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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:52 PM

Does anyone find it weird that false eyelashes and heavy make up

seems to be the new normal for women in television journalism? When did this style of face painting become normalized? Or is it now expected? I recall being shocked at KellyAnn Conwayís positively ridiculous eyelashes. But now, watching the debate, I see more of the same. I kind of thought it was a republican thing...but now it appears to be inflicted upon all women once again.

I thought that we got rid of these preposterous bound feet, super high heels, or any other silly ornamentation that makes us look like the fools that the patriarchy wants women to be.

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Reply Does anyone find it weird that false eyelashes and heavy make up (Original post)
Tumbulu Jan 14 OP
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hlthe2b Jan 14 #4
Tumbulu Jan 14 #6
Bev54 Jan 14 #20
happybird Jan 14 #33
dewsgirl Jan 15 #81
Demovictory9 Jan 15 #92
robbob Jan 16 #114
Clash City Rocker Jan 15 #103
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Tumbulu Jan 14 #9
pansypoo53219 Jan 15 #105
Tumbulu Jan 15 #108
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virgogal Jan 14 #3
Tumbulu Jan 14 #24
Ilsa Jan 14 #41
Codeine Jan 14 #5
Tumbulu Jan 14 #14
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Jan 15 #99
OKNancy Jan 14 #7
3catwoman3 Jan 14 #18
Tumbulu Jan 14 #25
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Tumbulu Jan 14 #30
Grasswire2 Jan 14 #8
Tumbulu Jan 14 #10
barbtries Jan 14 #11
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Iggo Jan 16 #111
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applegrove Jan 14 #53
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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 09:56 PM

1. I see false eyelashes everywhere. Things that used to be for 'glamor' are now de rigueur at Walmart

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:05 PM

4. I hate them on most women. Some seem barely able to open their eyes with them.

Mascara is really enough for most IMO.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:07 PM

6. I loath them, and cannot for the life of me figure out

How or why they became popular. Or even acceptable for that matter. They are plastic, right? Talk about microplactic pollution into the ocean!

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:21 PM

20. I wouldn't even know how to put them on.

I can only imagine what I would look like if I tried.

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #20)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 PM

33. I had some kickass ones for Halloween many years ago

They were dark red and silver, really long, and they looked super cool. Easy to apply with a little strip of glue, a tiny tube of which was included in the package. Iíd not wear natural-colored ones, as I donít wear any makeup, but am hoping crazy, rave-y, psychedelic ones come into style. Thatís a trend I would thoroughly enjoy!

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Response to Bev54 (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:03 AM

81. I have tried, even though my own eyelashes are just fine..

I can't for the life of me get them on properly.

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:52 AM

92. they are back in style. some of riches youtubers are male who demonstrates makeup

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Response to Demovictory9 (Reply #92)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:15 AM

114. Not sure I would trust someone with faces tattooed on their neck

for fashion advice. But thatís just me...

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:29 PM

103. A friend of mine had extremely thick eyelashes

Everyone assumed she was wearing false eyelashes, but she didnít.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:00 PM

2. Much of it has to do with lighting and what the camera picks up.

And it's easy to find stories about newscasters who wore something different (in particular, black women who wear their hair "natural" and get attacks from viewers.

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Response to WhiskeyGrinder (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:08 PM

9. I am so sad that they are attacked!

But I wonder why nobody stands up for them. Or stood up for them. Why? When did all this go on? I donít have a TV, I only see things online. TV is just full of so many people being so rude to each other, it seems. Sorry, I digress.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 09:31 PM

105. the black lady working at the post office had a new short fro one day + i told her she looked great.

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Response to pansypoo53219 (Reply #105)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 11:44 PM

108. I am so glad! I remain furious that women are forced to straighten their hair!

Why is anyone entitled to put women in a situation where they are exposed to carcinogens?!

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #108)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 06:09 PM

115. i watched a doc or about black hair & such + follow it. tho i have white hair(great hair genes).

my cousin adopted a little girl from ethiopia. met an adopted black girl + her mom did a great hair job for a white woman + i complemented her braid job. oy. the army should watch some of those docs.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:01 PM

3. The fingernails are what gets me,bejewelled works of art.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:25 PM

24. I know so many younger women who just love their work of art fingernails

Which I could not imagine wearing, but somehow they do not bother me like the ridiculous eyelashes.

