Painted Faces

Painted Faces

    | Mar 25, 2017
PurePeony   Woman 42yrs
One of the things I love about my job is that I get to meet a lot of people from all walks of life in my professional capacity on a daily basis during the workweek. What I've noticed is that increasingly, young girls in their prime of youth are becoming so beauty-obsessed and makeup-dependant that they are piling on thick layers of makeup and resorting to a lot of add-on's like hair extensions, lash extensions and more are resorting to plastic surgery for breast augmentations (implants), liposuction, etc. Whatever happened to fresh-faced, youthful beauty?

Makeup does have ingredients that do get absorbed into the skin and cause nasty side effects like headaches, dizziness, tiredness, exhaustion, nausea, acne, allergies, etc. Scariest of all, in rare cases, it can cause skin cancer. Lipsticks and eyeshadows might contain lead which can cause high blood pressure, allergies, behavioural abnormalities, and decreased rates of fertility!

I kinda feel like a big sister to the young girls sometimes and wish I could assure them that they are beautiful as they are and wish I could help build their confidence up. It's also sad when women refuse to age gracefully and end up looking evidently "fake" with very obvious and horrific trout pouts, a face that's stretched tight and wrinkle-less with a very wrinkled neck, hands and everywhere else giving the game away. And as the years go by, they pile on more and more cosmetic procedures, both invasive and non-invasive and a few do end up looking very unlike themselves and unrecognisable.

I actually love looking at people and wondering about their life stories, and wrinkles and all manner of skin imperfections, cellulite, saggy boobs, etc... all part of the story of their lives. Nothing wrong with wanting to look our best, but to have a dependance on procedures as if our entire self-esteem and ego depends on them is really sad. I suppose we all have different thresholds and different opinions of what is extreme, what we will consider and what we will avoid.

I'd love to hear your opinions!

Ladies, :
- Would you be comfortable stepping out of the house with no makeup on?
- What is the minimal amount of makeup you've used? What is your "normal" makeup regime?
- What are your feelings about all the cosmetic procedures available now? eg. fake tans, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, laser treatments, botox, lip fillers, etc etc
- Would you ever consider surgical procedures, eg. breast implants, breast lifts, liposuction, facelift, etc (Pretend that money isn't a limiting factor. ;) )


And men,
- What do you think and feel about women who have had breast implants?
- Does cellulite repulse you and if you see cellulite on a date's thighs, would that be a game-changer?
- Would a tummy or other jiggly bits make you desire a woman less?
- Do you prefer a natural look? Or a glam queen dressed to the nine's look, complete with dramatic false eyelashes, mucho hair extensions and hairspray, fake nails, etc?

Please allow everyone to share their personal preferences without heaping personal insults on anyone. Embrace diversity in opinions!
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Fit_Geek  

Man 43yrs

Natural aging, but not giving up

There's a difference between letting go, ageing gracefully and in denial. Sexiest to me is women outside the first blush of youth who aren't going for heaps of artificial means, but do take care of themselves without surgery (exercise etc.). Boob jobs I wouldn't throw in with Botox etc. Normal aging, pregnancy etc can all wreak havoc there and ladies can't build shape / size there in the gym unlike everything else. Any change is of course always their choice, but I don't think you can lump it in with other surgeries as artificially fighting the aging process.

And it's largely the same opinion for blokes. I've accepted my hair isn't coming back on my head and now have what's left shaved off every week, rather then try to combover or god forbid get a rip/toupee. I hit the gym every week to age gracefully from the neck down though. I'm not letting a surgeon near me for reasons of vanity though.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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Qefenta1  

Woman 63yrs

Humans

According to archeologists in South Africa have been using makeup for 164,000 years.I recently had a discussion I with my housemate about this topic,his ex is a makeup artist and won't leave the house without the full on màuillage.

The big question is not what we do but why do we do it.Personally I think there are many and various reasons,fashion,peer pressure,etc and just because it feels good are some.

It really is all about individual choice and while in the eyes of some there will be judgment it really is none of their damn business :) Q
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voyeursmf   Couple Man 43yrs Woman 40yrs

well

less is more when it comes to make up, i have no problem going make up free. Hubby tells me that I look better without it.

My beauty regime is minimal, mainly just some foundation and eye liner. No procedures for me, I can't bring myself to that

In terms of cellulite, it is just nature and i dont let it bother me.. I am not a big fan of fake breasts, but they do look nice, its just they don't feel the same, and hubby agrees. He often comments about how much make up some people wear. I hope I am not misrepresenting him here, but I know he prefers natural to "fake".

His words - I love real women women!
that's just our opinion..




