Do You Rely on Makeup to Leave the House?
We went to a college where going to class was like a fashion showno sweatpants or hoodies here! And once we caught wind of the style expectations, we felt pressure to up our go-to-class wardrobe to dresses and cute jeans to avoid the snarls from "The Fashion Club." (Daria reference anyone?) The Daily Mail reports on a recent study, that "According to researchers, a third of women wear make-up every time they go out even if theyre only shopping for groceries." (A bit that they're calling "Makeup Agoraphobia.)
While a third doesn't seem like all that many to us beauty editors, we have to wonder how makeup is being looked at. For one, makeup helps enhance our features, covers up our flaws, and gives us just the pop of color we need for adding a radiant glow to our current winter pallor. But at the end of the day, is it more about increasing our self-esteem, as if we're putting on a face in order to face the world?
To further our view, an expert in the article says, "Wearing and buying cosmetics is not about vanity. Its about giving a woman confidence to succeed in every area of their life," which has us asking, "But what about a positive, secure sense of self, that we develop everyday without makeup? What about our own confidence that we'd have, with or without mascara?"
More stats from the article include:
- Six out of ten wouldn't consider going to work without makeup.
- Almost half of the women polled prefer wearing makeup than going without.
- One in ten of those polled admitted they would never let their partner see them without a full face of makeup on.
Do you wear makeup every day, or just on special occasions? What are your thoughts on your partner seeing you without makeup on? What is your outlook on cosmetic usedo you think too many women rely on lipstick, blush, and foundation to feel better about themselves?
Sound off, and check out the full article here.