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Does Makeup Keep Guys Away

Group Therapy: Does My Makeup Keep Guys Away?

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I don't wear anything too ostentatious. Mostly just foundation, blush, eyeliner (sometimes winged out for drama) and mascara. So nothing Snooki-eque or drag queen-esque (unless on special occasions haha).

I know this seems kind of stupid, but do you think guys are initially only attracted to "au natural" girls? You can read it in numerous magazines and blogs — the guys wanna see the "real" you BLAH BLAH BLAH . . . One of my guy friends recently joked that girls who wear makeup every day cannot be trusted and that they must be hiding something. Well I am, acne scarring, and I never plan to go outside the house without at least foundation on.

So, to what extent do you think this hinders my chances with future mates? By the way, I am 21 and in college.

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Ryah-Cooley Ryah-Cooley 4 years
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dashsuede dashsuede 4 years
Just be you and you'll find someone who can deal.
passion8 passion8 4 years
i would try different styles and see h ow i feel and see what kind of responses i get that i makes me feel great.. i know where i live the mall has a couple places that gives free makeup demo s,or go on you tube and get new make up tricks and try them when i go out and see how i feel and others responde,about the acne scaring i heard home made lemon juice sugar/or salt scrubs help lighten scaring or their is prescription burn cream that lightens scaring or just tinted mousterizer might help, i think what ever helps you radiate your own beauty and makes you feel sexy and attractive is what attracks men, i like wearing false lashes because i feel super sexy and men have not stoped likeing me because of it,
Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine Gabriela-Une-Vie-Saine 4 years
All the guys I know don't like overdone makeup, but a little bit doesn't hurt at all. Sounds like you're keeping things pretty simple, so I don't think it's hurting!
Ryah-Cooley Ryah-Cooley 4 years
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Ryah-Cooley Ryah-Cooley 4 years
My boyfriends thing is he doesn't like makeup on my face or cheeks because then it's gets on him and he can taste it when he kisses me. But he doesn't mind eye makeup or yummy flavored chapstick. I pretty much never wear make up any way. I currently only own a tube of mascara and a couple things of eyeshadow and one blush. I think if you feel like you can never leave the house with out make up on then you should work on that for your own sake. Make up should be fun, not an obligation.
myhousemd myhousemd 4 years
I didn't start wearing makeup until I was 20. I had my first boyfriend at 21, and am now happily married at 23 (but not to that first jerk). Here's the best part: My husband hates it when I put on makeup. I also have a best guy friend who is married, and he doesn't give a crap whether his wife wears makeup. In his words, "When a girl is hot, she's hot." Now, I will amend my original statement and say that when I started wearing makeup, I had just found a new source of confidence. That's what guys want to see. Not makeup smeared on their shirts or pillows, not raccoon eyes when you have an emotional breakdown, and not gloss or lipstick on their faces and collars. I'm not saying 'don't wear makeup', but once you stop giving a crap what they care then they will come in droves. Srsly, I cannot tell you how many guys I had chasing me when I was loving being single and just having friends!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
... but you will never in your life hear a guy say "i like a girl that wears lots and lots of makeup"
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 4 years
I've heard a lot of guys say they like girls who don't wear makeup. The whole world of makeup is strange and confusing to men. (My fiance makes a face and leaves the room when I'm using an eyelash curler!) If you are using makeup to make you look natural and more attractive, they don't realize you're wearing makeup. If you're wearing makeup that looks unnatural you may be turning guys off.
wolfpackgal wolfpackgal 4 years
I wear the same amount of makeup that you do, and I really don't think that it's a problem. Guys say they like "au naturale", but they just like the natural-looking makeup looks. As long as you are using makeup to enhance your features, and not hide them (acne doesn't count as a "feature", by the way), you are not trying to fool anyone. If you meet a guy who doesn't like you because you wear makeup, you should probably leave him to the hippies and find another guy ;)
njau njau 4 years
That guy was an a$$ he probably was trying to wheel this hot chick who made herself up real well and she took him for a ride and dumped him. Of course women who wear make up can be trusted! Men like makeup and some men hate it. You just have to find the one that loves your face no matter what you do to it. Just like you I have to cover up acne scars so even though my SO likes me natural he understands when I do what I do.
Raynne413 Raynne413 4 years
I've never had a guy that complained about my makeup, but I always wear pretty natural makeup. I use foundation, blush, eye shadow, mascara, eye liner, powder, and lipstick, but use it in a very natural way.
Sherrry03 Sherrry03 4 years
Haha Mn, nice comment about Drew Carey show! I don't wear foundation, but if I don't have some dark lines around my eyes, I would look like a corpse! So I have to agree with Mn. and plus, every time I have spent a night with a guy (meaning I had to wash off the make up) they have told me I look good both ways. you look more innocent without make up. I am pretty sure it's the same with you. you look good with or without make up and there is certainly nothing wrong with wearing make-up. In fact, I think if you wear it in the right way, it would bring out your classiness. ;)
mnp mnp 4 years
Your guy friend doesn't know what he is talking about! Guys don't know how much makeup you're wearing until you tell them. And, when they think it is overdone, they're looking at Snooki-esque types or when the girl is going out to a club which I think it's totally acceptable to add more drama to your makeup. // You're not hindering your chances to meeting a guy at all. Unless you're going into the extremes (aka Mimi on the Drew Carey show), I wouldn't worry about it!
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