Are Women too much beauty conscious ?

@krajibg (11932)
Guwahati, India
February 12, 2011 2:16am CST
In my view women are much ahead in their general look including the facial one. Then why so much of things go along with the women. Lipstick, ruse, makeup, attractive dress costly perfume, costly jewelry, many pairs of cloth, and all that. Shall we then conclude that women are more beauty conscious/obsessed compared to their counterparts? If yes, why ?why? Is it to attract the men? Or have other purpose? (Men are by default attracted to them) If beauty is for women why not this for men as well? That women are more beauty conscious However there are men who are just mad. They are so much into their look even a girl would faint. Lol So, are you all beauty conscious?
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@whateva (786)
• India
12 Feb 11
I think they are just insecure. Not cous they want men to find them beautiful, cous they want to feel beautiful. Why do most men want to feel strong ? not for mere some women ofcourse, so its something like that may be. Women's go through lots of hormonal changes and that causes lots of trouble to the way they appear and other stuff, some women are gifted and so they get obsessed with looks. But other who appear obsessed, might be just trying to loo their best to themselves. some even enjoy make up, some take it as a source of confidence. Well, Everyone believes in having their magic source of confidence ^^ be it love, work, money, looks strength or other stuff. so live and let live and stop worrying about what others do :p
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@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi whateva, I think they are just insecure. Not cous they want men to find them beautiful, cous they want to feel beautiful. Your say is beauty for lady is to confirm their security thing in life. There are other things too. Some women who are septuagenarians are seen with glossy get up and make up running through their wrinked faces. Now there we can not say that the woman is expecting some prince to come on horse back and take her away to safer and comfortable places.
• Pamplona, Spain
13 Mar 11
Hiya Kraj, Would say yes we like to look nice where ever we go even if it´s just to go Shopping at the Supermarket. Men like to do that too now at least. I know my lot in our House do but not to that extent. I love getting ready to go out anywhere even if it´s to buy a Magazine. But I don´t put lot´s of makeup and all that. Just fix my Hair and brush my Teeth those kind of things.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
13 Mar 11
Hilovinangel, You sound correct. Just to look beautiful is natural tendency of women, regardless to the poor or the rich. The purpose might be different depending the context but the urge to be attractive is there. Yes, now even men/boys too have started to add to their looks either through physical get up or with application of beautifying objects. Thanks for sharing.
• Pamplona, Spain
13 Mar 11
Hiya Kraj, Oh yes I have three Men here and they love to look at themselves in the Mirror like I said and they still wear those pierced rings in their Ears and cut their Hair latest style and get the latest fashion Jumper or Trousers too. Us Women like to look good anyway even when you have spent a sleepless night with one of them you will still get up in the Morning and splash your face with lot´s of cold Water and comb you Hair at the very least. After just having had a Baby you will reach for a Mirror and Comb and a bit of make up as we tend to look a bit peaky at that time. Well who would´nt?
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
1 Jun 11
Very much logical and relevant. The sense of beauty is in both men and women but while women do it openly men behind the curtain. Thank you.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
16 Feb 11
Although it is natural for females to be concerned about their looks more than males I don’t believe that all are overly obsessed although there are exceptions to every rule LOL! My guess is that women like to attract men and men, being visual creatures do place a lot of importance on how a woman looks. Personally, as a woman, I enjoy looking nice and in my case it is primarily just for me!
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
17 Feb 11
Hi paula, "visual creatures" - you mean men loves optical scanning of the female species. But for whatsoever a reason the motto of a woman to put makeup is subjective. Interestingly if a boy does this girlie things they would die laughing at him. Why? Should not men too look bright and sweet smelling? lol
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@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
18 Feb 11
I guess there would be nothing wrong with a man wanting to use beauty products etc. it just in the male culture not to accept men who do this...I think it's silly but that is the majority of men...
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
21 Feb 11
Might be not to attract other women of girl I use deo or perfume that I like. And not other accessories.
