I’m definitely not a make-up-nista. I only wear makeup to work on occasion and when I do its usually just concealer and lip gloss unless I’m going out after work. Otherwise, I only wear make-up when I’m going out or for special occasions. But, I’ve always read in magazines that women should wear makeup to work as it makes us look more professional.
Editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, Robbie Myers, is shattering the notion that women should wear makeup to work.
She says, “Here’s the problem with makeup at work, and I tell this to people in my office: if you start wearing makeup when you’re young, you’re going to be wedded to it. You get used to seeing your face that way and then you feel naked without it.”
I have to agree with her on this statement in general.
Personally, I know women who started wearing makeup as teenagers and now they refuse to leave the house without it. From admittance or observation, they were so insecure about anyone, even their boyfriends, seeing them without makeup. This was because they felt “ugly” without it.
I understand what Ms. Myers is trying to say, but I don’t think it should be relegated to work exclusively.
I think it’s just a rule in general.
Yes, anyone can look better with a little bit of makeup.
A little. Not caked on.
I think I look much more fierce with makeup on, BUT I know I’m still beautiful without it.
There’s nothing wrong with wearing a little makeup if you want. Get your life!
But the issue is when it becomes a crutch. This can mess with your self-esteem and when you think you are hideous and not worthy of being seen without it.
Now, that speaks to a deeper issue.
I say wear makeup to work if you want or don’t. That shouldn’t affect your performance. But, do keep it classy and subtle during work hours. The nightclub makeup at work is not cute. But, most importantly, be OKAY with yourself and how you look with AND without it.
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Do you wear makeup to work? Are you a slave to makeup or are you au naturale? Love to hear your thoughts!