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Response to virgogal (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:39 PM

41. And they have to be so careful not to break them.

It's easy to tear right into the sensitive nail bed. Torture victims have given up the goods with less nail damage.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:05 PM

5. Some folks just like the look.

My daughter is 15, a lesbian, and radicalized. She also likes false eyelashes and dramatic eye makeup.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:13 PM

14. It's one thing to personally like the look, but when did it become expected

Of women in journalism? Or expected at all?

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 07:46 PM

99. Let's compare two professional women:

One is an adult film actress, the other a television weather girl.



The solution is left to the student.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:07 PM

7. Some people look like they have caterpillars on their eyes

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Response to OKNancy (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:17 PM

18. Or tarantulas (tarantulae?).

I donít even like the feel of mascara. Iíve never tried false eyelashes because Iím sure I would immediately want to take them off.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:26 PM

25. Me too, I can't stand any of it.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #25)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:30 PM

27. I don't like nail polish, either.

This might sound crazy, but I feel like I can tell itís on my nails, and it feels creepy, and I want it off. Fake nails would definitely drive me batty.

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Response to 3catwoman3 (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 PM

30. I'm the same.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:07 PM

8. Thank you for bringing it up.

Virtually every woman appearing on cable news now has heavy cleopatra makeup, huge unnatural black eyebrows, etc.

It seems very weird. Lots of rouge, too. (Blush)

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:10 PM

10. It mystifies me. I feel as though it is a sort of Rip Van Winkle thing

that I just woke up to. But I guess it has been going on for a long time.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:10 PM

11. in my semi retirement i've taken to watching a lot of vlogs on youtube

women who do birth vlogs go to the hospital with their false eyelashes. way too much makeup. it's definitely a thing.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:11 PM

12. I wonder why, wow

While giving birth no less?

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:16 PM

16. i am so serious.

it's so weird to this old hippy. hell for years and years i did not even wear any makeup. false eyelashes, never.
i first noticed this over glooping of eye shit in a hotel switching channels and came upon a desperate housewives show. it's all i remember of it. i really don't get it. it's unattractive to me.
i think it's the power of media. kim kardashian, desperate housewives.
i once upon a time refused to wear straight legged jeans. had to have bells! i cringe now at that. so i predict that this too shall pass.

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Response to barbtries (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:22 PM

21. I'm with you and looking forward to it ending as a thing

So so weird!

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Response to barbtries (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:34 PM

34. Yep...it's driven by all those Youtube beauty videos...

I admit I like to watch em have several sets of eyelashes but donít have the nerve to wear them and donít know how to use them in any event

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:12 PM

13. DU gets a weird church lady vibe sometimes. nt

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:14 PM

15. Why do you say that?

I think making someone wear preposterous things is reasonable to question. Do you see men being forced to wear full on face paint? Why only the women?

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:17 PM

17. "Forced"?

I submit that these women maintain their agency and are presumably fine with the current makeup trends.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #17)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:23 PM

23. You might be right

But you might be wrong.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:30 PM

26. And I may be crazy ...

But it just might be a lunatic you're looking for ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:31 PM

29. Great response

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:34 PM

36. Turn out the lights...

Don't try to save me...



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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

46. Did you call?

Here I am!

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Response to lunatica (Reply #46)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:47 PM

50. Well, you know how to let ya self in dontcha?

The key's out there where it always is ...

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #50)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:53 PM

58. LOL!

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #23)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 PM

32. And absent any information to the contrary

I believe that itís far more reasonable to presume that that these educated and influential women are capable of making their own grown-up decisions with cosmetics.

Dramatic eyes are a thing right now.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:35 PM

38. I enjoy make up. Always have. When I was younger and didn't need it,my make up was much heavier

I wouldnít dream of going out bare faced. Now not so much, but I still like it. Just donít have the time.

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #38)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:58 PM

61. Every single person on that stage is wearing make up.

The issue is how the make up is applied. Every man on that stage is made up, but not made to look ridiculous.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #61)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:22 PM

70. "Ridiculous" is a value judgement.

I donít think the dramatic eye makeup looks ridiculous at all.

Last year it was lots of highlighter; I disliked that look but it was none of my business and the trend evaporated as fast as it appeared. This new look seems to have legs.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #70)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:31 PM

72. And I have earned my right to express my judgements. As I am sure that you have earned your right.

The question remains if it is forced upon them, or encouraged or really their own idea.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:19 PM

19. Ha!

Perfect!

