Is wearing a full face with makeup the same as catfishing? Wife sparks argument after revealing that her friends NEVER showed their boyfriends what they really look like
- A woman living in the UK admitted that she looks unrecognizable without makeup
- She asked members of Mumsnet if wearing makeup is a form or catfishing
- Many comments argued that it is not as misleading as using old or edited photos
- However, others agreed that it is possible to look very different with cosmetics
One woman who admits looking unrecognizable without makeup has sparked a heated debate about whether wearing heavy cosmetics is a form of catfishing.
Anonymous posting on Mumsnet, the woman, who lives in the UK, explained that she gets more attention from men when she wears makeup than when she goes without products on her face.
She said many of her friends have boyfriends they’ve never seen without makeup, which suggests they have feelings for someone who looks completely different with their bare faces.
Many comments argued that makeup should not be considered a form of catfishing as it is not as misleading as using old or edited photos, but others agreed that it can give a completely different look.
A woman who admits that she looks ‘totally different’ without makeup has sparked a discussion about using cosmetics to deceive others (file image)
The woman posted on Mumsnet explaining that she has friends who never showed their boyfriends without makeup
The woman asked for an opinion and wrote, “Okay, hear me out. Before I get into this thread, I just want to say that I am NOT bashing women who wear makeup – I love makeup myself and wear it regularly. I’m just really interested in other people’s opinions.
Lately, I’ve just been thinking about whether a full face of makeup could amount to some sort of catfishing. I myself look very different when I have a full face with make-up on. When I wear make-up, I am even constantly approached and stared at by men. Whereas when I go out with absolutely nothing, it doesn’t happen that often. Sometimes I even think, “If only you saw me when I woke up this morning!”
‘I talked about this with some of my friends who admitted that their boyfriends have seen them without makeup! I think that’s crazy! What if the person you’re with doesn’t get into your fresh face at all and the makeup has led them to think you look like something that actually took a ton of makeup and an hour in front of the mirror to reach? ‘
Just a thought. YABU – don’t be stupid! YANBU – To some extent, makeup can be false. ‘
A flood of responses said wearing heavy cosmetics should be considered a type of catfishing, and some admit that professional makeup artists have completely changed their appearance.
One person wrote, ‘I think makeup can be very deceiving! Some women really look completely different with and without, which I think looks like a form of catfishing, as you said. For example, it can completely change a person’s skin color and texture and how their bone structure looks, etc. It can be unfair and I wouldn’t be surprised if many people wouldn’t be attracted to someone’s natural face when they are used to seeing them with a lot of makeup up. ‘
Many comments on the post agreed to wear makeup can be deceptive and should be considered a form of catfishing
Another said: ‘I get what you mean ON. When I got my makeup done by a professional makeup artist for a wedding, I really felt like I was wearing a Snapchat filter. Honestly, this woman was a genius and although I wear makeup every day, this was another level and I’ve never looked better since then.
‘I’ve seen some crazy transformations with makeup and in a way I agree with you.’
However, others were of the opinion that makeup should not be viewed as a type of catfishing, as it doesn’t change its appearance as much as using other people’s photos.
‘Catfishing is the wrong word. A full face with makeup, for example in your old photos, is the equivalent of the bald man wearing a hat all over his beard or always a full beard to cover a weak jaw / chin ‘, wrote one person.
Another commented, ‘I mean, people can look dramatically different without makeup. But it’s usually obvious that they’re wearing it, not like using a fake photo or persona to literally trick someone into believing you’re someone you’re not. ‘
A third added, ‘Makeup enhances the features you already have, so I would recommend YABU. If someone is wearing enough makeup to look dramatically different, you could definitely see that. ‘
Others felt that the term catfishing is too strong because wearing makeup is not the same as using old or edited photos