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More than half of men believe women wear make-up to trick them into thinking they're attractive, study reveals

But going barefaced isn’t quite acceptable either

Sarah Young
Tuesday 02 May 2017 17:50 BST

If you covered your blemishes, swiped on some mascara or dabbed on some blush this morning, you probably didn’t realise you would be accused of aesthetic espionage.

But according to the majority of men, you’re a grade A, male-gaze con artist.

According to a new survey from YouGov, 63 per cent of men believe that the main reason women wear makeup is to trick people into thinking they’re more attractive than they really are.

Because of course, women spend hours upon hours mastering the perfect feline flick just for the sake of men. Yawn.

Surprisingly though, the data revealed that 47 per cent of women share the same view.

While 53 per cent said that women are held to unrealistic beauty standards by the media.

Men however were less convinced with only 30 per cent strongly agreeing that the media presents women with an impossible benchmark.

Unfortunately, people can be very vocal when it comes to their views on women wearing makeup.

But, it’s become somewhat of a double standard. On one hand, women are accused of deceiving men by wearing makeup but going barefaced isn’t quite acceptable either.

Yes, women do use beauty products to cover-up, transform or accentuate their look but their goals are often far less conniving than you might think.

In contrast to this the data also showed that, despite claims beards act similarly to makeup by disguising facial imperfections or a less than chiselled jaw, only 34 per cent of women believe men grow facial hair just to trick them.

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