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
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  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 lot...my 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......







    Dave

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


    TOOO FUNNY!!! I ENJOYED THAT......JOY
  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.

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  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.

    Tres

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