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Saint Louis, Catherine. “Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick in Hand.” Skin Deep. New York Times

12 Oct. 2011. Web. 29 Mar. 2016.

Saint Louis, Catherine. “Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick in Hand.” Skin Deep. New York Times 12

Catherine Saint Louis has worked with New York Times since 1999 and has covered a broad

spectrum of topics, including: health, science, beauty and fitness. Her goal is ultimately to inform

the readers about whatever she is writing, so they can may knowledgeable decisions. She

majored in English at Princeton University and received her masters at University of Oxford in

English. The article “Up the Career Ladder, Lipstick in Hand”, targets women but more

specifically women in the work place.

She opens up with a question, “WANT more respect, trust and affection from your coworkers?”,

then argues “Wearing makeup – but nor gobs of Gaga- conspicuous makeup – apparently can

help.” She supports her thesis with copious amounts of quotes and study’s. The study that she

mainly focuses on is “Cosmetics as a Feature of the Extended Human Phenotype: Modulation of

the Perception of Biologically Important Facial Signals”, performed by Nancy Etcoff and others.

This study showed how makeup was relevant when it came to attractiveness, likability,

trustworthiness and even competence. She did incorporate quotes said by others who strongly

disliked the fact makeup is so relevant in our society, such as, Deborah Rhode.

“It increase people’s perception of a woman’s likability, her competence and (provided

she does not overdo it) her trustworthiness, according to a new study, which confirmed

what is obvious: that cosmetics boost a woman’s attractiveness”

“There is also some evidence that women feel more confident when wearing makeup, a

kind of placebo effect, said Nancy Etcoff, the study’s lead author and assistant clinical

 professor of psychology at Harvard University ” .. She is no “beauty basher,” she said.
professor of psychology at Harvard University ” ..
She is no “beauty basher,” she said. “I’m against our preoccupation, and how judgements
about attractiveness spill over into judgement about competence and job performance. We
like individuals in the job market to be judged on the basis of competence, not
cosmetics.” (Rhode, 2010)
“’People will have a bad reaction if it’s not the right color, not the right texture, or if the
makeup is not enhancing your natural beauty’ she said.” (Bobbi Brown)

Analysis: This piece was very informational on how makeup is a key factor in a lot of things in a

women’s life. For my composing process, my thesis this article will allow me to elaborate on my

subtopic of makeup. The read was an easy follow. Other people focusing on how makeup effects

women’s appearance can use this article and the studies within as factual evidence to support

their thesis.
their thesis.