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Average Woman Waits 29 Days Before Revealing Makeup-Free Face

Update Date: Oct 17, 2013 04:26 PM EDT

A new survey reveals that the average woman will wait at least 29 days before she lets a new boyfriend see her without makeup.

The study, which involved 2,000 single women, reveals that women feel significantly less attractive and confident and more vulnerable without their war paint.

Around 60 percent of women wanted to make sure that a potential partner liked them enough before they will reveal their true face, according to the Daily Mail.

The study revealed that 90 percent of women want a new partner to think they are beautiful and will always make sure their makeup is perfectly applied on the first few dates.

Women are so concerned about not letting new partners see them without makeup that they will sneak to the bathroom in the middle of the night to apply makeup. Around 60 percent of women claim that they would reapply makeup during a date, and a third would run to the bathroom to reapply their makeup immediately after staying over at a partner's house for the first time.

The survey revealed that a third of women say that their past relationships wouldn't have worked if they had let their partners see them without makeup, and another third said that they wouldn't be as successful with the opposite sex without makeup.

"It does take a while for women to feel comfortable with a new partner and make-up can act as a shield for many females," said Superdrug spokeswoman Sarah Sharp, according to the Daily Mail. "The research indicates that for many women wearing make-up isn't just a way of looking attractive, it's much more than that, it's a way to be confident and project an image."

"Many women consider going au natural in front of a new partner quite a serious step, they are exposing themselves completely," she added.

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