Interesting Facts About Beauty: Being Too Attractive Can Hold You Back!

We love beauty. Beauty plays such an important role in our lives. Even if you consider yourself to be low maintenance, you’ll still have more than a passing interest in makeup and cosmetics. Maybe you also own a few products, and even if you barely apply makeup, we’d wager that every girl dolls themselves up for weddings and birthdays and the like.
Beauty regimes have been part of culture for centuries. There was a time when it was even normal for aristocratic men to powder their faces. In this article, we’ll also look at some quirky and fun facts from throughout history. But we’ve never been as interested (or, shall we say, obsessed) with beauty quite as much as we are today.
There’s always something new to learn about beauty and the history of fashion and makeup, and it’s always useful to have a few random facts about beauty up your sleeve to get a conversation going or to impress your friends. So, we found ten totally random facts about beauty for you. Form radioactive makeup to a girl called Mable who inspired a makeup brand, read on, and you will find 10 interesting facts about beauty you probably didn’t know.
1. Women don’t like it when men smile. Ever found yourself asking your male friend to smile? Annoyed that he’s always brooding and serious-looking?
Actually, he’s doing the right thing by not smiling – if he wants to land more dates, that is. According to research, women are actually turned off by men when they smile. We prefer them to look brooding, serious, and macho. Men are the opposite. They prefer it when women smile.
2. Lipstick was an essential item in World War II. Even though any type of makeup was pretty scarce at the time, female nurses in the Second World War always wore red lipstick. This was done to remind the nurses that were still ladies, and it was also believed to have a calming effect on the injured soldiers.
3. The Egyptians used to drink their perfume. We don’t suggest that you try this at home, but the ancient Egyptians took double duty for their perfume to the extreme. A very popular perfume of the time called Kyphi, which was made out of honey, flowers, berries and wine, was also drunk as a cure for ailments such as intestinal and lung problems.
4. Makeup can get you places. A 1991 study proved that the female politicians who employed the services of a professional makeup artists and photographers were 30% more likely to win people’s votes. It was found that groomed eyebrows, a winning smile, and certain colours of blouses could make a difference to the results of elections.
5. Women like a bit of competition. It has been proved that women are more attracted to men who attract the attention of other women. British psychologist Benedict Jones found that women find a man more attractive when he is being smiled at by other women. The results suggest that what your friends think about your man has a big impact on what you think about him too.
6. The left side of the face is prettier than the right. You might think that you know what your best side is, but a psychologist will tell you that it’s your left side. In a study that was published in Psychology Today, students at a college were asked to rate the attractiveness of 10 female faces and 10 male faces. The result was that the students overwhelmingly voted for the pictures that showed the left hand side of people’s faces.
7. Being too attractive can hold you back. It seems that you just can’t win! While the study that we mentioned earlier suggested that good grooming could help you win elections, if you look too beautiful, it can hurt your prospects of getting a job. A study conducted by psychologist Maria Agthe found that the very attractive looking applicants for graduate scholarships received less favorable reviews from interviewers.

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