Do you think the amount of makeup a girl puts on reflects her confidence in any way?

Do you think the amount of makeup a girl puts on reflects her confidence in any way?

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  • There is confidence and then there is crippling fear of not doing things because you think you are undeserving of them.
    And the latter is, unfortunately, often the case with women who don't wear a lot of makeup or spend a lot of time on styling themselves.

    More often than not, the women who don't wear any makeup, do so because they are afraid they DON'T have the looks to put it on.
    They are afraid of drawing attention to themselves.

    I do not think not wearing makeup reflects positively on a woman.
    And neither does constant whimpering about women who do wear makeup.

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  • I don't think a person's fashion sense has much to do with confidence. If a girl who went heavy on the cosmetics and dolling up generally lacked confidence, then you might expect a girl who throws on raggedy clothes, has unkempt hair, hairy legs, and no make-up to be supremely confident.

    I haven't found that to be the case in my experience. Some of the most confident girls I've known go a bit heavy on the cosmetics along with some who are nervous at a party. But often the most nervous people I've seen in social settings completely lacking in confidence were those who often seemed to lack any fashion sense whatsoever.

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  • For most cases, no. Many girls wear make up for different reasons. I, for one, only wear make up for special occasions such as family gatherings, going out, etc. and even then it's only a small amount of mascara in order to make my lashes a bit darker and longer. Some other girls wear it to feel prettier, some because they find it fun, to show their talents, because they feel like wearing it, etc etc.
    Although in some cases it may be that the girl isn't confident looking bare faced.
    So overall, it just depends on who they are as a person.

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  • Some cases, yes because when you use so much it can start to ruin your face or you feel like you always need it to look your best. However, for a lot of cases, it's just an art or sense of style like clothing. So sometimes a lot of makeup doesn't always mean they feel ugly without it. It varies on the woman.

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  • No I think the amount of makeup that a girl puts on is directly related to how well the Cosmetic industry has used their advertising to convince naive girls that they are not beautiful without their products which is complete and total bullshit because 90% of all women that I have met look way sexier without makeup

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  • It could be that. Or it could be that she has not learned how to apply makeup correctly in a way that looks right for her. Doing it right take time and practice. She could be in a hurry all the time or lazy, thinking more is better or that's how the makeup ad, which is trying to sell a product, does it.

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  • Mmm sometimes actually. I mean sure some girls just like to wear it which is understandable but sometimes when I see it caked on and it doesn't look good, I feel like it's to help with confidence even though they'd probably look better without it.

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  • I think yes it does. And I am talking about a girl who is not an actress or a model by proffession. Bcz they have to do it out of need. But others, I think the more make up they put on a regular day, the less confident they are about themselves. Or else they wouldn't have relied on make up everyday to make them look pretty. To all those girls out there: you are pretty anyway, with or without makeup. So find a guy who will appreciate you both ways, nobody else matters. Cheers!

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  • No. The amount of makeup they wear does not denote confidence. Someone can be massively confident and wear no makeup or they can be massively confident and wear makeup, they can have no confidence and wear no makeup or have no confidence and wear makeup. It just makes them comfortable and they wear it for themselves

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  • Depends on her relationship with it. If she can flip a switch and go 5 days all natural. then it's probably not associated to her confidence or lack thereof. If she can't, then it's pretty obvious.

    Like most things. It's not the "Thing", but the place it's coming from.

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  • Well. . . I wouldn't exactly call this confidence!

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  • No because some girls look incredibly pretty with their makeup, it's not that they aren't pretty without it, and they know that, but why not look your absolute best?

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  • I could care less for makeup because I dont need to see makeup to see beauty.

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  • I try not to make assumptions about those things; you just never know what someone's reasons might be.
    Could be they don't wanna look ugly, but aren't too worried about looking good.
    If I were really that curious I'd just ask her.

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  • If she puts too much makeup it probably means her face just looks bad without it :(

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  • I look at this way- she is putting her best foot forward, and the use of makeup is part of that, but certainly not the whole story.

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  • Maybe for some. There are girls for who makeup is a hobby and won't shy away from revealing that to anyone

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  • No it's exactly the opposite. The amount of makeup a girl puts on reflects her insecurity.

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    • I second this. Although a little make up doesn't harm.

    • @Unit1 Of course who cares about a little... It's the excess amount that signifies insecurity.

