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Underneath it All

For as long as I can remember, women have been intrigued, if not obsessed with makeup.

I remember peering over my moms vanity table when I was little in awe of the spectacle before me. Big, fluffy blush brushes, and tubes of the brightest magenta lipsticks were strewn all over. Then, there were pallettes amongst pallettes of shimmery eyeshadows and chunky electric blue eyeliner pens. Needless to say, it definitely was the 80s.

I believe my very first makeup purchase (actually I stole it from Walgreens, sorry mom!) was a tube of Revlon Blackberry lipstick. And I remember accidentally leaving it in my MOMS WHITE JEANS when they went in the dryer. I spent the rest of the day crying in the bathroom hand washing every stain in the tub. You would’ve thought I’d given up on makeup by then, but nooooo. In my junior year of hs I was finally introduced to eyeliner and I swore it was the best thing since sliced bread. But it wasn’t until just recently, and I’m talking maybe the last 2 years or so that I officially became fascinated with makeup. And while I haven’t touched more than half of the shit I’ve bought, and am wearing absolutely no makeup today (yikes!) – I stay watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

Now, for as long as I can remember men have either misunderstood makeup, or hated it alltogether penning Drake’s infamous “Sweat pants, hair tied, chillin’ with no make-up on, That’s when you’re the prettiest, I hope that you don’t take it wrong,” line as their natural beauty loving creed. And I can definitely see the clout in that, because if I was a dude, the way my woman looks when I wake up next to her in the morning would be a big deal breaker.

But the point I’m trying to make here is unless u look like an entirely different person with and without makeup, I believe it’s merely a fun way to bring out the beauty u already hold. We – or at least me and my friends are not trying to false advertise. If u have beautiful hazel eyes, why not wear an eyeliner in a color that makes it pop out even more? And if u have high cheekbones there’s bronzers and blushes that can contour them and put even Cher to shame. I know all of that sounds like a foreign language to most dudes but in other words: I think most women use makeup to emphasize the pretty features they already have.

So now that I’ve attempted to clarify that misunderstanding, I’d like to hear a guys perspective on the whole “i like my girl better without makeup” concept. I actually do know a few girls who look better without makeup, but unless ur Jessica Alba or Adriana Lima who look gorgeous like all the fucking time, I’d definitely say that although most women are nowhere near hideous without makeup, they definitely look better with it on. And I ain’t even gonna front, that’s myself included – even if I do like myself better without. So if a girl is pretty without makeup, but even hotter with it on why is it that most guys still prefer them without?

P.S. As I mentioned in a previous blog, a persons looks is the first thing to grab one’s attention but their personality is what makes them stay. But this time, I’m referring strictly to looks, capiche?

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