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26 Women Share How People Treat Them With Makeup Differently


26 Women Share How People Treat Them With Makeup Differently

You can’t satisfy everyone.

People do a lot of judging simply based on appearance and it can be annoying sometimes. This tendency itself isn’t without its benefits, but Greenlemon this time wants to emphasize how it gets these women to realize they are treated so differently with makeup.

Makeup DOES make people look better and cover the flaws. You can feel that confident flowing and stand out from others. People might even give you more attention thanks to it. But without the makeup? You feel unseen, unappreciated, and can even be mistaken as feeling unwell.

Guess what, there are more women than you realize out there who really prefer not having to wear makeup. You’re not alone.

I love heavy makeup, but my family would hush me to tone it down. Light makeup gives me more chances to mingle with family but it’s not as exciting for me. Without makeup, people think I’m sick or unwell.

Claire Douglas

I do not really notice without makeup. But full-face on earns me dirty looks from the girls and leering from the men.

Charlotte Green

People want to be friends with barefaced me. But girls are jealous and men make indecent offers to the me with makeup.

Emily F. Marsico

She is 20 and a retail manager, but since she doesn’t wear makeup to work, people don’t take her seriously.

Cierra Irene

I have only worn makeup 10 times in my entire life and my husband ‘doesn’t like that mask’ on my face.

Dei Zi

People are very nice to me when I have makeup on and men even approach me with my husband right beside me. But without makeup, I get no compliments at all.

Shannon Niernberger

People thought the 34-year-old me was a highschooler without makeup. I like wearing makeup as it makes me feel like an adult.

Krysta Storer

It’s not makeup, but the outfits for me. Once I worn a short dress with only lipstick in the evening and a woman ‘tsk-tsked’ me and CROSSED HERSELF.

Laura Traveller

I don’t like bright makeup as they’re not my cup of tea. I’m always invisible to people without it as men will stare and women will leer.

Dawn Batsford

I look 16 without makeup and not even allowed in bars. But with bright makeup, I’m seen as an adult.

Giang Nguyen

People are really rude when I’m on makeup by asking about my job or if I had any surgery or procedures on my face. But I look like a sick person without makeup.


She feels like an average woman without makeup and people don’t really notice her. Her confidence shoots up with it and gets harassed a fair bit.

Holly Megan Watson

I went to the office without lipstick for once and everyone thought I was either sick or sad. Someone told me to put my lipstick on because I looked terrible.

Sunny Nguyen

I don’t wear makeup when shopping for cosmetics because I can try them on my clean face. But the sales assistant would sometimes ask if I really use them.

Sue Croke

My naked face often brings question like did I stay up all night or having a hungover. I hate the double standard that makeup if fake but without it, it’s as if you don’t care about your image.

Dana Fletcher

I use makeup when I work jobs that require me looking attractive. My family thinks I look funny while my friends say I look nice.

Laci Harrison

People think I’m pretty with makeup. Take that off and I’m suddenly an anonymous being but I like that!

Shimanti Guha

When I wear makeup, people think the 16-year-old me is over 20.

Abbey Miranda

My face with full makeup attract people to talk to me and trust my opinions. Meanwhile, men will just stare and don’t focus on what I have to say. I feel more heard without cosmetics on.

Abby Chebli

I feel like whether or not I’m wearing them, people will still make commentary about it.

Ankita Srivastava

The picture on the right is where I was at a part with makeup on. Many guys think they’ve never seen me – they actually have, but I didn’t have makeup on.

Ziyanda Venter

Most strangers treat me differently just because of my makeup. This is a little frustrating when we’re supposed to be lifting each other up.

Calypso Valdez

My husband prefers me without makeup because he thinks it’s not ‘me’.

Alyssa Wolfe

It seems people like me more without makeup and love my small delicate features. I become unapproachable with it, even on Tinder.

Panisa Littleman

My mom once told me to put on mascara because I look beautiful with it. I feel uncomfortable.


I get a lot of staring and younger people avoid me with makeup. The 23-year-old me looks younger and more approachable without it.

Ash Sab

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