Posts Tagged ‘career’

We’ve all heard that good looks can get you far (well, farther than the average-looking Joe). Sad, but it seems to be generally true.

Now, ladies have another aesthetic demand to live up to besides our (hopefully) good, or at least decent, genetic makeup. We have to think about our applied makeup. You know, the ones the majority of females draw, smack, powder and all that jazz on her face most mornings, if not all. Lovely, isn’t it?

For some—though I would hope all—that do wear makeup on a daily basis, we’re choosing to do it because we like it. Pure and simple, we enjoy putting on and wearing makeup. It’s fun.

However, now it might not be nearly as fun since it might be required for us to do it in order to have the best chance of advancing in our professional fields. It has been reported that based on recent studies, women who wear makeup are more likely to be seen as competent, intelligent, warm, trustworthy and approachable.

I don’t think being barefaced would impede your success in the long-run, but I have to concede that it could make it more difficult. It’s a woman’s choice whether she wants to put the time and effort every morning into putting on makeup, but I think it should also be said that it doesn’t have to necessarily be pancake makeup.

A little concealer and eyeliner can go a long way. No one wants to see a mask in the office either. So, ladies, it’s up to you to decide what’s best. The studies are out there telling us to wear the black kohl on our eyes and paint our lips.

What’s your take on it?

-Erin Elzo