But, in my personal opinion, certain cosmetics can give women a sense of control over their looks.
By Adam not verified on 04 Nov permalink Since the names Christie and Christine are so similar, I'm hoping that a large portion of the Make-up Blogs votes were mistakenly credited to her but placed by people trying to vote for you. Good Luck, you rock!
Log in to post comments By Rutrow not verified on 04 Nov permalink As a fellow female graduate student in the sciences, the italicized text at the beginning of this post is off-putting. It's fine to promote yourself but suggesting this makeup blogger is lesser than you You may not realize that is what it seems you are suggesting but realize now.
It also off-putting because this is a central problem with science communicating with a general audience, there is no need to be arrogant. In fact, this article would have been far more interesting if you extended these ideas farther to discuss the retaining of this practice in American culture: As scientists, we will never have any pull with the public if we don't also pay attention to culture and use it as tool.
Log in to post comments By mjr not verified on 04 Nov permalink mjr I detect some concern trolling.
As for the makeup blog, I felt dumber for having read it. Really, she wants a scholarship for that? My inner raging feminist finds it insulting that so much attention should be spent on products that increase women's likelihood of objectification.
Nonetheless, do I think a makeup blog is beneath a ScienceBlog? Hells yes, I do. I believe science is a far more worthwhile pursuit than playing dress-up. Does that make me arrogant? Probably, but I don't care.
The other blog's just about makeup. My second vote would have gone to The Oakbook, not surprising since I was a Cal Bear in molecular cell biology, in factand I love the Log in to post comments By Rogue Epidemiologist not verified on 04 Nov permalink mjr, I didn't find anything in this post's opening the slightest bit arrogant, but then again, maybe the subtle nuances were lost on this not fellow female graduate student in the sciences.
Log in to post comments By not not verified on 04 Nov permalink mjr - it seemed pretty gentle to me.
One promotes one's self: Rogue E - I'm pretty much with you on that. If we take Temptalia to be representative of blogs about cosmetics, and the "most inspiring [moment] in [Ms. Milke's] journey has been seeing the entire beauty community come together to create a spreadsheet to help people find the best foundation shade," science communication is pretty much hands down more important than I think a lot of makeup's effect could be that it serves as an overt signal - as was mentioned, wearing makeup to go out can advertise that you consider the outing the be of a certain status if to a club, that you seek to look pretty and so attract attention; if to a fine restaurant, that you consider the meal to be socially important; etc.
It may have started as an attempt at deception and it may be subconsiously deceptive, but by now I think it can communicate a lot as a deliberate sign, just like a lot of dressing up. By Mike Lisieski not verified on 04 Nov permalink This is a great post!
Like Gwen, I assumed without researching it that it was little more than a fashion trend. It's interesting to see that -- and why -- that intuition was wrong.
Good thing intuitions are starting points, not ending points. This is my second visit to your blog, and I think I'll stick around. I wandered over after PZ's second plug on Pharyngula.
Having checked out your competition for the scholarship as well, I'm certain I made the right choice in voting for your blog. The win would be well-deserved. Comment is from " ChristieWilcoxisugly hotmail. It's a passion for me and so it is for Christine.
Log in to post comments By Catherine not verified on 04 Nov permalink I really am offended by some of the comments made on this post. To have a blog dedicated to cosmetics does not make it less important than one dedicated to science. It's purely based on a person's opinion. I truly did find this article interesting but Christie I must say some of your readers are quite narrow-minded.
Log in to post comments By Haley not verified on 04 Nov permalink That is not what makeup is about. It is about self confidence, and, although helps women's outer beauty, it also helps inner beauty by making the wearer feel better about themselves.Many American women suffer from poor body image and low self-confidence.
Wearing makeup Influence of Cosmetics on the Confidence of College Women: An Exploratory Study Such use of facial cosmetics may help to boost a woman’s sense of confidence in her .
Even the greatest leaders lack self-confidence at certain times. Self-confidence is not a static quality; rather, it’s a mindset that takes effort to maintain when the going gets rough.
Jan 02, · The Opinion Pages. Makeup Can Provide a Fleeting Confidence Boost to Some a stable sense of confidence versus a transient boost. Grooming rituals can be . The Beauty Industry's Influence on Women in Society makeup, self-esteem, self monitoring, cosmetics, appearance, WSBE, Marketing, Business Administration Subject Categories temporary boost in self-esteem.
What is so appealing to most women about cosmetics is that it.
Self esteem affects your confidence, how important is that? If you want to rise to any challenge you must believe in yourself.
Without confidence in what you can do, and in who you are, what chance do you have of happiness or success? Makeup and its Affect on Self Esteem. 15 Replies. While I was unable to find research with a definitive answer about how exactly makeup affects confidence, it is easy to conclude that people who routinely wear it are often less confident without it.
I can only conclude that this topic is all relative.