Post # 1
After my daughter was born seven years ago, I have been a stay at home Mum. I am starting a new job tomorrow, after going back to school to study Aged Care Work.
Should I wear make up or is it best to wear none at all? If I was going to, I would just wear it for appearance sake and wouldn’t use any shades you can see, maybe mascara, clear lip gloss but no eye liner etc… I was also going to wear my long hair in a bun.
I only worked in retail before I had my daughter so I am unsure when it comes to a care role.
Any help would be great.
Post # 2
sandy85: Yes, nothing wrong with wearing a little makeup as long as you keep it professional.
Post # 4
I think it’s a good idea to wear makeup, but keep it simple/professional. Nude look/Neutral.
Post # 5
Not even a question for me I say YES, wear makeup! it will make you feel confident on your first day…unless, however, you feel uncomfortable in makeup and will feel weird….
Post # 6
Absolutely. It would be considered unprofessional not to.
Post # 7
NoneForGretchenWeiners: what’s unprofessional about not wearing makeup? I’m curious and I am someone that doesn’t leave the house without makeup. Many people where I work don’t wear makeup and I think nothing of it especially if they are good-looking and don’t “need” it.
Post # 8
I say it depends of you’re someone who usually wears make up. If yes, then keep it simple. If no, then don’t bother. Your first day will be stressful enough without worrying about what your make up looks like if you don’t wear it often.
Post # 9
Yes, but only if you usually wear makeup, or if you plan to keep wearing makeup every day you are there! If you wear it only on the first day it would be odd, and if you don’t usually wear it and don’t really want to, then don’t worry about it!
Post # 10
Unprofessional to not wear makeup to work? seriously? I love makeup, but also have amazing skin so I almost NEVER wear it anymore. I’m sorry but this just seems rediculous and sexist to me.
Post # 11
I was going to suggest not wearing makeup because then if you choose to not wear makeup later, people will notice more.<br />I’m a lawyer and I don’t wear makeup to work, unless I have a special after work function to go to. I think if you are clean, your clothes and hair are tidy, there are no issues. Also if you are working in care, I personally think it will make you appear more approachable to patients.<br />I guess it depends a lot on what is common where you live too.
Post # 12
sandy85: I’m a nurse and I don’t really wear any make-up except for some lip gloss, unless I have an obvious pimple or redness that needs covering up. I would say most of the nurses where I work don’t wear much make-up at all. Those who do only really wear a bit of mascara,maybe foundation,and light lip gloss or stick.
Post # 13
I would say to wear makeup if that is what you want to do and if you feel more confortable.
I don’t think it will matter to your employer either way so do what is best for you.
I worked part time in an elderley care home for 4 years while I was studying and saw a variety of colleagues, some would make a big effort and others none at all. It was how well they did their jobs which earned them recognition and a good reputation.
Post # 14
MrsGolden2Bee: +1. I was thinking the same thing. Maybe I should chain myself to the stove too.
Post # 15
NoneForGretchenWeiners: Seriously? How sexist! I’ll make sure to carry around concealer to offer to the guys when they have a pimple because it’s soooo unprofessional for them to not cover it up.
sandy85: Do you typically wear make up? I do not so I did not wear any my first day of work. If you typically wear make up or it makes you feel more confident than go for it!