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Makeup Makes You Look Competent?

Slap on Some Credibility

Want to be taken seriously at work? Then slap on some makeup. Sad but true.

According to a new Harvard study, made up women on the job are perceived as more competent, likeable and trustworthy by colleagues.

The study by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute flashed the faces of 25 women, made up to different degrees. More than 250 people grilled pegged those women more noticeably made up to be more competent than their démaquillée counterparts.

Despite the hordes feminists jumping up and down in naked outrage, the correlation speaks volumes.

A case of chicken or egg? Does wearing makeup make us feel (and act) more confident, or are we simply perceived to be so?