEN)
1. Lipstick on teeth – Yes, when I wear red
2. Too much blusher – Yes when I apply it in the dark
3. Thick foundation – If my skin is red raw I do pile on the foundation
4. Panda eyes – Yes, all the time
5. Clumpy mascara – Yes, cos I rotate mascara so much
6. Bright lipstick – YES! Love a bit of hot pink but men are terrified of bright lips
7. Foundation tide mark around the jaw-line – Is it my fault if they sold me the wrong shade?
8. Bright blue eyeshadow – Get lost! Everyone needs a bright blue shadow
9. Penciled-in eyebrows – What, you think everyone has visible brows?
10. Amy Winehouse-style eyeliner flicks – It only sounds bad because you put Amy Winehouse before it. Whats wrong with a cat eyeliner flick?
Anyway, my verdict is, we’ll wear what we want on our faces, if you are a man and have a problem with it, then have a sex change and do what you like with your face. Amen.