When you think about what makeup you’re going to wear for the day, does a man’s opinion ever affect your decision? The Beautylish team goes to the source and finds out just what men think about what you do with your makeup.
Carl, filmmaker, late 20s
"I guess in the right circumstances, like a Halloween costume, heavy makeup would be fine but in general I’m not going to be attracted to a girl with outlandish makeup because I’m more of a minimalist."
Jan, director, late 50s
"If you can tell it’s there, then it’s too much. For eye makeup, young people tend to go overboard. Frankly, I’ve never seen heavy eye makeup like glitter and such where it’s been attractive to me."
Aaron, barista, 22
"Heavy makeup is fine if you're going out to a club, but if you’re hanging out or doing errands, it’s too much. I think glitter is irritating and gets everywhere, and I definitely don’t like it when it gets all over me."
Christopher, student, 19
"I think a woman should look natural. When there’s too much going on around the eyes, then it's definitely too much and is completely distracting. Women look more beautiful without too much going on."
Kevin, bartender, 21
"When I see heavy makeup, it takes away from who a woman really is and it’s usually a negative for me when it’s overdone. It makes me have some prejudgments about them and I usually stay away."