It just seems whenever a girl asks whether a guy prefers a girl with makeup or without, almost all say that they prefer girls without. But when I see people interacting irl, they will always talk to the girl with makeup than the no makeup girl. I've seen guys telling girls to put on mascara or lipstick so that they can look less "sick". Or online when a girl takes off her makeup guys say "this is why I have trust issues", does that mean she's ugly without makeup? Otherwise they wouldn't say that-? So do guys really prefer girls without makeup? Or do they just say it to make themselves look good to the eyes of others?
Do guys really prefer women with no makeup?
What Guys Said 285
I think when guys say "we prefer girls without makeup", we really mean "we hope you still look good even without any makeup on". It's not that we find makeup to be ugly, it's just we find it to be fake. Thus the "trust issues" thing you talked about. If you look pretty with makeup on, we won't really know if you actually are pretty.6
Guys prefer women that look good without make up. When u keep wearing make up, u cover all the flaws and forget to get rid of them. Acne has treatments and possible cures but it becomes very convinient when u cover it everyday. U will surprise him when u wake up in the morning looking different and not very pleasant, he might not be as impressed as before and loose interest eventhough he might have chosen u over the girls that didn't wear make up. The lady in the first photo with make up on looks so unnatural look more like a painting. Its clear she is hiding something. Some flaws can actually be treated with time. For the 2 other women below u get to see one side of them when u wake up together and if the man still finds them attractive without the make up, then he doesn't get why they are so attached to it and some don't believe they are beautiful without it3
I think you are posting extremes. I have dated too many women to prefer make up over natural. Here are some photos that I think reflect reality;
The 'make up' photos 1 and 2 in your examples have been heavily doctored in an image editor. Over-smoothed and tone-corrected skin, no shine, no specular shadows, even exposure - it's almost mathematical, and obviously edited. I'm a semi-pro photographer and see this 'fake-up' done all day long.
The best make up in the world is detectable in a professionally-shot image that hasn't been aftertouched.
By that token image number 3 is the only reasonably acceptable reference, to which I would say I prefer less than more, like the other genuine guys here.
If you're on some kind of crusade to prove that men are all window-shopping pigs who want supermodel-looking girlfriends, then you're going to be disappointed.
The overwhelming majority of guys I know want a genuine lady, not some mass-media clone tart.2
The reason I'd say I don't like it, is because it deceptive. That first picture is a great example of that. I'm an older male now so the makeup use and why it's being used is probably one of the first things I look at. But in my younger days, I have woke up next to some women only to realize it was a bit more than my beer goggles that's fooled me. Imagine my young teenage shock when I first found out my girlfriend doesn't have eyebrows until she draws them on.
Makeup worn to accentuate on the other hand just looks cool, like eyeshadow (or it might be called eyeliner [both maybe]). Dudes wear it a lot in performance art, like being the guitarist for a band or a pirate in a movie. It gives chicks an edge... and did I say it looks cool? On a chick it makes my dick hard.
Makeup worn to deceive on the other hand... uuuuggghhh. I'm just glad it doesn't fool me anymore, and feel like a fool for the times I was fooled. There's a reason lighting isn't great and alcohol is served in clubs... just saying. When I run into 'deceptive' use of makeup... like that oily looking powder they put on their face to cover up their excessive drug use or chocolate/soda indulgence (i. e. your first example picture), I get a vibe from it. Fake. Manipulative. Deceptive.
To sum it up essentuative makeup is so hawt, but deceptive makeup... I call it fakeup for a reason. Take the last example picture for instance... she's actually kinda hawter without the makeup. That girl obviously partied a bit and probably didn't sleep well, but she'd get the business.
This question is as old as ever, and it is always phrased wrong. Allow me to settle this.
Guys obviously prefer a woman who LOOKS GOOD without makeup, because that means she looks good without a mask. We just want to know what we will be waking up next to.
There is nothing wrong with using makeup tastefully, it's when girls paint their face with a mask that guys say "uhhh..." because it confuses us to what she actually looks like. Let us know what face we are supposed to be falling in love with. And too much makeup screams high maintenance, which, according to some studies, is the #1 turn-off for the average guy.
Some makeups fine. But the girl on the right is too much, i dont like caked on makeup or unnatural looking makeup. Usually girls who put on that much like the girl on the right, end up looking like the girl on the left without it... makeup does that to yalls face.. think about it. If they sell you make up to cover up pimples, wouldn't it be a smart marketing move to have the make up make you break out more to buy more make up?6
Guys prefer girls that look hot with and without makeup on.
The first girl with makeup on is an 8-10; without it, she's a 2. That's a huge difference. The second one's a 7 with and a 5 without. Not a massive difference but no guy is gonna go out of his way to chase a 5.
