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Study Shows Women Need Makeup To Feel Pretty

A study conducted by the Renfrew Center this week showed that nearly half of US women need makeup to feel good about themselves. The results of the study stated that 44% of women surveyed felt negative about their appearance when they weren’t wearing makeup.

The study found that 16 percent of women felt unattractive, 14 percent felt self-conscious and 14 percent felt naked without makeup.

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Adrienne Ressler of the Renfrew Centre commented on the results saying, “Wearing makeup to enhance one’s appearance is normal in our society and often a rite of passage for young women. There is concern, however, when makeup no longer becomes a tool for enhancement but, rather, a security blanket that conceals negative feelings about one’s self-image and self-esteem.”

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While the results may be troubling it is a sign of our times. Another study we told you about showed that women who wear more makeup are perceived as more honest and truth worthy by their co-workers. If we want women to feel better about themselves without makeup, we may need to change the way we think.