ARMY chiefs are considering allowing male soldiers to wear make-up.
Only female troops are allowed cosmetics while on duty under Queen’s Regulations.
Among advice on equality, diversity and inclusion, they ruled that for men “make-up is not to be worn” — but women are allowed if it is “inconspicuous”.
Officials have now admitted they are re-considering the ban so lads can put on some slap while on duty.
An Army spokesperson said: “As an inclusive employer that recognises the diversity of its personnel, we are currently in the process of revising our guidance in this area to make it gender neutral.”
But some said top brass were wasting their time discussing the ban.
A source blasted: “It’s bonkers — there are people sat in a room talking about whether the Army should allow men and women to wear make-up.
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“How many blokes are out there wearing make-up in the first place? You couldn’t make it up.”
In 2017 military officials banned phrases such as “mankind” and “sportsmanship” amid fears they upset women and trans groups.
“Chaps” was to be swapped for “people, folks, friends or you all”. “Gentleman’s agreement” was replaced with “unwritten agreement”.
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