First and foremost: TGIF, fellow G@Gers! I hope you’re all having a good day and intend on having an even better weekend.
This is a topic I have wanted to do for a while, but I wanted to make sure I explored multiple different opinions and perspectives on the subject before I came out and began laying down my feelings on the matter. After a good while of reading different takes, articles, and so forth on the subject, I can say for certain that I am of the mindset that makeup – regardless of how drastic – is NOT false advertisement. In this take, I am going to explain why I am of that mentality.
Here is what I have gathered on the opposing view: there are many men and women out there who feel that a woman who applies copious amounts of makeup to alter her appearance is essentially trying to lie to the people around her for some sort of benefit. Be that attention, confidence, or more specifically male attention. I am however going to challenge the idea that if a woman alters her appearance, that she is falsely advertising herself to other people, primarily men or whatever gender she is intimately attracted to.
Think about it for a second with the help of a hypothetical - using marketing terminology since it seems to be popular for this topic: You fall for and begin dating a girl who you see as extremely attractive. However, behind closed doors when the deal is about to be sealed, she removes her makeup and reveals that she is not the perfect woman you initially thought she was. As a result, you break up with her. Sounds like a bad case of false advertisement if I’ve ever heard one. But here’s the thing: the consumer bought into a product without doing a little bit of background work. Like most products, you want to do your research before investing, be it by looking up reviews or trying to find more information, etc. Think of it like a cheeseburger commercial: you know the “advertisement” is going to make it look way better than it actually will look when you commit to buying one in a restaurant. That’s the point: to attract you with visuals so you’ll commit to the idea of giving it a chance. You know well enough that it isn’t going to look as good as the advertisement once you get up close and intimate with it, so why are you expecting a girl who very clearly put tons of effort into her face to look just as perfect when she takes her makeup off? I mean, do you think girls are born with perfectly winged eyeliner or green smokey eyelids? I don’t know about you, but I know damn well if I see a girl with completely perfected makeup, I know she isn’t going to look that way underneath it all.
I recognize that these girls are presenting themselves in a way that isn’t natural – but that’s ALL MAKEUP, even the naturalistic looks are not truly natural. It’s up you to know the difference between somebody who is wearing a ton of makeup to look good and a person who is naturally that attractive. If you’re consistently finding yourself attracted to girls who wear a ton of makeup … then wouldn’t that suggest that you are attracted to the idealistic, perfected look anyways? Perhaps if this tactic didn’t work (as in people didn’t want the heavy makeup look) then girls wouldn’t use it. Then there’s the whole, baffling idea that she may not even be wearing all of that makeup to attract you – but again, that is going to be a different take.
My point is this: if you meet somebody and you intend on dating them, it’s a good thing to keep in mind that what you see initially isn’t always what you’re getting, so it can be extremely beneficial to you to get to know this person inside and out before committing yourself to anything. That way, if you discover you aren’t attracted to their natural appearance, you can move on before you get invested. Or, perhaps date somebody that doesn’t wear that much makeup.
I’m sure this is going to be controversial but I am not against people trying to shed light on some things I may not have considered for this take. So, have at er’ everybody! Change my mind if you can.