Published On: Tue, Mar 20th, 2012

Women Find Going Make-up Free to be More Stressful than a Job Interview

Over two thirds of women fear going to work without a full face of make-up, a recent survey has revealed.

In fact, leaving the house bare-faced for the commute to work is classed as being more stressful than public speaking, a job interview or even a first date for most women, according to a survey for the Vitality Show.

According to the poll, more than half of the 3,000 women polled would be confident to be seen by their friends, family or partner without makeup. However 70 percent said that they would not want to be seen by their work colleagues or bosses without their hair and make-up done.

On average, women spend 21 minutes each morning applying make-up for the work day, the study found. That’s certainly 21 minutes more than most of our male counter-parts spend in their morning routine.

Unsurprisingly, 91 percent of women said they would cancel a first date rather than go bare-faced.

Quite shockingly, however, 31 percent of women refuse go to the gym without make-up on. Even more astonishingly, one in six women wouldn’t dare answer the front door without make-up on.

“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” ― Yves Saint-Laurent

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