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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:28 PM
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To apply, or not to apply---Makeup, that is the subject.
http://www.comcast.net/relationships/article.jsp?sub=tr...

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You may argue, "But my man loves the way I look first thing in the morning. He says that's when I look the best." Every woman has heard a man make that comment to her at some point. I bet he also says he prefers your "natural" look, right? Wrong. This is a hoax concocted by all the men of the world to cut down on our "gettingready" time. It's true. They hate waiting for us so much that they are willing to let us go out in public without an ounce of makeup and without even running a brush through our hair.

-snip

I always thought they said that about the first thing in the morning because they were "needing" a little something. ;)
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2Design Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:48 PM
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1. I prefer natural....and have gone that way most of my life.....to
the chargrin of mother and some bosses....the one who made the most fuss....dressed and looked like a whore...and she was giving me advice on dressing.....

I thought, I hope you look in a mirror with that advice....

Make up looks nice...but it is messy...and gets on everything...and in the summer when you sweat....you can't just take your sleeve and dry your face..although I have and then realize I have makeup on....

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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:21 PM
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24. Me too. I do like the tinted moisturizers though. I find that the regular
bases seem really cakey on me. MrG has no problem with me being bare faced. :hi:
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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:52 PM
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2. I don't wear makeup, ever.
My woman says she prefers it that way and I believe her, since I feel the same way about her.

Another thing I would like to point out is that not wearing makeup has significant advantages when it comes time for being 'intimate.' I dont' know what they're doing to cosmetics these days but I can't imagine that any of them taste better than no makeup.

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:23 PM
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25. True, how true.
I will confess I've always been really too lazy for it. ;) And I have never been able to wear lipstick because of that kissing factor. I find the idea of kissing with lipstick sort of icky. :hi:
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:54 PM
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3. I rarely use it anymore.
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 12:57 PM by MuseRider
OK, I farm so I am out of the house with no bra, wrinkled T shirt, jeans, boots, no makeup and a bandana on my head every morning. BUT I do not ever go anywhere else like that.

With the onset of adult acne I had to start wearing some base but before that it was eye makeup and that was it. Now I only wear it all when I perform or go out.

Funny article. I most likely would never really think about it except it is fun to do! When I go out I love to take the time, it is like an art project and even if my husband does not notice, other guys sure do and that can make you feel like a million bucks.

Edit to add

Thinking of your JD thread from the other day. I always have the Berkely Woman song go through my mind when I think about makeup issues!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:26 PM
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26. I only wear it when out on business, and then it's pretty minimal.
Every once in awhile I do have fun doing the whole thing from the ground up, but then after a couple of hours I really want to rub my eyes (I'm a compulsive eye rubber) and I can't. :(

I wore it today for a graduation party and ended up smudging some on MrG's white shirt. Another negative to make up wearing.

:hi:
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sbj405 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 12:58 PM
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4. Another no makeup gal here
I think I last wore makeup at my high school prom. In fact, I think I would look a little silly in it.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:27 PM
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27. I wear it so rarely, that friends will ask what the occasion is when
I do have it on. :7 Which in turn makes me feel slightly goofy about it. :hi:
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:03 PM
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5. I don't wear much but with these dark circles under my eyes
some concealer makes a BIG difference! My mother tells me they are hereditary -- my paternal grandmother apparently suffered from the same malady. If anyone has a cure other than concealer, I'm all eyes! :D
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:10 PM
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10. Allergy shiners?
Have you asked MD about allergies and dark circles? Nasacort helped my son.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:12 PM
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12. my doc calls those "allergy shiners"
are you allergic?

I notice mine get much worse when my allergies are acting up and an anti histamine usually helps
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:27 PM
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16. No, the only allergy I have is to cats.
So unfortunately, I don't have any of the little critters any more, though I do have four dogs!

In my case, the circles seem to be a mass of tiny wrinkles because when I pull on the skin, it does appear lighter. I've tried all kinds of expensive undereye creams, gels, and serums with no success. I read online that Preparation H can help but that the formula we get in the US doesn't have the key ingredient in it -- that I'd have to get it from Canada. Who knows if that's even true?

I don't mind looking my age -- almost 49 -- but I don't like looking tired or sick! I'm not one for surgery -- if such a corrective operation even exists -- so the simplest solution seems to be concealer.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:37 PM
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18. it may be a food allergy
so many people have them and don't know it

perhaps milk or wheat

might be worth cutting one out for a week to see what happens
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:27 PM
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28. There not circles there dusky, smoky bedroom eyes!!!
:hi:
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:34 PM
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36. A half-full kind...
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:06 PM
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6. I rarely wear makeup.
When I do, I forget that I am wearing it and smear it all over my face. Very sexy! I guess it is the drunken bar girl look.

