Do you wear makeup? - page 2

I have been wondering about this for some time now! lol Does anyone worry about hair/makeup while in school and at clinicals/on the job? It may sound silly for me to ask, but for me, knowing how... Read More

  1. by   Mandylpn
    Make-up? You betcha, mascara, blush, powder, eye pencil, lip gloss in light color. do I care if it slides off my face by the end of the day? No. I think a person should wear enough to make the patients think you are well groomed. Some people do not need it, though, I agree. I would rather not look like a cadaver at 7:00 am. :chuckle :chuckle
  2. by   Mandylpn
    Oh, yes, I am 46 and you gotta fill in the cracks (in your face that is).
  3. by   HyperRNRachel
    Yes, I do wear make-up and fix my hair for both class and clinicals. There are days when I would rather not wear make-up to class but, I keep thinking if I show up with no make-up to class my classmates will wonder if I finally cracked under the pressure. I also wear makeup to clinicals because I do not want to have a patient wake up and think the grim ripper is there to take them to H***.
    So that is why I continue to wear my make up.
  4. by   RNKITTY04
    I haven't stepped outta my house without full hair and make-up for 10 years, why would I start now?
  5. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    I have been wondering about this for some time now! lol
    Does anyone worry about hair/makeup while in school and at clinicals/on the job? It may sound silly for me to ask, but for me, knowing how "dirty" the job can be, it helps me to feel good if I am well groomed. (does that make sense?!)

    Anyway, just wondering what your thoughts are on this!
    I don't think it sounds silly at all. I think it's important to be well groomed. My shoulder-lengthed hair has to be up in a clip or ponytail and I wear light makeup. Makes me feel better about myself.
  6. by   theblondeone
    I usually wear a little eyeshadow, light eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss but if I'm in a hurry, it's mascara and lipgloss only. I have light blonde hair, light blonde eyelashes and blue eyes. If I don't wear at least mascara I look like a cocker spaniel. The lipgloss is either Clinique "Kissyfit" or Bonne Belle Dr. Pepper, depending on my mood...LOL
  7. by   newgrad2004
    I would feel sorry for the people I work with if I didnt. But in school, I wear it but dont bother to do my hair a lot of times. Wore sweats to class a lot too! Especially those late night lab times. Bleh!
  8. by   RedSox33RN
    My make-up routine consists of......................moisturizer! And that be it! :chuckle

    I think if I dug around in my purse a little, I may find a dried out Lancome lipstick in a color I wouldn't put on my dog. :imbar
  9. by   newgrad2004
    LoL a cockerspaniel!! haha




    Quote from theblondeone
    I usually wear a little eyeshadow, light eyeliner, mascara and lipgloss but if I'm in a hurry, it's mascara and lipgloss only. I have light blonde hair, light blonde eyelashes and blue eyes. If I don't wear at least mascara I look like a cocker spaniel. The lipgloss is either Clinique "Kissyfit" or Bonne Belle Dr. Pepper, depending on my mood...LOL
  10. by   Catma63
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    I have been wondering about this for some time now! lol
    Does anyone worry about hair/makeup while in school and at clinicals/on the job? It may sound silly for me to ask, but for me, knowing how "dirty" the job can be, it helps me to feel good if I am well groomed. (does that make sense?!)

    Anyway, just wondering what your thoughts are on this!
    I haven't read through any of the other replies yet...Just figured I'd interject my own thoughts first.
    I wear makeup every day. I fix my hair every day. I don't see the point in letting nursing school stress appear obvious...haha.
    And good grooming is a plus.
    Think about it: I truly feel a patient would much prefer looking at a nurse who is wearing a little makeup to brighten her features than a nurse's face demonstrating fatigue and all that....Makeup just gives a little lift. No, doesn't take a whole lot. A little dab'll will do ya; but it will do wonders for the patient (and you!)
    And don't forget....At this time, being in nursing school, you do NOT want to start neglecting yourself or your needs.
  11. by   LauraLou
    I wear light makeup at clinicals: foundation, waterproof mascara and blush. I am not comfortable leaving the house without a little makeup. I am very pale and without some blush and mascara, I look like an albino.

    I would avoid heavy eye makeup and anything that requires touch ups during the day. And remember not to wear any perfume or scented lotion as it can make patients nauseous.
  12. by   boopchick
    Yes. I wear makeup to school and work but it's minimal. There's a difference between what's appropriate for school/work and socially. I've seen a few nurses who are heavily made up and I think it looks unprofessional. Just my opinion of course.
  13. by   Dixen81
    I wish I was one of those people who look great without makeup because I hate putting it on everyday. But I don't fix my hair; it's just below the shoulders and I usually pull it up. I've never been a "primper," but my twin sister wouldn't even consider walking out to the mailbox unless she looked perfect!

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