Adicted to make up?

Cyndel - posted on 01/20/2011 ( 32 moms have responded )

754

24

42

I read this article on Yahoo, I couldn't believe the statistics on women and make up!
I only wear make up once in a blue moon. For a nice party or pictures etc. My husband prefers my natural skin unaltered so I don't wear it. It just surprised me how many women can't walk out the door with out make up on.

http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/beauty/ar...

Are you addicted to make up? Why or why not? If your husband asked you not to wear make up would you be willing to give it up (work not counting). Why or why not?

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Victoria - posted on 01/21/2011

1,307

36

174

I wear make up to work, I wear make up to church or if I'm going out or something. If I'm at home, running errands or what-not I don't wear make up.



My hubby likes when I make the effort to do myself up nice for him with make up & doing my hair up nice and that. I don't think he would ever tell me I couldn't wear make up. I personally don't care either way, and yet I don't think I would want to go to work or church with my face all blotchy, lips cracked and pale and eyes dark and sunken. I don't think that would be a good witness for one.



However for those who don't want to wear it, they shouldn't and they shouldn't feel pressured to and like wise for those who want to wear it, they shouldn't feel pressured not to.



It's a personal choice & I don't think it's bad either way.

Connie - posted on 02/03/2011

1

12

0

Yes, I am addicted to makeup if that is the way you want to phrase it. Personally, I feel put together and prettier with makeup on and I emphatically declare and believe that God does not care that I wear makeup. It has not changed who I am inside, as a person, and when I feel good I do even better. I do not think I would be married to a man who would ask me not to wear makeup, why would he do that? I would hope my husband respected my indivduality and let me be who I am. Why do women who don't bother with makeup judge those that do? It is such a non issue and it leaves me perplexed at best.

Jessica - posted on 02/02/2011

6

0

0

I enjoy makeup, and have a bit of a collection. I usually stick to a few basics, though, for everyday wear. I feel like it's part of my routine, and it feels like pampering to me. With a toddler and a busy house, I find it hard to make time for just me, and my morning routine helps me to feel a little more human. I can leave the house without it, and not care, but I just feel a little more 'put together' when I'm wearing it. Everyone should do with they feel is right for themselves, and not be judgmental about others' decisions. I think we each have enough problems in our own lives to worry about what others think about our makeup habits!

Alisha - posted on 02/01/2011

735

10

39

I wouldn't say addicted, but I usually don't leave the house w/out at least eyeliner on. I mean I have done it, just not often. It takes me about 3-5 minutes to do my make-up although if I have time I'll spend more time but not often. I just like how I look better with a little bit of make-up on but I have went to school, work etc without wearing it and I'm fine. I don't have a husband so I'm not sure about that, but I probably would stop wearing it if he had legit reasons such as wanting me to glorify God even more, but I can't see myself marrying a guy who would be that controlling that he would try to tell me not to wear make-up. I want a husband that will lead me in our godly life and growing with the Lord but trying to tell me what to put on my face to me is extreme.

Liliana - posted on 01/31/2011

8

10

0

Yes Caroleen that's what I mean. Make-up should not be to hide behind, but to conceal minor skin flaws and enhance features. Too much make-up is not sexy, unless maybe it is done in a very classy and expert manner. Most women who wear heavy eyeshadow and eyeliner are doing it wrong. Also knowing what shades of lipstick work better for your skin tone is good to know. Some seasons there are "hot" colors but I can't go by them often because they are either too pale, too pink, or too red. I know a brownish pink suits me best so I work in that range. I am raising sons but I know that if I had a daughter, it would be a must for her to learn how to apply make-up once she was at an appropriate age to start experimenting with actually wearing it publicly. Also, I think women who don't wear make-up are not any less beautiful than women who do wear make-up. Some women have great skin, great confidence, or a combination of both. I think it's empowering for women to have choices and make the best ones for themselves.

