Do you wear makeup? - page 7

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   Rapheal
    I love make up. Makes me feel pretty. I don't wear a lot of it- but at the end of my 12 hour shift it looks like I don't have any on except my mascara. Where does it go? lol
  2. by   Catma63
    Quote from Rapheal
    I love make up. Makes me feel pretty. I don't wear a lot of it- but at the end of my 12 hour shift it looks like I don't have any on except my mascara. Where does it go? lol
    I've gotten where I just go for concealer, foundation, powder, a tiny bit of blush, and a tad of mascara for clinicals. I save the lipstick, eyeliner, and eye shadow for class days and "I want to look less like a haglet days."
    May I suggest....Mary Kay? That's the only makeup I (and several of my classmates) have discovered will look just as fresh after a clinical shift as when you first arrived.
  3. by   EMTPTORN
    do i wear makeup? as a rule i try not to. i would hate to cover my beard. where i work 100% of the girls do wear make up.
  4. by   Energizer Bunny
    LOLOLOL.....thanks for the giggle!
  5. by   tiroka03
    Being a night nurse, using a small flashlight in the pts rooms, I don't bother with makeup. No one really sees my face anyway. I suppose I do give the day people a scare when the lights come on.

    I wear makeup just about every place other then work.
  6. by   mamabear
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    Quote from HazeK
    Nope...
    No makeup!

    I leave the house at 0630....
    I get home at 2000...
    I'm a Labor & Delivery nurse...
    My patients could care less if I look my best...
    as long as I bring the pain meds/epidurals!

    Haze
    "better living through chemistry"...when appropriate!
    I believe the correct expression is "...couldn't care less".
  7. by   mamabear
    You better believe I do! At age 58, I look like an anemic Klingon without it
  8. by   Brandy Peavyhouse
    I wear a little powder and blush to give my face some color but that's it.
  9. by   jemb
    Quote from teeituptom
    I never wear make up
    Geez...and I was hoping you'd post pictures!


    Myself--just chapstick. (I like cherry flavored best.)
  10. by   RNinProgress
    Being an organic type girl, my make-up is always very light. But, I do think it is appropriate to present yourself professionally. Looking like you just rolled out of bed, IMO, is not professional. However, if you are one of those natural beauties who looks great au natural, go for it. On the flip side, keep in mind that no one wants Tammy Faye Baker look-a-likes caring for them. Kind of scary at 7am!
  11. by   RN77
    I believe it is perfectly okay to wear makeup and put your hair up nicely. This must be done tastefully, though, NOT in excess. Now perfume is another matter entirely. I don't recommend wearing it in the clinical setting, as many people (patients and staff) are "allergic" or easily offended. Perfume or strong deodorants, body lotion, etc. can set off an asthma attack in some people. If someone feels they absolutely MUST wear perfume, it should not be a strong scent and should be applied lightly.
  12. by   jaimealmostRN
    Quote from RN77
    I believe it is perfectly okay to wear makeup and put your hair up nicely. This must be done tastefully, though, NOT in excess. Now perfume is another matter entirely. I don't recommend wearing it in the clinical setting, as many people (patients and staff) are "allergic" or easily offended. Perfume or strong deodorants, body lotion, etc. can set off an asthma attack in some people. If someone feels they absolutely MUST wear perfume, it should not be a strong scent and should be applied lightly.

    I completely agree about the perfume thing...it tends to bother everyone, not just the patients in a hospital setting. But I use to work with this woman who wore Toca (sold on QVC) that smelled like fresh laundry (sounds weird, but smelled good) and EVERYONE loved it...I guess since it wansn't floral or musky. I also never wear that Victoria's secret, dept. store lotions b/c that smell can be offensive too, but I get a lot of compliments when I wear that pink bottled J&J baby lotion even just on my hands, weird huh?
  13. by   Still Riding
    I wear it when I feel like it, which isn't very often. It all depends on what time i have to do it. no onw would want to seem me try and put any on before 9. for classes some days i get especially lazy and go in pajama pants and a hoody, But those are for thoses days of lectures. but that's just me.

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