Is make up a deception?

There's no no question that the makeup artist is talented. thats obvious. but I have to agree that makeup can be deceptive. make up is fine. i have no problem with trying to enhancing your features. bit once you enhance your self to the point where you look completely different person that's deceptive. your not being true to who you are. you shouldn't try to look like someone else. We're all beautiful in our own unique way. makeup artist are running people's lives especially the young ones on social media where the target is the younger generation of females to think they should cake up to look beautiful. being simple and looking natural has been forgotten and it's sad Is make up a deception?Is make up a deception?Is make up a deception?

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  • Yes, I thinks makeup is a deception and false advertisement because it can change a person's appearance completely making them look like a different person. Especially in dating it's false advertisement because appearance itself and that you can trust your partner is part of the attraction and relationship in my opinion.

    If a person is attracted to another person and is mostly attracted due appearance since they don't know each other very well, they've a relationship a while and the date reveals it was all fake the person can be disappointed and lose attraction. Both because the person was tricked, can't trust the date and the person don't necessary find the partner physically attractive. Some people are just visual and it's a must for attraction in this world. In addition the makeup user used someone else's time unnecessary.

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  • Make-up for art is another thing.

    Make-up that id organic and healing to the skin is another thing.

    I'll discuss the make-up that alters your facial features and changes colour to attract a potential mate.

    Lip stick that's bright shows you are ovulating and your vagina is lubricated.

    Clear glowing skin shows balance of hormones.

    Eye make-up shows dilation of eyes.

    So basically this type of make-up tries to show you are healthy to have children and find the man in front of you very sex and want to have sex with him because you are ovulating.

    This is a big deception. And women should not do this. It gives wrong cues to men.

    The man will eventually find out what you look like without make-up

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  • well, I probably have a rather unusual position on this.
    I am a magician, what I do is deceive people. and to some extent, any form of art is deception, it's taking one thing (like a bunch of paint and bit of canvas) and making it seem like something else or making people see it differently.
    how I view a magic trick, is if you have respect for the artistry, that lie becomes art. but if you are using it to con someone, it's deception.

    I think makeup is the same. it is an art form, so if it's done with respect for the artistry, then it is art. if it's done to deceive, then it is deception.
    I wouldn't be so black and white judgey about it as that might seem, but I think you get what I mean.
    so essentially I agree that it's about being true to yourself. though that's not such an easy thing either with the ephemeral nature of "self"..

    and yeah, I think it can be sad. my ex used to wear loads of make up, and was embarrassed when I saw her without it, but she was so beautiful, it made me so sad to think that she felt inadequate without it.

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  • Of course it's deceptive - that's why women don't let it go

    There is 2 things women need to even the playing field cause being a male is just better in almost every situation
    1. Make up
    2. That men should pay for dates etc

    Women will never let these things go. And for good reason. It puts them on a leveled playing field as us
    When you see a handsome guy --> he's handsome no make up nothing, natural

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    • I always bring cash on a date and am prepared to pay half if he gets dinner, I'll get the desert. if my date wants to pay, and waves me of when I bring out my wallet, I will say a very sincere thank you and say we should do this again sometime.

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    • @apple24 sure pumpkin pie... there is alway exceptions to the case.. many girls are awesome like you... But it's just the majority of girls look for the same thing, that's why it's our job to filter out the shitty ones and find amazing ones like you

      As the for the make up - it depends the context of course... putting on make up is fine and not a big deal - but there is a particular type of girl that isn't humble about what make up can do and she abuses it's power... most often make up will boost her a notch or two on the attractive scale. but she can't walk around acting as if she's an 8 when she's really a 6...

      in every other situation it's fine... wear it :) it looks good

    • Okay... I am a special snowflake! hahaha Like I said it more likely for you to see me without my make-up then with it. But I still love it. extra information you don't care about lol!

  • I have no issue with make up, as long as a woman doesn't use too much. If it makes her feel more confident in herself, that is all that matters, as I find the way a woman acts and her attitude to accentuate her beauty more than any cosmetics. I always find pictures do not do a lady true justice for that reason. A woman's manner can make her more attractive or less attractive, and it is that uniqueness that makes her special, especially to the one she calls her significant other.

