How French women lie more than Americans about their beauty routines
We all tell little white lies every now and then.
From lying about your age to a sudden bronze (fake) tan, the world of beauty is a particular minefield when it comes to fibbing.
as much as we are all inclined to the odd reworking of the truth, a new
survey shows that American ladies are far more honest than their French
counterparts when it comes to beauty, sex and age.
Je ne sais quoi: The French aren't honest about how much they spend on beauty - nor are they truthful about their sexual pasts
As part of their campaign for new
lash-lengthening mascara 'They're Real!', Benefit commissioned the
survey, comparing French and American women's lying habits.
There are similarities: Both nationalities lie as much as each other with 60 per cent of us lying at least once a week.
Younger women lie even more, with 70 per cent of women between the ages of 18 and 24 lying once a week.
But when it comes to age, The French are more at ease with diverging from the truth.
They also tend to lie more frequently about the number of sexual partners they have had - although it's unclear whether they lie to lower the figure or give it a boost.
They're real: Benefit commissioned the survey
which shows that we all lie about the same amount, though for very
French also choose dishonesty when it comes to their weight and the
amount of money they spend on beauty products and treatments.
both nationalities lie the same amount about how much make-up they
wear, the French have a habit of hiding the amount they spend on their
And, while both sets of ladies claim
to own more than two mascaras, they disagree on favourite beauty items.
The French are partial to mascara, followed by lipstick and concealer, while Americans go in for concealer, then lipstick and lip gloss.
Both are honest about their hygiene -
thankfully, the survey doesn't go into specifics, but neither group lies
substantially about how often they wash their hair or how often they
remove their make-up before going to bed.
Truth in the numbers: French women lie much more about weight, sexual partners and age than Americans
Younger women appear to be less
confident in their beauty habits - they lie more than older women about
the amount of make-up they use, the amount of money they spend and the
time it takes them to get ready.
motivations behind the fibs are surprisingly different. While 57 per
cent of French women lie to get out of trouble, only 17 per cent of
Americans lie to avoid trouble.
per cent of French women lie to 'get what they want' but Americans
don't seem to need to, with the figure hitting only 11 per cent.
Instead, Americans lie for arguably more honourable reasons, fibbing more often 'to protect someone's feelings' than the French.
More tolerant of lies or less honest about their body truths? Either way, the French seem to always look tres chic.
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