I mentioned to my sister on the phone after a job interview for a promotion that I forgot to bring my makeup. I had left it on the bathroom counter at home (six hour drive away). She immediately shouted, "You're not going to get the job!" I did not get an offer. My career stalled shortly after that, and I have been unemployed for three years. I sometimes feel very sad and believe she was right: I lost my career because I did not wear makeup.