I’ve talked before about how research shows that wearing makeup can make a woman appear more likeable and competent. I personally think that a touch of makeup looks polished and well-groomed. But now a new poll shows that many women may be overdoing it.
A survey from OfficeBroker.com has found that one in three bosses feel that their female employees wear too much makeup at the office. According to the poll, 32 percent of employees find fault with bold lipstick in a dark or bright shade, while 28 percent didn’t think that an intense smokey eye was appropriate for the workplace.
And though one in 10 bosses said they would prefer it if females wear at least some makeup to work, there are limits. Another 15 percent found severe blush to be a turn-off.
The lesson? Makeup is fine, but keep it within moderation. Glittery, shimmery, smokey, and bright products are more suitable for a cocktail party, not a business meeting. Try doing your makeup in natural light so you can get a better idea of whether or not it’s too severe for day.