Guys want a girl that's at least a 7 without makeup on. Anything less and the guy's kicking himself for wasting his time. So when a guy is rolling up on a 9 with her full face of makeup on, he's secretly praying that when it comes off, her attractiveness doesn't go with it (I. e. the first girl).3
It's one of those impossible questions to answer correctly, and that's why the response is always "yes" - it's easier than going into an in-depth explanation of your opinion on makeup.
Badly done / over-done makeup is not attractive, it provokes an eye-roll response more than anything.
But makeup was designed to allow you to make yourself look better - so the reality is, if applied correctly makeup does make you look better - that's what it's made for.
Of course there will be some who genuinely do dislike makeup 100% but I think for the majority of us, makeup is appreciated.1
Guys prefer women without makeup just like girls like guys who never lie ("Do these pants make my butt look big?") It is something that we say because it makes us sound like we are so much more "real" than the the other guys.
Some women are more attractive without makeup. But the absence of makeup does not make a girl go from beautiful to ugly. I have never woken up the next morning and cringed when I looked at my partner sans makeup.1
I can only speak for myself. I do.
I doesn't matter what you look like when you wear makeup because that's not what you really look like. How can a woman ever think a man will accept her if she can't accept herself? Sometimes women wear make up because they truly like it, but the rest, I believe, is them just being insecure about their looks. Dressing yourselves up, similar to how women make stupid faces and manipulate their surroundings to make their lives seem more interesting, color their nails, wear fake ones, spend a ridiculous amount of time on their hair. None of this make you more attractive. I can appreciate a woman that puts a lot of effort into it, but at the end of the day, none of that makes me want you more. The pinnacle of a woman's beauty is, in my opinion, when she gets out of bed. Before she has an opportunity to change the way she looks.1
Makeup has to enhance the features, not be the features. It's when there is a massive difference between the made up faced and the real face that you get those types of comments.
We are all attracted to someone who puts in a bit of effort to look good, because they often feel good and confident about how they look because they put in that effort. We're more attracted to that confidence than anything else.1
Makeup obviously makes a woman look more attractive. That is what gets guys to take notice and approach a woman. However, on a day-to-day basis as a girlfriend, guys would rather deal with a woman with no makeup.
The reason is that if a guy dates a girl who uses tons of makeup, they end up waiting for a very long time for the girl to get ready to go out every day. We also lose all out bathroom space (all her makeup shit is everywhere). And the makeup gets all over our stuff.0
I think women are beautiful either way I don't really care whether they wear makeup or not I care more about their personality3
Unless the guy does movie or stage make-up, 95% of dudes have no idea what they are talking about. If a gave a single shit about my face i too would practice this art.1
Personally i would have to say that i prefer no make up. If its for an occassion or what ever thats one thing but on the daily. Its just way to much2
Far as dating me, yes... Makeup should not be so drastic that you look like a different person without it.
And most of those women would look just fine with less makeup in person.
I think that there should be a "too much make-up" category here as well but it all comes down to personal preference. I know women who don't wear make-up and look absolutely gorgeous and there are women I've seen who wear way too much make-up and I find they look way too fake and as if they are trying to get the airbrushed magazine cover look. In the end, it comes down to how the woman wants to do her make-up.0
Well as you can see , imagine the guy going out with lets say the first image girl and he didn't know her or went with her on a blind date and she looked pretty ( the one with makeup ) but later when they get to know each other better or even get married when he sees her without make up it's like a different person that's why they say we have trust issues or don't trust girls now a days , there's a huge difference between the 2 girls , but there's something , when a guy say with no makeup he means he probably doesn't like you dipping your face in your makeups , may be a little make up wouldn't hurt , l mean like to hide a little something ( like in the second photo ) but only to hide what's under her eyes nothing more if you know what i mean , but actually some girls look prettier without makeup , i keep telling my sister so as she looks pretty without makeup and i say she doesn't need any ( but she's married and he husband doesn't mind so am really happy for them :D ) so yeah , if i see a very pretty girl with tons of makeup and then see that she was only with makeup this will shock me and may cause a lot of problems between me and her and you can't compare the last two photos with each other due to different hair style and cloth and camera angle , some makeup wouldn't hurt , but just don't completely change how you look , like the second photo just hide some things like the black under her eyes but nothing more i think she looks good if only she hides this little black1
I prefer without make up. It makes you "less likeable but more lovable" as the phrase goes. Remember that looks create infatuation, while personalities create relationships.1
You're seeing exactly what you're looking for, typical. There's no reason for guys to lie about this. If a man prefers women in makeup, but says he doesn't he's going to be putting up with a lot of anti-makeup females, and vice versa. If a dude says, "Less is more," he's good for it, guaranteed. Not everyone feels the same though. Some guys dig chicks in makeup. Me? Less is more, always. No one has ever heard me say otherwise, because I've never said it, because I've never felt it. Now, I haven't read any studies on the matter, so I don't know how empirical evidence compares, but my experience matches yours in terms of questions & polls... most guys prefer little to no makeup on girls. Either you live in a tragically conservative area, or you're full of doodoo, or you're a pessimist and you're seeing exactly what you're looking for. Most people do. Open your mind before you open your eyes, the world will change in an instant.0
Yeah. Women use make-up to hide their true face. I want to see what see actually looks like. If a woman knows what she's doing then contouring can completely change how she looks. False advertising4
That's just those girls, OP. Guys want an attractive girl, they just want it to be the real deal and not face-paint2
Its not that guys dont like makeup its a matter of not going over board. After a while its polarizing and guys will simply not notice all the hard work. So kiss that like.1.5 hours of work goodbye.0
Well it depends. If its for a one night stand or perhaps just occaiosnal hookups then how a girl looks without makeup isn't usually important.
