And here’s me, who always found ears that stand out very cute, it’s actually an attractive feature to me. Not cauliflower ears, but the dumbo kind. I really hope there won’t be a plastic surgery epidemic to have them altered, I’d be sad!
When I was younger I had complexes about my ass being too big, I wanted to be more tan etc, etc. Then I met south americans who really boosted my confidence, especially about my behind and my skin, and I realized something. Even if something isn’t attractive to you, or in your own culture, it can be somewhere else. So nowadays, when I’m unhappy with something, after being negative about it for a while I go “Oh well, it’s probably a nice feature somewhere in the world!”. It has really helped me love and accept myself more.
Since I have my own and my cultures beauty standards I really can’t understand some of the beauty standards around the world, but I find it very liberating that they exist. Add to that personal and individual preferences and the concept of beauty widens even more (like me and ears, lol). It would be sad to see the whole world comform to one sole ideal, when beauty comes in so many shapes and forms. I too personally dislike the trend with too obvious lipstick on males in Kdramas, but maybe it’s liberating to others, idk? I always secretly agree when people complain in the timed comments. And then there will always be someone trying to explain it with “he has naturally red lips”, making me laugh.
Don’t get me wrong though, I’m very well aware that natural red lips exist, I have them myself. People have many times asked me what lipstick I use and when I say it’s my natural colour, with transparent lipgloss over, some find it hard to believe. But that can’t be the case for EVERY male Kdrama actor. And many times the shade is far from natural, proven by the many pics in this thread.
On the other hand this discussion makes me wonder about makeup on girls. We are so used to girls having heavy makeup on, but maybe the guys hate it as much on us, as we do on them (at least some of us)? Fuchsia isn’t really a natural color on ANYONE. I’ve heard many guy friends say that they prefer their girls natural and that they hate the “puttied” look on girls. Maybe both genders don’t actually like excessive makeup, but the guys just gave up and accepted it?