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:14 AM

96. Agreed. Kept having to check the URL.

Thought Iíd landed on some conservative blog. My wife and plenty of women do it. Theyíre not in journalism. From professionals to minimum wage earners. They just seem to like them. I canít think of a single incident of a woman being forced to wear false lashes or any other kind of make up. This post is bizarre to me. I thought this place was for womenís choice in all things?

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Response to Codeine (Reply #13)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 08:57 AM

111. You said it.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:23 PM

22. fashions come and go

waiting for "literally no makeup" to come in style

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Response to eShirl (Reply #22)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:38 PM

74. We missed that by 100 years, lol n/t

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Response to eShirl (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:24 AM

87. I'm female, 63 years old,

and the 'literally no makeup' part for me started the day I was born.

Yes, when I turned 16 and was finally allowed to wear makeup, I did wear it a bit. And I would throw on some mascara and lipstick for work.

I am very comfortable in my own skin, and actually feel unnatural with makeup ON. It feels very fake to me.

When I see women wearing makeup that appears to have been applied with a trowel, I don't understand it.
I have seen so many pictures of women who have taken before and after pictures, with and without makeup, and nine times out of 10, they looked better without the makeup on. Go figure.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:31 PM

28. Used to be women journalists wore suits. Then faux news came along and

put women reporters in cocktail dresses. I blame that on Mary Hart and Entertainment Tonight. Noticed it when conservatives wingnuts in canada tried to start up a fix news north. It tanked. But the women were all dolled up in cocktail gear and make up. Today the women journalits in canada still wear suits at times and some lesser makeup. Nowhere near what you see on some stations in the US. No full on Kelly Annes. It is tv though.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:34 PM

35. Oh yes, that's right, the sort of ridiculous over sexed costuming

Goes right along with the clown make up.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #35)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:48 PM

51. "Clown makeup"?

Come on. Thatís ridiculous.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #51)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:05 PM

63. It is not

You may think it is fashionable, great, good for you, enjoy.

But to many of us forcing women to wear that amount of make up is insulting and demeaning. Which is why I posted this in the first place.

What people chose to wear in their own lives is one thing. What for profit media enterprises appear to be forcing only their female employees to wear is another.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:44 PM

48. The brightly colored sausage casings they wear are ridiculous

when they want their words to be taken seriously.

I'm glad Rachel Maddow doesn't go overboard with her appearance. Although she wears contact lenses and lashes, she keeps her wardrobe simple: a basic black jacket and black tank top, I guess.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #48)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:48 PM

53. Oh yes canadian female tv journalists wear makeup. Don't get me wrong.

Hard to get away from competing in every way with your competators.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #53)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:01 AM

78. without some makeup, their facial features would not

show up in the bright studio lighting.

They would look totally washed out

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #78)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:05 AM

82. Yes. But they wear a bit more eye makeup. Noticed Klobuchar wore heavier

eye make up tonight too, since we were talking about it. Also digital tv may call for more attention to details - I don't know.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

76. Rachel Maddow seems professional to me too

And I get that under camera make up is required. Itís about how much and if certain looks are what is being demanded.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #48)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:55 AM

93. bodycon dresses

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:33 PM

31. My pet peeve is all our local weathercasters-meteorologists wear cocktail dresses and

dangly chandelier earrings for the 6 o clock news 😬

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Response to MLAA (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:35 PM

37. That is so weird!

I just do not understand any of these sorts of trends.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #37)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:36 PM

39. It just feels unprofessional to me. Oh well! Time marches on.

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Response to MLAA (Reply #31)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:37 PM

40. Those poor weathercasters in their skin tight dresses and cleavage

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Response to Dream Girl (Reply #40)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:40 PM

43. And the stilettos!

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Response to MLAA (Reply #31)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

77. I thought it must only be my area. I blush when my Ladyfriend and I watch weather.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:39 PM

42. I find this thread weird

Make up is a fun activity for many. Women are free to make their own choices. Wear make up, false eye lashes, 4 inch heels, flats, flip flops, their bodies, their choices. I am bothered by people always debating about what a woman ought to or ought not to be doing with HER OWN SELF.

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

47. I agree....except I wonder that they are pressured to dress this way now in television new etc

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Response to MLAA (Reply #47)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:45 PM

49. That is why I brought it up

Thanks

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Response to tulipsandroses (Reply #42)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:51 PM

57. I agree with you

Even at 71 I wear makeup when I go out.

