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    (Original post by red_roadkill)
    However, I still uphold that wearing make-up cannot really be branded to be synonymous with lack of confidence or self esteem. Conversely, it is often those who choose not to wear it that lack the confidence.
    It varies with the people - in school I didn't do it partly because I didn't have the confidence (I didn't have the confidence for much), now I do it because I don't feel the need. I'm never going to be gorgeous so I'd rather be comfortable. Some people without makeup have buckets of confidence, others don't. Same for those who do wear it, though generally those who wear loads and won't be seen without it do have some issues.

    And I stabbed myself in the eye with an eyeshadow pad thing and smudged dark blue glitter everywhere, 10 minutes before i had to go to the Ball, so I was annoyed about that
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    (Original post by technik)
    it is curious isnt it.

    the height of my vanity is putting hair gel in my hair so it isnt messy. i shave once every 6 weeks too.
    Once very 6 weeks!!!!!!!! :eek: I shave twice a day!
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    (Original post by red_roadkill)
    Once very 6 weeks!!!!!!!! :eek: I shave twice a day!
    i doubt you grow any facial hair in the intervening period so you are just wasting time and shaving foam.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It varies with the people - in school I didn't do it partly because I didn't have the confidence (I didn't have the confidence for much), now I do it because I don't feel the need. I'm never going to be gorgeous so I'd rather be comfortable. Some people without makeup have buckets of confidence, others don't. Same for those who do wear it, though generally those who wear loads and won't be seen without it do have some issues.

    And I stabbed myself in the eye with an eyeshadow pad thing and smudged dark blue glitter everywhere, 10 minutes before i had to go to the Ball, so I was annoyed about that
    Awww, I absolutely hate eye liner or eyeshadow. I won't go near my eyes with anything as I know I'd have a similar disaster to yours above.

    In conclusion (I feel we need to wrap this up!), it seems that some people wear make-up and aren't insecure, others wear loads and seem to have a real problem, some wear none and are happy with that, either because they don't care and that suits them or they're fabulous without it.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    It varies with the people - in school I didn't do it partly because I didn't have the confidence (I didn't have the confidence for much), now I do it because I don't feel the need. I'm never going to be gorgeous so I'd rather be comfortable. Some people without makeup have buckets of confidence, others don't. Same for those who do wear it, though generally those who wear loads and won't be seen without it do have some issues.

    And I stabbed myself in the eye with an eyeshadow pad thing and smudged dark blue glitter everywhere, 10 minutes before i had to go to the Ball, so I was annoyed about that
    the way i see it, through my eyes, most girls look better with little or no make up.
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    i dont like women putting on make ups and all that stuff...it is somehow misleading.. sometimes beautiful women will look ugly, and sometimes ugly women will look beautiful cuz of make up.
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    (Original post by technik)
    i doubt you grow any facial hair in the intervening period so you are just wasting time and shaving foam.
    I grow a bit of stubble, but that's the thing, I absolutely cannot stand to let my face get to the point of having facial hair on it! I shave twice so I constantly have a smooth face and neck.
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    I doubt many truly vain people actually are aware of their vanity.
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    (Original post by musicboy)
    I've never really understood vanity. Surely if people are so obsessed with their image they would try and avoid vanity given that it's such an unattractive quality. Would someone care to explain/dissolve this apparent paradox.

    MB
    I am very vain. I admit it. But I dunnow, I've never had anyone say to me thats horrible that you are so vain. Maybe its my circle of friends but we all are like that. :confused:
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    Red_roadkill: If you will, post a picture of yourself - after all these posts, I'm curious as to what you actually look like.
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    (Original post by nasht)
    i dont like women putting on make ups and all that stuff...it is somehow misleading.. sometimes beautiful women will look ugly, and sometimes ugly women will look beautiful cuz of make up.
    bull. If a girl with a face full of acne who has stumpy white eyelashes wears a bit of concealer and mascara, surely it's a good thing?!

    Men are stupid. They always say 'i prefer a girl who doesn't wear makeup' wheras what they mean is 'i prefer a girl who doesn't cake her face in orange foundation and wear blue eyeshadow like a clown'. Because, let me tell you a little secret..those pretty girls who *aren't* wearing makeup more likely than not actually *are* wearing makeup.

    Every single girl on the face of this planet looks better with a little bit of natural looking makeup. Fact.
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    I second that Grace
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    (Original post by grace)
    Every single girl on the face of this planet looks better with a little bit of natural looking makeup. Fact.
    do you feel like qualifying "better"?

    MB
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    (Original post by musicboy)
    do you feel like qualifying "better"?

    MB
    put it this way..if someone has pretty eyes, a little bit of mascara is going to make them look prettier. If someone has nice lips, some lip gloss will make them look better.

    and if someone has minging eyes, there are tricks you can master to play them up, same with lips, skin etc.

    so, pretty or ugly, makeup (when used to enhance beauty as opposed to completely alter your face) makes people look better
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    some people go sooooooooooooooooo far with it though, youll hug them and come away with so much make up, you could doll up a whole parade of drag queens
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    (Original post by Clarkey_Berlin)
    Red_roadkill: If you will, post a picture of yourself - after all these posts, I'm curious as to what you actually look like.
    Errm, ok then. This is quite an old picture, though (6 months maybe).
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    (Original post by grace)
    put it this way..if someone has pretty eyes, a little bit of mascara is going to make them look prettier. If someone has nice lips, some lip gloss will make them look better.

    and if someone has minging eyes, there are tricks you can master to play them up, same with lips, skin etc.

    so, pretty or ugly, makeup (when used to enhance beauty as opposed to completely alter your face) makes people look better

    I am well aware that you can repeat and decorate your conclusion - my point was that you don't qualify your normative terms thus making your argument meaningless.

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    I dress pretty well, but besides that I spend no time on my image. Hair? 10 seconds.
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    vanity to a certain point i can manage, but constantly trying to maintain a perfect image and not leaving the house without looking your absolute best is just pointless..

    shaving two times a day is doing more harm than good due to taking off two layers of skin a day and not leaving time for it to regenerate.. :eek:

    i cant really get over the males wearing makeup thing..

    oh and roadkill ur eyebrows need sorting and there are a few blemishes on your chin :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    I just find it, well, sad, that people need to alter their appearance to feel better. Sure it's nice once in a while, but every day? It's a tool, not a crutch.
    I wore make up every day to school - and then when I left school I wore make up even if I just went to the supermarket, but dunno, stopped being that stupid now, lol. Make up just for the supermarket, I know, that was kinda dumb, wasn't it? But I'll certainly wear make up again when I go to uni ... I don't see what's the problem, it only take a min to apply... well, for me anyway... just get out that mascara and some tinted moisturiser - if it took me ages I wouldn't bother, but if someone does take ages and feels it necessary - not my place to criticise them! It takes me much, much longer to shave, but I don't want to have hairy legs... (and I don't think you'd like to see everyone wearing skirts with unshaven legs, would you MB? )
 
 
 
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