Study Finds 54% of Women Won't Let their Partner See them Makeup-Free Until After a Year

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 04: A woman applies make-up after taking part in a Morning Glory 'Rave Your Way Into The Day!' morning dance experience at Village Underground on September 4, 2013 in Shoreditch, London, England. The new rave club style invigorating dance event, created by events producer Samantha Moyo and bodywork therapist Nico Thoemmes, is aimed at people looking for an alternative way to keep fit in the morning, with live DJs and massages taking the place of stereo-typical rave accompaniments drugs and alcohol. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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Remember that scene in Bridesmaids where Kristin Wiig's character sneaks out of bed to reapply her makeup before Jon Hamm wakes up? Although seemingly ridiculous (and completely hilarious), it's not far from the truth for a majority of women. According to the Daily Mail UK, a study found that 54% of women between the ages of 18-30 would not let their partners see them without makeup until they had been dating for at least a year

Interestingly enough, however, 51% of the same women reported they would strip down to their birthday suit after just six months. Which means more women are more confident about their bodies than they are their faces. Yes, you read that right. A majority of the ladies in this study said they would rather show their naked bodies than let their new partner see their mug without foundation and concealer. Ladies, if that's the honest truth, we have a serious problem. 

The study was conducted by skincare brand Flint + Flint. Owner Maxine Flint was beyond surprised to learn the results, telling the Daily Mail, "We were shocked to find out so many women feel so insecure about their skin that they would hide behind their makeup for such a long length of time. We would have expected less body confidence than skin shyness."

I'm hoping that most of our readers are not in this camp of hiding behind their makeup. After all, there have been studies that have proven both men and women found less makeup more attractive. But hey, if you're wearing makeup for you and not because you're afraid of what your new partner will think, then by all means, get it girls. It's your face, you do what you want — as long as you remember it's beautiful as is.


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