I love to see trends of every kind, from makeup to clothes to strangely colored hair and drastic haircuts. I find tattoos fascinating and even enjoy seeing piercings on lips, noses and eyebrows.

People have very imaginative ways of decorating themselves and developing multiple personas. Itís great fun to watch!

I donít do anything more than some makeup, but I love seeing others do it.

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Response to lunatica (Reply #57)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:00 PM

62. I'm very unfashionable

but I understand why people get into them. My 15 year old used white glue in her hair to make spikes the other day and even this old man thought it looked pretty goddamned cool.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #62)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:11 PM

66. Your sig line is a great example for this thread

Itís fascinating to look at, and can be very cool looking, like you say. Even children love dressing up as princesses or Superman! Itís something people have fun doing.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

44. Not all

 

And. I donít ďpaint my faceĒ. That is sort of a rude and unflattering label. Fyi

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Response to Wawannabe (Reply #44)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:48 PM

52. I am talking about the female journalists on television

And what I see is extremely heavy make up. You have every right to enjoy wearing make up. I Abe every right to enjoy not wearing it.

It is the idea that is appears to be clearly expected that very heavy make up complete with false eyelashes that I am questioning.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:42 PM

45. If you don't like the lashes then don't wear em. nt

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:51 PM

54. It's like I just walked into

a rest home for unhappy seniors. ďBack in my day. . .Ē

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #45)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:54 PM

59. I don't, and I don't want anyone to be forced to wear them. I see no men forced to wear them

Only the women so far, that is the issue.

Why only the women are so heavily made up. And yes, it might be that they are doing this on their own, that they simply love wearing all that make up. Clearly many do. But I see no men made appear ridiculous and idiotic in this way. Only the women.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:51 PM

55. Yes!

And I have noticed it more and more with politicians, too.

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Response to Lulu KC (Reply #55)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:56 PM

60. I think it's odd

that so many people are so confused that fashionable people (or those who want to be fashionable) might want to follow a makeup trend.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #60)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:16 PM

68. If they want to, fine, why do you assume that it is their free will

And not a corporate expectation?

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #68)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:19 PM

69. These are professional women. Educated. Intelligent.

Until otherwise demonstrated I will treat them as having agency. YMMV.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #60)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:11 AM

98. You make a good point

This could purely be my age. False eyelashes worn in professional settings is something really different from where and when they used to be worn and I don't even think I've realized until this moment that it actually is a trend. It has just been an individual set of observations of "XX is wearing false eyelashes?." Thanks for making me realize that I'm not adapting. I went through this for years with exposed bra straps. No matter who was wearing them, I had to fight the impulse to quietly tell the person their bra strap was showing before I realized that oh, they meant for them to be showing. Fashion. Interesting.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 10:51 PM

56. Tammy Faye's Revenge!

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:08 PM

64. It's a style. It will pass. I don't feel like telling women what kind of makeup and

clothing they should wear. I choose mine, they can choose theirs.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #64)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:33 PM

73. I agree on a personal basis

I just donít know why it seems to be a requirement of journalists. And since I associate it with KellyAnn Conway and Faux news I remain suspicious of the whole matter.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:08 PM

65. You should see Donald Trump!

Fake EVERYTHING.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #65)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:15 PM

67. Great one!

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:28 PM

71. yep

I just cringe when I see it

and I HATE the sleeveless look among professional women.....there's a reason guys don't do that

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 11:57 PM

75. Penciled in brows, cat-like eyeliner and false lashes have been in vogue for

about 5-6 years. Same with unusually colored hair and nail polish for all ages. I think that is what is so strange to you. Perhaps seeing it on middle aged women is surprising. Same goes with low rider skinny jeans and super thick soles on shoes. All of these are fashion DON'Ts in my opinion. Fortunately pants are going up to the waist again which is much more flattering, comfortable and fashionable.

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #75)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:02 AM

80. I guess because I don't have a tv and I only see things online

I have missed this boat.

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Response to Tumbulu (Reply #80)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:07 AM

84. I have seen people of all ages wearing these styles

when I am out and about. Some can carry it off better than others. I think the last time make-up was this extreme was the 70s.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:02 AM

79. I like the "natural look" myself.

But, ultimately, people should do what they feel comfortable with.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:05 AM

83. That Huckabee woman...

.... kind of popularized the "Smokey Eye" look. Used to distract from the lying.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:14 AM

85. Makeup is super popular right now

Lots of YouTube tutorials, different looks, talks about color palettes. Itís fashion, women either do it or they donít.

