Slap on the face for ambitious babes?

Beauty is still in the eye of the beholder around the UK workplace with a
quarter of employers admitting they are more likely to hire a woman that wears
make-up rather than one who goes without.

A new poll, by communications firm the Aziz Corporation, shows the majority
of directors (56 per cent) think women in make-up look more professional, while
35 per cent said female staff who don’t add a touch of foundation or lip gloss
look like "they can’t be bothered to make an effort".

In an amazing broadside to women’s solidarity, it is female directors who
have the biggest prejudice against the natural look, with 63 per cent admitting
they would prefer to hire staff who wore make-up.

The survey also found that make-up made more of an impression with directors
in the North of England than those in the Midlands or the South and South East.

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