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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Do boys find girls more attractive with or without makeup?
    TL;DR - Yes, No and some guys don't know themselves.

    I'm going to over complicate/analyse this, for funsies.

    Source for the stuff I'm gonna say:
    A few of the people I follow online are the types who really enjoy doing makeup. Not why I like/follow them, but background noise is background noise.
    This is what I've picked up from them and from guys when they talk about this sort of stuff.
    So yeah, I'm not a cosmetologist or anything.

    The answers you're gonna get the most are something along the lines of either natural, subtle, no makeup at all or a mix of the three.
    A lot of it is knowing what makeup to use, how to apply it and picking your aesthetic, the girls with an odd mix of aesthetic that don't emphasize their best features are the ones people point to as having too much/s*** make up.

    A lot of girls use makeup for a self confidence boost, I think it's the whole 'I look great and I know it' meme, so you get a mix of people who think little or no makeup makes you look more self confident (as you don't need the boost) and the people who appreciate the effort put into your appearance (even if you look good naturally).
    You also get the guys who don't overthink it and just think to the extent of "hey nice skin, eyes, etc." Different strokes for different folks, so don't worry about it.
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    (Original post by Zxyn)
    Nothing like some good ol’ attitude! Take what they said as a compliment, some guys are just easily intimidated, better to scare them off than attract them
    I hate when people use the 'they're just intimidated' thing. 9 times out of 10 it's not the case. Some people just have different tastes.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    I reeeallly don’t care.

    Submissions for what anonymous people think of me based on a photo never opened. Opinions sent in when the submission line is closed will not be counted but WILL still be charged the standard voting fee.
    these guys are basically just proving the impossibility of female beauty standards. you can't be too pretty or ugly at all otherwise you'll be ignored or get lots of negative attention. Somehow we have to conform to guys impossible golden standard of what a woman should be . [email protected] So FRUSTRATInG because either you're too pretty or too ugly or wearing too much makeup or wearing tooo little.
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    (Original post by justanotherchica)
    these guys are basically just proving the impossibility of female beauty standards. you can't be too pretty or ugly at all otherwise you'll be ignored or get lots of negative attention. Somehow we have to conform to guys impossible golden standard of what a woman should be . [email protected] So FRUSTRATInG because either you're too pretty or too ugly or wearing too much makeup or wearing tooo little.
    Yep, no matter how much we change there’s always someone around the corner telling us their analysis of why what we’re doing is wrong.

    The best thing a girl can do is listen to herself and do what she likes, the people worth getting to know won’t care about whether you wear “too much” makeup or whether you look posed in a selfie! I’ll listen to opinions if I ask for them, and the people I ask won’t be people hiding behind anon on tsr :yep:
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    (Original post by justanotherchica)
    these guys are basically just proving the impossibility of female beauty standards. you can't be too pretty or ugly at all otherwise you'll be ignored or get lots of negative attention. Somehow we have to conform to guys impossible golden standard of what a woman should be . [email protected] So FRUSTRATInG because either you're too pretty or too ugly or wearing too much makeup or wearing tooo little.
    Who here is "too pretty"?
    I don't really think it's guys to be honest. Girls care about their looks because they care about guys opinions but really guys are quite easily pleased. Guys aren't that fussy in terms of someone's attractiveness. It's more about the vibe they give off. Obviously they want to be attracted to them but guys don't just go for 9/10s.
    No one forces girls to wear makeup and take selfies. It's a load of bs when people say 'oh it's because of societal pressures'. People need to stop going on about how womens value is based on their appearance. I don't think men are to blame for that. Girls only blame them because the men are the people they're trying to attract. Why are girls so reluctant to admit that the primary reason they want to look good is to attract people. If you were stranded by yourself on a desert island would you put on makeup?.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Who here is "too pretty"?
    I don't really think it's guys to be honest. Girls care about their looks because they care about guys opinions but really guys are quite easily pleased. Guys aren't that fussy in terms of someone's attractiveness. It's more about the vibe they give off. Obviously they want to be attracted to them but guys don't just go for 9/10s.
    No one forces girls to wear makeup and take selfies. It's a load of bs when people say 'oh it's because of societal pressures'. People need to stop going on about how womens value is based on their appearance. I don't think men are to blame for that. Girls only blame them because the men are the people they're trying to attract. Why are girls so reluctant to admit that the primary reason they want to look good is to attract people. If you were stranded by yourself on a desert island would you put on makeup?.

    I was talking about women in general
    , there are guys who comment on me wearing makeup negatively, but then they comment negatively when im not wearing makeup too.

    I agree that the idea of "women need to be beautiful" can come from other women because growing up I was socialised to believe it is the prettiest girl that gets the most marriage proposals and attention, not the ugly girls. my mum emphasised that it's important to be attractive for a future husband and there were certain standards for beauty that were laid out such as "fairness", "Clear skin", "thin but curvy", "not too much makeup but not too little". i think this just emphasises that there is a pressure on girls by women but men too because where did my mum get this idea of needing to be beautiful from.