From what Iím seeing, many womenóand no few menó are having a lot of fun with it, because itís by no means a requirement or expected. Thereís a ďNordicĒ look, that is a makeup to look like you donít wear makeup style.

Beards are in for guys, but this time thereís all kinds of product for it, interesting trims. Different hair styles

Iím no makeup fan myself, it doesnít look good on me, except in very small amounts but I understand the attraction.

Now, for your enjoyment:






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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:22 AM

86. If trump can wear a lot of makeup, why can't women?

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:28 AM

88. Those tarantula eyelashes are so fske and grotesque! How did they get popular???

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:41 AM

89. I say if women *choose* to wear lots of makeup or false eyelashes...

then I say live and let live.

I only have a problem when women feel that they are forced to do something.

Otherwise, women of America, as long as what you are doing doesn't hurt anyone, carry on.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:48 AM

90. women on (US) TV are expected to do wedding level makeup and bodycon dresses

30 years ago they could dress in suits or loose dresses

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:50 AM

91. My daughter wears big,babydoll lashes

For winter guard. The team requires it.

When she has photos done or a presentation she wears them but in a more natural look. She cuts and trims them, placing a partial whisp on the upper corner and a shorter but slightly fuller partial in the upper middle. It gives the appearance of length and fullness without it looking overdone. Her natural lashes are short and blonde so it does help.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:41 AM

94. Kacie Hunt has totally changed her look

She used to have a short bob & minimal makeup. Now sheís grown out her hair & has piled on the makeup. I think her makeover looks way overdone.

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Response to poli-junkie (Reply #94)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:30 PM

106. Agreed. n/t

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 01:58 AM

95. I hold Kim Kardashian responsible for the fake eyelash trend.

 

One of the worst things to happen and makes women look like creepy dolls.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 02:16 AM

97. I think I find this post more weird than women CHOOSING false eyelashes.

I mean... This is the very sort of policing NV that I hate about the right. Itís their faces. Itís not hurting anyone. Why should it matter so much to you what women decide to do with their makeup, hair, or attire? Just a weird thing to get hung up on.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:13 PM

100. False eyelashes have come quite a ways.

There are a lot more options and they are a lot easier to apply now as opposed to 15-20 years ago.

Iíve always been a fan of makeup. And I love wearing false eyelashes when my husband and I go out somewhere nice or to a wedding or event.

What I find weird is concern trolling for women.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:22 PM

101. I hate tons of make up on elderly women like me.

I'm in my 70s and I have no clue why some of my contemporaries use a spatula to put on make up. It's aging as hell...IMO. I use Jergen's lotion on my face, lip gloss and some mascara. I don't color my gray hair and I am happy about how I look. HOURS getting paint on my face? I have better things to do!!!!!~

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 08:27 PM

102. Make up trends come and go, wax and wane so to speak.

Because I don't have a TV (I watch various shows on the internet, I'm hardly a purist who claims never to watch) I don't see very much local news of any kind.

But I can recall a time in the late 1970s when false eyelashes were huge, and lots of women wore them.

While I am capable of looking at another woman (and despite the screen name I am female) and think she ought to wear less makeup, or that a little makeup would definitely improve her looks, and I can think of one friend who wears her hair far too short, unless someone actually asks me for my opinion, I keep those opinions to myself.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 09:02 PM

104. I lost lashes, nails and hair to chemo. I am

thankful to have tools to look somewhat like myself and give no fucks what anyone thinks.

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #104)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 10:32 PM

107. +100

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Response to Glimmer of Hope (Reply #104)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:00 AM

112. Fuck yeah!

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 04:02 AM

109. I'll never forget Mika going off one day about Fox News' female anchors "glossy legs."

I guess that's a thing too.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 08:57 AM

110. No. What the fuck.

Sometimes DU is stupid.

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Response to Tumbulu (Original post)

Thu Jan 16, 2020, 09:07 AM

113. I think it is just a trend

Probably started by youtubers. A lot of women watch those YouTube makeup tutorials. I don't think patriarchy has much to do with it. Most women make themselves look the way they like without considering whether or not men will like it. A lot of men don't like that look too.

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