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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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Fashion Flash and Nuance Winners Announced

July 30th, 2012

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Welcome to Fab Over Forty: Fashion Flash and Nuance Winners Announced

This week its The Glam Gals’ turn to host Fashion Flash.  Deborah and JoJami are the women behind Fabulous After 40, keeping women fashionable over 40. This week at Fashion Flash you’ll find topics discussed for women over 40 that include: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale beauty deals Plus size designers and the Olympics Anti-aging claims on […]

Thanks for reading Fab Over Forty. Please feel free to contact me. You’ll find my information on the “About” page on Fab Over Forty. Fab Over 40

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Fashion Flash Monday!

August 26th, 2011

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Get the latest in fashion, beauty and health from today’s Fashion Flash – hosted by Shawna at Female Fatloss Over 40.

  • You’ll get info on a refreshing low calorie drink that is good for you
  • Info on a leading cause of acne in women over  40
  • Alexander McQueen shoes
  • Get motivated to lose weight
  • Celebrity wedding dresses
  • Beauty tips for women over 40
  • Growing stronger nails

 

 

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Fashion Flash Monday!

August 26th, 2011

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Get the latest in fashion, beauty and health from today’s Fashion Flash – hosted by Shawna at Female Fatloss Over 40.

  • You’ll get info on a refreshing low calorie drink that is good for you
  • Info on a leading cause of acne in women over 40
  • Alexander McQueen shoes
  • Get motivated to lose weight
  • Celebrity wedding dresses
  • Beauty tips for women over 40
  • Growing stronger nails

 

 

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The Makeup Wakeup and a Giveaway!

April 19th, 2011

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Congratulations to Ann S – I’m sure the book will help give you a new look with your new job! 

 

Have you picked up The Makeup Wakeup yet? I told you a few months back that I got a sneak peek of the book by Sandy Linter and Lois Joy Johnson after I ran into Sandy Linter on my flight back from the Redbook MVP testing in NYC. But, I didn’t get my actual hands on MY own book till a few days ago – and I haven’t been able to put it down since! 

It’s like having your own personal celebrity makeup artist at your fingertips. 

This is a fabulous book on makeup for women over 40! Let’s face it, most all beauty books available are for women in their 20′s or maybe 30′s, but we have different beauty needs than when we were that young. This book gives you tips on what you can do to look fresher, younger without surgery and they also consult two top dermatologists and a cosmetic surgeon for those seeking those options. 

You get close-up detailed photos of how to create a look, what tools you need and you are even given a list of specific beauty brands and shades recommended by Sandy. Things are tackled like dark circles, how doing your makeup the same way you did even a few years ago can age you, how to camouflage nasolabial folds or thin lips and so much more. Things that you would never hear a 20 year old worrying about. Women over 40 we’ll claim this as OURS! 

Being Sandy is Lancome’s “Beauty at Every Age Expert”, Lancome has given me a copy of the book to giveaway to one lucky reader! Here’s how you can win:

  • Enter your name in the comments (click on the crown at the top of the post)
  • Tell me what beauty issue you have that you would like tips on how to improve
  • Contest ends on Monday, April 18th at 11:59 CST

Good luck! 

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