Would You Leave The House Without Any Makeup On?

Posted by March 20, 2012 2:15 pm

A recent survey revealed that 2/3 of women would be more anxious over a makeup-free commute to work than they would be for a job interview, public speaking or a first date.

A survey for the Vitality Show polled 3,000 women and it was determined that while 50 percent of women wouldn’t mind seeing their friends and family sans makeup, 70 percent said they would run and hide from their boss or colleagues if they weren’t wearing any makeup.

Waking up early and spending an average of 21 minutes applying makeup each morning, the numbers are staggering. Not only would 91 percent of women cancel a first date rather than show up without makeup on, but one in six women said they wouldn’t even open the front door!

While this survey was done in the UK, we definitely know a few women who are guilty of such actions here in the US of A. Women definitely tend to hide behind a wall of makeup, and while we love getting dressed up as much as the next lady, could we go without it?

What do you think? Could you be seen in public without any makeup on, or do you carry your essentials with you everywhere you go?

[Daily Mail]

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  1. Marina says:

    I’m afraid that I belong to that large percentage of women who wouldn’t even open the front door without makeup (even though it happens to me occasionally). However, I’m  not over-obsessed with looking my best all the time. My makeup is discrete, most of the times, and consists of a BB cream or a light foundation, a mascara, a thin line of black eyeliner and some sheer color on the lips. For me, wearing makeup in public isn’t about looking my best all the time but rather about showing some respect for the others, showing to other people that I really do care about how they perceive me. In this part of the world (Eastern Europe) wearing a bit of makeup is a matter of fine manners and self-respect.

  2. Tina says:

    Truly I find makeup a bit annoying (if I ever have an itch in my eye with eyeliner on, I completely mess it up) , but it’s fun to play around with different eyeshadow colors and different styles and stuff. Basically, for school and just going out, I usually just go completely bare; especially since at 5 in the morning, I’d rather spend that time that it would take to do my makeup to get a couple more minutes of sleep.
    Plus I feel like I’m a bit refreshing for others; in a world where there’s pounds and pounds of makeup on the faces of other girls, I like to just put my real face forward, and I still get many compliments. I’m not model material, but I know I’m moderately pretty, and don’t need makeup.
    Now if I’m going to a party, I dress up; and if I’m going to, say, a job interview, or something professional, I’ll put on a bit of eyeliner, mainly to appear older xD
    I’m 16 btw.

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