  • I think it depends on how much your face needs and special evebts can require more for a special look

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  • Yes, direct relationship. No makeup is sexier because of the confidence it exudes, and it's often more attractive. The messy natural way a girl looks before any shower or any makeup is so sexy

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  • Hmmm yes no maybe sorta...
    It reflects the impression she eushrs others to have of her which can be related to the confidence she has if she is very confident less need to hide behind a mask

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  • I think it shows a girls personality and creative sense and a different side of there natural beauty they already have

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  • For sure. I know that females are basically raised in our society to be superficial and fake but this is just my opinion and that is makeup is a waste of your time and money. Natural looking is way better than face paints. 🤐

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  • I don't know if putting makeup reflects confidence. But it doesn't matter bcz the most important thing is taking care of our skin so we don't have to wear a lot of makeup. Loving our skin when it's not covered with foundation would be the biggest confidence booster!

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  • not really

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  • I hate my face. My freckles, my nose, the way my eye brows look, the way my eyes look, my mouth, teeth, lips, face shape, my whole head. But all I wear is mascara and that’s become rare to me. I’ve just learned to say fuck it. Like it or not, I don’t have the time or patience to continuously cover myself in makeup.

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  • Very possible. As an example, I'm self-assured, and I don't wear make up. I also am relatively short but don't realize it unless I see myself compared to others on a mirror. In my head, everyone is about my height. I wonder if it has to do with confidence/ego

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  • Nah, not really. It depends on the girl and why she wears it. I wear very little because I don't like makeup and wore it a lot in my younger years.
    I have always been a light makeup wearer by the way, I hate cakey heavy makeup, it makes me worry about my skin for some reason.

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  • The most insecure girls usually don't wear makeup, I don't know where people came up with the idea of "girls wear makeup because they're insecure, they don't feel pretty without it" WRONG! It's the other way around the most insecure wears little to no makeup at all.

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  • Well, each girl does it for different reasons.
    I wear make just out of fun and it is kinda a form of art (and it’s the only art I can actually do). But I know MANY girls who do it because they don’t want to show their bare face. So it’s different for everybody.

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  • Yeah. I think thats true. I dont usually wear any unless im covering a spot on my face. Then a bit of power and some light eye shadow and a light touch of eye luner and some light colored pink lipstick. So it looks natural and im dome

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  • A little. If a girl has a bunch of makeup on and a crazy dark fake tan and all of that, it can actually be a sign of insecurity I think. Because some will only use makeup to cover their insecurities. I'd say that those who can wear makeup, look bold and still imperfect are the most confident.

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  • IT's not the amount, but I do think it's more how often they wear it. I personally do not always wear make up. I may apply it like 3 or 4 times a month or if I'm having a bad breakout, I'll use it then. But 80% of the time, I don't wear any make up at all.

    It's when women can't imagine leaving the house without their make up on is when I think about their confidence. Make up was never meant to be your actual face. It's supposed to be an enhancer.

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  • Not necessarily. I wear makeup to work because it looks profession and I get treated better, it's not really an anxiety thing. I also wear super bright coloured eyeshadow when I go out, I doubt a self-conscious person would do something like that.

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  • I think it depends. In some cases women use makeup for confidence and others use it to express themselves. But I do not think that you can assume that the amount of makeup a girl wears is dependent on her confidence level.

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  • Absolutely not. I don't have a lot of confidence in myself, yet I don't use makeup (or very little).

    I think people uses makeup because society is constantly telling you to use it to be pretty or beautiful. The sole fact of using it means you are doing your best and it makes you valuated.

    It's a standard, like trendy clothes. And if you don't use it, you're not associated with beauty. So it's kind of an obligation.

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  • Absolutely. We can deny all we want but women use makeup to hide flaws, enhance features which otherwise are unattractive. All these actions show the lack of confidence to face the real harsh world where beauty is paramount.

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  • Somewhat, but you also have to consider that it’s expected. I’d never show up to work without it. It’s unprofessional. So there are other factors involved.

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  • Nope! I'm extremely confident and I wear a lot of makeup (I'm even wearing black lipstick in the pic) dark smokey eyes are my thing. It's just fun and like art! Of course I wear a natural makeup look for work but yeah... haha

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  • Women? Sometimes. She’s either insecure or intrigued by visual drama. Men? Definitely. It’s just bold and encouraging when men step out of the box. If a man puts on a ton of makeup like drag, then it speaks volumes about his confidence. Any amount of makeup on a man requires confidence and self worth. Just my opinion.

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  • Don't say it as though you notice it all the time
    Just say "turn your face to the side for a sec.. opps you didn't smudge your makeup in properly. There's a super dark line where your face and neck meet." Make it sound like she must have been in a rush and just didn't notice. If she is smart she will be a lot more precise and cautious when applying if from then on and hopefully she will think you bringing it up as someone just trying to help and not judge or criticize

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  • Nope. I'm confident without make up. I put make up on just to go with my outfit when I go to formal occasion or Indian weddings

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  • In a way yeah... but then there are those that are not very confident but wants to be true to herself, so she doesn't wear makeup

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