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Friday, August 31st, 2018, 10:45 PM
Make-up really does make you appear more attractive.

Scientists have found that applying lipstick and eye-shadow really does make women appear more beautiful.

Cosmetics were also shown to make older women appear younger than their actual age, while eye-shadow had more impact on attractiveness than lipstick.

According to the latest findings, makeup makes people more attractive by amplifying three youth-related features – skin evenness, facial contrast, and facial feature size.

Richard Russell of the Department of Psychology at Gettysburg College conducted the research and looked at 32 women in four age bands – approximately 20, 30, 40 and 50 years old.

Richard Russell said: 'In many contexts there are rules regulating when a girl can begin wearing makeup.

'To the extent that women are more likely than girls to wear makeup, people may learn to implicitly associate makeup with adulthood.

'Because age discrimination is pervasive in employment contexts, particularly for women, the ability to manipulate perceived age through makeup may provide critical professional benefits.'


Each face was first photographed with no makeup before a professional make-up artist gave each participant a makeover.

The women were then photographed in identical conditions and lighting.

Participants were then asked to estimate the age of each face, with an interactive scale ranking from 10 to 70.

As well as guessing age, each person ranked the images based on attractiveness.

The findings, published in the British Journal of Psychology, showed that make-up made the middle-aged faces appear younger.

However, the same products made the youngest adult faces appear older.

The study found make up applied only to the skin and eye region had a significant effect on perceived age, compared to makeup applied only to the skin and lips.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6023769/Make-really-DOES-make-attractive.html

Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 10:00 AM
Cosmetics Make Women Appear More Attractive, Scientists Reveal

Surely this is what cosmetics are for :confused

A cosmetic is a product designed to improve a person's appearance.

Gareth Lee Hunter
Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 12:22 PM
Cosmetics are also a lucrative business... LillyCaterina is an Avon representative. ;)

Anyway, beauty is still in the eyes of the beholder.

Pouring expensive perfume on a pig doesn't change the fact that it's still a pig.

The Mercian
Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 01:12 PM
Well if they didn't make women more attractive women wouldn't buy them. They're expensive.

Saturday, September 1st, 2018, 05:27 PM
This reminds me of a topic which was intensely debated many years ago around here. Natural beauty vs. cosmetics. I couldn't find the specific thread it reminded me about, but I think there were more than one.

I found this one, for example: https://forums.skadi.net/threads/75377-What-Ever-Happened-to-Natural-Beauty-Anyway

Personally I am for natural beauty instead of cosmetics. As I stated it before somewhere. If the cosmetics are 100% natural maybe that would be fine, but there are too many chemical substances found in the cosmetic products, and some of them are really dangerous.

By the way, another thread I found, related to this issue: https://forums.skadi.net/threads/138425-99-Out-of-100-Pregnant-Women-Tested-Positive-for-Harmful-Chemicals-in-Their-Bodies

Between health and attractiveness I definitely choose health! And I think a healthy person is more attractive than one stuffed with harmful chemicals.

White Africa
Friday, September 21st, 2018, 12:48 PM
If makeup didn't make women more attractive, it wouldn't be so successful. Makeup has the power to conceal imperfections and transform to such a degree you'd think the person was a totally different one. When applied sloppily, it can look tacky. A good makeup artist however can make women look natural and effortless.




More examples here: The Power Of Makeup: Makeup Artist Makes Clients Look Decades Younger (https://www.metdaan.com/power-makeup-artist-younger/)

Monday, September 24th, 2018, 07:20 PM
I wonder... is the use of make-up a Germanic thing or not? I mean I know it was popular with some Ancient Asian civilizations, but what about Europeans and Germanics? Is it something foreign to our culture or not?

Personally I find all this make up thing quite weird. Wearing masks, but why? Unless you're playing in a movie or in a theater, I don't see the point of putting lots of chemicals on your face. And some are really exaggerating, I think...