Is it true that when guys say "she's wearing a lot of makeup" she usually just applied it poorly?

I wear a ton of makeup but I'm rarely told i wear "too much" but I see women who will just wear eyeliner, fill in their brows and a little lipstick and i see guys say "she wears too much makeup". I feel like it's less to do with the amount and more to do with how it was applied and how messy and unblended it looks. I added some examples of well done vs not well done makeup. I feel like most guys wouldn't think twice about the amount of makeup girls wear when it's flattering and looks good, but when makeup is done poorly i think they notice more.Is it true that when guys say "she's wearing a lot of makeup" she usually just applied it poorly??Is it true that when guys say "she's wearing a lot of makeup" she usually just applied it poorly??
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  • Guys want a girl to look like she has makeup on, but won't look any different first thing in the morning. They say they like no makeup, but they've been conditioned to believe women need makeup to look good. Of course, they don't realize it because the best makeup is subtle makeup. They think they're seeing a natural face, but they're really seeing an expert makeup job.

    So yes, I'd be inclined to agree that "too much makeup" is really poorly applied makeup.

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  • Most of the guys who say they like girls who don't wear makeup have absolutely no idea what a woman with no makeup on actually looks like.

    And this is why women who actually go out without makeup keep getting repeatedly asked if they're sick or not feeling well.

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  • I don't like seeing women wear make-up because it gives me the notion that she feels she is worsen designed than the male and it turns me off because it gives me the notion she feels jealous of a male's implied perfection of not needing makeup in her opinion.

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    • I don't wear it because I'm worsen designed then a male. I generally don't even think about looks when choosing a partner, i wear makeup because I enjoy doing it and it makes it much easier to make like-minded friends who enjoy it too. Most girls who compliment my makeup end up becoming my friend because I know we have something in common.

  • I can't tell if your photos are supposed to be "good application vs. Bad application" but if the are, there's little to no difference.

    A lot of makeup is a lot of makeup, and it just doesn't look good. It looks fake and unattractive.

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    • The left is bad, the right is good. But i don't see what is necessarily wrong with wearing a lot in the first place. The first picture the girl is wearing a more "instagram" kind of look which is meant to look dramatic for special occasions and such, whereas the second one is more natural everyday makeup.

    • I mean nothing is inherently wrong, people are free to dress and look however they want, but in this context, there's lots of guys who don't like excessive makeup. I for one prefer either a natural look, or just small amounts, otherwise it just looks fake to me.

  • No that’s not all...

    If you are making yourself look OLDER you have too much makeup on. The flip side of this is if it makes you look the same age or younger then it’s not too much.

    If it looks like you have a rubber mask on or caked pancake batter it’s too much.

    If you look like a totally different person when you take the makeup off then it’s too much.

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  • When she asks how she looks

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  • For the most part makup changes the tones of the skin, makes it smoother than it should be, has a distinct smell, and very obviously changes how a woman looks.
    Occasionally eye liner is nice or eye shadow on special occasions, but beyond that it's a bit much, and I look at it as fakery. (and yes, I can smell the powdery make-up. It stings my nose.)

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  • Too much makeup = too much makeup

    It’s been my experience that guys will say exactly what they mean

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  • To be honest I don't think your ugly if you wear excessive amounts of makeup but I prefer females who don't wear makeup because I feel if we don't get to wear makeup why should females it's really their true beauty that matters like scarlet Johanson she is beautiful with makeup but it is decieving and people are afraid of the unknown

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  • Yep that's true. Sometimes its also that she didn't apply it correctly. Putting on too much make up is also a form of not applying make up correctly.

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  • It's funny how women have said what men thought ^^
    Anywho my opinion; when I say it I mean it. I haven't made it a mantra and it doesn't help anyone so... people do what they choose to. I just prefer the natural look. And yes my favorite time to look at a woman I'm companying is when she wokes up. Best moments.

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    • I think they are allowed to have an opinion too, Right? As you gain more dating experience you begin to understand what your partners mean when they say something. Girls are just as qualified to answer this question because they not only have dating experience with guys but they know more about makeup then guys do so they may have an easier time spotting girls who actually are wearing makeup or not and can observe how guys treat her from an outside perspective.

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    • Im not triggered? Im having a conversation with you lol. Just because I challenge your beliefs doesn't mean i don't respect them, and if you don't want me to continue then that's fine.

    • The way this is going, I believe we would have a really long talk ^^

  • For my part, I find that women are prettier without makeup and I would not like to kiss a woman who wears too much makeup, with just a little eyeliner and lipstick is enough to be beautiful and I am always wondering why you put all the makeup, I prefer to be with a natural and pretty woman rather than a super beautiful woman but full of makeup because we do not know what is behind all this makeup.

