the youthful beauty tricks behind Kamala Harris’s confident look

In comparison, many other female politicians of recent time, such as Hillary Clinton and Theresa May, would focus on heavier, matte make-up, pillar-box red lipsticks and powdered blusher. Their image is therefore harsher and sterner – which is what makes Harris’s more relaxed approach to make-up so much more appealing. Strength actually lies in a soft and subtle approach now, instead of the traditional bold red lip and fully lined eyes.

“Kamala Harris is a modern politician who understands that you don’t have to trade-off looking professional with taking care of your appearance,” says celebrity make-up artist Ruby Hammer. “She’s got foundation on, but applied in a non-obvious way with a brushing of powder on top – which she’d need under the bright studio last night.” However, although she’s ‘genetically blessed with good skin’, Hammer thinks the strategic use of a subtle base make-up makes her look fresh and youthful. 

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Women equal men in computing skill, but are less confident

<span class="caption">Studies show women are perfectly capable of getting the job done.</span> <span class="attribution"><a class="link rapid-noclick-resp" href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Dean Mitchell/E+ via Getty Images">Dean Mitchell/E+ via Getty Images</a></span>
Studies show women are perfectly capable of getting the job done. Dean Mitchell/E+ via Getty Images

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In the workplace, women are now as good as men when it comes to computing performance, but there is still a gender gap when it comes to confidence, according to our new research.

As professors of business, we studied how well men and women in midlevel business jobs performed on computing tasks. We also asked them to rate how they thought they did.

Study participants were randomly assigned basic, intermediate or advanced problems on laptops, tablets or mobile devices, while seated, standing or walking slowly.

We found no difference in the performance between men and women in the total number of questions answered correctly or the time taken to answer the questions. In only one scenario did men perform slightly

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