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Stop Wearing Make-up (Praise Alicia Keys)
 
# 1 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 13:09
 
 
Wearing make up is bad for your skin but also for women's self esteem in general.
I have stopped wearing makeup years ago: I am happy it is now becoming trendy.

he pressures to conform to typical airbrushed beauty standards in the entertainment industries are being met with a steady rebuttal. The rise of models who vary in size, the high-profile women calling out publications for Photoshopping them and the amount of women in the public eye posting pictures of them not wearing any make up are all testament to this.
Keys has now joined the latter movement. Penning an essay for Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s feminist newsletter, Lenny, the “Fallin” singer discusses her decision, a decision she credits as being one of the most empowering ones she’s made.

The 35-year old touched on her experiences of being judged on her appearance when she first established herself in what she calls “the harsh, judgemental world of entertainment”, explaining “everyone had something to say” about her appearance.

In recent months, Cameron Diaz posted a candid no-make up selfie to generate a healthy discussion about ageing. Cindy Crawford, Eva Longoria, Gwyneth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway have also posted similarly important selfies.

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# 2 : Saturday 4-6-2016 @ 15:48
 
 
I am confused, photoshopping and wearing makeup are not the same...

Many high profile women are active against the media using photoshopping to enhance their looks...
However, this is completley different from the many who are happy to use products to enhance themselves.
Most foundations actualy protect skin from harmful effects of the sun, can cover blemishes that leave women feeling embarassed and awkward about.

Trendy ?....
Simply highly paid women jumping on the I FEEL THE NEED TO DICTATE TO OTHER WOMEN.

Come back when these same women stop using hugely expensive products to preveny ageing stops, that the average woman simply could not afford.
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# 3 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 11:12
 
 
Why should women be embarassed by a blemish? Because others make them feel bad about it.
Most men don't, unless they are in an "I'm so girly" trip. Why is that?
Because society does not pressure men so much on their appearance.

But I agree that Alicia looks photoshop even without make-up, because nature was that way with her.

So of course you are right, top models should realize they would have no job if the body of women was not sexualized to make women feel crap about their body and buy crap to hide behind. So if she was honest she'd get a real job and stop exploiting her looks.
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# 4 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 14:30
 
 
Someone said :
Why should women be embarassed by a blemish? Because others make them feel bad about it.
Most men don't, unless they are in an "I'm so girly" trip. Why is that?
Because society does not pressure men so much on their appearance.

But I agree that Alicia looks photoshop even without make-up, because nature was that way with her.

So of course you are right, top models should realize they would have no job if the body of women was not sexualized to make women feel crap about their body and buy crap to hide behind. So if she was honest she'd get a real job and stop exploiting her looks.

As many men than women get embarassed about blemishes, fact of life eithne..
Men are equaly pressurised to conform to perfection, so explaining why they spend a small fortune on products.

Modelling is a real job, women in this industry work long hours, are highly paid intelligent women who very often go to open their own agencies, film work, authors ect...

My point was directed at those who insist on dictating to other women, but are exploiting the same women by advertising beauty products that have no scientific proven value, they make a fortune via media advertising.
They use high priced skin care products, yet tell other women that they are being somehow forced to wear makeup..
Hypocrisy!..

If you choose not to wear makeup, let it be your choice, not one dictated to you by others.
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# 5 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 14:47
 
 
Also, whats an "I'm so girly" trip?
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# 6 : Sunday 5-6-2016 @ 15:19
 
 
Someone said :
Also, whats an "I'm so girly" trip?

I ignored that comment
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# 7 : Friday 23-4-2021 @ 00:30
 
 
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# 8 : Friday 23-4-2021 @ 00:35
 
 
Ive only perfected my make up and im nearly like an aulwan from moore st,from the 80s jaysus
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# 9 : Friday 23-4-2021 @ 08:31
 
 
I rarely wore much make up before the lockdown, it usually took me less than 5 minutes to put it on in the mornings (what can I say, when you're hot you're hot) but during the lockdown out of boredom I bought a stack of cheap stuff and started looking at YouTube tutorials for various different effects and I have to admit since then I've upgraded to expensive stuff because I kind of love it now, like it is amazing how much you can change your face shape with just bronzer and highlighter and your eye shape with just eyeliner, I actually believe it's kind of an art form. Anyway as regards celebs saying not to wear it they should just mind their own business, it's no different to wearing colourful clothes, jewelry or having tattoos. If putting on a bit of slap helps give some woman a self esteem boost she shouldn't be have to feel guilty about it.
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# 10 : Friday 23-4-2021 @ 18:43
 
 
I just wear a paper bag, cut out a few holes and it is cheap.
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# 11 : Sunday 25-4-2021 @ 01:41
 
 
Definitely don't think it should be a societal norm for women to be expected to wear some especially for how terrible it can be for your skin but I 100% agree with Killer that it's art there's so many different schools of makeup from beauty to drag to SFX it can be anything really,I find it slightly annoying when people dismisse it as art just because they have no interest in it
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# 12 : Sunday 25-4-2021 @ 02:43
 
 
Women should not be expected to wear make up just like expected to wear certain to attire. Make up thought is art taking what Killer and Joanna said and that is where it should be .
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# 13 : Sunday 25-4-2021 @ 08:45
 
 
I think, women compete with each other with looks and not so much to attract a mate. I find, they do it to look better than other women and they do behave like alley cats at times.
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# 14 : Sunday 25-4-2021 @ 10:44
 
 
Someone said :
I think, women compete with each other with looks and not so much to attract a mate. I find, they do it to look better than other women and they do behave like alley cats at times.

That's a fair point actually, given that historically women used natural products to enhance their looks, so yes they were using them to attract mates .

Today though younger women tend to look very much the same , there is a standard look, within the say 15-18 age group, not quite sure how their behaviour fits into a discussion on make up etc ?

There appears to be a train of thought that today women are forced to wear make up .
Who exactly is forcing them ?
This isn't explained in the original article it by those here who suggest we are forced .

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# 15 : Sunday 25-4-2021 @ 18:12
 
 
Someone said :

That's a fair point actually, given that historically women used natural products to enhance their looks, so yes they were using them to attract mates .

Today though younger women tend to look very much the same , there is a standard look, within the say 15-18 age group, not quite sure how their behaviour fits into a discussion on make up etc ?

There appears to be a train of thought that today women are forced to wear make up .
Who exactly is forcing them ?
This isn't explained in the original article it by those here who suggest we are forced .

A public campaign should be done, I.E 'Clowns wear make up, are you a clown? and go something like that?
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