ThinkstockA new study sheds light on why makeup is a girl's best friend.
Fans of "The Drew Carey Show" may recall Mimi, a co-worker most well known for making cutting wisecracks and wearing an extremely ostentatious amount of makeup on her face.
Turns out, viewers may have perceived her character to be the most competent of the workers. According to a new study involving joint research from Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry and Procter and Gamble (P&G), the way women wear color cosmetics can significantly alter how others perceive them.
Researchers asked participants to judge 100 photos of 25 women's faces, in which the ladies appeared in varying degrees of makeup classified as "natural," "professional" and "glamorous," (building up intensity with the latter category representing the most obvious darker shades of color).
All three makeup looks increased ratings of attractiveness, competence,Read More »from Wear Makeup, Appear More Likable