Keep in mind that I'm not one of those natural beauties who look fabulous without a hint of make up. My skin is quite bad and I have red spots all over and my eyebrows are so light that it basically looks like I don't have them at all. Oh and the black circles around my eyes. Don't forget about the black circles! Some people might even think I look gross without make up. So am I obligated to wear make up just as I'm obligated to wear professional clothing?
What about another profession? Let's say I was selling cosmetics (which I'm not cause I don't even know what half of the stuff is called nowadays) and I didn't wear make up to work. Would you be hesitant to buy make up from me or ask for my advice?
Most Helpful Guy
Being professional is about how you act. Unless you look unkept and legitimately dirty, just keep your clothes tidy and you'll be fine. I think people pay more attention to the quality of how you act and how you talk to them more so than anything else.
Most Helpful Girl
Depends on the job... a cosmetologist would absolutely have to wear make up. They're a walking advertisement for both their products and their skill... same as a hair dresser should be well groomed and not have stringy oily strands all over their face kind of thing.
For yours, I think as long as you're still well presented you don't need to wear make up. By that I mean clean and tidy hair, washed face and teeth etc.
I work in IT and very, very rarely wear make up (I'd much rather more sleep) and don't feel it's hindered my progress in anyway. I will say, that I get my brows tinted and lash extensions but that's because I too have light and gappy brows lol and I can't wear mascara as it just smudges into dark circles so lashes are easy for me to maintain and I don't have to put in any effort