A guy friend once told me that he would never date a girl until he has seen her sans makeup first.
“You never know what you’ll wake up next to in the morning,” he said. “And trust me — club, bar, and lounge lighting is cunningly deceptive!”
I personally don’t think my girlfriends and I look that different without makeup. Do we look better? Sure. But we still look like us…just a more polished version of ourselves.
So just based on this small sample, I dismissed my guy friend as being overly paranoid.
Now, I am not so sure.
Take a look at these photos from a Taiwanese television show. One side of these girls’ face is makeup-free, while the other is completely done:
The YouTube video of the entire show can be seen here.
I don’t know about you, but those are some freaky transformations! I can’t believe this was all done with makeup alone (well, contact lenses too) — the eyes, in particular, look completely different!
One part of me is a bit disgusted at the drastic changes that these girls believe they need in order to look attractive. However…
…the other part wants to learn how to do this!
Yes, the amazing power of makeup.
I remember being so stunned after seeing these ‘before’ and ‘after’ pictures that I considered taking a makeup lesson from Maureen…but alas, she charges $200!
Via Absolutely Fobulous.