I was watching a repeat of one of Bethenny’s shows tonight on Arena and she brought up this topic of ‘False Advertising’. She spoke about girls and women putting on makeup, doing their hair and dressing up when meeting guys or even just going out. It made me think… I mean, is it REALLY ‘False Advertising’ or are we just doing what we believe is the right way to go about approaching guys? Because, some guys don’t necessarily do the natural look and believe that the makeup gives the girls confidence, which it does in it’s weird way. They believe that confidence will mean they’re good in bed. Other men, as one guy had so bravely commented, said that he would rather date a real 8 then a fake 7- meaning he wants the real deal= no makeup, just ‘you’. If you think of it from a girls perspective, most of us want to feel comfortable, we want to also attract a guy. I feel the only way to do that is to attract them by putting on a little makeup but at the same time, I don’t feel as though I’m being entirely true to myself. I feel slightly ‘fake’, as in I’m trying to be someone I’m not. However, would guys really be attracted to a girl who displays it all? I think of it as a pretty picture: if you were to go back in time, you’d see the steps taken whilst painting and at certain stages, it’s not a pretty site. Once completed and the colours are perfectly intertwined to create this image, you love it. But you don’t always show people the steps of the painting. Most of the time, you show them the final piece. Right? So, in regards to makeup, you don’t want to put nothing on and have all of yourself on display. You kinda want to attract the person and then talk to them about the so called ‘steps’. You want to reveal yourself to them over time. (I hope that analogy makes sense to you all as much as it made sense to me! 🙂 )
I don’t think the makeup is false advertising. I think that plastic surgery to have cheek and eye lifts, wrinkles reduced, lip and face botox…that kinda things is false advertising. To make yourself look like a barbie doll when those only exist in fictional stories is misleading. Makeup, in my eyes, merely enhances our natural beauty. It makes our eyes pop or brings some colour to our faces if we’re naturally pale (ahem, like me). And it gives us ladies a temporary, yet somewhat permanent, confidence (once we begin to believe it). It makes us feel slightly more confident to want to chat to the guy who’s been staring at us from across the bar.
So, I guess it comes down to where the borderline between false advertising and real lies? That differs from person to person.
What are YOUR thoughts?
Until next time,