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Make-Up: For Or Against?

Posted by DeadAngelLover22 from Cardiff - Published on 27/02/2013 at 11:33
10 comments » - Tagged as Culture, Fashion, People

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I came across Snog, Marry, Avoid: The Pageant 2012 by doing the usual channel surfing before watching something else but I thought I’d give it a chance and can honestly say I'm glad.

I found it amazing to see how far some girls will go to look 'beautiful', most of them way over-the-top and I was amazed at their attitudes. I mean, I am understanding that people like wearing make-up and even hair extensions because of personal preference and to show off, possibly because of low self-esteem and confidence-issues but when the girls went through their make-under, I was amazed by it. I was at one point inspired into writing a poem, which you might have seen.

Personally I’ve been at both sides of the scale; I found myself “vain” and felt the need to use cover up and but then I realised what I was doing and how different it made me act and honestly I didn’t like what I saw and I grew out of it quite quickly. I think it was more like a phase that I went through. I grew up watching girls constantly fuss with their hair and make-up and I used to say to myself, “I’m never going to be like that, what is the point in all of it?” Honestly I used to find it horrifying because it not only made them vain but they acted as if they were better than everyone else, in some cases even the teachers.

Watching The Pageant, I was horrified by one woman who would get her two children to actually spray tan her twice a week and always have her chest/boobs out. She didn’t stick to her new look after the make-under. Maybe I am biased as I believe in looking natural and that a guy should love you and find you beautiful for how you really look without all the fake hair and the layers of make-up. Maybe that’s because I was always told not to judge a book by its cover, even though I was so many times as I grew up. I do sound a lot like my grandmother these days.

So I’ll bring the debate to you, for make-up or against it and why?

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Polly ProMo

Polly ProMo

Commented 39 months ago - 27th February 2013 - 12:00pm

Thing is in case of Pageant thing 'natural' look also includes loads of make-up, it's just if you use make-up to underline what you already have or to create smth totally new all over. The second case is smth to be concerned of, but still I admit the possibility of wearing it as a costume on a special occasion (which I do myself quite often) - as you do want to put on a mask from time to time)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Sam Sprout (Editor)

Commented 39 months ago - 28th February 2013 - 08:59am

From our Twitter feed:

@FeedTheSprout Nothing wrong with a bit of make up, but plastering your face is another story. And I don't approve of animal tested.

CR3ATIV3

CR3ATIV3

Commented 39 months ago - 28th February 2013 - 11:13am

I agree, a little make-up is okay encase you need to cover up a spot or look a bit nicer. But too much is just stupid!

JustNotNormal

JustNotNormal

Commented 39 months ago - 28th February 2013 - 12:39pm

I hate it when people paint themselves orange thinking they look good.
I never wear make up and cant see myself ever wearing any!

sapphire14xxx

Commented 39 months ago - 1st March 2013 - 09:35am

i don't plaster myself with make up but when i wear it, it makes me feel more confident

swiftsbiggestfan13

Commented 39 months ago - 1st March 2013 - 16:45pm

I love to wear a bit of make up on the weekends and for special occasions! However, I do think that it is sad that some girls literally cannot go out in public without it plastered all over themselves. If other people spend their time worrying about how YOU look without make up, they seriously need to sort out their priorities. And if they don't like the way that you look without make up - well it's their loss isn't it?

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 39 months ago - 2nd March 2013 - 09:36am

I don't wear make-up but I think a little cover-up is fine when you have a spot and feel self-conscious about it. I agree with JustNotNormal and RavenclawDauntlessMockingjay - too much is silly. I couldn't bear the thought of me in the future not being able to go out without layers and layers of make-up on my face. It's horrible! Be who you are and if anybody doesn't like it - their problem! Great article :)

jelly baby999

jelly baby999

Commented 38 months ago - 15th March 2013 - 09:42am

I agree with your article, and indeed you make a valid point.
On the other hand, wearing makeup helps you grow up, and as you get spots you would natrually want to cover them up.
I am only 12 but I wear makeup often, because I dont consider myself very pretty, and also because at some points in your life, you have to go with the crowd. And I have a few spots and dark circles that I don't really care for.
That is one of the big reasons to why girls start to wear makeup.

b00kw0rm99

b00kw0rm99

Commented 38 months ago - 15th March 2013 - 20:03pm

@jelly baby999 - but why do you feel you have to "go with the crowd" at some points?? You shouldn't go with the crowd just to go with the crowd. You should go with the crowd if you want to do whatever the crowd is doing! Do what you want to, but I think it's wrong that people think you have to go with the crowd at some points in life.

MorganSavoury

Commented 38 months ago - 18th March 2013 - 10:55am

I disagree, I think make-up is good for building confidence and it can be interesting to see how different people use it. Also if people have a lot of spots and get picked on because of it make-up can be a good cover up. People also use make-up in an artistic way and its interesting to see how they express them selfs without following the crowd.

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