Go easy on the warpaint — this is the message that men have proffered to members of the opposite sex in a recent survey on women’s make-up habits.
A study conducted in Britain on behalf of beauty brand St Ives has shown that three out of four men prefer the more natural look in women, while about 40 percent felt most women wear too much make-up.
Forty-five percent cited too much make-up as their top turn-off, while 33 percent said they were put off most by fake tan. Among the other things that were a no-no were bright red lipstick (5 percent) and false eyelashes or thick eyebrows (4 percent), the Daily Mail informs us.
The survey, which also covered female respondents, revealed that two thirds of British women dab on make-up in the belief that it’s what men want.
Over half the women said they feel better with make-up while 28 percent said they lack confidence without it.
Now, the survey responses from men should give the ladies a chance to reflect and realize that sometimes less can be more.
As for men, they would no doubt feel vindicated, but don’t expect them to suddenly get new courage and tell it straight to their women on make-up turnoffs.
Previous research by St Ives has found that honesty is not always the best policy for men, as one in ten who dared to voice their opinion was apparently dumped soon afterwards.
Now, who would want to risk that!
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