A third of women don’t leave house without make-up

Friday, January 14, 2011

LONDON - One in three women - or over 30 percent - do not leave their house without applying make-up, according to a new study.

Researchers in Britain said millions of women across the world do not feel confident enough in their appearance without their “war paint”.

Six out of 10 women wear make-up every day, “no matter what they are doing, where they are going, or who they are seeing”, the poll of 3,000 women found, according to the Daily Express.

One in three always put make-up on, “even if they are just popping out to the shops”. And 10 percent “would rather sleep in make-up than let their boyfriend see them without it”.

Sara Wolverson, director of beauty at Superdrug, which carried out the survey, said: “For many women, putting their make-up on is an important part of the day. The thought of people seeing them without it can be horrifying.”

“Make-up is a great confidence booster, it can conceal any blemishes you are self-conscious about, especially in front of a new boyfriend. It can also help to highlight your best features and make them stand out,” she said.

The study found that the average woman would wait two-and-a-half months into a relationship before showing their natural face to their boyfriend.

More than a third were convinced their boyfriend would not have fancied them if they had not been wearing make-up when they met.

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