Dear Tuffy Luv,
Do guys like makeup? My friend says yes, I don’t think so. Is there a happy medium when it comes to applying makeup, or do you guys think it’s hot when we go all out Kardashian style? Let me know what’ll help me attract guys, not repel them!
College Freshman Wanting To Date More
Dear College Freshman Wanting To Date More,
This is timely! I just read a really interesting article about something similar in the New York Times. Apparently, wearing makeup in the workplace makes women seem more competent. I am semi-disgusted by this (how chauvinistic can our flooping society be!!!), but facts iz facts.
But do guys actually PREFER makeup?! Well, honestly, CFWTDM, it really and truly depends on the guy.
Yeah, Cosmo and whatnot will spend endless decades trying to convince you one way or the other, depending on what’s in and what they’re trying to sell. But, truthfully, it all comes down to personal preference.
I mean, if you really want to break it down, think about what kind of guy YOU want to attract. Do you want someone who only wants to hike and live off the land? Perhaps you’re best off with the no-makeup look. If you want, like, a sugar daddy, my understanding is a full face of makeup is de rigeur.
But for anything in between–and most of us DO opt for something in between–it should be all about how you feel most beautiful. Think about your lifestyle and how you want to appear, and make that look yours. If you want to be totally barefaced, the right guy will think that’s your best look. If you feel best with makeup, either natural or full-out, the right guy will think THAT’S your best look. Match your look to how you feel best, and your confidence will shine.
Okay, stop making Aunt Tuffy sound like a Hallmark card for Revlon. Enough is enough.
Hearts & Skulls,
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