According to a survey by British pharmacy chain Superdrug, 1 out of 3 women won’t leave their homes without any makeup on.
I wonder if the results would be the same in Malaysia. I think it depends on the demographics. When I’m in Hartamas I’ve seen women all dolled up to the nines shopping for groceries. While in Subang Jaya where my parents live I think women are more easy going about their looks.
Also, the average woman waits at least two and a half months before revealing her unmadeup face to her boyfriend.
Hmmm. I think that’s about true. Especially if you’re very very good at makeup. I think one of my guy friends once told me, he would never commit to a girl before he’s seen her face without makeup. lol. I know I’ve kind of fibbed about wearing makeup to guys I’m interested in before. You know, along the lines of ” no, I’m not wearing makeup. My cheeks are naturally rosy…”
Another girlfriend (who shall remain nameless) who was living with her long term boyfriend actually woke up at 6 am every morning to put on some powder, blush, lipstick and a bit of eyeshadow before getting back into bed. When the boyfriend wakes up at around 7 am, he would awake to a vision of loveliness. You can call it crazy. She calls it working at the relationship.
And while I’m on this topic, I just want to share this with you:
That’s actually the usually very lovely Ms. Katy Perry. That photo was taken by her husband Russell Brand one very early morning which he then tweeted. While I don’t understand how she still hasn’t killed him after he tweeted the photo for the whole planet to see , my point is that 99.99% of us look kind of iffy in the morning.
I think makeup is a wonderful
weapon tool as it allows me to present the best version of myself to the world . But I think it’s best if along with your makeup skills, women also develop their self-confidence skills, so that if ever you find yourself sleeping next to your boyfriend, you won’t have to wake up so early in the morning to refresh yourself. Just ask him to close the damn blinds and get you some coffee instead : )
PS/You can read about the rest of the Superdrug makeup survey here.