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• Philippines
13 Feb 11
women are quite conscious by their appearance.men are biologically wired to go for women with good looks so their children could inherit good looking genes.it even goes back to the caveman times.in an effort to be chosen by men,women do things to make them pretty.they buy nice clothes,they work out to get a sexy body,they buy beauty products,and they go for procedures that make them feel younger and prettier.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
13 Feb 11
Hi coco, Is it really the biological factor that a man with an average look looks for a beautiful girls for marriage? I think this a domination act by men and things have not changed because this would bring their dominance a challenge.
• Philippines
19 Feb 11
it's the same as as men are biologically wired to ogle pretty girls.men are wired to find the best "species" to carry on their lineage
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
21 Feb 11
Agreed.
@thesids (22220)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Feb 11
Hi Krajibg, Of course, it works for both and Beauty is something all should be concerned with. Simple reason - if I am beautiful, people would notice me - Some focus on looks , some focus on beauty of mind, soul etc, and some (the rare blessed ones) focus on both. Unluckily, neither me nor my wife look for physical beauty and we both are happy to be having a better and somewhat beautiful hearts and souls... Oh, I forgot to ask you - what segment do you belong to?
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi thesids, Well this is your maiden response on my discussion and it is nice really. All heaven would shower flower on you and your wife and the likes of you who are less concerned about the physical beauty or more precisely the beauty of the visage. I wonder if or not women look for the beauty of men to date with, get married and so and so forth. My lord, what conception is this that when it is girls they have to be nice looking, soft spoken but the boy/man is taken for granted. I think the feudal concept has not been erased as yet. Women are treated as objects. What a pity. Oh yeah, I too belong to your segment. If you want to have a look at my other part go to my profile and she is right there. Thanks friend.
@thesids (22220)
• Bhubaneswar, India
12 Feb 11
I can share some of my insane research here with My lord, what conception is this that when it is girls they have to be nice looking, soft spoken but the boy/man is taken for granted. - Traditionally men are supposed to have a hectic day outside the house working - this makes them tired and also exposed to sun, pollution and accidents etc - The women were supposed to stay indoors, away from sun, pollution etc and so they could have a more glowing skin (adding to their beauty) and when the tired hubby returned from the busy and not so happy work, he was happy to see the wife... something of this kind of logic. This continued and people (the ladies) never came out of this shell and so they still believe in these and as long as they believe in this, we men would always need them that way... It is kind of choice and its availability. ps. I normally dont feel comfortable viewing profiles, but this time I was happy and had a look at all the pics. If that was your son, man you have got a real good family.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Yes, the root of this practice dates back to our pristine age. The hunting men would bring the killed animals and the wife ( woman) had to do with them. It was necessity then. To get a better groom could be another reason as to why they put extra on them. And if you do not believe just observe woman before marriage and after marriage. lol And thanks a lot for the compliment on my pics.
@nangisha (3502)
• Indonesia
14 Feb 11
I think I am but not to much. I think good cloth and fresh look with light make up give us more confident. I think its give us sense of every thing is perfect and nothing will go wrong. I think we need to honest thats every man had to be satisfied with their eye. And many woman try to look their best because they wanna impress someone or just for respecting their self by taking care and maximize what they got. I think nothing wrong with that and I think every man will proud if they wife look beautiful and stunning.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Well nangisha, accepted that a light makeup with good clothing boosts up their confidence. But have you thought about those who have no means to afford them? Do not they too have the urge to become a little nicer to look at like most other women? Yeah, what fits most is to impress men with their look and less like a competition.
@nangisha (3502)
• Indonesia
16 Feb 11
I think most woman has a smart spending cell. I always get good cloth from certain store without spent huge money and we had to smart to mix and match what we had in our drawer. So people will not see us continuously wearing the same stuff. I think there is no need to compete with others woman because every woman has their own unique quality. I think man also has different taste in woman, most of my friend want a woman thats not to high maintenance. At the end how ever beautiful the package its always depend who you are inside.
• United States
13 Feb 11
yup they are beauty conscious well most of them are there are some that have natural beauty no need of all those chemicals on their skin ;p and it attracts men cause they look so unreal,unbelievable,kinda of like a fantasy only thing some men of course know that when that woman takes her make-up off would rather be with a broom than with her(just a saying we ever here have) pardon ladies hehe
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Hi Prince, Yes sir, most of the women are naturally beautiful. mean they can kill all all the Trojan men with just their physical as well as facial beauty. And , know, they spoil their original beauty by the application of the artificial ones. Most other might get attracted by those women with the beauty assistant but not me.
