Reason number 3,490,390 why being a woman is like, so unfair. A recent study concluded that women who wear more makeup in their work environments get paid more, and those who might not spend as much time "grooming" (as the study puts it) will get paid less. Great. So if (when) I roll up without mascara, on like a Tuesday because I cannot be bothered to give fucks on Tuesdays, I might not be considered for that promotion?
Seems a little harsh, patriarchy. Add in the double standard of the pressure we feel for not wearing "too much" makeup at the office, and you've got us in a real fucking bind.
Basically it's all a trap and you can't win. Good luck.