Sunday, 24 July 2016

Why I don't Wear Make-Up

"Maybe you should put some make-up on"
I never been the kind of girl who would put 10 layers of make-up, but I do consider myself to be rather girly. As any other 20 something woman I like looking good and dressing nicely but make-up is not my thing. In a generation where everyone is obsessed with contouring and strobbing is hard not to be at least intrigued by it. Like any media obsessed girl I wanted to try that countour thing that transforms you into a supermodel, and I did. As my make-up skills were non exited I got it done by a make-up artist. I was absolutely speechless when I saw my face, I looked so good but yet so different I almost felt like I was looking someone else in the mirror. My neck had a different colour than my face I didn't like it. 

I always wanted to feel pretty, but that wasn't me being pretty, it was a girl that in someways looked like me.

As much I loved it (cus it looked good) I decided to stick to my old concealer, blush, mascara, and lipstick. I always believed that main purpose of make-up was to enhance what you naturally have, not alter it.
Plus you need some serious skills to contour properly. I can't even draw a nice eyeliner wing.
God knows how many times I tried to do that wing eyeliner and I always end up looking like I have been punched straight in the eye. I watched Tanya Burr and Michelle Phan countless times but I just can't do it. However this is not why I have decided to quit make-up.

Few days ago, while on holiday I went on a dinner date with some friends, and my friend came close to me just ask me why I haven't put make-up on. I didnt know if I should be offended or just ignore her. Even though i never been big on make-up, I usually put a light foundation a concealer and a blusher. But when im on holiday I just a put on a mascara and a lipgloss nothing more, as am pretty tanned, and my foundation is lighter. Plus I was on holiday not in a high profile event.
I don't always like the way I look but I don't feel the need to alter the way I look just please people that will never be pleased anyway.

Currently society teach girls from a young age to look in a certain way in order to fit in, and in someways encourage plastic surgery which there is nothing bad about, but it is when you have been brainwashed by the media that for instance you need full lips. We as women, have so much pressure to look good always not just on nights out, and if we don't, we get judged and mostly by other women. Instead of helping each other up we bringing each other down. When did we become like that?

So, I decided to embrace my imperfections and not wear make-up or wear it when I want to not because I have to.
In the end of the day you will remove it and what is underneath is what really matters.

What is your opinion on make-up?

24 comments:

  1. I too have kind of given up wearing makeup. Although I have a blog that talks about beauty my focus has moved towards good skincare and nutrition. I used to wear a lot of makeup and seriously am more confident without it these days. I just think that this is my face and if people don't like it...well that's their problem. I also can't be bothered with it every morning. It is a shame that we feel the need to change the way we look these days. It must be even harder for younger girls these days what with Instagram filters etc. I too only wear it when I want to nowadays.

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  2. Beautiful message right there. It's important that you embrace you appearance and never be ashamed of it. I hope a lot of young girls would read this post and be empowered by it.

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  3. I would love to do your make up. Because I would enhance your beauty and not change your face completely. Your neck is not supposed to be a different color. That make up artist didn't do a good job hahah. When you're in Stockholm, let me know (if you're interested)

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  4. That is a great message :) We need to embrace who we are and own our imperfections! Find a way to feel beautiful in our own skin within layering on someone else! Beautiful.

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  5. I don't wear much makeup either. Never have. Sometimes when I watch those makeup Youtube videos, it makes me want to try tho! The transformations are fascinating! You look beautiful without makeup :)

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  6. I think each person to their own, if you dont want to wear makeup then you shouldnt have to, it is your choice x

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  7. I usually wear makeup at work, because I wake up so damn early that I have to do something to those Chanels under my eyes haha :D but if I'm having a day off or I'm on a vacation or basically anywhere else than at work - I don't wear any makeup at all. Depends on a day, usually I don't.
    I think it's everyones own choice if they want to wear makeup or not - it's not something you have to do just because everybody else is doing that :-)

    <3: Jasmin N
    littlethingswithjassy.blogspot.fi

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  8. What a beautiful post and message! I also don't wear make-up when I don't feel like wearing it, and it makes people confused. I wish we all let ourselves just be ourselves. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

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  9. I definitely respect your position. I think not worrying about makeup is becoming more and more common!

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  10. I rarely wear make up these days. I just haven't got time, and I forget to touch it up during the day. Life's too short in my opinion

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  11. It's really a personal choice and I appreciate yours. Make up can be great self-confidence booster and someone who struggles with scars/acne make-up basically sometimes can be a "life saver".

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  12. I hear you! I'm in my 20s and haven't worn makeup since college except on special occasions (like my wedding day). :)

    www.astoldbyamy.com

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  13. Honestly you don't even need to wear makeup because you are beautiful as you are ( lucky biatchhhh). Anyhow I like that you accept yourself how you are and do not conform to societal demands. For me I didn't even wear make up until I was 18 and even then sparingly. Even when I was at uni most days I couldn't be bothered to wear make up. Because of the nature of my work I have to wear make up but I usually only put mascara, foundation and lippie just to make me look a bit more alive lol xx

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  14. I only wear make-up when I am going out, but never at work or while going to the shops. And even when I do, I always put just a bit, to hide some imperfections and look natural. I am not a make-up expert either and I think that you are the real you without heavy make-up!

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  15. I love wearing makeup and getting dressed up and dolled up but I am a mother of two so realistically I don't put makeup on everyday and I am fine with that. I think it is a personal choice.

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  16. I have gotten into makeup lately but I totally agree with you!! We should learn to love ourselces for who we are and plus we look fresh and natural without makeup!

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  17. I have gotten into makeup lately but I totally agree with you!! We should learn to love ourselces for who we are and plus we look fresh and natural without makeup!

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  18. I don't wear makeup on every day basis, although I am much older than you. I feel that I don't need it. It's not that I don't have imperfections (who doesn't?), but I have accepted the way I look and I feel great with myself. When I was your age, I almost never wore makeup. Now I wear it only on special occassions. It's not something that you "must" do, because everyone else does it. Just follow your heart! Do whatever you like! :)

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  19. I do wear makeup but only on special occasions like marriage or family function otherwise am happy without it. I love it natural

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  20. I rarely wear make-up these days although I always feel better when I do

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  21. Good for you! You don't need make up to be girly. I used to wear makeup all the time. Now I only ever wear it if I know there are going to be a lot of photos that id like to keep. Every day I'm makeup free as it affected my facial eczema.

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  22. Love this. I wish I was confident enough to not wear make-up but my skin is awful at the moment.

    Ami xxx
    www.ami-rose.com

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  23. You are lovely just the way you are. :) I enjoy wearing makeup when I don't feel like I have something to hide. I grew up with awful skin...LOTS Of acne, so I covered it with a ton of makeup. The thing is, it was a vicious cycle...the more makeup I wore, the worse it got. Thankfully today my skin is under control so I no longer have anything to hide...and I enjoy wearing the fun makeup...like colorful lip gloss, eyeliner, and mascara...

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  24. I commend people who do not want to wear it. It's totally their decision and I respect that. For me, makeup is just one more way to be creative. I enjoy putting it on.

    Nina
    aworldofdresses.com

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