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23rd September 2020

Discrimination | Should lipstick be banned at work?

Should lipstick be banned at work?

Wearing make-up isn’t considered a fundamental aspect of someone’s uniform at work. However, many women may choose to wear makeup within the workplace for a number of reasons.

For example, in 2017 researchers from Harvard Medical School, US, and the University of Chieti, Italy, studied the ‘lipstick effect’ among 186 female undergraduate students. The effect is known as a psychological phenomenon whereby individuals who wear lipstick feel more attractive, increasing their confidence, feelings of self-esteem, attitude and personality.

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