Mirror...Mirror on the Wall: Woman or Man?

@Shavkat (66889)
Philippines
December 20, 2012 9:41am CST
As far as I know, women are so conscious and look themselves in the mirror. But now, men are starting to be more concern with their looks in front of the mirror. For some instance, they pat face powder on their faces. I am not against this, but I had observed it lately.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
There really has been an increase of male who has become as conscious as women. As for using the powder, yes, I have noticed a few. Although, the use of powder doesn't say that it is only for female use, I still find it weird seeing a guy wearing it. But, I guess, times are changing and it is part of the evolution in fashion.
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@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I agree, celebrities wear make up in front of the camera. It is their profession to look so pleasing on and off screen.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
1 Feb 13
hi, yes that is true that most of women are so conscious to their face compare to man,but there are some men who look their faces in the mirror,but now a days men gradually more conscious to their face,and i have a male friend like that.
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
3 Jan 13
That would be called vanity and men wearing makeup is worse then women wearing it, although I think for badly scarred faces it would be ok, but then again God did make us the way were were and it is written how things would be so we were meant to have those things, if they are flaws.
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@arunr175 (1679)
• India
22 Dec 12
I don't spend time before mirror much, it's just to see whether I have tucked my shirt correctly and combed my hair, I don't use my any sort of spray or powder ... I have seen many do it, but I never understood why should one try to look better than the other? ....
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@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
22 Dec 12
I think it`s the type of person, those who spend a lot of time in the mirror, are self conscious,and take what others thing very important. I am not one of those people I could care a less what other`s think of me. I am not going to change my life, and my happiness to make others happy.
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@celticeagle (121018)
• Boise, Idaho
21 Dec 12
SOme men are very vain. I used to have a gay guy as a co-worker and friend. He was alway emaculately dressed and always looking at himself in any mirror. Now days I see men even with eyeliner. Straight guys.
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@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
21 Dec 12
I had not observed this before. Although I would not be surprised if they soon start applying some makeup too!
• United States
21 Dec 12
There are some very feminine looking men today, I'll agree. We have become a culture of looks and no substance. I'm sure their drivers license says they are men and they might even act like one if challenged but at first glance they look very feminine and somehow that is attractive to other women.
@lldrwin (187)
• China
21 Dec 12
Thanks a ton for sharing this topic with us, it is interesting.As the self image,most of us pay attention to it.That is very common that people spend certain time to take care of appearence.I rememberd one of my university classmates,who applied face mask to make sure his skin looks smooth. I hold same position with you on the phenomenon that men pat face powder on their faces,sort of their free right. For me ,I think nature thing is best,of course we can improve our disadvantages with aid of some cosmetics.
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@Arieles (2474)
• United States
20 Dec 12
I imagine many men have worn face powder. I know actors wear make up. I personally know me who have received a para-fin wax treatment and they have softer hands than mine. No calluses. I am not against a man wearing face powder, but I don't want to see lipstick on my man.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
How about lip gloss my friend? Some men does have vanity in wearing lip gloss. Good day!
@Arieles (2474)
• United States
20 Dec 12
I think it is appropriate for a man to wear chapstick and nothing more.
@jopipay (336)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
Hi Shavkat, I know someone who puts powder on his face and more conscious to an oily face than her gf.Probably sometimes it is more of hygiene than being vain.I guess some men are just over doing it.
@jopipay (336)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
sorry that should be *his gf...
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
21 Dec 12
Well if actors can do it and get away with it why not a man who's not so he can look as good as an actor. My husband will spend more time in the bathroom then me lately. His excuse is he has a prosthetic nose he has to clean and put on daily. Me,most times anymore I just brush my hair and I'm ready to roll.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I do have some few friends who spend a lot of time in the bathroom. Like you, after doing my rituals: brushing, shower, etc. Then I off to go and see the world outdoor. Thanks
@dodoazo (22047)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
If they feel comfortable why not? That will be a good business idea to make face powder more saleable. Go ahead guys, protect your face.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
It will increase the demand for the products and supply will increment too. Protect your skin with sunblock cream under the heat of the sun.
@clrumfelt (5426)
• United States
21 Dec 12
The idea of women ladies powdering their nose in the ladies room is such a stereo-type. Of course women probably do it a lot, but no less than men straightening and combing their hair as they pass a mirror. People would probably think it odd for a man to excuse himself from a table to go "powder his nose,." I suppose many men don't like the shiny-nose look either, but they aren't going to talk about it.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
It is gentleman way of looking good, especially if they wanted to be impressive. I do agree they don't show to anybody, some men have handkerchief to wipe out their shiny nose.It is a very manly moves and a groovy style.
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@aabuda (1729)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Yes, it's true. I was infact shocked while I was in the Mens room when a teenager put face powder on his face in front of the mirror and been fixing his self quite a bit....
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I find it strange, right?
@alberello (4755)
• Italy
20 Dec 12
Well, I as a man, sometimes I look in the mirror, I see that, unfortunately, are a little overweight (but this I can also confirm the scale). Usually, as you have rightly pointed out, women are spending more time in front of the mirror. They say "a bit and I'm ready!", Then an hour passes before they leave the house! I notice this in the behavior of my mother. All I do is look at my face, if all is well, if I shaved properly and if I have some redness in the face by having to spread the cream. nothing more for me! PS: Excuse me, seen from your picture, you do not mind if I call you, "banana hair" ? Let's be clear, it is not an offense, just a nickname. Let me know Best regards!
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I don't mind looking at the mirror and no offense for posting this discussion. I do believe it is a choice to pat face powder for men's preference. The topical cream is not an issue, since it is a form of regimen to remove any blemishes. I am not offended if you use a pet name as banana hair. I do believe you had made a discussion prior to this message. If I felt something and feel offended by it, then I had said something in your posted discussion about me. If I am not mistaken, the context goes like this...The banana hair who posted so many discussions that tend not to response. Frankly speaking, I am not comfortable to call me such a tag name. But I can deal with that if you wanted to call me such. Merry Christmas in advance!
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
20 Dec 12
I admit I am vain, I am very self conscious about how I look, how I look to others as well, I am very self-conscious about my face and find it hard to look in a mirror, because I see an ugly person in front of me, if I am seeing ugly, then I surmise everyone else that I come in contact with will view me as ugly. This is what I need to break, my self-esteem is low and I think everyone judges me on how I look. Unless I get plastic surgery I cannot change the way my face is and I need to come to terms with that.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
21 Dec 12
I cannot see any issue on looking in the mirror. I do check myself in the mirror before taking off from the house. But I don't wear face powder. Have a great day!
@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
20 Dec 12
I don't know about the face powder, but I do know men can be just as vain about their looks as women. I know women do it for other women. I'm not sure about men whether they do it for other men or for women. I'm not talking about gay reasons but to try to look better than the other person. It's like an unspoken competition.
@Shavkat (66889)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
I had seen some men who used to wear powder. I was walking in a department store, they do wear face powder. I feel strange looking at them. In fact, they look so manly.
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Feb 13
women of ages have been taught they must always look good for the men in their lives but now I think more women just want to look good for their own self esteem and to face a , face it, critical world who want women all to be pretty and smell good and be slim and on an on and on.But we come in all sizes and heights and races Thank God at my age I am past all the competition and am just bent on looking presentable to the world at large. I am elderly and widowed and just want to keep up my own self esteem.I think most men are a lot more vain than they want us to believe.
@lizzyt2007 (1312)
• Craig, Alaska
22 Dec 12
I understand women putting on their powder for nicer looking skin, but men. Thats just ridiculous. unless their gay its ok then.