For women， wearing makeup1 balance looking professional with the risk of being objectified. Overall， of cosmetics2 A new paper， published in October 2016 in Perception， -- while explaining some of its costs.In the first of two experiments， researchers photographed 40 female college students with and without makeup and presented them to another group of 128 male and female undergraduates. The observers rated the pictures on "attractiveness" and two 4 and seen by women as more dominant5. Viktoria Mileva， a researcher at the University of Stirling in Scotland and the paper39;s primary author， calls this asymmetry6 a "standout surprise."The researchers speculated that men tend not to see women as physically7 threatening， and so makeup should not affect their ratings of dominance. Women， on the other hand， socially dominant. Meanwhile men might see women in makeup as because， as past studies show， This positive "halo effect" they feel socially threatened.The researchers Forty-eight new female undergraduates evaluated the photos from the first study， answering questions such as " would you feel if this woman were to interact with your partner?" The participants judged women in makeup to be more attractive to men and more 8 and predicted they would feel more 9 toward them." of other women wearing makeup is a little over the top，" Mileva observes. " for concern." Reactions may be different in the real world and with older men and women. But we could all be more careful with the assumptions that we make about a woman39;s appearance at work.