What is the Correlation Between Makeup & Confidence?

Updated: Oct 25, 2021

Many people think that wearing makeup will make them feel better about themselves, but is this true?

For many women, wearing makeup is an act of self-expression. But the benefits go far beyond the aesthetic.

Wearing makeup can boost your confidence, making you feel more attractive and capable. It can make you feel like you are in control of your image, which can translate to feeling more in control in other aspects of life. For many women, putting on makeup has become a habit that makes them feel both physically and mentally strong throughout their day.

Toronto Study

A study was conducted in Toronto and it found that women who wear makeup are more confident. In the study, it showed that women who wear makeup have a higher level of self-esteem and feel better about themselves. They also found that this correlation does not exist for men. Men who wear makeup do not experience a change in their perception in regards to self-esteem or confidence in public.

The study also found that people tend to have higher levels of self-esteem when they are wearing dramatic or bold colors on their eyes or lips, so there is a correlation between dramatic colors and feeling good about oneself.

This is not the first time we’ve seen this, and it's not even the first study. For instance, one study showed that women who wear makeup are seen as more attractive by both men & women. This can lead to higher self-confidence which often has positive repercussions on their lives.

The question is not if it affects it, but how. We are confident in our appearance when we are satisfied with how we look. This satisfaction comes from our perception of beauty, which is created by the way we see ourselves in the mirror. The mirror reflects what's seen externally and internally - what's on the outside of us and what's on the inside of us. It can create a sense of self-worth, self-esteem, and self-confidence that can either be a mask or a reality.

Why does it make women more confident?

Beauty is an important aspect of any woman’s life. It influences how she feels about herself, how she perceives herself with other people, and what she expects from life.

The external appearance of a woman is a strong indicator for her confidence level. Women who wear makeup every day are more confident than those who don't. A study conducted by Allure found that women who wear makeup are more confident, both physically and mentally.

It is often thought that when a woman wears makeup she feels more confident and when a woman feels confident, she wears more makeup. While the correlation between the two is hard to deny, it doesn't tell us why this connection exists.

Some scientists have proposed that makeup is used as a mask to cover flaws. Other scientists have proposed that makeup symbolizes something of value or worth, which gives women confidence in themselves or their appearance.

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