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Do Men Like Makeup on Women? : Real Guys Tell All

Sunday, 3 April 2011 Leave a Comment

Woman putting on makeup
Photo credit: clarita from morguefile.com

Us ladies love getting glammed up on occasion but put on too much makeup and you could end up looking more like Coco The Clown than Coco Chanel; as for wearing no makeup at all, that can be daunting for many of us. So makeup or no makeup? Let's ask the guys for their opinion.

So what do men find attractive when it comes makeup on women? Often we hear that some men prefer the natural look but is this just a ruse to get us to get ready faster? Watch this video and discover if men really like makeup on women.


A few mixed results there, it's seems like men want the best of both worlds; a girlfriend who can look great glammed up but also comfortable dressed down. What do you think? Are any of you brave enough to bare all and ditch the makeup for an all natural look?

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  • "M" said:  

    I don't worry about wearing makeup when we are hanging out at home just the two of us. During the day it's minimal, and I only get REALLY glammed up for the night if I feel like it... It sort of keeps things spontaneous and he doesn't always know what to expect. Sometimes it's girl next door. Sometimes it's more sexy vixen. As long as I don't look like a total clown I think the BF is okay with makeup.

  • Jewels said:  

    I don't go heavy on makeup and usually only to up my eyes. I don't use any liquid foundation or even powder. My go to is throwing on some eye shadow and mascara with a clear conditioning lip gloss and off I go. Other days I'm totally makeup free. Don't get me wrong I have a HUGE amount of makeup and when I go out for a night on the town I totally glam it up but that isn't typical. If they like it, great, if not then they aren't right for me anyway! Know what I mean? :-)

  • Lost.in.Idaho said:  

    I don't like makeup at all. If you have to fake it up to look 'attractive' it's like me posting a picture of a dude with chiseled abs in a dating chatroom.

    I like women who don't cake it on. If you wear any, go as minimal as possible. If I wake up next to you the morning after, and I gasp at what I see, I feel deceived...

    My girl wears little to no makeup. It shows her gorgeous skin tone, and the freckles on her cheeks. I wouldn't change a thing about her.

  • Thank, Q said:  

    A good-looking woman can go out in public without makeup and still turn heads. Makeup is an enhancer and not a camouflage.

  • Alice X said:  

    @M Yeah i only go glam if i'm going on night out but of a day time i go for a more natural look.

    @Jewels I think you're right it's a confidence thing really, if you feel good then it will come across to other people and if they don't like it then they don't have to date it do they?

    @Lost.in.Idaho That's interesting to know, i think most guys prefer the natural look, what you see is what you get.

    @Thank Q Totally agree i use it to enhance my natural features not to hide them!

  • EmDottie said:  

    It depends. Sometimes I just wear makeup cause I'm in the mood to be dolled up. But other times yeah, I'll do the nude face look lol

  • Alice X said:  

    @EmDottie I think whatever feels comfortable at the time is best!

  • Toni Rose said:  

    Dear Alice,

    I think they prefer more on the NO MAKEUP MAKE UP, got me there? :))

    maybe for celebrities or superstars, they wont complain on the makeup, but if you were their girlfriend or wife (unless you're a celebrity i guess! lol) .. they prefer the no makeup make up :))


    ps. sorry for the flooding of comments!
    i told you i'm back :))

    ill read up some more, just got to focus on my blog now, imma make a new post...


  • Alice X said:  

    @Toni Rose Yeah i think as long as you are comfortable and don't plaster it on with a shovel it's ok.

  • Anonymous said:  

    Yeah I agree with what everyone is saying. I'm a girl and when I go to school all I wear is some mascara and maybe a little foundation if I need it. I also never wear blush because I have a natural rosy complection which I'm thankful for. I always see guys in my school like the girls who wear minimal or no makeup. I have been told before that I don't need makeup to look beautiful but I just like wearing mascara sometimes because it makes my eyes pop a little and I have short eyelashes, but if someone took away all my makeup and said I couldn't ever use it I'd be comfortable leaving my house without it.

  • Anonymous said:  

    i have no idea what my guy wants...>//<! should i wear make up? or not?

  • Anonymous said:  

    how is that "a few mixed results?" Only of 33 men, only 3 liked the glam look and 22 preferred natural and 8 preferred natural unless in certain situations.

    Personally, I don't like a women to wear any makeup, ever. I don't like the glam or dolled up look. I don't know how many times I've heard women complain about this. They don't wear makeup one day and suddenly get all these compliments from guys who tell them they're glowing and look beautiful and then ask them if they did something different with their makeup or hair. I don't understand why they get upset, they should see that it's a confirmation that men generally prefer the natural look.

  • Anonymous said:  

    I don't wear makeup at all. Makeup is just a waste of time and everything. All natural girl here!

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