Do men prefer women without makeup? Is it really true that men prefer women to wear less makeup?
Not that long ago, embarrassingly, I probably would’ve said something like this:
“Yes, of course we do. Because you’re beautiful without make up. You don’t need it. You’re pretty just the way you are. Blah blah blah.”
I would’ve said that because I would’ve believed that it was the right thing say. Not because I necessarily believed it.
That’s surprisingly hard for me to admit. But there it is.
This is the truth: some women look better with makeup. Some women look much better with makeup. Some women look worse with makeup. Some women look much worse with make up. Some women look the same with and without makeup. Some look completely different.
But isn’t that judgemental? Why does it even matter to me? Why does my opinion on this count at all?
Because here’s another truth: how much makeup a woman wears is none of my business.
Here’s something else that’s none of my business: the reason why a woman does or doesn’t wear make up.
Maybe she just loves wearing makeup. Maybe it’s simply something she enjoys.
Maybe it’s because she’s insecure. Maybe it’s because she wants guys to think she’s hot.
Maybe it’s a habit. Maybe it’s because she has a spot.
Maybe it’s not about men, or about her friends, or about anyone else at all… maybe she just does it for her. And that’s something that seems so hard for people to accept. Because there must be a deeper reason, right? There must be!
Whatever the reason, it doesn’t matter. Because it’s none my business. It’s none of anybody’s business.
I used to be so judgemental about this. And I won’t lie and say I’m completely past that. I want to lie about that, but I won’t. I’ll just say that I’m a lot further along than I was before, and I’m happy about that.