There is a strong correlation between how many hours you spend preparing and how you look in your wedding dress, a recent study suggests.
The study, carried out by the Institute of Social Science at the University of Queensland, surveyed 200 people from across Australia, who wore various makeup and hair products.
The women who said they spent the most time preparing in the past 12 months were in the top 10 per cent for hours spent in the makeup area.
However, those in the bottom half of the spectrum were in a minority of women who spent a quarter or less of their time in the beauty area.
A spokesperson for the Institute said the study was conducted in the absence of scientific evidence and did not reflect the views of the institute.
“Research has shown that people spend more time in makeup in their daily lives than they do in their work and this has been documented in many studies,” they said in a statement.
“Research is ongoing to better understand the importance of makeup in the daily lives of women, and how to improve the quality of makeup for both genders.”
The Institute of Women’s Studies is a research and educational organisation.