According to an article in the New York Times, makeup makes you look more competent. So Lady Gaga must be really competent? No, no, no. With everything in life, moderation is the key.
In the article Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick In Hand by Catherine Saint Louis she discusses a study that showed women who wear makeup are perceived as more competent, trustworthy and my favorite – likable. I harp on this because we do business with people we like. Etiquette makes you more likable, and so does wearing makeup according to this article.
Moral of the story: Never show up looking like your drivers license picture. Cosmetics enhance your positive features and conceal your less than perfect features. You want people to notice your eyes, not your eye makeup as in the above photo. Even men can benefit from some neutral face powder applied with a brush to take down shininess and even complexion without being noticeable.
What do you think?