As a female officer I feel the pressure to keep my femininity in a male world. Personally I don't do a whole lot in the first place. I'm not an avid makeup wearer (altho you can bet your ass I own ALL the makeup pallets), I really don't do a lot with my hair...but for some reason I FEEL the need to LOOK like a woman on duty.
Should you wear makeup? In my own opinion-you do you boo boo. However I tell my trainees coming through to minimize. Why? If its going to keep you from focusing on work...dont wear it. I have had trainees in the past more concerned with their blotchy foundation than the bullshit in front of them. Homie don't play that.
So as long as you're not re-applying your mascara while I'm getting my ass kicked..I don't care and neither does anyone else.
What do you think?