• United States
15 Feb 11
ikr spoilers -.- then they wonder why men treat them the way they do most interesting
@irene66 (1670)
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
I think this time the saying applies where it says "We are not born equal". having lipstick, wearing jewelries are women thing. Otherwise men who wear lipstick is weird. Besides women do this to keep their men . as most often men look at ladies full of make-up.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
13 Feb 11
Hi irene, Know what? I look at a girl or woman who is simple but attractive and confident. lol So finally we can say that it is rather an attempt to hijack men that women are with all the makeup accessories.
@irene66 (1670)
• Philippines
13 Feb 11
hahahahah. Didn't you know that! That is the main essence of make up- hijcaking men! . Though I agree with you with simple women as I am one of those. I only apply make up at night to lure my husband. hahaha
• Oman
12 Feb 11
Yes they are because women have the natural tendency to be beauty-conscious as men have the natural tendency to have body-conscious, thus, having/aiming at having V-shaped muscular bodies. The two exemplify the Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden (Bible) who portray such characteristics.
• Oman
12 Feb 11
(Sorry for the typographical error, it's supposed to be --- ...natural tendency to be body-conscious, thus, ... NOT ...natural tendency to have body-conscious, thus ...)
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi madp, Is it natural like the rain or cloud ? If it is natural it must have been brought to stay with us and we have not driven it out and I am not hopeful that it would ever get eliminated.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
12 Feb 11
"Vanity thy name is woman"--isn't it Rajib? Women are generally vain . While most of them are vain there are few who are not too conscious of their looks too. Here too, I would only say 'too conscious'. It is inbuilt in them.WHile the male is supposed to be the more beautiful in all species ,in human beings alone , it is the woman who is supposed to be more beautiful. Perhaps like how male birds preen themselves, the women also became conscious of their looks.
@kalav56 (11496)
• India
12 Feb 11
As far as the last question goes, I am middleaged but am still a woman.So, I would naturally be conscious of my looks though I do not wear any makeup.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi kalav, These days even men are turning beauty conscious and therefore there are so many parlours out there. But the number is too less when compared to women' act. It must be a latent war among the women but they do not show it with words but only with deeds. Like look I am better looking than you Thanks for dropping kalav.
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
12 Feb 11
I think every body loves beauty.man and woman in different degree.man loves pretty partner,so does woman.when man chooses his wife,he cares more about her appearance while woman chooses her husband she cares for it less than man.so may be here is the reason.because man is care more about appearance. LOL!
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi zhouxi, Seems, our women counterparts are more keen on having having a husband through their beauty. Men too are conscious about their looks but in most case this is to building their confidence. Thanks a lot.
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@zhouxi (1756)
• China
13 Feb 11
• India
12 Feb 11
Hello my friend krajibg Ji, I think women think that their outlook is not worth presentable so they use artificial means to covetr up their draw-backs, by all items mentioned by you. If they do not satisfy these things they even dress up , like men's wear. Besides this, your question on beuty Vs handsome. I think Handsome is used for men and beuty for women. May be that one is gfaminine and other is masculine. But yoiur conclusion including mine is same that women due to jellousy among themselves try and look better than anyone else. There has been manyu shows on women at differenty frontys comparitively for men. Thetre have been very less handsome parlour against opposityion. At the same time Wrestling grounds are negkligible for women and so on. Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hello MGBU Jee, Seems there is some confusion over the word the use of the word 'beauty' In my post I tried to assimilate both of them into a single concept. Do not you think that with more hype on the feminine beauty people are making good business. I have seen many women who look much beautiful when they are without make up things. We need to have some change now.
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• India
6 Apr 11
Hello my friend krajibg Ji, So nice of you for your immediate and prompt positive. 'BEAUTY IS TO SEE AND NOT TO TOUCH.' Thanks. May God bless You and have a great time.
