Beauty and Appearance Conversation Questions

Warm-up Tasks:

  1. Try to name each facial feature in English.
  2. Brainstorm a list of makeup and skincare brands.

Discussion Questions:

  1. How much does makeup make a person look better? How much is too much makeup?
  2. Why do more women than men wear makeup?
  3. What’s your favorite makeup or skincare brand?
  4. Can only women be considered beautiful? When can we use the word beautiful for a man?
  5. Which famous people, present or past, are beauty icons?
  6. Is it better to look like other people or to look distinct in some way? What uncommon features look good to you?
  7. What do you think of the natural look (i.e. no makeup)?
An illustration of a woman applying makeup to her face while standing in front of a full-length mirror. There is a house plant beside the mirror.
  1. How long do you spend preparing your face before going out? How about before going to bed?
  2. Do you spend a lot of money on lotions, makeup, or treatments for your face? Is it too much?
  3. What kinds of treatments do clinics do to make a person’s skin look better?
  4. How important is hair when someone is trying to look good? Can a person with no hair look good?
  5. Which celebrity has great hair, in your opinion?
  6. Does a person’s character affect how beautiful they seem? How important are personality traits like confidence, kindness, or intelligence?
  7. How is beauty affected by age?
  8. Is looking in the mirror an act of vanity? Is there something wrong with looking in a mirror too often?
  9. Does a person’s body affect how beautiful they seem? Does a person need to be in shape to be considered beautiful?
  10. Is plastic surgery a radical thing to have done to look better, or is it no big deal these days?

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