Tuesday, May 6th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You


What do you tell people if they say you’re wearing “too much” makeup? Have you had anyone tell you this? What was your response?

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38 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – What do you tell people if they say you’re wearing “too much” makeup?

  1. karen

    I haven’t get any of this kind of comment. as a makeup newbie, I am still on the stage that most of people said the color on my face is not visible.
    I am the only one who is keeping ask if the color is too much.

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pippa Calico

      Oh i hear you on this one! Alot of ppl always saying: “I didnt know you wore makeup!!!” LOL!
      And i still feel like im plastering it on!

  2. Grace

    “You’re not wearing enough makeup!”

    • Sandy

      That’s what I say too. Mostly it’s ppl who don’t know who to wear makeup that make these kinda comments!

  3. Michelle

    “If my appearance makes you uncomfortable, I think the obvious solution is to simply not look at me.”

  4. Hey Cristine,

    I never ever got this comment from any one of my relatives,freinds or strangers.Infact im the only one who keep on asking if my makeup is too much??

    Zzainy..

  5. Nicole

    I have never had this happen. People usually tell me that it looks natural and not plastered on. If someone told me that I was wearing too much, I would probably tell them there is no such thing as too much makeup, lol. That, and they don’t want to see what I look like without it.

  6. DaniMae

    I simply tell them “It’s not YOUR face, so don’t worry about it” and that usually solves the problem.

  7. Vee

    “That’s nice.”

  8. grace

    I usually get this from my mom when I do more glam or darker eye looks. Once it was for a school event where everyone dresses up so I told her she didnt know what she was talking about. Another time it was for prom but everyone ended up loving my turquoise make up and asking me if i did it myself =)

    • Chica

      I’m with you Grace, the only person who’s ever said that to me is my mum because she doesn’t wear make up and doesn’t really like that I do – and that’s only about how much eyeliner i’ve put on – or the brightness of my eyeshadow – i’m really light with my foundation & blush so I don’t get comments on that.

  9. I have never had anyone say that to me. I think it would be really rude of someone to do that, so I am not sure what I would respond…maybe just say thanks for letting me know? Usually I have people ask me what I use (eyeshadows) or just give me a compliment…

  10. Ashley

    I’ve had people say that in a bit more subtle manor, ie “Why do you bother doing your makeup for class?” to which I respond “I don’t spend all this money on makeup for it to sit in my room!”

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pippa Calico

      HA! I hate that! I went away on a weekend and all the women there asked why i wore makeup on holiday!! Cos i loooove it! I wish id thought of your comment! :-)

  11. marquita Elliott

    A new guy asked me why do I have make up on and I told him to deal with it or get out. He cannot take my face from me.

  12. I hate when people say that!
    My grandpa has said that to me before lol!

  13. No one has actually said that to me, but I think a lot of them have thought it. I DO wear more makeup than most people, especially during the day.

    I like what I do, so there! :)

  14. viv

    I don’t recall any of my friends giving me such a comment… but I’m sure my mom has, once or twice when I was younger a few years back. Now she’s stopped.. haha
    Anyways, if someone did say that to me I’d probably say something like “You think THIS is too much? You must be kidding me. There’s nothing you can do about it anyways” LOL – I actually RARELY wear full make up so… my MU can never be too much! : D

  15. Clover

    “opinions are like @$$holes…everybody’s got one”

  16. evangelia

    It’s always men who tell me this. Women generally are fascinated by my makeup and ask me to do their makeup for special occasions.

  17. dee

    I actually did have one guy tell me I had too much on. He was security for a building I have to go into once or twice a week. He said “oh you don’t need all that, you can just be natural”. I said ok, and went on with my day. When I thought about it I realized I hadn’t put on MACs Blot Powder like I usually do. I went back in another day with the Blot Powder on and he said it was much better. So now I know for that natural look, I have to make sure to wear a powder.

