Makeup, not only does it enhance the naturally radiant features you have, but it also means you do your career better!
Sure, we’ve been here before, but this is a new one. A new June 2016 study in Research in Social Stratification and Mobility got down to investigating what they’ve dubbed the “attractiveness-income relationship,” or you know how ridiculously good looking you have to make yourself look in order to excel professionally. But this study didn’t just look at female servers in a place where you get tips for being pleasant to spend time with a.k.a. being good at your service job. They asked people how much time they spend applying makeup on their face and grooming themselves.
Based on how polished they were, both women AND men earned more cash money. How well-groomed half of the men were had no relationship to earnings for half of the dudes. But for the women, the more groomed they were, the more financially successful they were, 100% of the time. You know, because who’s judging our allies THAT MUCH based on their appearances. Women spend way more than men on getting themselves “didded,” as we know, which is a fun little tax for working while female, but hey it pays off?
For more ways in which women are viewed that you don’t even know about, read TIME’s illuminated piece on the stuff trans men hear about women around the proverbial watercooler. But let’s also take this opportunity to say that a free smile is PROVEN to pay off in the workplace too. SO think quick, be solutions-oriented and smile, and then we can all definitely cut down on our 20-minute no-makeup routines.