This conversation has been closed to further comments

32 Comments

View replies by

Victoria - posted on 02/19/2011

1,307

36

174

There are some comments on this thread that have been flagged for being argumentative and mean. Therefore I am closing the thread to further comments.

Thank you for everyone's input, be blessed for your efforts.

Danielle - posted on 02/19/2011

99

4

1

God made us the way he made us. if he wanted bright red lips, and blue eyelids, he wouldove done that. What is the purpose of puting it on? (one might ask) to attract attension from a man or a women? to be like the world, in what customs they practice? to appear beautiful on the outside? none of these are biblical. plus, there is so many poisonis chemicals in these products that go directly to the blood stream and be toxic to health. need i say more.

Jami - posted on 02/19/2011

30

64

1

I rarely ever wear makeup, but that's because there is only one kind of makeup that doesn't break my face out in a rash, or acne! That makeup is Merle Norman and When I moved away from home, I found that the nearest merle norman store is a 45 minute drive from me, so I have been fresh-faced for nearly 2 years, now. When I go out in public, I will wear powder and light mascara ( my eye lashes are blond so I look funny without SOMETHING lol ) But putting on makeup, isn't an addiction for me, it's more of something that feels good like a little pick-me-up every now and then :) a 3 month supply of powder can last me up to 2 years depending on my outings... lol

Lisa - posted on 02/03/2011

148

68

1

I never wear make-up. It aggravates my skin more than anything. I focus more on keeping it healthy to help slow down aging & keep my glow. Healthy skin keeps your face looking nicer than a ton of make-up anyway. (In my humble opinion, of course.)

Hannah - posted on 02/03/2011

37

10

0

I never wear foundation because it makes me break out and I think I look better without it, When I do wear make-up I just wear like eye shadow and mascera but that is only if I have the time and think about it which is hardly ever! My husband likes my natural look but when I do wear make up he likes that too...I think its a nice change and not the "same old boring".

Caroleen - posted on 01/30/2011

5

34

0

true Lillana but some women abuse it, i wear only eye makeup because i have dark circles i was born with, but some women have low self esteem about themselves that they feel that they will look more beautiful with more makeup, more make up to the point where they have to scrap it off with a spatula just to clean their faces. the eye makeup i wear is the evening skin foundation just so it looks the same as my other skin, otherwise i love the skin im in, im not ugly just a normal looking person, but to some people normal isnt good enough. Some women need a class to teach them how to apply make up properly so they dont go out looking like a clown rather than classy.

Liliana - posted on 01/29/2011

8

10

0

Make-up is supposed to be for enhancing a person's natural features. Some people have uneven skin tones or blemishes or scars from blemishes or other imperfections that a little make-up can cover up. I don't think there is wrong in wanting to look your best and if a little concealer will look you less tired (so that it keeps people from commenting how beat you look--['I have a newborn at home, thanks for reminding me I haven't slept in week.'] or if some mascara applied carefully makes your eyes look bright and happy, yay! I think if we are going to use make-up we should learn tricks to using less. I use make-up regularly but lightly. I don't want to transform into another person or to not be recognized if seen without make-up. I take care of myself and appearance, including clean hair and neat clothes. People will judge us no matter what we do or don't do. For me, as a very busy mom, taking some time to shower, wash my hair, paint my toenails, and apply a little make-up is part of me taking care of myself.

Julie - posted on 01/27/2011

631

96

12

Sadly, the world has dictated to us that your TRUE beauty is painted on... and that we must be thin -
The more women paint up the more they are walking billboards of lack of happiness and 'self' acceptance.
Be who you are -
I taught my three beautiful daughters to enhance what you have - do not paint up! :D

