Beauty on the Front Lines
Ever wonder what a beauty routine in the armed forces looks like? Four servicewomen reveal what they pack in their cosmetic bags when deployed and why
Lipstick gets called out in particular. "Females will not wear shades of lipstick that distinctly contrast their complexion, that detract from the uniform, or that are extreme," meaning lip colors in purple, gold, blue, black, white, bright (fire-engine) red, khaki, and fluorescent colors." We may be clinging harder to our NARS velvet matte lip pencil, but like with all rules, there are bigger things at play. "While I love colors and glitz, I'm focused on the mission just like the next professional when on duty," says Baer. "This means dressing within regulations just like the next service member."
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