I myself do not wear makeup. I’ll brush on some translucent powder now and then to keep my sunscreen from settling in my eyes, but that’s it. To find out whether or not this bothers my fiance, and to get the basic idea of how men feel about makeup on women in general, I interviewed both my fiance and my brother to get the men’s POV on women and makeup in general.
Note: my fiance will be referred to as “Big Sexy Man” while my brother will be deemed “Goofy Noogie Giver”- just so you don’t get the two confused.
I interviewed my brother first, since his wife actually DOES wear makeup, and lots of it, on a daily basis. I started out with the obvious: Does he think his wife is pretty? Goofy Noogie Giver replied “Of course I do. She’s my wife.” I then asked if he thinks she wears a lot of makeup. Goofy Noogie Giver’s response: “Most of the time, because she doesn’t really need it. I mean, it takes her like 3 hours to get ready, when she could just leave as she is in the morning. She looks the same to me whether she has makeup on or not.” To which opened up the perfect question: Would he think his wife is beautiful if she didn’t wear makeup at all? Goofy Noogie Giver surprised me when he said, “I don’t see why I wouldn’t think she’s hot. I think she’s hot as hell when she wakes up. I wish she didn’t wear so much makeup because it would be more fun to leave the house sooner. Plus, that ***t is expensive!”
So I finally asked if he thought his wife just shouldn’t wear makeup at all? Would he be more attracted to her if she didn’t wear makeup? Goofy Noogie Giver supplied a thoughtful response to these questions. “I’m attracted to my wife because I love her. Makeup doesn’t change that. I’d like to see her look more natural because I like that plain beauty look, you know what I mean? I mean, it’s nice to have her get all duded up for me, but it gets old because she looks that way every day. She’s sexiest when she has that, I don’t know, naked look. But I love her no matter what.”
Taking my brother’s consensus into consideration, I then cornered my fiance when he was getting ready for work, drinking coffee. I started out with, Does he think I’m beautiful? Big Sexy Man replied, “You’re the hottest thing I’ve ever seen.” I then asked if he wished I wore makeup more often. Big Sexy Man asked, “Why?” I further implored, Does he ever wish I wore more makeup to “doll up” when we go out? To which Big Sexy Man replied, “I don’t give a ***t if you wear makeup or not. I think you’re sexy no matter what you do. You could go out in your pajamas with your hair all ratted up and I’d still have the sexiest woman out with me.” To which I FURTHER implored, Yeah, but wouldn’t it be nice if I wore makeup? Did he wish I wore more makeup like other women he’s dated? Would he be more attracted to me if I was more “girly” so to speak? To which Big Sexy Man stated, “I think you’re the hottest person, I’ve already told you that. I don’t care if you wear makeup because I think you’re sexy because you’re comfortable with yourself. Whatever makes you comfortable, glob that ***t on or don’t, I don’t care because I think you’re hot when you roll out of bed or if you ever actually do wear makeup. It makes no difference to me, just so long as you’re happy with it. I really don’t care.”
To which I let the subject alone because Big Sexy Man is grumpy when he hasn’t had all his coffee. But based on the “interviews” I had with both my brother and my fiance, men truly don’t really care about makeup on women. What they care about is that we’re happy, and they seem to prefer the natural look because then we just look like women, not Picassos. The point is, men aren’t attracted to us just because of our faces, they’re attracted to us all around, and makeup has little to nothing to do with it. In fact, your guy may not be able to tell when you’re wearing makeup or not. Makeup does not essentially make us more attractive, just being happy with ourselves does. It seems we’re the most beautiful first thing in the morning, oddly enough, because this is when we feel ugliest the most. Who woulda thought?