Katherine - posted on 01/27/2011

440

0

33

Oh my goodness, I use to be addicted to make-up,where I would check my make-up before leaving the house and in the vehicle and in the mall and the bathroom, after i ate, wore it to bed. I was 18 and young. thinking the only way people would except me is if i piled on make up and kept it on. But after getting married and having kids. I DONT CARE WHAT OTHERS THINK! probably because its MY body and I will decide what I will do to it and what I look best in. I found out I look best without make up. My husband doesnt care either way. I still love my make up and buy it like their is no tomorrow and have mommy daughter time with my 2 girls playing dressup. but I will not go back to piling it on. I use bare minerals now and am beyond happy with the natural look i get when I do apply it. so I am still addicted to make up cant live with out it. and always buy it, that will never change and i dont feel their is anything wrong with it. " To each their own"

Kristina - posted on 01/26/2011

44

8

10

I don't wear make-up partly because I have no idea how to put it on and neither my husband or my dad prefer it. That's not to say I've never worn it but if I have its been a super special occasion and someone else has done it for me and super light so I don't look like Meme from the Drew Carry show! HA!

Jennifer - posted on 01/26/2011

6

12

0

If doing something for yourself like wearing makeup makes you, your person, feel good about yourself, who cares what anybody else thinks? that's the point, do something for yourself that makes you feel good about yourself?! am "I" missing the point here? so if your husband prefers you not to wear makeup, that is a choice that you are making to please him, yeah, now I hurt for that person. Maybe it's not that women can't walk out of the house without makeupe on, it's that they WON"T walk out of the house without makeup on! WHATEVER, WHO CARES! i'm just say'n. personally, I find it empowering either way perfectly enjoyable to see a woman confident enough about herself to go about her business with or without makeup on! Warpaint or naked face, we are ALL beautiful!!!!

Kelsey - posted on 01/25/2011

150

23

10

First of all, I don't think a husband has a right to ask that I not wear make-up, it is a womens personal choice, not a mans. If he suggested it, then we would talk it over and I would maybe I would cut back. I don't wear make-up around the house anyway, only out and about like most the ladies here.

Tracy - posted on 01/24/2011

44

11

0

I'm addicted to being to lazy to spend that much time putting on makeup. LOL! My oldest daughter on the other hand, has to put on make up to go pump gas, so I make her buy her own. My middle daughter is like me, prefers to look natural other than the occasional liner and gloss.

Marybeth - posted on 01/24/2011

21

17

2

I wear make up, but I wouldn't say I'm addicted. I love what God gave me, and I don't see my makeup as a way to hide it, but rather, accentuate it. My husband says he thinks I'm beautiful either way but I am more confident when I do myself up. But if he did ask me to not wear it anymore, I would.

Carla - posted on 01/23/2011

4,283

83

592

The older you get, you find out that wearing foundation actually makes you look older (horrors!) If we're going out, I curl my eyelashes and put on mascara, and maybe a little blush. I NEVER left the house when I was younger without make-up, but it was the left-overs of my ex telling me how ugly I was, so make-up was my mask to the world.

That is in no way to be taken that I don't approve of make-up. I used it to hide, and to be someone other than who I was. Everyone has to be convinced of WHY they wear it; and if your heart condemns you not, get out the Mary Kay or Bare Essentials and have fun!

God bless!

Jennifer - posted on 01/22/2011

351

35

63

Oh no! We're going to have to start a new group for "Christian Moms Who LOVE Showers!" I'm in!

Rebecca - posted on 01/22/2011

216

13

17

Rebekah, that was me on the funny! Made me laugh! I understand the showers...with two young children, mine are hard to come by, and I take my time when my husband watches the kids for me, or when I take one after they go to bed. They are sooooo relaxing!!!

Jeanne - posted on 01/22/2011

11

48

0

i agree with rebecca and victoria. i wear make up to work and church. Also if I am going out.I do not have a problem going out in public without make up. Grocery shopping or the mall for instance. I do however like to look nice if I am going out.I like the way I fell with and with out make up. Although, I would never go to a job interview without mak up on.