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Rick_Blaine  

Man 45yrs

my daughter

wears very little to no make up, and none of her friends overdo it. If young people are wearing a lot of it, i don't think it'sa new phenomenon. And I think you can probably relax and not worry about it. They'll work themselves out.
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PurePeony   Woman 42yrs

Fascinating...

... the history of makeup! I thought the Egyptians were the first though, because they had some sorta kohl to line their eyes with and they were really heavy-handed with their eyeliners!



It isn't judgement where I'm coming from - it's a tinge of sadness that some females can't love themselves the way they are and need to resort to the obsessive attainment of physical beauty to boost their self-love.



Maybe it is media and all the hype that's fuelling this?



Hopefully, someone famous starts a trend advocating the natural look again. ☺

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Meander   Woman 44yrs

Oh dear,




Quoting 'PurePeony'
Makeup does have ingredients that do get absorbed into the skin and cause nasty side effects like headaches, dizziness, tiredness, exhaustion, nausea, acne, allergies, etc. Scariest of all, in rare cases, it can cause skin cancer. Lipsticks and eyeshadows might contain lead which can cause high blood pressure, allergies, behavioural abnormalities, and decreased rates of fertility!



Well, that explains a lot!

But seriously, may I ask where you got these theories? I've been taught quite differently, and today's make-up actually protects from skin cancer rather than cause it (with lipstick being the number one reason for the much lower number of lip cancers in women than men).

To answer your questions:
I'm fine leaving the house bare-faced, by minimal make-up is mascara and concealer, and I'm not into enhancements or medical procedures (tough I did have a mole removed from my face that kept growing).

I'm with Q though: It's no ones business, and if any man or women gave me unsolicited advice on the make-up I wore, well let's just say they would not make that mistake again.
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Meander   Woman 44yrs

Actually,




Quoting 'PurePeony'



Hopefully, someone famous starts a trend advocating the natural look again. ☺




Someone has: Alicia Keys.
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lovman8   Man 65yrs

I prefer that natural look, with little or no makeup.....

but its none of my business how little or much make up people use, and while it may affect my first impression of someone, ultimately its character and personality that determines whether someone is attractive to me.
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Misskez_2   Woman 53yrs

Me

I don't like to go out without mascara and blusher, that's my minimum, except gym or somewhere like that. It makes me feel better. As a younger girl I loved makeup and wore heaps and tried everything, when I look back at photos I look terrible but it's part of growing up, I learnt less is more and I think most young women do.
Most makeup these days will not harm, back till only a few years ago yes there were some nasties but most are ok these days..... (look for natural not tested on animal products) please.
Surgery has never been on my radar. I'm happy to make the best of what I've got and age gracefully. But I never say never.

- Posted from rhpmobile
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Kittyesque  

Woman 41yrs

Really Great Topic Peony




Yes I agree.


I go the gym every day after work . My motivation is to get fit again (weight loss is secondary motivation). As soon I get to the gym I rip off my makeup before working out but I too have noticed the lovely, young, beautiful ladies, working out with full makeup on (so bad for the skin) and spending many precious minutes post workout reapplying. I appreciate they may be going out post gym but the amount of time spent reapplying makeup and hair fiddling stuns me. I will often work out for 45 and when I come back in the change room they are still styling their hair. The age of Instagram has a lot to answer for


Last week, the Priceline shop near me had a 40 percent off all brands makeup sale. Yes I did go over and buy a few new lippies but Jesus it was like Armageddon in there, those left standing holding their half priced Nude for Nature won . There is no hell on earth like women at a 40 percent sale off all cosmetics. Interestingly again to note, it was predominantly young women buying


And I have a long time gf who to this day, I have never ever ever seen her without full makeup, yep even when I've stopped over for a night, she will emerge from her bedroom, makeup fully applied. It fascinates me cause she's so gorgeous she sure as shit doesn't need it like I do but she tells me no onw will ever see her without makeup ever.



I wear makeup to work each day. I am very pale skin but with dark features but I also wear a light coloured uniform so I guess I wear makeup so I don't like to blend into the grey paint on the wall at work. I always remove it as soon I get out of work and never wear it at the weekend unless I am going out at night. I remember many years ago reading a article about exactly how bad makeup really is for your skin, so I go all natural as much as I can and I wear only minimal when I do.


In answer to your questions yes I'm comfortable going out of the house without makeup, I do this as much as I can to give my skin a break. I only apply sunscreen but yes I've been "caught out" and have at times desperately wished I was made up when I've run into you know, that spesh guy ( and why did I decide to wear trackies to nick to Kmart ?) . Why do chicks think like this ? Preprogrammed ?


