This is a topic I thought I would briefly touch upon whilst I’m sat here at 11:58 this morning looking out on the garden with the birds nibbling on the seed feeders. I currently have a makeup-less face due to my dry skin and rather cracked lips, it’s been this way for the past 3 days now, I’m pretty sure. This has forced me not to wear make-up, or very minimal I should say, with a little eyebrow gel on and a tiny bit of concealer around my nose, not my normal everyday look. Prior to this week, I would say I haven’t been out the house without makeup on for a year, at least, which now I sit down to think about it that’s not a healthy way to be.
I decided in order to get my skin back to a better condition I would have a few days without makeup, this way my pores won’t be blocked so it should do my face the world of good. During these couple of days I went out into town with no make-up on, previously I thought that I would have been stared at for looking a bit crap. I wasn’t, not once. I started asking myself why was I thinking it was such a big deal to not wear make up? I’m not bothered if I pass another girl in the street with a natural face. I guess it comes down to us being worried about how we’re perceived by others, will people think I’m sloppy or that I’m not putting in any effort if my face is natural? of course not, they’re probably conscious about the way they look too.
I must say going out the last couple of days with no makeup on has helped me gain so much more confidence in my face, I wouldn’t say that I love it or that I can now ditch all my make-up, just that I’ve become more comfortable with the way I look. In the future, if I have to go out somewhere and I only have 10 minutes to get ready, I’m just going to put some eyebrow gel on and get on with my day, not be hung up on the fact that I have no foundation on. Don’t get me wrong I love applying my makeup and messing around with products to create different looks, I think I’ll always love that. I just think It’s a little sad that these days we need to put about 14 different items on our face before we feel like we can go out into public.
I think having confidence in the way you look is so important, It’ll help you become more comfortable within yourself hopefully making you feel less insecure.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this topic, how you feel when you don’t have makeup on? Do you feel like you need to wear make –up every time you go out?