Do women need make up as they get older

United States
March 27, 2007 1:56pm CST
Now that Im in my 30s I hardly wear any make up at all and looking back as a young adult I wouldnt be caught dead with out lol so Im sondering do women after 30 really need makeup or do they really worry about their looks as much ? a joke I hear alot is when a man in a church said preacher is it a sin for women to wear lipstick? the preacher thought a moment and said well if the barn needs a little paint it wont hurt lol
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@GuateMom (1411)
• Canada
27 Mar 07
I don´t think most women NEED make up. It is a personal decision that depends entirely on how you feel about yourself and how much time you have. I personally couldn´t handle having to wear make up, i just don´t have the time or the money.
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@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
31 Mar 07
I only wear make up on occasion but thats mainly because when I was dancing I would put it on ontop of itself throughout my shift...so now that I'm retired I just cant stand the stuff LOL...I'm nearing 40 y/o and really more often than not i just couldnt be bothered LOL but I think to each his own ya know....I knwo some women of various ages that wont even go to the beach without it on (someting i coudl NEVER understand LOL)
@aweins (4203)
• India
31 Mar 07
it depends from person to person a lot and i think if a person dont like to wear it , then what ever be her she will not wear it. and i can say this because i dont wear make today, i never wore in my past and will never ever wear it in future too. the day i wore a lip gloss i remeber was the day i got married and every body forced me that i should atleast wear a Gloss if not anything else.so that was the only day and i know that i will noty feel the need of wearing it in my old age too. i love natural beauty and getting old in its own style is also a beauty. GOD tell u by ageing you that u are getting old , atleast now remember me once, atleast noe do some good deeds, but this man, they paint themselves to hide the truth . Nothing works , youth , youngness, beauty, liveliness in ur skin, nothing can come back by applying make up.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
28 Mar 07
You know I don't wear alot of makeup either like I use to. I use liquid makeup for my face and maybe some lip stick but that is it for me also. I am almost in my mid 30's myself. I guess I don't fell as good putting alot of makeup on like I use to.
@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
27 Mar 07
The key word here is "need". No older woman do not need makeup as they get older. Neither do young women. A little bit of "cover up" for a blemish, birthmark or scar if you are self concious about it. However, most women seem to have been brainwashed to "think" they "need" make up. Let's face it, if woman stopped buying and using makeup, a multibuillion dollar industry would be looking for new jobs. Personally, I used very little when I was younger and due to allergies I now use even less.
@nelltx (277)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I am in my 30's & I hardly ever wear make-up. Of course, I have hardly worn make-up my entire life. To me make-up is a bother. I do occasionally get all dolled up if my hubby & I go out or if it is a school function that I have to go to. My thoughts are that if you weren't a big make-up wearer before you got to your 30's, you probably don't need it now. All of your friends & family know how pretty you are with & without it so why mess with success! I guess it all depends on the woman, my sister will not leave her house unless she is completely made up, not even to the corner store to get a soda. She just doesn't feel complete without it. I am the total opposite, when I have make-up on I feel overdone. It is just a personal preference I think.