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Do you rely on makeup to be more attractive?

March 7th, 2015

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In our podcast Episode 70 we discussed a research study which indicated makeup is not the key to attractiveness. One of our astute listeners, Nadia, pointed out that we neglected to mention other research which came to a much different conclusion. She graciously took the time to summarize these additional studies and, with her permission, I am reprinting her email below. Take it away Nadia…soofi_makeup_by_minelissa_robot-d4b9d49

A lot of blogs and the media, including The Beauty Brains were buzzing about a study in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology that implies women wear too much makeup based on misperceptions. However, it is only one paper right now. That matters because the replication rate in psychology is unknown, and a preliminary estimate is between 33 and 66%. Susannah Locke of Vox also questioned the conclusions and methodology of the QJEP article. The female models were told to do their makeup for a night out, but then photographed in daytime lighting.  It may be true that women would look better to most people if they wore less makeup, but replications and papers that address these limitations are needed to say for sure.

http://www.vox.com/2014/4/30/5665810/science-doesnt-think-youre-wearing-too-much-makeup

Broadly, several studies have examined how cosmetics affect female facial attractiveness. They demonstrate that women are judged more attractive, on average, when they are wearing cosmetics in photos. A French psychologist with a gift for designing naturalistic experiments has done some related work that shows these effects emerge in behavioral interaction as well. Gueguen and his associates found that female waitresses are tipped more by male customers when wearing makeup. In another study, he looked at how many males approached a female confederate in a bar when she was wearing cosmetics compared to not. She was approached more frequently when she was wearing cosmetics. The weight of the existing evidence is pretty conclusive: cosmetics enhance female facial attractiveness.

References

Cash, T. F., Dawson, K., Davis, P., Bowen, M., & Galumbeck, C. (1989). Effects of cosmetics use on the physical attractiveness and body image of American college women. The Journal of Social Psychology, 129(3), 349-355.

Etcoff, N. L., Stock, S., Haley, L. E., Vickery, S. A., & House, D. M. (2011). Cosmetics as a feature of the extended human phenotype: Modulation of the perception of biologically important facial signals. PloS one, 6(10), e25656.

Guéguen, N. (2008). Brief report: The effects of women‘s cosmetics on men‘s approach: An evaluation in a bar. North American Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 221-228.

Gueguen, Nicolas, and Celine Jacob. “Enhanced Female Attractiveness with Use of Cosmetics and Male Tipping Behavior in Restaurants.”Journal of Cosmetic Science 62.3 (2011): 283-90. Print.

Jacob, C., Guéguen, N., Boulbry, G., & Ardiccioni, R. (2010). Waitresses’ facial cosmetics and tipping: A field experiment. International journal of hospitality management, 29(1), 188-190.

Mulhern, R., Fieldman, G., Hussey, T., Lévêque, J. L., & Pineau, P. (2003). Do cosmetics enhance female Caucasian facial attractiveness? International Journal of Cosmetic Science, 25(4), 199-205.

Osborn, D. (1996). Beauty is as Beauty Does?: Makeup and Posture Effects on Physical Attractiveness Judgments. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 26(1), 31-51.

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Jealousness Waterproof Gel Eyeliner Review, Swatches and Photos

July 21st, 2011

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Want the longevity of a gel eyeliner but the ease of a pencil? Then check out Taiwanese-based Jealousness Waterproof Gel Eyeliner, which has already stirred up quite some buzz in Asia!

Jealousness Gel Eyeliner
Jealousness Gel Eyeliner
With a cute pink and gold packaging, the Waterproof Gel Eyeliner boasts a formula that is both waterproof and smudgeproof. It measures roughly 12.5cm long, which is a little shorter than MAC eyeliners.

There are 8 colors to choose from, including your regular black and brown in both cream and shimmer finishes, along with white, purple, silver and navy.

I was sent the Diamond Heart and Electric Eye Gift Box Set to try out, which contains a sharpener and 3 colors:

BKS Diamond Black, an intense black with tiny specks of gold.
BK Smoked Black, a charcoal with tiny shimmer.
BNS Sparkling Brown, a chocolate brown with tiny specks of gold.

Jealousness Gel Eyeliner BKS, BN and BNS
Jealousness Gel Eyeliners in BKS, BK and BNS

The colors are all versatile and will work on any eye color. I like using BKS and BK along the upper lashline, while BNS is perfect on the lower lid for a bit of definition without being harsh. They are also nicely pigmented, with my only gripe being that the glitter did not show up as much I wanted it to.

Swatches of Jealousness Gel Eyeliner
Swatches of BKS, BNS and BK

Thanks to its gel core, the pencil has an uber soft texture. It applies smoothly without scratching my eye and is easy to use, even for beginners.

The pencils are also truly waterproof. Once the color sets, it will not budge even if you run water over it. On my dry skin, it also manages to stay on all day until I remove it with an oil-based remover. But on a friend who has oilier skin, the color did seem to migrate a little after a few hours.

Onto pictures of me wearing the different colors:

Wearing Jealousness BK Smoked Black
Wearing BK Smoked Black

Wearing Jealousness BNS Brown Sparkling Brown
Wearing BNS Sparkling Brown

Wearing Jealousness BNS Brown Sparkling Brown
Wearing BKS Diamond Black

Overall Rating:

Jealousness Waterproof Gel Eyeliner is available in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Sasa.com for $13 each.

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Tips On Wearing Makeup and Glasses by Bobbi Brown

June 22nd, 2011

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Inspired by her very own tortoise shell frames, Bobbi Brown launched a gorgeous Tortoise Shell Collection (which I will review) and shares with us the following pointers on wearing makeup and glasses.


#1 Less is definitely more.
Wearing glasses draws attention to your eyes, so keep your eye makeup simple. Stick to neutral shades and save the bold colors for your lips. Don’t forget corrector and concealer – a must for all women, but especially if you’re wearing glasses.

#2 Eye liner is essential.
Adjusting liner thickness is important when you’re wearing glasses – if your frames are thick, apply a thicker line to the upper lash line so that eyes stand out. If your frames are thinner, a softer line works great.

#3 Make sure the brows are defined.
Eyeglass frames draw attention to the brows, so be sure to keep your arches well groomed. Pluck or trim any scraggly hairs and fill in holes or sparse spots with a brow pencil or powder shadow.

#4 If your prescription makes your eyes look bigger…
Use a light hand, and be sure to blend everything carefully – the last thing you want is to magnify any mistakes. For shadows, go with neutrals shades. Liner should be delicate and thin, with one coat of mascara to open up the eyes.

#5 If your prescription makes your eyes look smaller…
Be sure to line your eyes all the way around. Use a liner that is darker than your natural eye color to create contrast, which will help define the eyes. Finish with two coats of mascara for a frefreshed look.

Looking for more tips on how to rock your makeup while wearing glasses? Check out my list!!

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