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  • If it makes a woman look good I say makeup is good. I like a woman who knows to do her makeup and on whom makeup actually works. I appreciate women who try to look a little better. Always taking a further step, a step ahead. I however hate heavy makeup, the type to smear on my shirt...

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  • No, it's called pretty, for attraction. Learn it to benefit from its beauty enhancement. Ignore the guys - they don't know what they want, they just know pretty when they see it.

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  • Makeup is meant to enhance natural beauty, some women take it to the extreme and that extreme makeover is very off putting

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  • Women in general are a deception. The extenations in your hair aren't real, make covers flaws , tanning beds make it seem like you go outside, waxed mustache like your not hairy, fake nails, add a size or 2 padded push up bras, not real tits, jeans that make your as look like you hit gym 4 hrs a day but not even firm out of your clothes lots more than these too. PRETTY GIRLS DON'T NEED MAKEUP!!!

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  • There is more than just makeup like: wigs, weaves, hair extensions, fake eyelashes, butt pads, shapwear etc. You could go as far as injections or even surgery. When it comes to surgery I mean the ones who do it for superficial reasons and because the were in an accident, got burned, got stabbed etc.

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  • take her for a swimming first date so you don`t fall for the deception

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  • Well if a guy can't look and see what a girl is like past he makeup I guess it's more naivety on his part than deception. Every on the planet girl looks rough when they wake up the morning after.

    And yes girls all want to look like this hideous Michael Jackson face trend that is going on.

    This pretty girl
    i.dailymail.co.uk/.../...ge-a-29_1501874857292.jpg

    Turned into this plastic monstrosity
    i.pinimg.com/.../...makhdoom-indian-hairstyles.jpg

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  • You cover what you naturally have with the unnatural that was not originally there. Deception pure and simple.

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  • It's art. I don't want a woman with a painting for a face, but touch up makeup is very pretty. I still like no makeup better, though.

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  • No, not really. All makeup can ever really do is make you look the best you can with the template you have (your face). It can't change your proportions, facial structure, bones, etc.

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  • I don't know. Muscles a deception. Is a smile when you are not happy about anything walking down the street a deception.

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  • Make up is no different to a guy online stating how much money he earns, how tall he is, using canned openers, lying about his high status job/range of networks and age.

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  • 100%... it's as big a lie as a guy that says he's single and isn't.

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  • WHAT THE FUCK KINDA VOODOO IS THIS SHIT! TAKE YOUR girlfriend TO A POOL ON A FIRST DATE YOU CAN'T TRUST ANY MOTHERFUCKERS

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  • I think it is more a question of intent and each case should be looked at individually - In your examples the first one is a deception ( albeit a self deception the most) and number 2 is making the best of in her perception without radically changing her appearance. My own preference is the light or no make up look which may or may not involve make up. To me it is the same as me shaving maybe getting a haircut, wearing good clothes to give me the perception of improving my look. I would never feel angry more pity for someone who feels for some reason they have to go to the extremes of case 1.

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  • i donĀ“t know. is wearing a tennis sock in your pants and a muscle suit beneath your shirt deception?

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  • Only if they look like a completely different person

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  • No. First of all, it's really fucking obvious when someone is wearing a lot of makeup. If you can't see when a woman is wearing enough makeup to change her appearance that radically, you need to get your eyes checked. But secondly, why on Earth does a woman "natural" appearance matter more than the one she created for herself? That's super duper arbitrary, and while I get where that argument is coming from, the fact remains that there's really no reason why the face a person is born with has to be their "true" face. After all, plenty of peoples faces are altered after birth somehow, intentionally or otherwise, but they're still their "true" face. If someone had scars on their face and used makeup to hide them, would that be deception? If yes, does that make the scars their "true" face, meaning that other permanent modifications (tattoos, plastic surgery) would also be their "true" features?

    Also, everybody hides some of their features every damn day. For instance, my legs are not in fact naturally made of blue denim. If I were to not disguise how I naturally smell, I don't think anyone would be terribly pleased with me. So again, what makes makeup so different?

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    • Hmmm, this is coming from a woman who, by observing your profile pic, doesn't need much makeup to look good.

      Makeup can be very deceptive. That's why transsexuals use it so well.

