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Beauty may be skin deep – but how a girl uses make-up goes straight to the bone

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Even Cheryl Cole feels uncomfortable without any make-up on. Getty Images

Even Cheryl Cole feels uncomfortable without any make-up on. Getty Images

Even Cheryl Cole feels uncomfortable without any make-up on. Getty Images

IT was announced this week that girls under 10 won't be allowed to wear make-up any more when performing in Irish dancing competitions. It's about time to halt that blinged-up world. For one thing, it had turned into a very expensive business. But most of all dolling little girls up to look like mini Katie Prices makes girls think that superficiality is okay at a very tender age.

Our relationship with make-up divides us into those who do and those who don't bother, although that particular playing field is tilted pretty heavily in make-up's favour. The cosmetics retailer Space NK has just published new research that women who wear make-up tend to earn more and were 'hit on' in bars 33 per cent more often than those who don't.


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