When a compliment turns into an insult

Today I wore make-up, a dress and contact lenses instead of my glasses, for no reason other than I just felt like it. I got complimented by 5 people — 4 women and 1 man. I like being complimented as much as anyone, that is until all that they kept saying was “you look so much prettier when you wear makeup and contacts”, and “I bet you’re doing it for some boy”. 
1. I am already aware I wasn’t born good looking, I don’t need you to tell me.
2. I’m 26. I don’t wear makeup for anyone, especially “boys”.

Am I being petty? Should I just be grateful and accept them ‘complimenting’ how I looked?

Me, I think the world doesn’t revolve around making yourself attractive for others.

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