A new study has found that many people still don’t understand the importance of cosmetics, and even the most well-adjusted are afraid of them.
The research, conducted by the University of Pennsylvania and published in the journal Science, found that while the cosmetics industry has improved over the years, the fear still exists among people of color.
“I think this is a really important conversation to have because we’re really seeing the negative impacts of this and I think there are so many people of different backgrounds that are scared,” said senior author Miranda Kerr, an associate professor in the department of psychology.
Kerr is the senior author of the study.
The study used a questionnaire designed to assess people’s knowledge of cosmetics.
It found that nearly one in five respondents (19%) had heard of the word “makeup” before the age of 16.
The researchers then asked them to fill out a series of questions that included how they felt about cosmetics, their relationship to makeup and whether they were familiar with makeup brands.
The survey was done in 2015 and included more than 3,000 people in the United States.
When the survey was conducted in 2020, the researchers found that respondents had heard about makeup as a way to conceal imperfections and imperfections in the skin.
The respondents also answered the questionnaire to determine their perceptions of the cosmetic industry.
While the responses were consistent, Kerr said the survey’s wording was confusing for people who don’t have the same experience as those who have been in the industry for years.
“It really was really unclear to the people that were more in the know about makeup and the industry,” Kerr said.
“They didn’t really understand the significance of the question, and I was really surprised by that.”
Kerr and her team looked at how the respondents’ knowledge of makeup impacted their feelings about makeup.
They found that the most fearful people reported that makeup was more important than other cosmetics to their own well-being, and that it was their responsibility to use it.
The more fearful respondents felt, the more concerned they were about the impact of makeup on their health.
“That said, it is not a zero-sum game,” Kerr explained.
“The more makeup people use, the better their health is.
And the more makeup we use, we’re just giving them a more positive experience.”
While the survey found that people who were more likely to be fearful were the ones who were using makeup more often, the study found that these fears were not the same for people of all races and ethnicities.
The authors found that when asked about how they perceived the beauty of makeup, white people were the most likely to report that it made them feel good about themselves.
The data also showed that people of mixed-race backgrounds were more fearful about makeup than white people.
“We found that, at least for us, the issue of makeup is really not about the race of the people who are using it,” Kerr told ABC News.
“People of color are actually more afraid of the way that makeup is used and how it impacts their skin, their skin tone and their appearance.”
The survey also found that makeup usage by women was more common among those who felt more empowered, which is not surprising, said Dr. Shannyn LeBrun, the lead author of a previous study that looked at similar questions.
“For women who feel less empowered and less empowered in their daily lives, makeup may feel a bit of a negative impact, but it does have some positive aspects,” LeBred said.
She added that, while makeup is a powerful and universal technology, people who do not have access to it often feel that they don’t fit in, and are therefore less able to find success in their lives.
“Even though it’s been around for thousands of years, people have been using makeup since it was invented,” LeDrun said.
Kerr and LeBun say that while they believe the survey shows that makeup should be used as a tool to help people feel more empowered and confident, it doesn’t necessarily make sense for people to avoid makeup.
“This is just one small part of a much bigger conversation that needs to be had,” Kerr added.
“To use makeup as an excuse for not wearing makeup is an incredibly flawed view of the world.
The study was conducted online with a representative sample of people of both genders and races. “
And makeup shouldn’t be just a ‘bad thing.'”
The study was conducted online with a representative sample of people of both genders and races.
It has been peer-reviewed and is being published in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychological Science.