    Also nobody is denying that women wear makeup to attract men but that just further highlights my point, we wear makeup to compete with other girls so that you notice us more than that other girl. And honestly don't lie, how many men say things like "I want a girl with nice tits and a nice ass" or "she has atleast have a pretty face for me to notice her". As if these messages are not constantly perpetuated through the media e.g. "how to get nice bum" on like 50 000 websites and countless of makeup tips to look flawless for a guy. There's a pressure on girls


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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Lol, wtf why? I don't get why guys want us to die of shame if they compliment us and we agree/thank them for it :laugh:

    So do you mean you are complimenting us just to pretend then? Sorry boo, we don't need the validation from you to make us feel precious. And if you do notice and complement us, thats sweet so we are gonna say thanks. But its not like you made our day, or our week and that we owe you a debt of gratitude and happiness so we are gonna have to die in shame now and cower to whatever you want henceforth. Lol
    I'm a girl you moron. So nice try but epic fail. If someone compliments you, just thank them. I guarantee if you told a guy he was hot and his reply was "I know I am" you'd think he was a tosser. You don't have to "die of shame" that's ridiculous. Just thank the person and get on with your life.
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    All people are able to look good or at least way better if styled and dressed the right way - but in my humble opinion, those who you judge as attractive in their "basic" state are better suited for your personal preferences.

    Besides the obvious and somehow boring point, that human beings are different and some dislike too much perfection too.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    It often feels like the most important thing about you in the eyes of others. I find on here that people comment on my appearance rather than what i’m saying when it has nothing to do with the topic. I’ll make a relevant and thought through comment, wanting a debate or a different view point, and hit back with “u got snap?”.
    Pretty girls get treated a lot better, and are generally valued higher by society. It’s unfair but that’s life.

    We’re asked why we value appearance but are surrounded by unattainable beauty in the media, advertisements telling you to buy something to look better, people commenting on your looks. Parents tell their little girls that they’re “the most beautiful girl in the world” and other parents comment on how cute she is. They tell little boys that they’re good at what they’re doing and encourage them to be active and “be boys”. From a young age it’s made clear that beauty is our greatest asset, and is reaffirmed throughout our lives by loved ones and strangers alike.

    Being conscious of how we look is part of our lives and how we’ve grown up. Beautiful girls have to fight to be taken seriously and respected as an intellectual person, “ugly” girls have to fight to get the attention of people to listen to what they have to say.

    We’re rated out of ten from irrelevant to eye-candy, then asked why we care about our position on the scale that measures how much people value us.
    PREAAACHHHH mofoo
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    Some look better with and some look better without
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    whether I see her as more attractive depends how good her skin is, but certainly I feel more friendly to girls with 'natural' or no makeup
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
    Idgaf if people don’t like arrogance, if someone compliments me on my hair being nice I’ll say “thanks! It took me hours and I took hundreds of selfies when I was done because I look bomb”. If I spend time on my appearance, and agree with a compliment i’m arrogant? If I won a swimming competition and someone complimented me on it I wouldn’t say “no, I was rubbish, I only won through luck” that’d be dumb. So why if i’m complimented on my appearance should I act like I’m not happy with my appearance? Such a strange concept. We agree with compliments about everything else so this idea that we have to put ourselves down when we get compliments is so dumb.
    The reason why howitoughttobe said "Agreeing with someone who compliments your appearance is arrogant and no one likes an arrogant person." is because you said "One of the best games is when a guy compliments you and you say “true” or “I know, thanks” and they act like you just set them on fire." Regardless of whether a man or a woman or someone who identifies as something else compliments your appearance, hitting back with "true" or "I know" is incredibly shallow, and just makes you look very arrogant. Using these as examples is why howitoughttobe said you were arrogant, and he never said saying thanks was arrogant. Judging from your comment, I guess being humble is a quality you severely lack.

    (Original post by Anonymous)
    Lol, wtf why? I don't get why guys want us to die of shame if they compliment us and we agree/thank them for it :laugh:

    So do you mean you are complimenting us just to pretend then? Sorry boo, we don't need the validation from you to make us feel precious. And if you do notice and complement us, thats sweet so we are gonna say thanks. But its not like you made our day, or our week and that we owe you a debt of gratitude and happiness so we are gonna have to die in shame now and cower to whatever you want henceforth. Lol
    See above, cat_mac clearly used the examples of "true" and "I know", which just comes across as being extremely shallow, she didn't mention saying thanks until after howitoughttobe replied. If you are defending her for being able to make such snarky comments, then you're just as bad. Being nice doesn't cost anything.

    (Original post by justanotherchica)
    Most of the guys saying girls without makeup look better, they're talking about women who are generally 8 or 9s out of ten, whilst a lot of girls who wear makeup often are 6 or 7s without makeup. If you take your makeup off, these guys won't even look at you so either way we can't win because with makeup we're "caked", without makeup we're "ugly".
    Beauty is subjective, and the fact that you're using ratings in your own view shows you're used to the idea of rating beauty on a scale, I guess. Maybe first stop rating looks on a numerical scale and placing people on a number line as if they're just a figure and then maybe you'll get somewhere.
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    To me, a girl is beautiful in every way. What matters most is the personality, emotions and intelligence.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    X.
    I reeeally don’t care at all if you think agreeing with a compliment is shallow. I don’t owe anything to strangers who decide to comment on my appearance, especially when their opinion wasn’t asked for.

    I’d rather be perceived as arrogant than act like the un asked for opinion of a stranger on how I look is something that deserves respect or an answer that makes them feel like they’ve helped someone with low self esteem realise their beauty. Such bs.
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    (Original post by cat_mac)
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    "What if I told you I admired your boldly-applied makeup?"



    How would you react to that compliment
    I saw Sheldon use that line to compliment a cheerleader on Young Sheldon ...lmao
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    Just enough that it works but so little that you can't tell they're wearing it.
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    (Original post by ANM775)
    "What if I told you I admired your boldly-applied makeup?"



    How would you react to that compliment
    I saw Sheldon use that line to compliment a cheerleader on Young Sheldon ...lmao
    Taking tips of Sheldon, desperate times! :rofl:
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