You know what I really hate? High heels. Ouch!
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Longhorn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:31 PM
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17. Did you hear about the former rocket science who invented
a comfortable high heel shoe? It's 2-1/2 inches and costs something like $125. You can only get them at Nordstrom's. The guy lives in San Antonio, I believe, and I read about the shoe in the paper. Women who have worn them swear they could practically do a 10-K in them! I don't spend that much on shoes and don't crave heels that bad but I thought it was interesting. The guy said he's the center of attraction at any party as soon as he mentions his invention!
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:28 PM
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29. I refuse to wear high heels!!! My feet (size really HUGE) were not
made for them.

I am a compulsive makeup smearer too! :hi:
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bratcatinok Donating Member (786 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:16 PM
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7. I like makeup
For years and years while I was working I regularly wore makeup every day. Of course, I was raised you don't leave the house without putting your face on.

After I had surgery in 94 and started down the rode of becoming disabled I started to wear it less often. Now that I'm no longer working there are days when I wear it and days when I don't. The days I do wear it are usually days where I need to run to town. I have all the time in the world so I can take several hours if I want to. At times I use it to pass the time and play with it like a little girl would.

Currently I'm on a BurtsBees kick. When fiance was taken by ambulance up to OKC the gift shop across the street from the hospital carried some of their products. My mom-in-law-to-be and I bought all they carried and we would pass the time making each other up. I've now ordered some more of their products online and I'm liking the way it makes my skin feel. I also like the fact I don't look as made-up with their products as I did with the others I used to use. I look more rested and more natural.

Guys do notice if you aren't wearing makeup.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:30 PM
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31. I stopped putting it on daily when my first child was born.
That was also around the time I started to think nothing of running up to the corner store in my jammies, much to my mother's consternation. :)

I did a test on MrG once. On the days that I wore makeup and had myself a bit together, he tended to be more sweet and receptive to me. :hi:
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SarahB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 01:50 PM
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8. I like a little.
I look fine either way, but it helps a little I think (and I NEED my tinted sunscreen base). I don't do it for men so much as for myself. I feel better when I feel my best both internally and externally. Perhaps it could be argued that I've been culturalized to believe I need a little makeup to achieve this, and it's probably true to a degree, but it doesn't change the inner me either way and that's what matters the most. I wouldn't want to be judged negatively because I didn't fall into society's acceptable definition of beauty, neither would I want to be perceived as somehow inherently less evolved if I do. :D
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demgrrrll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:08 PM
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9. I really like Lauren Hutton's face disk. One disk does it all lips, cheeks
eyes the whole shot quick and easy. Easy to pack. I like her aqua press too. You can get refills for the disk so you do not have to buy a whole disk if you only need one refill. I can put my make up on in less than 7 minutes and look fine.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:31 PM
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32. Sarah, you are gorgeous, with or without.
Your beauty would shine through makeup base anyway!

:hi:
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:12 PM
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11. None for me..
I don't really care if my SO wears it...her choice.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:31 PM
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33. MrG thinks very much the same way you do.
Although he does wolf whistle more when I do myself up! :hi:
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MrSandman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:53 PM
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44. I never could whistle...
But maybe my eyes twinkle brighter at MrsS. :hi:
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:25 PM
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45. I bet that they do!
;)
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:17 PM
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13. no never on a Sunday a Sunday a Sunday cuz that's my day of rest
hehehehe

Actually I wear make up rarely, very rarely and only on weekends if hubby and I have a "hot date" for dinner and a movie

other than that, I am au natural...
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:32 PM
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34. That's pretty much me as well...unless I have to go out and appraise
a house. People tend to be more receptive to me coming in and appraising when I am in full face. :hi:
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curse10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:21 PM
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14. nearly everyday
I like it. It makes me look better. I don't wear a lot. Just a little foundation to even out my skin tone, mascara, and blush. I rarely wear lipstick.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:33 PM
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35. I cannot wear lipstick. It just feels icky, like my mouth can't breathe.
And most times that I put makeup on, I leave it at eyeliner and mascara. The rest takes too long. :hi:
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:21 PM
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15. makeup is overrated
Evidence:

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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:52 PM
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20. Especially with 5 o'clock shadow.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:34 PM
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37. On men....definitely...and combined with several thousand botched
cosmetic surgery procedures....HORRID!!! :scared:

:hi:
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 02:51 PM
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19. I wear foundation when I have to go someplace important.
I don't worry about it most days.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:35 PM
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38. I always had trouble blending it with my pale face skin tone...I end
up having to work it halfway down my neck! :hi:
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scarlet_owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:16 PM
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50. My problem with foundation is I have an olive complexion
and a lot of the foundations out there are for pink-based complexions.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:03 PM
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21. Not.
It's been a good 15 years since I wore makeup. And I like it that way. I've been a tomboy all my life, and only started wearing makeup at the polite request of my first husband and his family, who looked askance at going bare. :eyes:

No more worry about accidentally rubbing my itchy eye (allergies).

