I recently saw this video (shown below) which I thought was not only funny, but also pretty insightful regarding how men view makeup. I know here on GAG, a lot of men voice how much they dislike when women wear makeup. Women wear it for a variety of reasons though. I would say it's mostly used to simply enhance a person's features and increase their confidence.
So my questions are:
Men, would you ever venture into putting on foundation, concealer, or powder? How about using makeup for your brows like the men in the video?
Women, how would you feel about men wearing some makeup to either even out their skin tone, cover a break out, etc? Would you find it "un-manly"?
Vote in the poll and share your thoughts/opinions with me! :)
- I would try wearing some makeup/I wouldn't mind if a guy wore makeup38% (24)9% (5)24% (29)Vote
- I feel indifferent towards men wearing makeup23% (15)9% (5)17% (20)Vote
- No, I would never wear makeup/I would not be attracted to a man who wears makeup39% (25)82% (45)59% (70)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
Ultimately here's how i feel which is a cost vs benefits approach. How much effort vs gains will i get from applying make-up? Lets make up some generalized stats:
For women, X amount of attraction will yield Y amount of value. We can agree that men generally value exterior attraction then women do yes? Lets just say.. make-up for women adds 30% more value to her date-able-ness.
For men: this scale tends to not lean in favor as much. Given average "Joes," the amount of effort put into make-up may add -40% --> +10% (negative as i am sure this repulses some women out there).
-- so in the end, is it worth the effort? Or is it better to invest in other things like fitted clothes, a little bit of gym time or continuing to expand socially to develop social value?
So: to further picture the break down in terms of exterior effort:
- Fitted attire: +30%
- groomed: +20%
- healthy body: +35%
- Make up: -40%--> 10%
So if it were me? I wouldn't invest effort into make-up.
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Most Helpful Girl
Mass perception = expectation = societal standards, with mass perception (MP) = if x, then y
If women wear make up, then women show less flaws. Flawlessness = female standard. Women are more beautiful.
If men don't wear make up, then men show flaws. Flawed appearance = male standard. Men are less beautiful.
... Therefore men who are beautiful are made even moreso by their rarity. So, men should wear make up to get an edge on their gender.
Let us trace the trajectory of readily available make up on women. Women are more beautiful... conversely, women are less ugly. Therefore women who are ugly are made even moreso by their rarity. So, women must wear make up to keep up with their gender [std of beauty].
Men, is this the life you want to lead? Women, do you want your men to rat race right alongside you?
Equal, not identical. Everything is relative.