May 13, 2010

Without makeup — "I feel vulnerable."

28 comments:

knox said...

I haven't seen Kathie Lee in years... she has had some plastic surgery.

Also, if she doesn't have mascara on at the beginning of that video, I'll eat my hat.

The other woman looks great with no makeup.

c3 said...

Then you need more oxytocin

c3 said...

Hmmmmm...

Brings back memories to see the words "Kathie Lee" and "the other woman" in the same paragraph

Ann Althouse said...

@knox Yeah, the mascara was hilariously obvious.

Or maybe they are some kind of semi-permanently glued-on extensions.

knox said...

Brings back memories to see the words "Kathie Lee" and "the other woman" in the same paragraph

LOL. So wrong!

traditionalguy said...

Thank God that I am not a woman.

chuck b. said...

Well, good for them.

I really hate make-up. Plus, it makes such a mess.

The Crack Emcee said...

I'm with Traditionalguy:

I'm glad to be a man. I can't imagine what it would feel like not to feel secure without wearing a mask.

And does it say anything about women that they think they must live a lie to be who they are?

Or that their self-worth is so wrapped up in how they look?

It strikes me, sort of, like a mental illness. Especially the demand that everyone cop to it. Values being twisted into a pretzel to make women feel good about themselves for something they're hardly responsible for - how they look comes from their parents - instead of anything they actually think or do.

And can you imagine this same video being made featuring (straight) men? Like "two girls/one cup" it just doesn't happen.

And last but not least, anyone ever looked at a woman and saw her father in a wig looking back at you?

Not many women want to talk about that,...

Patm said...

I did not recognise Gifford even AFTER the make up job.

She has begun to look like Sandra Bullock.

Weird.

ricpic said...

Compared to Hoda Kathy Lee's a goddess...until she speaks.

Patm said...

I don't think Gifford was wearing mascara. I think she has a combo of veggie-dyed lashes and the fake ones that stay on for about three weeks at a pop.

The chinese ladies at my nail shop offer those. I think I'll pass.

MadisonMan said...

Who is Hoda? Should I know?

knox said...

Thank God that I am not a woman.

Well, most women spend relatively little time on their appearance.

It's the celebrity types who sit through hours of makeup and spend tons of money on the upkeep. And then end up looking like freaks for their trouble.

Peano said...

Without makeup — "I feel vulnerable."

Me, too.

John Stodder said...

What about you, Ann?

In photos and videos, you're quite beautiful. Do you go thru what these gals do to get there? If you do, it's not obvious to this male. But maybe the women who follow you know I'm just bedazzled by the magic of the makeover.

Deborah said...

I am 60 years old and only recently began to wear make up on a regular basis. This is because of the dark circles under my eyes which make me look extremely tired. Since about age 50 I am startled by the way my face has changed but I don't especially care. I have lost something but in the process, gained more self confidence. I was never beautiful anyway.

Deborah said...

They probably do feel vulnerable if they are used to hiding behind that makeup. They wear a lot on camera.

Freeman Hunt said...

I call under eye concealer "fake sleep." Sometimes fake sleep is the only sleep you can get with an infant in the house.

phx said...

I think perhaps we've been brainwashed into thinking makeup on women makes them more attractive. It could take generations to get away from that cognitive implant, but I think we might be seeing the early steps of a new kind of liberation.

Freeman Hunt said...

Now I've watched the video. They both look fine without makeup. Most people do.

Anton said...

"Who is Hoda? Should I know?"

She's Hoda Kotb, you silly goose!

sydney said...

I have never felt comfortable in make up. I feel like a painted doll. Not myself.

kcom said...

"She's Hoda Kotb, you silly goose!"

And.....?

Jamie said...

My first husband called it "pagan face paint" and hated it. My now-husband of the last sixteen years (I want to say "my last husband," but somehow that doesn't sound right...) doesn't have a name for it, but hates it. I myself think I look a lot better WITH it than WITHOUT it, but I almost never wear it, for reasons of time; I just wish I had my little daughter's beautiful, even-toned, smooth skin and lush, dark lashes. Boy howdy, if I did, I'd never wear a single bit of makeup!

But I like to put on a full face for special occasions, just to soak up the public accolades about how great I clean up. (When I say "a full face," I'm still endeavoring to be as subtle as possible - enhancing rather than enameling, so to speak.) I think of it as dressup for my face: just for fun.

The Crack Emcee said...

"My first husband called it 'pagan face paint' and hated it. My now-husband of the last sixteen years (I want to say 'my last husband,' but somehow that doesn't sound right...)..."

Am I the only person listening? I just gotta be. I mean, damn.

Largo said...

Jamie,
How about "my latest husband"? :-)

Lynne said...

I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who restricts fakeup to special occaisions.
(Which is not to say I'm some raving natural beauty. I'm not.)
I just have very little reason to paint up on most days. (I'm unemployed and home alone a lot.)
I guess I avoid fakeup for the same reason my hair is now 80% silver. I'm just to darn lazy to regularly paint/dye myself.
I'm also pleased to see other men take my sweetie's attitude toward fakeup. I thought he was just being nice.

Galvanized said...

I think they both look great without makeup. I think Kathie Lee looks affected with the hair extensions and the fake bake. Most women indeed do look just fine with no/very little makeup. I, for one, am sick of the perfect, plastic, unnatural skin color on TV. Just enough to even skin tone and barely accentuate is enough.