Do you wear make-up to work?

  1. So maybe it's because I'm a little older, but I just can't get into wearing make-up anymore. When I was in my 20's I almost always wore it when leaving the house. Near the end of my 20's I pretty much only wore it to work or if I was going out for the night. Now in my early 30's I rarely wear it, especially when I was working nights. Though if I work day shift I feel I need to at least put a little eye makeup on or someone might mistake me for a zombie...I look sleepy w/o eye makeup on.

    So what do you think about makeup/no makeup at work? Guys, I realize I'm excluding your opinions in the poll, but would still love to hear your take on things.
    Last edit by jadednurse on Jun 29, '03
  2. Poll: Do you wear makeup to work?

    • Yes, always. I'm the AVON poster child.

      22.08% 17
    • Yes, always, but I keep it to a minimum.

      31.17% 24
    • Yes, but there are times I've skipped it.

      11.69% 9
    • Occasionally, and when I do it's very simple.

      5.19% 4
    • Rarely, only if I'm in the mood or it's a special occasion.

      9.09% 7
    • No, I never wear makeup to work.

      6.49% 5
    • Makeup, what's makeup?

      9.09% 7
    • I'm a guy...need I say more?

      5.19% 4
    77 Votes
  3. 32 Comments

  4. by   moonchild20002000
    I just don't feel like I am dressed without my makeup.

    I have never been the type to use a make up is pretty natural looking.
  5. by   jadednurse
    It's not so much the putting it on that's annoying, it's the taking it off. Especially mascara. Even though I use a Clinique product to take it off, it's still a pain. I'm just getting lazy I think!
  6. by   Rena RN 2003
    to work, i always wear makeup. maybe not quite tammy faye style but heavier than most, i think. but i am becoming quite lazy about wearing it around the house or to the grocery.
  7. by   Dplear
    I always wear makeup to work. As a guy I feel it is important for me to look my best always. Here is a picture of me in my unifor with a couple of my co-workers......


    p.s. I am the one in the middle....
  8. by   jadednurse
  9. by   JOY LEE

  10. by   cwazycwissyRN

    Gotta take it out and "put my face on" every day, specially to work.....would scare small children without it
  11. by   nowplayingEDRN
    To Dave:

    You wish you were the one in the middle....HARHARHARHARHAR!!!

    I do not wear make up. I never was the girlie-girl type, even growing up. I do have a bit of cover up and some very light lipstick for special ocassions...everything looking very natural but enhanced a touch....
  12. by   happystudent
    I like wearing powder foundation cuz my skin gets sooo oily, Lip gloss or chap stick and mascara..... thats about it......

    Niiice Dave.......
  13. by   jemb
    When I was younger, I used to wear lipstick, but never got into any other makeup. Now I wear lip balm -- nothing else.

    on my face, that is...
  14. by   Nurse Ratched
    I feel better with my makeup on and I think it reflects in my attitude. Plus, I do work nights from time to time, and if I don't wear it in the morning I get people asking me if I worked overnight (no, I'm bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, I'm just pale as a ghost without my "face" on .)
  15. by   rebel_red
    Like ratched I am totally pale. Natural redhead, blond eyelashes and eyebrows. Work nocs, always afraid if I don't wear mascara and eyebrow pencil, one of our residents will think the infamous Irish Banshee has come a callin for them.