Study finds female students who wear makeup have higher self esteem and grades.

"The Lip Stick Effect"

A new study just confirmed that makeup does in fact make you feel smarter and can lead to better grades too.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the University of Chieti, Italy put the 'lipstick effect' to the test and discovered that female students who wear makeup cognitively benefit from the psychological phenomenon in which wearing cosmetics can make an individual feel a sense of overall enhancement in self-esteem, attitude, and personality.

The effect of makeup even proved to be a better predictor for higher grades than mood boosters like listening to positive music.

'In line with our predictions, we found a significant effect of make-up on a multiple-choice test performance, with scores being significantly higher compared to those obtained after listening to positive music and coloring a face,' the researchers wrote in an academic paper published in Cogent Psychology.

Cosmetics are known to have a positive effect on wearers' psychology.

It's well-documented that wearers feels more physically attractive and consequently revel in a higher sense of self-esteem while wearing makeup, but the effect of cosmetics on cognitive abilities hadn't previously been determined.

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