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How Much Makeup Do You Wear?

Posted by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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Surprising Poll Reveals How Much Makeup Women Really Wear

Posted by Michele Zipp

makeupAll this talk about tanning mom has got me thinking about beauty products. Let's put aside whether or not Patricia Krentcil let her child tan with her for a moment and focus on the mom. She seems to have a distorted view of what looks good on her because she is a little too tan, with way too much bronzer. But I get where she is. I do. I once had a high hair issue back in the 80s/early 90s and if my hair was flat I thought I looked terrible. That wasn't true -- in fact the opposite was true. But we've all been there -- thinking something looked good that really didn't. Over-doing it.

Which is why I was very happy and yet somewhat surprised to learn the results of a recent survey about how much makeup women really wear.

We don't all hide behind our makeup. In fact, according to Bella Sugar's poll, 15 percent of their readers (which is a beauty site) don't really wear makeup all that often at all. Fifty-nine percent even leave the house without makeup on once in a while.

I find this refreshing. And sort of shocking. I'm a makeup girl and while there may be days that it looks like I'm not wearing much, it's extremely rare I'm out and about without at least my Bare Escentuals mineral powder and some mascara. The poll revealed that 37 percent felt mascara was the item they can't live without, with concealer coming second at 34 percent of the vote.

I also love my lip shimmer. To be honest, I just feel unattractive without some bit of makeup on -- for myself. Plus, the powder does help calm my oily skin, so I just feel better about myself (and my oil) because of it.

A lot depends on your skin type, and of course there's nothing wrong with wearing makeup -- it's fun, plays up your features, and if it makes you happy .... But when it becomes an obsession, something you overdo and fail to realize you are overdoing it, then it goes beyond the physical. As in tanning mom's case.

So while the days of my insanely big hair are gone (phew!), I'm still going to hold on to my powder, little bit of mascara, and lip shimmer. I'm just not ready to face the world without it. And our Makeup Free Friday series just makes me realize that even just a little makeup could give you a needed boost.

What do you think of the makeup poll results?

How much makeup do you wear on a daily basis?

Do you ever go makeup free?

What's the one item you can't live without?

 

by on May. 6, 2012 at 7:59 AM
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GOBryan
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 8:04 AM

I usually wear, a little foundation around the eyes and nose, powder, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick or lip gloss. From time to time, I may wear eye shadow but I am a minimalist in the make up dept and won't wear blush or anything to trying. 

Yes, I'll go without make up to the store, etc. 

When I was younger, I wouldn't be caught dead without make up. 

sophiesmom07
by on May. 6, 2012 at 9:18 AM

During the week I don't wear much. Maybe a little concealer and lip gloss to go pick up  my dd from school, sometimes I go makeup free.  During the weekends I usually wear more; foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush...    My one can't live without item  would be under eye concealer.



ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on May. 6, 2012 at 10:58 AM
You my friend are beautiful!!

Quoting GOBryan:

I usually wear, a little foundation around the eyes and nose, powder, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick or lip gloss. From time to time, I may wear eye shadow but I am a minimalist in the make up dept and won't wear blush or anything to trying. 

Yes, I'll go without make up to the store, etc. 

When I was younger, I wouldn't be caught dead without make up. 

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ana326
by Ana-Mexicana on May. 6, 2012 at 11:01 AM
When I don't work just a little tinted moisturizer, lipgloss and mascara.

When i do work It's conceiler, foundation, blush, mascara,eyeshadow primer, eye shadow, eyeliner and lip stick.
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JCTVCBN
by Marina-Tex-Mex on May. 6, 2012 at 1:06 PM

 

I don't wear make-up.

Reina13
by Member on May. 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

I wear moisturizer, mascara and lip tint on a daily basis.

4evamami
by Awilda on May. 6, 2012 at 1:57 PM
I wear eyeliner, lipgloss, mascara
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karladiego
by Karla on May. 6, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Daily basis I don't wear makeup, unless I am going out somewhere special or important then I will put some makeup on and still it won't be that much. Today for example I am just wearing powder, mascara and lip gloss (we went out for breakfast and then do some shopping)

wolvesfire
by on May. 6, 2012 at 4:17 PM
I don't wear makeup and neither will my daughters. Dh prefers natural beauty. I was forced to wear make up at 18 in 11th grade before I got to class. If I didn't go to get makeup put on I was called down to the female intervention office to get it put on. I hated it. I always wiped it off before getting on the bus to go home.
momma_814
by Zayra-Mexicana on May. 6, 2012 at 4:47 PM
I don't wear makeup everyday. Sunday or Monday are my makeup free days.
When I do wear it it's Concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner,mascara,blush,gloss.
I think the poll is pretty accurate.
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