Minimal application. BB Cream - a crème blessing from the gods, blusher, mascara (always the mascara) and lippy, eye liner maybe at night


I'll be honest and say if money was no object I would embrace a few (ok a lot) of cosmetic procedures.


Am I vain ? maybe but its more about having had some things taken from me when I was ill, that I would like to have back and feel normal again. Treatment made me lose my eyebrows and eyelashes. I've had my eyes brows micro bladed and I was so happy when I had this done. Not having eyebrows made me look alien and was soul destroying so having a face framing feature reapplied by a very talent and understanding artist really helped with my confidence. Initially I used to have eyelash extensions but found they ruined my already very fragile lashes which I'm pleased to say have grown back a bit. Now I use a really great mascara.


No matter how I look or how I view myself, I'm always trying to work on my inner beauty, trying to get it right.


A work in progress





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Eiliethiya   Woman 39yrs

I'm minimalist

when it comes to make up. Mostly cos i've never learnt to "artfully" apply it to look sexy but natural. And I never want to look like those women that seemed to have used a trowel to apply it, so I'm a less is best kinda girl!
I wear a tinted spf moisturing face cream with a dab of face powder over top to take a way the 'shine' and that's it on a daily basis. Going out I'll use eyeliner and mascara, but that's about it.
As to aging gracefully and cosmetic surgery or enhancements...I will be getting breast implants and augmentation eventually (would have done it last year except for career change and starting the holiday/sick day accrual all over again).
I do exercise every day, but I didn't prior to 6yrs ago. Age and extreme weight loss has meant the loss of my boobs...and I want what i've never had...nice and perky ones!
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ChasinMidnight   Man 53yrs

I like them all...




...but natural and naked suits down to the ground and back again.


As always..... CM

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Missb4u   Woman 44yrs

Me

I wear makeup to work but it's light take me 10 minutes to apply. A BB cream light powder and mascara.

My main pic at the moment is sans makeup. Its rare I don't have at least a bb cream on as my skin damage is pretty bad from years of sun exposure when tanning with oil was all the rage.

I use vitamin e cream everyday as a moisturizer and think I look ok for my age.

I've never been one to spend hours doing my makeup it just doesn't interest me that much. I do have my nails done and my feet every two weeks. My hair is all my own though and took a while to grow back and so is my untanned skin color although occasionally I will apply a self tanner for certain dresses.

I think people should do what makes them happy.



There is only one thing I would surgically change about my body and that's the turkey neck unfortunately it runs in my family and no amount of exercise will ever touch it. But then again I have skin that scars badly so I'm not sure I would go for surgery.



I have teenage daughters and they don't wear makeup at all. The youngest can apply it like a pro but doesn't wear any and the eldest just isnt interested. Maybe it will come later when they start going out to clubs.

My advice to my young people has always been and will always be to use makeup as a way to highlight aspects of your face not totally change it
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GreenieChick   Woman 37yrs

There are many different ways to be beautiful.

Ladies, :
- Would you be comfortable stepping out of the house with no makeup on?
Absolutely, do it often. I love the contrast I can create with make up when people are used to seeing my bare face, it makes the effect of wearing makeup more dramatic, which to my mind, adds to its value.

- What is the minimal amount of makeup you've used? None! But no, the most minimal look I'll wear is mascara, BB cream and gloss or a light stain.


What is your "normal" makeup regime?
(Work) Primer, foundation, brows, mascara, lip stain. (Dressing up) Add concealer, eyeliner, eyeshadow, blush, more dramatic lips.

What are your feelings about all the cosmetic procedures available now?
eg. fake tans, eyelash extensions, hair extensions, laser treatments,
botox, lip fillers, etc etc:
Dislike them in general, just adding to the unrealistic expectations of beauty that too many women obsess over and hate themselves for. I've worn fake tans and eyelashes for very special events like being a bridesmaid and I agree that they do make people look amazing, but for the everyday? No way.

Would you ever consider surgical
procedures, eg. breast implants, breast lifts, liposuction, facelift,
etc:
Nope, there's a grace and a beauty of it's own kind in being able to allow yourself permission to age naturally. I watched my beautiful mum obsess and get surgeries and not be able to leave the house without makeup so much so that she had a lot of it tattood on her face. Didn't alleviate her self-hatred or lack of self-worth any, she remained miserable, it just gave her some painful recoveries and big bills.
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polys   Couple Man 50yrs Woman 53yrs

Hmmmmm just one mans opinion

And men,
- What do you think and feel about women who have had breast implants?

Preference is for naturally shaped breasts (regardless of shape, size etc) but each to their own .....

- Does cellulite repulse you and if you see cellulite on a date's thighs, would that be a game-changer?

