Do you wear makeup? - page 4

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   RedSox33RN
    Quote from Carolanne
    That's a great point, it not only makes us feel better but the patients have something a little more pleasant to look at! It shows that we take pride in our appearance and want to enforce a positive self image. You're right, nobody wants to look at dark circles and pale skin. Even though we may be dead on our feet, a little pampering never hurt.
    Sorry, I just disagree. I don't think make-up makes me more pleasant to look at. I'm not there to impress the patients with my looks and features. I don't advocate looking like a slob with unkempt hair, but I'm not spending money on unnecessary things to pretty myself up for sick and injured people. I have a positive self-image with my pale skin.
  2. by   Dixen81
    Quote from SusanNC
    Dixen, The remark about your twin sister cracked me up. When I was a teenager (1,000 years ago) we had a convenience store around the corner. When my poor old Mom would ask me to "run to the store" to get a gallon of milk or loaf of bread before dinner - I wouldn't go until my make-up and "Farrah Fawcett" hairdo were just perfect - a very lengthy process. She'd always say - for crying out loud, you're just going for milk - not to a Beauty Pageant..
    :chuckle Are you my sister?

    BTW, why do we women "look tired and pale" without makeup, but guys don't? No fair!
    My favorite, longest lasting lip color is Endless, by Loreal. It stays on longer and doesn't cake at all. And since I have pale lips, I have tried almost all of them at one time or another. It's even better than the $20 stuff I used to buy from Lancome.
  3. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from FutureNurse2005
    I have been wondering about this for some time now! lol
    Does anyone worry about hair/makeup while on the job? Anyway, just wondering what your thoughts are on this!
    Only on weekends.
  4. by   sbic56
    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    Sorry, I just disagree. I don't think make-up makes me more pleasant to look at. I'm not there to impress the patients with my looks and features. I don't advocate looking like a slob with unkempt hair, but I'm not spending money on unnecessary things to pretty myself up for sick and injured people. I have a positive self-image with my pale skin.
    ITA. I am always clean and well groomed on the job, as I am anywhere else, but make up is not part of my daily routine. I doubt very much that make up matters one iota to a patient in need of good nursing care.
  5. by   Energizer Bunny
    I used to NEVER wear makeup, but as I am getting older, my skin isn't as nice as it used to be, so now I do wear it most of the time minus eyeliner. Can't stand the stuff and can never get it on right.
  6. by   Havin' A Party!
    Never. ;>)
  7. by   adrienurse
    It's a vanity thing. Always wear makeup in public. Foundation, mascara, lipstick, sometimes more. That's just me. I wear it in a natural way though, unlike my avatar friend. Never been mistaken for a drag queen.
  8. by   smk1
    i am dark skinned and have clear skin so i just dab on some lipstick maybe light eyeliner sometimes and go.
  9. by   Mandylpn
    Quote from hyperstudent
    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.

    Grim ripper? Too funny!!! :chuckle :chuckle
  10. by   jaimealmostRN
    Always wear brow pencil, mascara, under-eye concealer, blush, and lipfiniti 8hr lipstick in a natural pink/brown color. I go light on the brow pencil and blush as not to look clownish. But honestly would never leave the house without all of the above mentioned on!
  11. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from RNKittyKat
    No makeup during clinical and here's why. On my second clinical day, I had a full face of makeup... not excessive but it was complete with foundation and mascara. I was dealing with my second patient ever and she had a high volume rectal/GI bleed. I guess anxiety got the better of me and I started sweating like a pig. The perspiration started dripping into my eyes . My mascara started running and my eyes were burning. My eyeglasses got doused too. My hands were busy with patient care and were gloved so I had to use my white school uniform top (the upper arms) to wipe the sweat away so that it wouldn't drip on the patient. My white top was stained with flesh colored makeup and black mascara. I happened to catch my face in the mirror with my black eyes, soaked hair and reddened face.
    You just never know when you're sympathetic nervous system is going to kick in so be prepared.
    What a great story!

    I wear make-up at work, and have had many a sweat-inducing episode. Waterproof make-up is key. Clinique work-out make-up (foundation), waterproof mascera (also Clinique), blush and eyeliner. I feel naked without it! I even wore in scuba diving once (not on purpose -- I just neglected to take it off before a spur-of-the-moment dive.) When I surfaced afterward, the make-up was completely intact except for where my facemask contacted my face! That Clinique is great stuff!
  12. by   teeituptom
    I never wear make up
  13. by   theblondeone
    Tom,

    I find comfort in that statement...LOL..

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