Wearing more makeup equates to earning more at work?

Replaying makeup tutorials as you read this.

Hotly debated, those blessed with good looks earn more money than their peers, but the reasoning behind it may seem more logical when examining those who slather on that extra layer of foundation in the morning.

New studies now show that women, who put in more effort in their grooming habits, have a better chance in earning more than their female co-workers.

When the study examined men, about half of men are perceived that way.

According to the University of California and University of Chicago research, the attraction radar does not stem from natural beauty but all that primping.

On average, women spend more than $15,000 on makeup in her lifetime, and 50 percent of American women feel that wearing makeup gives them an advantage at work, based on studies in 2013.

Glamour broke down the newest study for us: “For example, an unattractive but well-groomed woman makes an average median yearly salary of $37,000—compared to an average-looking woman with average grooming habits, who earns $24,000 each year, and an attractive woman with poor grooming habits, who makes just about $22,000 each year.”

While the long-running national data comes from more than 14,000 people, we’re wondering how accurate is this study when beauty is subjective, from both men and women. From a logical standpoint, someone who can afford to purchase the newest Naked palette earned more from the start. If beauty standards evolve overtime, does that mean curling your eyelashes will make a difference in the morning?

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