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  • Sometimes, but most guys just DON'T like make-up.

    I don't like red lips, that's not attractive to me. I don't like when a girl has powder caked all over her face. And I DEFINITELY don't like mascara or any other shit on the eyes.

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  • I can’t speak for anyone else, but when I say a woman is wearing too much makeup, it's because it is covering her face.
    The women pictured here look ridiculous and absurdly funny on both sides. The only people that should be wearing this much makeup are professional clowns.
    I should also point out that makeup contains thousands of noxious chemicals. We don't even know how many or which ones, since cosmetic companies are not required to reveal ingredients. Some formulae, such as those for perfumes, are carefully guarded secrets.
    We know, however, that cosmetics contain carcinogens, hormone disrupters and outright poisons. Phthalates, lead, formaldehyde---is this really what you want on your face and around your eyes and lips? And guys, do you really want to kiss a woman who is wearing this?
    Women are at their best the way God and nature made them. No added ingredients required.
    ~JSmith

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    • Please make this MHO!

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    • Why negative? i was agreeing with you... Thats why I said this should be MHO

    • @Crazyylauraax I'm sorry. Perhaps I misunderstood you. I thought you were saying that this was a matter of opinion. I might have gotten a little preachy there! Sorry. No worries.
      ~JSmith

  • The top one looks like too much makeup. Very, very obvious that it's too much. Her skin is solid with no pores, so it looks fake. And the eyelashes are so extra. The eyebrows are overdone as well.

    The bottom left looks badly done. It really comes down to the eyeliner being done bad. It's hard to see whether the pores show or not because of the low resolution of the photo. It doesn't really look like it's too much makeup (though it might with a better view), it just looks bad.

    The bottom right looks like it "might" be okay, but again it's hard to tell because of the low resolution of the photo. I might say the same thing about the bottom right as I did the top--lack of pores--but again, that depends on what she looks like with better quality.

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  • Its more of a "we want make up but don't wanna say as much so make it so it doesn't look like you're wear any" deal so any noticeable amount is to much even if its a smaller amount then otherwise

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  • Nah, for me that is when she has applied too much. It could also be applied poorly, but there is definitely too much.

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  • No it's usually because she's wearing way to much makeup

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  • I think saying "you are wearing too much makeup" to a girl is very rude, i usually notice makeup even if it was well applied

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  • When your face looks exactly like a kardashian's and any guy can apply the same amount of makeup to look indistinguishable from a girl, yeah it's too much.

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  • What you are proposing is very true. Altough long term less make-up is a lot better i can`t say i don`t enjoy a beautiful face from time to time.

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  • Not all men... Most men see a lot of lip makeup or a lot of cakey foundation as 'a lot of makeup'...

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  • You're asking men questions about makeup as if they even know what makeup is LMAO men on gag esp are dumb as hell when it comes to beauty related questions

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    • You know, I agree. Most of them are clueless incels lol. Some just hate makeup because they don't want to admit that they just want a girl who looks like a model without it too even though they have been conditioned to find women with makeup attractive.

  • I disagree. I have a lot of guy friends and too much makeup simply means too much makeup. Of course, they notice when it looks messy like it wasn't done properly, but I've had plenty of friends I've introduced to my guy friends who do their makeup super amazing. They are absolutely amazing at makeup, lines so crisp, super well blended, does not look cakey, highlight glowing to the gods type of good makeup skills, and the second she leaves they'll still say she wears too much makeup. My friend did my makeup for a party once and she went full glam on me and by Instagram standards, I looked amazing, but the second my guy friends saw me they were like "Oh god, what did she do to you." They aren't opposed to makeup, they just prefer to see a girl's natural face with a more subtle makeup look.
    Subtle + Natural Makeup:
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    Instagram Makeup:
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  • Some guys are just idiots and intimidated by women who put effort into their appearance and look beautiful. AS long as it is done well, it can only enhance your appearance. It should be appropriate for the place you're going though and the time of day etc.

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    • Or maybe some guys are just into a woman's more natural look? You ever consider that? Personally I wouldn't be fond of a woman who's makeup was blatant as it would imply she's not all that confident about how she would look without it.

  • Yes. When guys say they like it natural, they mean natural makeup. Foundation, concealer, eyebrow makeup, slight contour, little mascara and maybe some lip coloured gloss

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    • This sounds like way too much
      I think they genuinely don't give a crap about make up as long as the girl is pretty to them
      Otherwise it's just a surprise in the morning
      Not to mention the long term effects of constantly wearing full make up on your skin

    • @visje as long as you clean it off properly at the end of the day and take care of your skin then there really aren't too many long term effects, not to mention foundation provides sun protection.

