posted on Jan, 28 2005 @ 07:10 PM
I never wore make-up until I was in my late 30s. However, now that I'm in my 40s, I use concealer to hide sun damage on my face and a little blush
in winter to not look like a ghost, and a little powder to keep the shine off my face, a little eyeliner to accenuate my eyes as my eyelashes are
turning gray! Men who have seen me without make-up and with just a little on have remarked that it made a significant improvement in my
Nuns have the best complexions overall as they never wear any make-up. Make-up contains many toxins and I know for a fact that recycled cooking oil
is used for lipstick.
I think younger women with good complexions should use as little make-up as possible, as the natural look is best for them. Many young ladies seem to
over-do it and it makes them look trashy or like they're trying too hard.
Women who are comfortable with their appearance don't need to conceal their faces or overly enhance them, but it can raise one's self esteem to add
a little lipstick, etc. and can indicate they care about their appearance or are wanting to be attractive to the opposite sex.
Women often over-do wearing perfume for sure, especially older ladies! I wear only essential oils or real perfume as can't stand alcohol-based
colognes and body sprays. So if you're going to buy your girlfriend a scent, make sure it is a name brand perfume or essential oil.
Perfumes are supposed to be lightly placed on the "pulse point" areas which generate warmth to enhance the process of wearing it. However, some
women BATHE themselves in perfume, or mix several scents like use perfumed deodorant, perfumed talcum powder, body spray, perfumed shampoo and
I use non-scented deodorant, non-scented hairspray, non-scented soap and plain shampoos. Many people who are allergy sensitive are greatly bothered
by others wearing scents so it is being considerate of them to do so, as well as you are not masking the pheromes (sex hormone scent) the body gives
off naturally, which are part of the physical sexual attraction process.
I think many women are uncomfortable with their bodies and believe that sweat is offensive, etc. so they try to cover everything up. I have found the
scent of a man sweating to be stimulating, not offensive if he has normal body odor.
People who consume a lot of garlic, alcohol, and smoke heavily have sweat that contains these scents, and are thus offensive to the nose. One should
examine their diet to moderate consumption of foods which may cause body odor.
Lastly, I can't imagine kissing a man wearing makeup and lipstick and recoil at the thought, so I guess men have to accustom themselves to doing so.
You could mention to your dates that you like to see women with very little make-up or none at all, and hopefully they'd take the hint.