This entirely depends on your industry, and location.
If you are someone who loves to wear a ton of makeup and are working in healthcare, I would presume it to be frowned upon.
If you’re in Silicon Valley, it’s not really that common to see senior female engineers spending a lot of time on fashion, but certainly the marketing execs do.
In NYC, you’re as likely to find men buying product in the Sephora as women.
On the other hand, I have a friend who spends countless hours watching makeup YouTube influencers so she can learn how to do it all, but she never wears any of it out except on Halloween – to her it’s just a fun hobby, like cooking.
So, I wouldn’t say it’s stigmatized at all. I think it’s more of a cultural thing – certain jobs attract certain personality types, and if you happen to be someone who loves to wear makeup, then do it. If you don’t, don’t.
If you’re like my YouTube-watching friend, thank you for doing my makeup every Halloween.
(Personally, I adore guys who wear eyeliner, so I’d love to see more guyliner around the office.)
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/Is-enthusiasm-for-makeup-stigmatized-among-women-in-high-level-jobs
Originally Posted On: 2017-03-27