• Thu, May 10 2012

Poll: Do You Wear Makeup To Work?

There has been a lot of attention on women wearing makeup to work this week since pictures of Hillary Clinton surfaced wearing only a little bit of lipstick (gasp!) Hillary said “If I want to wear my glasses I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to pull my hair back, I’m pulling my hair back. At some point it’s just not something that deserves a whole lot of time and attention,” she told CNN. “If others want to worry about it, I’ll let them do the worrying for a change.”

Grindstone contributor Ruth Graham thought Hil’s bare face was a great power move. “Hillary Clinton has officially, without a doubt, become one of the most powerful people in the world. Because only the most powerful people can ditch fashion norms and get away with it,” she wrote. But not all of us are as powerful as Hillary and may feel pressure to wear makeup, especially if we work in an industry like fashion or sales. We have written about studies that show too much makeup can you look not competent but a lack of makeup can also work as a negative.

But again, it probably really depends on your office environment. If you work in a startup with three other people you may not spend too much time on makeup. If you work in sales or advertising you may consider doing your makeup for an hour every morning as part of your job requirement. And if you’re a doctor, you may have had makeup on when you started your day but you’re not sure what happened because you’ve been working for 20 hours. So we want to know how much makeup you wear to work?

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  • DK

    These are the only voting options? Here’s mine: I don’t wear makeup to work because I see absolutely no reason to. My male coworkers don’t and they look great and are treated with respect. I demand the same.

  • Diana

    I wear a full face of make-up to world and not because I conform or anything like that. I do it because I like it. I like taking care of my appearance because it makes me feel good about myself. I’m not trying to stick it to the man or anything like that. I think it’s fine as well if a woman decides not to wear make-up but, sometimes I wonder why? Why wouldn’t a woman want to accentuate her features and feel more beautiful? You may say that it’s work but make-up is more than just surface. If you feel pretty and put together OUTSIDE, you will feel prettier and more put together INSIDE as well. I just don’t understand those women who drag themselves to work looking like they just rolled out of bed. Make-up is a wonderful thing. It does a face good. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Diana

    *to work (not to world.)

  • Diana

    I wear a full face of make-up to world and not because I conform or anything like that. I do it because I like it. I like taking care of my appearance because it makes me feel good about myself. I’m not trying to stick it to the man or anything like that. I think it’s fine as well if a woman decides not to wear make-up but, sometimes I wonder why? Why wouldn’t a woman want to accentuate her features and feel more beautiful? You may say that it’s work but make-up is more than just surface. If you feel pretty and put together OUTSIDE, you will feel prettier and more put together INSIDE as well. I just don’t understand those women who drag themselves to work looking like they just rolled out of bed. Make-up is a wonderful thing. It does a face good. Nothing wrong with that.

  • Diana

    *to work (not to world.)