My last husband, when we started dating, asked me to leave the makeup behind. He said he liked looking at the real me. He liked looking at the real me until I hit 40; then the real younger women looked better, lol. Ah well.

I left off covering the gray a few years before that, too.

I am who I am. I didn't choose my features, skin tone, etc., before birth; at least, I don't remember doing so. At this point in my life, I'll go with the friends who value who I am more than how decorative I am. I'm comfortable with being a middle-aged tomboy. If that term even applies anymore. I learned it from my mother, who was eternally frustrated with the daughter who, even as a toddler, never wanted to be dressed up like a doll.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:36 PM
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39. And I think you're gorgeous!
MrG loves the gray popping out in my hair. He hopes that I will grow up to look like EmmyLou. :7

My daughter is more makeup minded than I and is always trying to "do me up".

And this from an ex-cosmetologist even. :hi:
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:40 PM
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48. There's one, heh heh.
I don't mind my gray at all. When I was a teenager, I looked older than I really was...early, lush development. When I was in my 20s, people assumed I was older than I was because of my kids' ages. In my 30s I was "younger." Until I went gray, now I'm older again. Apparently not too many 40 somethings let the gray show. ;-)

My first ex MIL was/is a cosmetologist; she was always working on me. She never gave up, lol.

Now my grown sons spend more time grooming than I do. Not that I don't like to be clean and neat; I'm just really efficient, I guess. :evilgrin:

:hi:
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BigMcLargehuge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:05 PM
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22. to quote Roger Waters
...I like your lips red
not the way god intended

Mrs McLargehuge is the queen of natural beauty. However, when she applies just a little something for a special occasion it's really something.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:37 PM
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40. I was just saying that a few posts up.
MrG loves me either way, but I do get wolf whistles out of him when I play it up a bit! And then I rub my eyes and it ends up on my cheeks. :hi:
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niceperson Donating Member (76 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:23 PM
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23. I wear it as the mood strikes
If I have some extra time before I need to leave,if I just bought a new color, etc. I view it as a fun toy to play with and I'm just as comfortable with or without. Although I admit I'm usually to lazy for foundation.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:38 PM
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41. Welcome to DU niceperson!!
:hi:

I am too lazy for foundation most times as well. That, and I always buy a shade that's a bit too dark.

:)
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Kathy in Cambridge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:29 PM
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30. I hardly wear any makeup-usually just lipstick
and if I'm going out in the evening, some light foundation and mascara.
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:39 PM
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42. For some reason, I cannot get used to lipstick and have always found
myself rubbing it off subconsiously about 15 minutes after I put it on. MrG likes lipstick but I just can't do it...and I could never kiss him. funny, eh?

:hi:
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Xithras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:43 PM
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43. I know several guys, including myself, who won't kiss makeup wearers
Blech. It looks unnatural, it smells funny, and it gets all over the place if you're not careful. Sorry, if I wanted to marry a clown, I'd have dated a clown.

Luckily for me, I found a woman who agrees with me. Aside from the occasional lipstick, she wears no makeup :)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:32 PM
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46. Hehehehe
Well said. Although I cannot wear lipstick. Icky for me. :hi:
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ikojo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:36 PM
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47. I've never worn makeup and have no idea
how to apply it. I have had eye makeup on only once and that was applied by some friends at work because they were aghast that I had never worn makeup.

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:51 PM
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49. I go back and forth
I admit that I love makeup and have a ton of it, but I don't wear very much of it. I usually just wear some undereye concealer (a recent development...) and some powder and blush. At night, sometimes I go all out and wear the full '60s-style eye, liquid liner on the top lid, black mascara, light shadow.

I pretty much always wear lipstick, either red or a frosty pink. :hi:
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playahata1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:29 PM
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51. Stopped wearing make-up ten years ago.
I like my face the way the Creator made it, and if my Moms and anyone else has a problem with it, tough s--t. Why do I need to paint my face to attract a man? If a man can't see me for me, accept me for me, that's his problem.
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TexasBushwhacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:50 PM
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52. Very little for me
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 09:51 PM by TexasBushwhacker
Usually none, maybe some mascara. Foundation & lip gloss for special occassions, photo ops :P etc. I'm allergic to lanolin, so no lipstick for me.
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