  • Yes, I agree. If you applied too much makeup or you look like a drag queen it most likely means you aren’t skilled at applying makeup. This takes skill, patience and practice. I know lots of women who apply lots of makeup but still look natural and flawless. But I know other women who apply less makeup but very poorly.

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  • Absolutely correct. Stripper make up is the type they are talking about.
    If you do any variation of the "Korean/Japanese girl make up", they all love it, even the ones who claim to not like women wearing it.

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  • When you can actually see the makeup and it makes you look unnatural - then it's too much. you don't have to wear a lot of makeup to keep the natural look. I've seen woman who've applied it correctly but it didn't look natural on them. A lot of them problem, is a lot of girls don't wear the correct shade or use the best color scheme (blush, eyeliner, etc) and it doesn't look right.

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  • A good makeup artist can make a ton of makeup look very natural, so I agree.
    However, most of the time you can tell that she is wearing makeup regardless the amount, and the majority of people just prefer natural girls.

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  • For sure. People often think I only wear mascara and that's it. How wrong they are lol.
    You should apply makeup that suits you if you want to look not too makeuppy. But always do as you like.

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  • It’s 50/50. Some girls can pull it off making it look like they barely used any and others that do try and make it look natural does look like a lot. XD it’s complicated really!

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  • Usually when they say that, it's because it's true.

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    • Why is that?

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    • That's a good point. But be honest. If there was table and on that table was sitting a bruised banana and a ripe Apple, and you could eat both physically, which would you choose? It's human nature to choose the best looking people to be our mate, so to speak.

    • I don't blame them for that, they can date whoever they find attractive but I don't see why it would be necessary to bring down people who put on makeup because they genuinely enjoy it. I don't think it's a bad thing to generally prefer less makeup, but when it gets to a point where they turn a girl down or make a rude comment simply because she does wear makeup then it's less of a preference and more of a prejudice.

  • My ex use to say it but he just doesn't like women wearing makeup period. My boyfriend is the same. I have a friend that works at a salon and she wanted to give me a makeover because I don't wear makeup and she was curious how I will look. So she made sure every color matched my skin tone and gave me a natural look. Apparently my boyfriend knows how I really look because he said she put to much makeup on me.
    So I guess it all depends on the guy. Some guys just really don't like to much makeup on a girl.

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  • Seems reasonable. Look at how many idiot dudes think that the Kardashians don't wear a lot of makeup... or literally anyone in a magazine.

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  • Usually yes, but my s/o once said that as well about a girl who wore natural makeup.. except for the 20 layers of powder foundation to hide her acne.

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  • If it’s caked on it’s too much personally guys probably don’t know a lot about makeup although I’m sure some dude but most that comment don’t know

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  • Yes I think that's true. Guys don't know what good makeup looks like obviously so they just say "oh she's wearing too much," when really what they mean is that it doesn't look good

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  • No seriously... It's not about bad application or bad products. Even the best makeup girl is like WTF it's too much when you put ton of shit on your face, and contour everywhere.

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    • And why would that be a bad thing?

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    • I dont hate it when i get asked questions about my opinion. Your questions are irrelevant. I don't like it when everywhere on the face contoured to the point it looks like the person is totally different without makeup. END OF THE STORY. I see a girl with ton of makeup, i question how much time she spent time on putting that much thing that she doesn't even look nice. Just for a second. Then i dont even remember or care.

      I also don't like Peanut Butter. Do I have to explain it to you and stand behind it to satisfy your arse? Or are you just going to take it as an opinion and stfu about it?

      I am not putting you down. I am just telling you that it is an individualistic world and nobody gives a shit about your makeup for more than one second a day. If you dont like the idea that there exist some human beings not liking your makeup, don't go out wear makeup inside. ffs.

    • I asked a question looking to have a conversation and you are getting all salty over nothing. Sorry I didn't know it was a crime to talk to people. Just because I question your opinion doesn't mean I dont respect It, but by the way you are talking to me you seem to be getting hostile and I really don't appreciate that. I just want to make it clear I am not looking for a fight here, nor am I upset if someone doesn't give a shit about my makeup, I'm asking a question about people who are downright offended by by someone else's life choices when it has nothing to do with them, if that doesn't apply to you then why do you care so much?

  • Nope. This girl applied her makeup pretty well but you can still see it's a lot

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    • But would guys who say they prefer natural makeup turn her down if she asked them out?

  • Even when properly applied you can tell when someone is wearing a lot of makeup.

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