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CAN WEARING LIPSTICK MAKE YOU MORE LIKEABLE? New research actually suggests that make-up changes the way other people respond to you.
French neuroscientist Dr Arnaud Aubert says imperfections can distract the brain, with the result that people with less than flawless skin are ranked lower on the social scale than they otherwise might be.
What's more, make-up can also help boost your chances of success in everything from career to love, if Aubert is to be believed.
'All the social information is in the centre of the face,' explains Aubert. 'If the brain is distracted by imperfections [such as spots], it processes less and so has a weaker social assessment of the person it is looking at.'
According to Nancy Etcoff, the lead scientist, those who wore make-up were seen as more likeable, trustworthy, attractive and competent.
On the contrary, bad make-up just looks terrible and can be a hindrance: poorly applied and matched foundation or false eyelashes worn to the office, for example, is too much of a distraction.'
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