Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Are Makeup and Weaves False Advertisement?



I've seen this topic circulating before over the media and just recently today I saw a post from someone on Facebook about whether makeup and weaves are false representations of women to the men they meet, start dating and possibly get married to.  I'm not talking about the basic makeup of a little mascara, gloss, foundation etc.  I'm talking about having your face completely beat - where the makeup applied makes you look  super gorgeous beyond what you may see in the mirror without makeup.  That's the best way I can describe it.  See some examples here:

 

As you can see both of these women look totally different after the makeup and weaves were applied, so much so that they almost look like two different people.  I personally think they both look good without their makeup.  However if they met a man while dolled up and then some time later he sees them in their natural beauty, would that be false advertising?  Would it be understandable if the guy is upset with her "natural package" when he met and accepted her "dolled up package"?

I'm not a makeup person.  Getting dolled up for me is adding mascara, eyeliner, lipstick and maybe some eye shadow. I also love adding weaves sometimes for a different look. So I'm not against the beat face and weave wearing.  Although I can see where some controversy may come in with this topic.  My solution is to show your man what you look like with and without makeup right away so he's not shocked when he finally sees you au natural weeks or months after first meeting you.

What are your thoughts?


-Khara

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10 comments:

  1. False advertising for sure, but it is not just us "regular" people, it is the celebrities too. Fake hair, fake nails, fake appearance, fake breast, fake butts, they even wear undergarments to hide the fat. I say just be you....all natural.
    LM

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    1. Yes I have to agree with you. And the undergarments thing is something I've heard people talk about too. I guess if I was a man I would be shocked to see someone different at home than when she is out in public. But again if the guy knows upfront what he's getting then if she decides to continue with the getup then that's their thing. But you're right all the fake hair, makeup, undergarment, fake breast and butt is selling a false image of one's self. However some guys may like that. There's two sides to every coin. I think natural as possible is better in my opinion. Having a little makeup and hair weaves that don't drastically change your image isn't bad.

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    2. From a man -
      Yes it is False advertisement and some of our real black men are sick of it. Especially when our sisters are looking eurocentric and not loving their black beauty and are only feeling beautiful when they put on the poison and hair crap. I feel if they spend more time trying to work on their natural beauty just like they spend on trying to glue in the synthetic or relaxing the dead Brazilian human hair, they could master the art of looking like a real black queen. Most of the time we are the one who feel the wrath of the damages from the false advertisement . When the make up and weave come off we are left with the eye soar of the bald spots , thin out hair, blemish skin, wrinkles and sometime financial debt stemming from it which some of us call the Freddy Krueger. Yes its a Nightmare sometimes watching you scratching and slapping your weave but we stomach it in the name of love.

      MR

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    3. do we have a voice in this beacause I don't think the ladys do it to impress us cause I think 85% of men would like to see a womens natural beauty. So who are women trying to impress?

      MR

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    4. Well a man should know a woman is a fake from he first get with her fake nails, fake eye lash, fake hair, fake color...meet them out thinking you with beauty, when u reach go sleep get up next morning wake on da side of the beast. Some woman have no choice...

      Urban Ryders

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  2. MR - sometimes women try to impress each other. Wanting to out-dress, out-weave, out-impress each other. Also the media doesn't help.

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