Do Men Really Prefer Women Without Makeup On?

Living in the mountains has taken a toll on my beauty regime. I’ve been rocking a pony-tail most days, my nails haven’t been manicured in a month and my snow boots are the only shoes I wear.

One day last week when Luke and I were driving home from skiing all day, I looked in the side mirror at my ski-helmet matted down hair, pale face and chapped lips and asked aloud, “Am I even attractive anymore?!”

This alarmed Luke a bit. “What are you talking about?” he asked.

I explained the beauty rut I was feeling, how I hadn’t done my hair in weeks, my makeup was minimal at best and my clothing has been more functional than fashionable.

He stopped me short to say “Honestly, the past few weeks when you are leaving for work, I’ve thought to myself that you look really gorgeous. I like how you look best when you have aren’t all dolled up.”

I thought this was a very sweet comment. But since then, I’ve been thinking about what he said. Then I heard some Drake song lyrics “sweatpants, hair tied, chillin with no makeup on, that’s when you’re the prettiest. I hope you don’t take it wrong” and thought…

Is it really possible that men are more attracted to women when they are in their natural state – eye bags, flat hair, unpolished nails and all?

I don’t know about you ladies, but I feel like I look WAY more attractive with makeup applied, my hair styled and a cute outfit on. And don’t even get me started on those “celebs without makeup” shots…eeek!!

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HAHA! That last one was just mean, I know.

So is it just when a guy is in love with a woman that he can find her beautiful bare faced and in sweatpants, or is that truly what men prefer all the time?

Please weigh in and help me solve this conundrum!