    Also, my mom says it all the time, but I really don’t care what she thinks in general…As long as my boss doesn’t complain(she’s also my friend so she’d tell the truth) I think I’m good.

  18. Jan

    “I’m vain, I admit it.”

  19. Bex

    “beacuse I know how to ;-)

  20. Sash

    “You’re wearing too little.”

  21. Jennifer

    I work in the beauty industry so I rarely hear this. Even if I have two pounds of makeup on, the other girls are usually wearing four! Usually I get customers who are totally flabergasted that I’m wearing full foundation, concealer, etc. They want to know how I do it (the right shade and good skincare are the keys). I love colour but I don’t go too dark b/c I’m really fair. I’ve had guy acquaintances tell me I don’t need to wear a lot of makeup (they’re trying to be nice!) I just laugh and say “How would you know, you’ve never seen me without it”.

  22. Tonee

    Oh yes, people have told me this – but it’s always people I don’t know and don’t want to know, so I just ignore them. I don’t bother to respond because I don’t have to explain/defend the kind of make up I wear!

  23. Charlie

    I sometimes wish people would tell me this…I’m sort of a makeup newbie too, and I’m not sure I’m good at telling the difference between too much and not enough on myself! Unfortunately, everyone at my work is too nice to say anything bad even if they did think I was wearing too much, and my husband thinks _anything_ is too much! I don’t want to be dissed, but some constructive criticism would be nice sometimes.

  24. kat

    Wow some of these results are shocking. Just because someone is rude to you doesn’t just give you the right to be rude back; this is playground politics guys!

    I’ve personaly never been told I’m wearing too much. I think that you should probably listen to the advice, whether or not you chose to act on it, rather than just dismissing it. If people are distracted by your makeup it can be unprofessional, and I wouldn’t compromise that for the love of bright colours :D

  25. Myra

    I’ve so far haven’t had anyone say I was wearing too much makeup (in those words) but I did have a guy friend of mind asked me where I was coming from or off too and if I was part of Cirque Du Soleil, I had shades of bright blues: like electri eel, freshwater, deep truth and contrast on my eyes and I’m black…I just laugh and asked him if it was too much, he said yes for outside wear but for the clubs, I could get away with it, I live in Los Angeles, so anything goes. I’ve learn to tune down the shdes of blues, but we laugh when I wear blue e/s around him.

  26. Vanessa

    Yeah i got that comment couple times. I never really said anything because it IS my face and not thers.
    Or mostly i’d say: So?
    LOL. then there mostly speechless after that xD

  27. Laura

    I rarely ever get it, simply because I don’t think people have the guts too ^_^
    But, I say to them that *I* like it and enjoy it and so I’m gonna do it :)

  28. cloudburst

    I don’t think anyone has told me that…I would hope most people would be polite enough to keep negative comments to themseleves…how rude!

  29. Reese

    Person: Uh, you have too much makeup on.
    Me: Aw, thanks! Thats the look I was going for. (Smile)
    :D

  30. naomi

    Reese you crack me up. I like that response! I only hear this from my husband. His favorite line being “Are you going out like that in public? It’s too much makeup don’t you think?”

    I usually say ” Don ‘t you just love it! and I go about my business.

  31. Briodmun

    Depends.. random stranger i’ll tell them to stuff it, someone i know then i’d just laugh in their face. Either way i dont take offence by it – just because i’m gorgeous and they’re just jealous :).

  32. Karli

    I have a simple, two word response to all that say that.

    “Suck it.”

  33. Carolyn

    I think the only time I’ve heard that is on my way out the door to a show I was working on… The Rocky Horror Show – LIVE! (the stage version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show).
    Seeing as the point was to cake on make up rather unnaturally (as in chocolate brown eye shadow as cheek contour on my pasty white skin) I wasn’t too upset.

    While I do experiment with color, most of my looks are pretty “classic” so I guess I avoid looking like I put it on with a trowel.