Men are Turned Off Seeing Women With Bright Make-up

by Savitha C Muppala on  January 9, 2010 at 10:02 PM Lifestyle News
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 Men are Turned Off Seeing Women With Bright Make-up
A new study reveals that bright lipstick or false eyelashes do not turn-on men, infact they are big turn-offs.

The research showed that men tend to prefer girls who stayed natural.

One in five men wished his partner would tone down the slap-on while one in ten said he liked women who wear no make-up at all.

The findings showed that men don't like false eyelashes, bright lipstick, Amy Winehouse-style eyeliner 'flicks', dark lip-liner and pencilled-in eyebrows.

Even thick layers of foundation were one of the biggest turn-offs.

Gloopy mascara and panda eyes caused by leaving make-up on overnight were also hailed as no-no by men.

"For many guys, makeup can act as a barrier between them and their partner, and it seems they simply prefer their women to go natural," the Telegraph quoted a spokesman for skincare experts St Ives, who carried out the research as saying.

"But it's interesting to see that the majority of men were reluctant to admit this to their partner.

"This seems to be part of a bigger issue between the genders as many women also admitted they weren't happy with their skin condition.

"So it would appear that women are wearing makeup to hide bad skin, not simply to impress the opposite sex.

"If women felt more confident that their skin was in good condition they wouldn't need to wear so much make-up to cover up," he added.

While 15 per cent admitted they wouldn't dream of walking out of the front door without make-up, 39 per cent claimed they dreaded their husband or boyfriend seeing them before they have applied their make-up.

Make-Up Turn-Offs

1. Lipstick on teeth

2. Too much blusher

3. Thick foundation

4. Panda eyes

5. Clumpy mascara

6. Bright lipstick

7. Foundation tide mark around the jaw-line

8. Bright blue eyeshadow

9. Penciled-in eyebrows

10. Amy Winehouse-style eyeliner flicks

Source: ANI

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I don't get this story. The lead tells me that a study found bright makeup to be a turn off to "men". Mind you, it didn't say to "most" men or "some" men. It said "men" in general.
Then paragraph two says the study showed "men" want women to remain natural.
That "men" thing again.
Finally, we get to paragraph three and everything said in the lead and paragraph 2 is contradicted. Now we find the study saying 1 in 5 men want their significant other to "tone-down" their makeup. Doesn't this mean that 4 out of 5 men are satisfied or like the makeup being worn by their partners? I mean, what am I missing here? Then the same paragraph tells me that 1 out of 10 men like women wearing no makeup at all! Doesn't this mean 9 out of 10 men LIKE WOMEN TO WEAR MAKEUP?
I forced myself to keep reading this story to find if there was any attribution at all. Finally, in paragraph 6, we get just a hint of news mentioning the "Telegraph". Okay, as a journalist, I know this is the UK's Telegraph - certainly every journalists first choice for discovering the truth. But then mention of a quote from St Ives. So who did this study?
I don't know. I don't mean to be critical but you are writing to professional journalists here and if you are indeed a professional, you will welcome my telling you that this story not only omits the very basic requirement of the "H" and four "W's", it suggests a complete lack of elementary understanding on the part of the author.
So there!

Thank you for your comments. The story is a stitch up from various sources from one of the news agencies and not our original story, however we will research it better and update the readers on our findings. We agree with some of the points raised by you. Thanks again.

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