I appreciate a woman that spends time enhancing her already beautiful features, I find it very attractive and thus empowering for women to embrace their beauty to the fullest extent.
Call me shallow if you will but physical attraction is alive and well and the new Miss America guidelines will do little to quell it.
It is nice to get a male perspective.
I do know that some men prefer the natural look on a woman. Nothing wrong with it. Just a personal thing.
My Grandmother used a little face powder to keep the shine down and a little lipstick.
I think a lot of older women over do, to try and make themselves look younger??? But they have lost the art of growing old gracefully. Especially when the eye shadow is either covered over with drooping eyelids or it creeps into the wrinkles around the eyes. Same can be said for heavy lipstick that does not stay put.
But there are advantages for some amount. Myself for example. I no longer wear the eye shadow... (And when I did use eyeshadow, back in the day, my eyes looked just like Donna Mills in Knot's Landing... for those of you who remember that and her there) .....that I used to because of aging eyes, but to go totally without
you would look at me and think I was an albino. My eyebrows are the palest blond... So pale that if I did not use any brow it looks like I shave them off.
My eyelashes are the same paleness of my brows.... So mascara is definitely needed. ( And a scant amount of liner or I would need too much mascara to
make my eyes even noticed.) And some lipstick These days that is all for me.... No blush any longer cause I just look odd.
So if I did not.... you have this red hair sitting ontop of a totally blank looking face.... And that is the truth