@celticeagle (124391)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb 11
I think most women of today are overly obsessed by their looks. Shopping is a pass time many can not do without. Things have truly changed dramatically just from the turn of the 20th century. Women used to used rouse on their cheeks and their wasn't alot of make up except in the theater. Now all of that has changed. The make up that women put on today would have been termed as nasty back in that age.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Hi celtic, You said it right. Craze for better looks in woman started since the beginning of 20th century. But even if there are so many beauty accessories why women are more into this? More than 90% of them naturally beautiful or good looking?
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@celticeagle (124391)
• Boise, Idaho
12 Feb 11
So glad you realize that. Make up is to enhance beauty not make it so.
@shibham (17019)
• India
12 Feb 11
Go to my avatar.... face with fully beard. So, it may prove that i am not... But appreciate the consciousness of others. I think women are more conscious than men... In some cases.... But Narcism is beyond the consciousness. have a great day.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
12 Feb 11
Well shibham, let me comment on your here and would look the pic you have mentioned. And as for beauty men are less bothered. Is not it you mean to say? Thanks for dropping.
@visavis (5935)
• Philippines
12 Feb 11
I think women are more self centered than men. Then men are very confident to himself in terms of figure. May be because according to survey for every 1 men the ratio is 5 women, so competing of women are on...
• Philippines
22 Mar 11
Women are more beauty conscious because we live in a world where beauty is a big advantage, isn't it? And there's nothing wrong to be beautiful and presentable in the eyes of other person.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
1 Jun 11
Of course. If one is beautiful and at the same time presentable there is no problem at all. If beauty and brain work together there would be more Dante, Homer, Shakespeare or Omar Khyam.
• India
18 Feb 11
Yes no doubt women are more beauty conscious compared to man, though god has made them beautiful, but some men are too consious too, they wear good dress, perfumes even make up lol. Thanks for sharing your opnion. Cheers. God bless you, have a nice day ahead. Professor ‘Bhuwan’. .
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
19 Feb 11
Hello prof, That boys too are getting beauty conscious now is the sign of their beauty alert or carrying off the fashion on the card? I doubt sometime.
@EdnaReyes (2625)
• Philippines
17 Feb 11
As a girl, I am beauty conscious not only to please my man but to also of myself. But now a days, men are getting to be more of a beauty conscious than women. Proof? There are salons that cater to men vanity. There are cosmetics products made for men only. Men are now fashion conscious ,too. Making fuss over what's to wear or not. I think, men are rediscovering themselves, that in order to feel good, one has to feel beautiful,too!
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
17 Feb 11
Hi there, Yes, the interesting things these days are some of the actions of women are followed by men too. Thanks for the response.
@SIMPLYD (91040)
• Philippines
15 Feb 11
Well, generally women are beauty conscious. Maybe it's because women are the center of attraction for men , so we make it a point as women, to always improve our look. I guess, for those single ones, their purpose is to attract guys so they could choose from them who could be their partner in life. But as to married ones, for me it's to keep the husbands always attracted to them.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Hi SIMPLYD, You mean women are not? (sorry if you are already married)If a marriage proposal comes to you and you have seen the guy and seen to unpleasant to be your husband. Would you still say yes to him? I think not and even if you agree you are forced either by family people or by the circumstance. Nice words.
@margeryann (1847)
• United States
15 Feb 11
I think everyone is too an extent. We all want to look pretty or cute. Guys want to look good too. It's just some people take it further then other people. You can want to look beautiful and cute without being conceited. I don't ware makeup hardly never. Every now and then I do. I still want to look pretty though. I want my husband to think I'm pretty and he does. He says that I'm very pretty without makeup. He says there is some ladies that look pretty with the makeup on and look ugly without it. He says that I look good without it.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Hi margeryann, Some two years back I gad to play a role in a movie and there director would ask the makeup boy to ready me every time I had my past to be shot. Why I had to be painted (?) because in common way I would not be palatable. I like women who put up light makeup only when a situation demands. Thank you very much.
@jdyrj777 (6541)
• United States
15 Feb 11
In my opinion yes they are. Ive heard and believe its from low self esteem. They dont feel good about they way they look. Myself i threw all that junk away years ago. I call it hoe paint.
@krajibg (11932)
• Guwahati, India
15 Feb 11
Hi jdfyrj, They are not happy or satisfied with the way they look and therefore they adopt the artificial means, ya? You could be right. Thanks for dropping.