But if you aren't attracted to a girl you're either in a relationship or want to be, then whats the point? Most of the time she probably isn't going to be wearing makeup0
I'm a guy, and I prefer girls with no make up (natrual beauty).
Some girls probably don't even need to use make up at all.
And if she had spots/acne, it will soon go away if it's looked after and treated with cream properly.2
It's fine if a girl wants to wear makeup but don't overdo it. However, after seeing the picture of the girl with bad acne I'm not sure if that's genetic or from make-up or eating bad foods. But if a girl tends to break out wearing makeup... I am no makeup expect but I'm assuming it is the oils the make up that is causing acne to appear.
I know when I use to go for massages at clinics, I would let the massage therapist use any lotion and my skin would react and I would break out on my back and then it would go away after a week or two and then I realized to use an oil-free lotion. To be honest, if girls drink water often throughout the day your face appears to be a little more vibrant. I say only wear makeup when it's really needed.
I prefer "natural" makeup, which already sounds kinda silly. But I just don´t like heavy make up which makes you look totally different. That´s why there´s a thing called "shower test"0
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What Girls Said 73
Yeah, I've always thought this was ridiculous. Some men say they prefer no makeup but...
1) they will still think the girl with makeup is more attractive, women who wear makeup usually get approached more and receive more male attention.
2) most can't tell the difference between "natural" makeup and legitimately no makeup. I've seen men post pictures of girls who clearly have makeup on and say "see! girls look so much better without it!" Lol
In reality, makeup is designed to enhance beauty, that's the whole point. So naturally, nearly every woman will look better with it. Women who don't wear makeup get told they are unattractive, tired, lazy, etc. but then when they DO wear it, they're "fake" and "lying to men." Haha! We can't win either way so you might as well just do what you want. :)
*Note: not all men are like this, it's mainly a phenomenon I've noticed online. Guys I know in real life don't seem to care whether or not a woman wears makeup.8
Correction: they prefer girls who still look hot without makeup to not wear makeup lol.13
Men have no fucking clue what "no makeup" looks like. They'll literally post a picture of a celebrity with the caption "x looks so much prettier without makeup but maybe I'm weird" while she's clearly wearing foundation, blush, mascara, eyeshadow, and nude lipstick at the very least.4
When they perform scientific study of it, men DO respond favorably to accented eyes, younger, healthier looking skin, and color on the lips. A lot of times they don't realize that they are responding favorably to make-up if the make-up is subtle enough.3
From what I can tell, when guys say they like a ”natural” girl, they mean girls with natural looking makeup that just enhances the beauty they already have and only hides small imperfections.
Has been proven by the fact that guys have asked me before if I’m sick or if I got any sleep just because I’m not wearing any makeup. But when I do wear (natural looking) makeup, they’ve told me I look pretty/cute/beautiful.2
Okay okay okay.
Often make like the 2nd make up look because they don’t even realise there is make up. But there are two issues with this question.
1. That first picture is completely unfair to both genders. She clearly has a skin problem that she’s probably insecure on some level and is covering for her own sanity, not just attracting men. Also, it’s like posting this: http://i.imgur.com/H3C3Ixu.jpg
And expecting everyone to choose the man on the left.