Again a natural feature for me and def not something I would ever judge a woman on.....in all honestly, we are who we are and if you are happy within your own skin who gives a f...... I love the naturalness of everything in a woman.....

- Would a tummy or other jiggly bits make you desire a woman less?

Tummy, jiggly bits, ass....we all have our own shapes, sizes, packages (me included) and again, the more natural the better (e.g. who you are as an individual - with or without makeup, all body shapes and sizes, how comfortable you are within your own skin and the confidence to rock whatever that is etc)..... I honestly see beauty in all things womanly.... someone who presents well, smells nice, dresses appropriately for whatever the occasion e.g. public, fun, bed etc

- Do you prefer a natural look? Or a glam queen dressed to the nine's look, complete with dramatic false eyelashes, mucho hair extensions and hairspray, fake nails, etc?

When I first started dating Mrs Poly, what attracted me the most about her was I got to see the natural beauty in her first so I knew what was underneath the layers of makeup (both inner and outer) etc.....she has such a natural beauty....that regardless of whenever she does glam it up, adding another perspective, enhancing her tones, I still know whats lives beneath the exterior..... natural beauty





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Variety

I'm a minimalist, on most women some is nice, too much is garish, especially on younger women who have gorgeous natural skin anyway, a few highlights and accentuations however looks great.
Big fake nails are a no, would you like to be fingered by a scalpel ?
Few women wear outlandish makeup well but when it's good it's really good.

Fake tits - no, totally weird.
Cellulite- a little is natural, acres of it is off-putting. Same with tummy. I find tuck shop arms really off putting.
And to add, I use a bit of eye liner myself, I have black, green, brown and purple, it does make the eyes pop a bit but the best bit is seeing peoples faces trying to work out if this guy in front of them is wearing guy liner. Funny as fuck !
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ElkeM  

Woman 46yrs

My take

I've been wearing make up since around age 14. And I do it for the simple fact that I look better with it on, than without. I've never had a 'peaches & cream' complexion, and never will. Make up evens out my skin tone, and makes me feel good about myself. I wear it for me, and nobody else.

As for young girls wearing eyelash extensions, and getting fake tans etc., well, that's just because it's what's in these days... in my day it was padded bras, false eyelashes and lying in the sun for hours to get a 'real' tan. Live and let, I say.

My own make routine is pretty simple... BB cream, blush, lip stain and mascara (which I'm only wearing because there's no one in town who does eyelash extensions). Most people are surprised when I tell them I'm wearing makeup, which tells me I'm doing it right lol

Would I consider plastic surgery? Sure, if there was something that really bothered me about my body and I had the money to spend. I had a friend who had a classic 'witch's nose'... hooked, with a wart on it. She had rhinoplasty done when she in her 30's. The change in her was transformative... not just from a looks point of view, but with regard to her self confidence as well. So I say go for it, but I also acknowledge that sometimes self worth issues won't be solved just by getting surgery if there are deeper things at play.
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madotara69   Couple Man 47yrs Woman 47yrs

Tara

she uses a pencil around her eyes, a little mascara, I like the lipstick, especially the ring it leaves around the base of my cock :), but she also draws with a pencil the outline of her lips, that makes me go weak at the knees, but when I see her toe nails painted, I just want to fuck her.

She is the mother of our three beautiful kids, she is the girl I fell in love with twenty five years ago and nothing has changed about how I see her now, all I see is the woman I love, I feel her lust and passion and I am a happy man.

I think that's what most women would want, to look pretty, feel sexy and treated for all they are that mother nature intends.

The rest is girls stuff and how they see each other and the pressure is on!!

The girls are having the labia surgically 'neatened', (rules guys out) got to be a girl thing

Fake boobs for the look when wearing something, (rules guys out) girl thing.

Cellulite, like the tides, it comes and goes and burns off with sexercise.

Then there is an underlying current, by the guise of fashion.

Concern, by the principal of communal spirit, ' takes a village to raise a child' opposed to the 'each to their own' societal disaster.... why are these young women wearing masks, what are they hiding from facing and are they all alone living in a state of trauma, suppressing emotions ?

Mado

Mado Tara xx

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PurePeony   Woman 42yrs

Meander

I had a discussion with two Dermatologists and one GP. There are articles floating around on the internet too.



If the lippies have SPF protection, then they would provide a level of sun ptotection. It's when the products have lead that there's trouble.



I've also read journals questioning the potential danger of having nano minerals in makeup. No one knows as yet if these nano-sized minerals will do any harm to us, especially since they are miniscule and can be easily absorbed into the bloodstream. I'm a bit concerned because I love my mineral powder. 😛
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PurePeony   Woman 42yrs

Mado

That lipstick ring around the base of your cock description is priceless! =D

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