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What is your opinion on some people's theory of "I'm not getting made up/putting make-up on for work, what for? It's just WORK"?

Do you believe that you should look somewhat your best when you go to work? Or do you not care since it's just work?

It obviously all depends on the job, but still.
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[User Picture]From: persiascarecrow
2011-05-11 05:21 am (UTC)

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Good for them
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[User Picture]From: angi_is_altered
2011-05-11 07:05 am (UTC)

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I look ok without make-up,but I have HUGE dark circles under my eyes and some acne scars,so to me I look less dead like if I cover those flaws up. I also use lip gloss because I have tiny pale lips and gloss helps my lips show up.
[User Picture]From: tralfamadore
2011-05-11 05:21 am (UTC)

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I don't think looking professional inherently requires make-up. There's a difference between dressing neatly and professionally or coating your eyelashes with gunk. One is necessary, the other really isn't.
[User Picture]From: blkrabbitofinle
2011-05-11 05:45 am (UTC)

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This. Men don't wear makeup, the idea that women are somehow unprofessional without it really rubs me the wrong way. It's certainly not on a level with turning up to a customer-facing job in a sweat-stained singlet, brown stubbies and jandals.
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[User Picture]From: lady_borg
2011-05-11 05:22 am (UTC)

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depends on the job but I hardly ever wore make up to work
[User Picture]From: sicher
2011-05-11 05:24 am (UTC)

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I don't care.

I don't think looking your best requires makeup.
[User Picture]From: arjuna_lj
2011-05-11 05:27 am (UTC)

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Thank you.
[User Picture]From: gigantomachy
2011-05-11 05:24 am (UTC)

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i wear make up to work, but i really don't care if people do or not.

unless you're like, a model or a makeup artist or something i don't see how being made up is relevant. i mean, you should certainly run a brush through your hair, keep your nails neat and meet decent standards of hygiene, but there's no need to get fancy.
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[User Picture]From: regina
2011-05-11 08:31 am (UTC)

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lol i only shower before work sometimes because it's easier to put my hair up when it's wet
[User Picture]From: taylegend
2011-05-11 05:25 am (UTC)

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No I don't. This sort of thing always puts pressure on women primarily.
[User Picture]From: arjuna_lj
2011-05-11 05:26 am (UTC)

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As the first poster said: good for them. With knobs on!

I'll applaud anyone who understands that "looking your best" does NOT have to involve being taken in by the cosmetics industry. There is something very, very nasty about the way we're supposed to swallow the idea that all women are somehow inherently deficient in appearance and can't possibly be acceptable or attractive (let alone "their best") without chemical help.


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[User Picture]From: cityofblah
2011-05-11 05:29 am (UTC)

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I didn't actually imply that the two things were related, just kind of asking about both things, I guess.
[User Picture]From: so_plush
2011-05-11 05:26 am (UTC)

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If it's just in an office then I think that you should look presentable, but you don't have to look your best.
[User Picture]From: so_plush
2011-05-11 05:27 am (UTC)

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And makeup shouldn't be seen as something that women should HAVE to wear. Unless they sell it.
[User Picture]From: x_quotethis_x
2011-05-11 05:27 am (UTC)

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Idrc, their choice.

Personally I prefer to wear makeup when I leave the house, because I feel better about myself and more confident. So yeah, that includes going to work.
[User Picture]From: monotonousglory
2011-05-11 10:45 am (UTC)

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this exactly
[User Picture]From: entropicflux
2011-05-11 05:28 am (UTC)

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good on them. we shouldn't feel compelled to make ourselves appealing for the benefit of others.

i think that as long as you are clean, kempt, and professional then it shouldn't be an issue.

i worked in an office job and i never wore makeup. i'm not there to pick up bettys, i'm there to make a living.
[User Picture]From: virile
2011-05-11 05:28 am (UTC)

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Work is pretty much the only place I would never go without wearing makeup.

But I do think it really, really depends on the job.
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[User Picture]From: cityofblah
2011-05-11 05:30 am (UTC)

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I didn't actually imply that the two things were related, just kind of asking about both things, I guess.
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[User Picture]From: slantedcursive
2011-05-11 05:32 am (UTC)

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I don't wear make-up unless I feel like shit or really insecure on that day. Whatever man, I'm beautiful the way my mama and several therapists made me
[User Picture]From: c_cutestory
2011-05-11 05:33 am (UTC)

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i really dont care when i go to work because i do food service and wear a hat and get all sweaty anyway. fuck anyone whod look down on that.

i do wear minimal makeup most of the time and brush my hair but other than that, dont give a shit.
[User Picture]From: nyhoneydip
2011-05-11 05:34 am (UTC)

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Depends on who says.
I've met people who said that but, in reality, have no idea how to put on make-up anyway and are afraid of to do it.

And, I've met people who say that, then, after work, they look like they're about to do a photo-shoot.

I believe that I should try to look my best for work and, generally, don't care how other people look, unless it's distracting.
[User Picture]From: katydidnt98
2011-05-11 05:37 am (UTC)

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I don't know. I think it's important to try to look presentable at most jobs that aren't primarily manual labor, but you don't have to go all out. It's more about looking clean and neat than dressing up.

The only job I had where I barely gave a damn was when I worked in a factory, but even then I made sure my clothes were clean at the beginning of the day I didn't look like I just rolled out of bed and couldn't find my comb.
[User Picture]From: lissleology
2011-05-11 05:39 am (UTC)

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If you're in the cosmetics industry, then you BETTER be wearing make-up. Otherwise you should always look your best (regardless of whether you have makeup on), especially if you're interacting with customers/clients.
[User Picture]From: voodoo_vibe
2011-05-11 05:56 am (UTC)

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I sometimes put make up on for work, sometimes I don't

I don't see why I should HAVE to put make-up on at all, tbh.

All these people that bang on about how offensive it is when people look a bit scruffy...dude, fuck it.

It's nice to look nice but it's not the end of the world if you have odd socks on.
[User Picture]From: queensugar
2011-05-11 05:57 am (UTC)

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I usually don't wear make-up to work, unless I have to be on camera or something. It's too time-consuming, frankly, to put on make-up when I'm not trying to impress anyone. I don't get paid for my looks, so why care?
[User Picture]From: alexi_lupin
2011-05-11 06:07 am (UTC)

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I never wear makeup. Not even at weddings. I think there's a societal assumption that a woman can't look her best without makeup on and I disagree. As long as people look clean and presentable then that's fine.

Though I do think if you're selling makeup you probably ought to wear it, because it's relevant to the job.
[User Picture]From: longlongwaytogo
2011-05-11 06:32 am (UTC)

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Yeah. I also hate the assumption of 'her best' being almost compulsory. I just don't like not looking like ME.
[User Picture]From: longlongwaytogo
2011-05-11 06:24 am (UTC)

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I only wear make up for special occasions. So yeah, I agree with that 'theory' which you seem to find ridiculous.
[User Picture]From: cityofblah
2011-05-11 06:33 am (UTC)

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I don't remember ever saying that, but okay.
[User Picture]From: angi_is_altered
2011-05-11 06:59 am (UTC)

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If you are behind the scenes and no one really sees you then as long as they are clean,don't smell and they are dressed properly for their job I understand. I do think if you are interacting with people and/or customers on a regular basis,then you must represent the company with your dress and face.

Example: I worked for my dad one summer and even though I was only 15 and was there to help his secretary I made an effort and dressed in office attire and wore a bit of make-up.
[User Picture]From: longlongwaytogo
2011-05-11 07:09 am (UTC)

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Cos makeup= office attire.
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