2. There is a difference between putting make up on and using a spade for it. Most men don’t mind make up that’s been applied properly (not saying correctly). There are many styles and most men don’t mind a bit of powder and a bit of masacara. They do mind this:
Make up is supposed to enhance features, that’s its whole function. And then women get pissy that men liked that it enhanced their features and complain when men say they don’t like make up. Most don’t like BAD make up.0
They say they do, but then when you actually don’t wear makeup they call you ugly/sick/tired or what have you.3
I think a lot of guys just have no real idea what the average woman looks like without a drop of makeup, so they think the "no makeup makeup look" is bare-faced and it's pretty. I can't speak for men but I think that may be part of it.3
It's not whether a guy prefers a woman without makeup. It's a matter of fact that guys prefer a woman that is naturally beautiful and does not need to cake herself to achieve this look. Men like to know their woman are natural and not fake which makeup can make you look. However, that is not to say a guy does not love makeup on a woman. Afterall, makeup does enhance a woman's features so sure its attractive to men even more so than no makeup. Men just like to know that their woman are naturally good looking and are real.0
Honestly I think some men feel like it's a bait and switch kinda thing. They go to bed with one girl and wonder what the hell happened to the girl they slept with when they wake up. I try to keep myself pretty au natural so that I'm not pulling a bait and switch. I wear lipstick and that's about it, rarely mascara.2
They want a girl who LOOKS like she has makeup on, but who won't look any different first thing in the morning.2
Wear makeup for YOURSELF and not to impress anyone especially some dude bro who doesn’t understand the first thing about makeup or the time it takes to feel confident and look good.3
Yup, that, and I think a lot of guys have no idea what goes into applying make-up, and what the difference is between with and without. A lot of women are good enough with applying it to make people not notice that they are wearing it, and so a lot of guys are easily duped into believing a girl just looks naturally like that, when she is actually wearing a ton of well-placed make-up. Guys should start watching make-up tutorials and see the real difference, and then make up their minds as to what they like. The current blathering on of "you don't need make-up" is a trite way of trying to to appeal to a girl's natural beauty while not realizing that they actually like the fake way better. A lot of men are clowns.2
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Men don’t really understand much about make up. I think they just like a natural look because they don’t understand women are more prone to eye circles and break out at least once a month. Also they are just afraid of being deceived because as pictured above the girl probably wouldn’t be considered even remotely pretty until she covered her skin.3
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You know not every girl has skin that looks like the one on the right. Outside makeup my skin looks the same I don't use foundation. I only highlight my eyes because I want too and don't care if men don't like that. I live for myself not anyone else. I will do as I please and if that makes me ugly them so be it. I do love red lipstick though.0
I found that when I stopped using makeup my face cleared up.3
It’s dependant on the girl I think. I feel comfortable without make up x1
I prefer us to not wear makeup because I like looking at natural faces. Natural is extremely beautiful than makeup faces.1
My make up equals mascara and lip gloss.
On regular days it's just tinted lip balms.
Not that I find it hard to learn but... who has the time for an elaborate/plastic looking make up session?
From what I have seen, guys do like make up.
But guys also compliment girls when they aren't wearing any make up... its when they pay close attention to the little details on her face, her features and still like it.
I personally think girls should not over do it (depends on the occasion) and be comfortable in what they do.0
I couldn't care less about what guys think. I think I'm cute either way.
Nowadays there isn't really such thing as "natural beauty", I mean guys go to gyms to not look scrawny and have abs and alter their styles. So I find it pretty ironic and funny when a guy brings a girl down for what she's doing when he does all of that shit2
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There is a saying from a book i read.
"Men fall for what they see, Women fall for what they hear"
It's either love at first sight or friend at first sight.0
Well they sure looks nice with make up but its fake
I would feel weird if my boyfriend wear make up or have fake stuff on himself to look better, no, I want my guy natural, I some feel guys feel the same way about girls
I wear make up because I used to have really bad acne, and I think the problem is, is that some girls wear a shit ton of make up that just looks awful and makes them look fake and that’s when guys say, “this is why I have trust issues.” However I rarely wear make up and it depends on what I’m doing or where I’m going but sometimes I’ll wear a little more or I’ll wear just some eye shadow, foundation, and mascara.
I’ve been told multiple times I look better without make up but I don’t think so.1
As a makeup artist, I'd rather die than please some loser who gets his panties in a bunch because I like makeup. No, thank you.2
Lol fuck what they prefer.0
I think heavy makeup is always noticeable in real life (as in the first picture) and that's not attractive for most and I think most guys can live with a little undereye bag when the girl takes her mild makeup off (like the second girl), so I think there's not really a problem.
For the guys who say they prefer no makeup are just saying that they like to see the girl who she really is and mild makeup still shows that. So in the end it really doesn't matter.0
Of course so they know who/what they truly dealing with.0
I have a few acne scars on my face and i walked into a retail store where there were cute guys working. I was literally only wearing yoga pants and a long sleeve white t shirt. I swear that was the most times I’ve gotten a have a great day and guys making small conversations with me. Then i do when I’m wearing makeup. It’s sooo weird0
Euh yeah obviously it's fake and cheating if you're ugly and apply makeup to cover up what you look like.1
A women who takes care of her skin is beautiful. Because no amount of make-up can hide that.1
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