Are you allowed to wear Makeup ? - page 4

I personally cannot live without makeup.I feel plain and unkept without makeup.It's apart of me.It makes me feel feminine.Will I be able to continue wearing makeup up on the job?... Read More

  1. by   RNsRWe
    I think the To Wear Makeup or Not To Wear Makeup question is one in many employment fields, not just nursing. I've seen people all over the place in jobs where some wear it and some don't. Just a personal choice, like so many others in this grand country

    I wear makeup, not much, but it's there, and it takes maybe three minutes from start to finish. Powder foundation, finishing powder, a whisk of blush and a stroke of eyeliner, and I'm done. Sometimes I think of putting on lipstick if I look kinda pale, and I usually reapply lip balm over the night, as they tend to dry out otherwise.

    I work with a couple of nurses that make me think "how can you STAND wearing all that crap", but then again, I've always worked with people like that, in other fields. And I also see those who wear nothing (blessed people, truly!) who look great. And those who wear nothing and should, LOL....
  2. by   elizabells
    I always wear makeup to work, because without it I look 12 years old. As opposed to 16, which is how I look with it, but at least that's driving age.

    I wear basically the same makeup for work and not-work. Maybe slightly heavier eyeliner if I'm going on a date or something. It's so automatic at this point I can do powder, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner and lips in under five minutes. I don't bother with mascara because my eyelashes are about a half a cm long anyway and mascara just makes me sad.

    As for touchups, the only thing I do at work is put on chapstick all day. I have a weird response to fatigue where my lips swell up and turn bright red and then the next day are hideously chapped around the edges, so the chapstick helps with that a little.
  3. by   prmenrs
    I'm in the "sweat it all off" category. I do try to put lipstick on. If I run into an extra $600, I'd like to get eyeliner tattoos. I've seen them done very nicely.
  4. by   GadgetRN71
    Quote from psalm
    I LOVE blue mascara and I have brown eyes. I use Max Factor #285 on my lips and occasionally wear foundation for my 11p-7a shifts. So I look alive, sometimes just barely, lol.
    Yes, there's nothing wrong with blue shadow as long as it isn't applied too heavily and doesn't cover the whole eye. My late aunt(who died suddenly at 57) was a counter manager at Estee Lauder and she always wanted to become a nurse(my grandmother didn't believe that girls needed an education) -she taught me everything I know about makeup, so when I put on makeup, I think of her....I usually do a light layer of foundation, some mascara, and some lip gloss on a daily basis. If I think it's going to be tough day, I wear more. Weird huh? It's like it's armor or something. Sometimes a girl just needs to feel pretty.
  5. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    I once worked at a LTC facility in which the DON required all female staff to wear make up.


    I won't wear makeup for my own, philosophical reasons. I can't imagine an employer doing this! Wow.
  6. by   Diary/Dairy
    I wear just foundation and blush with some chapstick PRN for dry lips.

    Mine usually rubs off before the morning gets here anyway,,,,


    Nice after photo Sabby!!
  7. by   Djuna
    When I wear makeup I feel like a little girl dressing up in her mom's stuff
  8. by   CyndieRN2007
    I always wear make up. Eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and a bit of powder to take away the shine. I really could care less to wear make up everyday, but people always say, Oh are u sick, or are u tired? So, I always wear it.
  9. by   Satori77
    I always wear make-up no matter where I go. I have very uneven skin tone, dark circles under my eyes and red cheeks and nose. So I wear foundation to even it out. If I have time I put on some eyeliner and mascara, just because I look so young and I think it makes me look a little older. I never wear lipstick, hate all the reapplying, and never liked blush. If I could go without makeup, I would almost never wear it. It is such a hassle, but I feel ugly without it.

    Question: if you work in the OR, can you wear make-up in there? If you do, are they concerned with contaminating sterility (like with powder flaking off?) This is what we were told at vet tech school. That you couldn't wear ANY make-up during surgeries. I know many people that wear make-up during surgery though (some way too much in my opinion) and no one says a word. So I was just curious.
  10. by   ebear
    Satori,
    Yes, you can wear makeup in the O.R. Most people only wear eye makeup, if any, b/c the rest ends up in your masks. For that reason, O.R. nurses are often a "homely" looking bunch with awful hair on top of it!(caps) hahahaha!!!
    ebear
  11. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from ebear
    Satori,
    Yes, you can wear makeup in the O.R. Most people only wear eye makeup, if any, b/c the rest ends up in your masks. For that reason, O.R. nurses are often a "homely" looking bunch with awful hair on top of it!(caps) hahahaha!!!
    ebear
    That is why I don't work OR. Those blue hats are not attractive.

    The only time I've gone back is to be the baby nurse for cesareans.

    And no one looks at me because they are all busy with mom . . . and I can hightail it out as soon as the baby is stable.

    steph
  12. by   Satori77
    Quote from ebear
    Satori,
    Yes, you can wear makeup in the O.R. Most people only wear eye makeup, if any, b/c the rest ends up in your masks. For that reason, O.R. nurses are often a "homely" looking bunch with awful hair on top of it!(caps) hahahaha!!!
    ebear
    I guess I won't be working in the OR then....that bites! I love surgery too, but I would feel too self-conscious all day. :uhoh21:
  13. by   rn undisclosed name
    I wear makeup to work. I don't really like to give it too much thought and I consider my makeup to be pretty low key. I don't usually wear lipstick but will sometimes do lip gloss. I never do mascara just cause I don't like how it feels. My makeup doesn't sweat off or anything because I use a loose powder foundation. I could never do a liquid foundation. It takes maybe 5 minutes to do.

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