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No Makeup Day on Today Show

Kathie Lee and HodaYesterday was No Makeup Day for Kathie Lee and Hoda on the fourth hour of the Today Show.  To show their support, Ann Curry, Meredith Vieira and Natalie Morales also made taped appearances sans-makeup.  More than just responding to a challenge from Rosie O’Donnell, the purpose was to show was real women look like.

Ann, Meredith, Natalie without makeupNo surprise, Kathie Lee and Hoda were nervous going into it.  “I don’t even go running without lipstick on,” says Hoda.  “I had a classic anxiety dream about it last night,” says Kathie Lee.

What other moms are saying:
  • Completely coincidentally, Mummy Mayhem had declared today, May 14th, Bloggers without Makeup day.  Take a look at the bottom of her post to see all the women joining in!  If you are on Twitter, check out all the discussion at #BloggersWithoutMakeup.
  • Cleveland moms talk about how often (or if ever) they wear makeup at MomsLikeMe.com.
  • Blythe Brumleve at GuysGirl.com highlighted makeup artist Mary’s point that makeup has to hide the fact that the two are constantly on the go and don’t get much sleep, yet have to appear fresh.

No sleep and constantly on the go….hmm, who does that sound like?  Moms!

Do you venture out without makeup without giving it a second thought?  Or, would you have a nightmare at the thought?

May 14, 2010 Posted by | Makeup | , , , | 1 Comment

Could mascara earn you 23% higher pay?

So I was reading Upsize Magazine, a local magazine for small business.  They didn’t publish this particular article in their online edition, so I’m retyping a portion of the article old-school style.  The article is “Here are tips so looks don’t kill,” by image consultant Linda Froiland.

Women’s makeup:  Crucial in the business world.  It’s been documented that women who wear makeup at work make 23 percent more money then woman who do not.  Makeup should at a minimum consist of: mascara to open up the eyes and give them definition; foundation to even out the skin tone; a blush or color, lightly applied to the cheeks; and lipstick in a subtle color that complements the skin tone.  Makeup definitely needs to be appropriate to the position and the company; along with the age of the employee.  Wild colors and applications are for after-hours and are not considered professional.

What makeup styles do you see around work?  Is Linda right – is makeup crucial for professional women?

May 10, 2010 Posted by | Makeup | , | 1 Comment