According to a new study, women who put on more make-up are considered prestigious by men, while women think female who wear make-up are more dominant. Researchers found that make-up changes perception and status depending on who is making the judgement- males or females. The research is the first to report on how males and females differently perceive women who wear make-up.
“While both sexes agree that women with make-up look more attractive when it comes to "high status", it really depends on who is looking,” said Viktoria Mileva from University of Stirling in the UK.
“Men think women with make-up are more 'prestigious', while women think women with make-up are more dominant,” said Mileva. The study also found that women held rather negative views of other women who wear make-up. That could be due to jealousy factor or threat potential but whatever it is its presence just cannot be denied. The findings were published in the journal Perception.