Rebekah - posted on 01/22/2011

1,441

19

176

When I'm at home, I don't wear makeup... but if I'm going out, then I wear it. But I wear natural makeup and very little, actually, you can't tell that I wear it, lol. That's why my husband don't complain. Only takes me 1 minute to put on makeup. I think I'm more addicted hot showers... haha, I would have a harder time if my husband told me to take quicker showers. ;) Showers are like my "peace" of the day... and so I take long showers. hehe

[deleted account]

I wouldn't say my makeup is an addiction, I think it's more of a necessity. I am Italian & have olive skin. Dark circles around my eyes are hereditary and no matter how much sleep I get they are there. When I don't wear makeup my kids ask me who punched my eyes. I have gotten many comments from my MIL & my friends about how tired I look or "what is wrong" when I don't wear it. It does hurt my feelings so I would rather put the makeup on then have to listen to people's comments. I think it's wonderful when women are confident & don't wear makeup. But I also think there is nothing wrong with it, it's just like picking out clothing to reflect your own style.

Anne - posted on 01/22/2011

2,759

82

625

NO I like you only wear it once in a while, and almost never in the summer. I have 2 adult daughters that do wear make up but you would not know it unless you really looked close. They just have a flair for putting on the right amount. I for myself do not like the way my face feels when I have make up on. I can not remember the last time I wore eye make up because it causes my eyes to itch.

Jenny - posted on 01/22/2011

842

5

24

its everyones personal business how much they choose to wear or not at any given time. people change and go through phases, you can over do anything in life but make up should not be a huge issue.
make up doesnt controll me, i wear it when i want to and there are times when i just cant be stuffed so i dont care. when i worked full time i would wear make up much more, but now that im a stayathome mum theres more days that i dont. but wearing it more before or less now has not changed who i am one bit. you just do what you've gotta do :)

Rebecca - posted on 01/21/2011

216

13

17

I don't wear make-up on a daily basis, but when I'm going to church or out somewhere I do. Every once in a while I do put it on at home...sometimes I just feel better after a shower, fixing my hair, and putting a little make-up on. I don't cake it on by any means, but my husband appreciates when I make an effort. I think it's important to look our best (or at least put together and pretty) for our husbands. Of course, that means something different for everyone! And when I do that, he comes home from work and says, "Hi babe...you look nice today!" And I get a big kiss! There's something great about that...just keeping love and passion alive, and letting my husband get an eyeful of a beautiful woman. He also acts a little differently when I do that than when I look like a slob (which it's easy to do when you are a stay at home mom cleaning up after two kids under 3 all day!!!).

I agree with everything Victoria said. What I said in the previous paragraph is my personal feeling on the subject for me and my husband. To each their own!

Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2011

351

35

63

I wear it if a client has an appointment, and almost ANYTIME my daughter wants to play makeover. My ex husband used to make a big deal about make up. I gave it up, but one day I was going to be interviewed on the news and put on a LITTLE mascara (my eyelashes are so little you can hardly see them) he and his brother said I looked like a whore and it just looked like I had eyelashes, it wasnt caked on or anything. Since we divorced, I wear it if I want to and I don't if I don't want to. It's impractical in my work to wear makeup so it's basically only when there is an appointment or something. My daughter thinks she is the worlds greatest make up artist so she uses my face alot. I'd give it up if my husband asked me to. Certainly not worth fighting over.

Erin - posted on 01/21/2011

246

40

12

I Wear makeup when I leave the house and when I'm having a sluggish day at home, I'll put some on. After having my second my skin took a turn for the worse. I feel that having acne makes it look like I don't take care of my skin so by covering it up it helps. I want to look clean and put together and a little bit of makeup helps. I use a mineral foundation with some sheer eyeshadow and some mascara. It's not gawdy, just so I look put together. I'm not addicted to it. If my husband asked me to give it up I probably would, but Id still have to wear it to work. If I found a skin care regimine that cleared it all up, I would definitely give up the foundation!

Heather - posted on 01/20/2011

4,634

42

1135

I have never worn make-up, but I know so many women who find their security in their make-up. I hurt for them. God made us all the way He wanted us to look. (I have horrid skin, so I'm not saying this lightly.)

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms