In a new study out it was revealed that a woman will wait four weeks, and a day, before she will let a new boyfriend see her without makeup. The study which surveyed 2,000 women has shown that women felt far less attractive, less confident, and more vulnerable without makeup. Six in 10 agreed that they wanted to be sure their new partner liked them enough before revealing their makeup free look. It turns out that we feel more vulnerable without makeup on than we do having sex. In fact in the lead up to sex, women in the study thought nothing of nipping to the bathroom in the middle of the night to touch up their make-up, or get up early to ensure their new boyfriend doesn’t witness anything but perfection. Strangely enough an overwhelming 33% of women surveyed thought they wouldn't be as successful with men if they went out au-natural. Another third that were in current relationships remained convinced that they wouldn't have had a chance with their current boyfriend if they had dated him makeup free. If the boyfriend wasn't enough...32 % couldn't stand the thought of co-workers seeing them without make-up, while 20 % couldn’t face the boss and 31 % would hate to bump into an ex. Superdrug spokeswoman Sarah Sharp said, '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.' The idea of a bare face is so foreign to many women...its as though it is viewed as some sort of great mask for imperfection and to change what is viewed as undesirable. Sarah Sharp even went on to say in her interview that it was essential for women, as they age, to stay on top of trends and make sure their makeup bags are updated...wouldn't want that mask to get a little outdated would we?