Poll: Is wearing makeup at work a necessity?

Posted at 11:21 AM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 16:14:43-04

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Elle magazine editor-in-chief Robbie Myers told beauty website Into The Gloss that it’s best to avoid wearing makeup at your job for as long as possible.

“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,” she said.

According to the Huffington Post, a 2011 study conducted by Harvard revealed that women wearing more makeup were judged to be more competent and likeable. However, Myers says she’s noticed the opposite.

“It’s interesting — the fashion business takes women who wear no makeup very seriously, which I think is kind of great. If you look at what you’d call the more “senior” members of the fashion class, they don’t wear a ton of makeup. So… do you have to wear makeup to be taken more seriously? No. It’s just a matter of what your look is and how you feel about it,” she said.

What do you think?