So, as some of you may remember, about a month ago I discussed a study that in a nutshell said women who wear makeup are better than those who don’t. Ok, so maybe the terms weren’t quite that harsh but you get my drift. As a result of this, I, the girl who would prefer to never wear makeup and lounge in my sweats all day, decided to wear makeup every day for a month to see if it made a difference in…well, anything.
The first thing I noticed was that I went through far more face cleaning wipes and cotton pads, toner, face wash and eye makeup remover since I now had to wash my face every night. The second thing I noticed was that I was flying through my makeup at an incredible rate since it usually takes me months and months to ever complete a tube of lipstick, a compact of powder, etc. Ugh, first world problems. On the bright side, as mentioned in one of my previous Month of Makeup updates, I also felt a bit more accomplished at the end of the day knowing that I had at least hurdled one task…so sad.
Coincidentally, however, my month-long makeup adventure ended on the same date that my new job began. That’s right, people, I am no longer unemployed and living the life of Peter from Forgetting Sarah Marshall after his heart is broken (lounging in my pj’s all day, eating huge bowls of cereal, singing sad songs about myself to make the time pass, etc). That being said, I now HAVE to wear make-up on a daily basis…well, I suppose I don’t have to, but I would never submit my co-workers to such horror.
In conclusion, after a month of makeup I didn’t notice anything different in how I presented myself, how people interacted with me, or how I was perceived. Basically, it just caused me to be annoyed that I had to cake this crap on my face every day which resulted in smudges on my pillows and an increase demand of face products when I had no money to begin with.
Take away message? Fail. Wear make-up if you want to. Wear it how you want to. Who cares how others perceive you as long as you perceive yourself as trustworthy and competent (terms used in the study). Those who love you for you aren’t going to care if you have eyeliner on or not. And those who would care?…Um, ew. Get rid of ’em.
Until next time…