Beauty - A Day-Time Occupation Only
When the Sun Goes Down
I had a conversation with my wife about women’s makeup -- how it could disguise a myriad of things during the daylight hours, but what happens when a woman removes everything at sleepy bye-bye time?
My wife brought up some interesting points, but none that exactly zeroed-in on my main concern. She brought up things like permanently tattooing eyebrows, eyeliner and a few other things.
Whether men know it or not some women wear layers of makeup to disguise blemishes or otherwise imperfect skin. Part of what can be alluring about a woman is her makeup, and this has become a huge industry. Of course some women will get a nose job and others will have silicone injected into their lips. Whether these enhancements add/subtract to her beauty is a relative matter -- not one I'm going to discuss.
So, I asked my wife “What about night-time makeup?” Is there such a thing? Is it necessary? It might be depending on what you are seeing during daylight hours and what you get when your companion is ready to crawl into bed.
Beauty Out of the Box?
Clearly, there are women who do not need any makeup at all, but they tend to be rather young. These women (girls) are of a type who can get by with no or very minimal makeup during the day -- and when these cosmetics are removed, the difference is not startling. These faces are rather rare. Most women will use some amount of makeup -- usually not so much that their night-time appearance is drastically different from how they appear during the day.
Women Feel Naked Without Their Mask
I remember my mother saying in the mornings "It was time to put on her mask." She began each day with the tedious routine of applying makeup to her face.
To the best of my knowledge, no one is manufacturing any kind of makeup that can be worn to bed. But, I’m wondering, shouldn’t someone create night-time makeup that isn’t harmful to the skin but still creates the same (or near) daytime illusion? Are men put off once the ruby red lips, the Cleopatra like cat eyes and all the rest get rinsed down the sink?
Again, this really only applies to women who are not “naturally” beautiful and don’t really need makeup even during the day time. And I’m not seeking an argument that all women are naturally beautiful. You can think that if you wish, but I have a different opinion. From my observations, some women can be stunning with carefully applied makeup and without it are a tad on the scary side.
Some transgendering males really put a lot of effort into the art of cosmetics. One need only explore the subject on YouTube to see the skills they have developed. But I suppose they are faced with the same dilemma when it comes to the night-time experience. Sooner or later, the “mask” has to come off, but while you have it on, one can spend a great deal of time to get the details right.
Transgender Makeup - Just One of Many
More Questions Than Answers
My answer is the development of night-time cosmetics, but this may not be feasible. I know nothing about cosmetics or dermatology. Thus, as you can see, I am asking a lot more questions than providing any answers.