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    • PART TWO: In conclusion, there is no problem with plastic surgery or make up. It only becomes a problem when those things conceal a set of characteristics, that otherwise would make those people undateable to another group of people, who if they had been informed of that concealment would have chose differently. A politician who has interactions with the underground (yeah tell me about it!!! :P) will conceal that fact from the people, (notice that he isn't lying he just doesn't choose to inform us). Don't you think that some people who vote for him were deceived? That they wouldn't have done this if they knew of that concealed information?

    • Hmmm tell that to the women that get cheated on and see what they say about it. I guarantee they'll feel deceived.

  • not any more of a 'deception' than facial hair..
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    • Facial hair are organic they grow naturally on us. Facial hair are like a new hair style for women, it's natural because it's done by using natural assets, have you seen any man complaining about how a woman's hair style is "deceptive"? Of course not. Make up is artificial, it's paint pigments applied on the face, there is nothing natural about it.

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    • @Astoriana :S

      @kaylaS91 You need to take a chill pill. Not everything is a crusade.

    • @Levin touche. I'm glad you got my point and are trying to downplay the point of contention now that you realize how you were taking it way more seriously than any one else.

  • It's so unfair. Just cuz we like make-up it's all of a sudden a crime. No I won't take it that far from changing my face white to black! But I won't stop wearing it because it disturbs men. People will always meet me without vs the rare occasion when I feel good enough to put it on.

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  • If you really think a woman puts on red lipstick in attempt to fool eveeyone that her lips are really red, then you're dumb as hell. Its fun and artistic and can be as wild as you want. If anyone tells you otherwise go ahead and flip them the bird as you apply your blue lipstick and glitter eye shadow.

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  • I agree. The use of make up is to enhance what you've got. Moma always told me when it comes to make up less is more. We even joked around saying some girls use a putty knife to put her make up on.
    I wear make up- powder, blush maybe eye concealer if I'm feeling self conscious, not often and I do wear eye shadow to play up my eyes. You can still tell it's me though just with makeup on.

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    • And the one woman doesn't look like the same person in the after picture.

  • Are bras a deception? After all you don't know if my tits will drop when you remove it.

    I think it's ridiculous, women are not merchandise, we can't be advertised falsely. Most men have seen their woman without makeup before he marries her, and unless she is dressed for the red carpet, the difference really isn't THAT big.
    Also, he should know that she doesn't look as flawless without her makeup, not uglier just a different kind of beautiful.

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  • If makeup is deceptive then wearing deodorant is deceptive. How dare people wear deodorant and mask their natural scent! How deceptive!!

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    • I'm a fan of unique smells, hairy legs, we may as well not shower too, brush our teeth...

  • U see a lot of young girls now a days like that because of media celebs etc some of them look bad and don't even need it. Because they already have youthful skin. They will age more. Me personally take five mins to get makeup I go for natural look and hate fakery

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  • I dotn really thik it is a deception when done properly and not get overboard like the Kartrashians, it enhances your natural features. Everything with moderation, not excessively. For instance the first example she look slike a complete different person, that should not be done.

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  • well damn if you're that good at using makeup you deserve to look nice

    i always look like an absolute clown whenever i put anything on my face so i just go natural, and it works for me. whatever works for you is great

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  • If you look like you've painted on a new face, yes.
    If you're enhancing your natural features, no.

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  • While it arguably is in those instances, I don't see how it matters

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    • Same. Why are people so shallow to judge people based on their exteriors

    • @TikiTook People wouldn't wanna change their entire appearance if other people weren't so judgmental and shallow - it's sad some women even bother to spend so much money. None of the women above are even ugly without makeup

    • No they aren't at all. And what's f'd is that if they didn't wear makeup they'd be told they should do something to fix up in order to gain attraction from men. People are so wishy washy. They say makeup is best off without and it's so fake yet I don't really think men hold to that at all.

  • It can be. However, when done right, it should enhance someone's natural beauty instead of turning the someone into a whole different person.

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  • It depends on how it's used. In the case of the pictures you shared, yes, it is a deception. Those girls don't even look like the same person in the before and after pics.

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  • That first one isn't even the same girl unless she had a nose job at the same time

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  • Makeup is expression! I've always been artistic so doing my makeup is just another way to channel my creativity.

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  • There's no way the first pictures are the same person

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  • cool

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  • Only if you're stupid.

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  • Not really but can be

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    • @Orange1 What? If I send you a message and you send me something that isn't really urgency but is some lame attempt to hit on me, I'm going to slap you through the computer

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