If so, why?

Don’t worry, painted lady – if you do you’re not alone. According to The Daily Mail, a third of women wouldn’t leave the house without make-up. One in ten said they’d never even allow their partners to see them without a full face of make-up on.

 All this reminds me of those outdated advice books from the 1950’s that suggest you store make-up under your bed so you can do quick touch-ups without your partner ever noticing while he’s still asleep. That makes me chuckle! It makes me chuckle until I realize that a romantic partner has probably never seen me without make-up. Ever. I’m meticulous about that shit.

Because I’m a reptilian gill monster.

(That’s me in the picture. See how the mascara really puts the focus on my eyes? I’m drawing away from my “trouble spots”.)

But why do normal people do it? Well, according to Sara Wolverson, of Superdrug, which carried out the study “For many women, putting their make-up on is an important part of their day, and the thought of people seeing them without can be horrifying.”

Which doesn’t really explain why. Though I guess the answer to that is “looking prettier means that people will treat you better.” But that just seems like a harsh fact to write.