Monday, 14 November 2016

Falling Out of Love with Makeup

~ Falling Out of Love with Makeup ~

It feels scandalous right, a blogger, A BLOGGER, falling out of love with make up?!!! I know I know, but here me out. As of late make up just hasn't really been something I love to do, yes I do do my eyebrows and add the odd bit of mascara when it comes to weekends out the house. Yes I add the touch of concealer on those mornings were my eye bags are just waaaay too dark, even coffee won't make them budge. And yes, I do like to glam up ever now and again. But, on a daily basis? .. I'm just not fussed what I look like to people anymore. More and more each day, with every day I stroll in to work at 8.55am with not a scrap of makeup to grace my skin, I just could not give a shit what I look like. Is this just a natural part of life? The feeling of acceptance that this is your face and yes make up can enhance that, but really, you face is your face... its a good feeling when you begin to accept yourself..

I'll be honest, I look about 12 years old with no make up on. My eyebrows are sparse and have next to no colour, my under-eye bags are very noticeable and well eyelashes WHERE U AT?! I know girls more than ever are increasingly hard on themselves, I can be at the best of times, stressing about a certain spot on my chin that won't budge (true story.) or the fact my cheekbones are non existent. But even now as I type this, I really have began to not give a shit. I'll admit I am a lazy person in the morning and would much rather sleep in for an extra 10 minutes rather than doing my make up. But truthfully, I found the more I stepped out the door bare faced, the more confident I became that people really don't care. I've developed the feeling of this is me, I'm not perfect but nobody else is either.

Whoever you speak to will complain of an imperfection, some may conceal it - something I've done countless times. I'm a person who's suffered extreme acne from the ages of 13 - 18, I know what its like to step out the shower to even-blotchier-than-before skin and cried in the mirror at the state of my chin and forehead.. I've been there. I've luckily overcome that, but the odd spot does pop through and although I don't cry at my skin anymore, it can dent your confidence. At the end of the day, that moment you accept yourself for who you are, it really is a great feeling.

Don't get me wrong, I still love to do the full face of make up on occasions, but more likely then not, I just simply can't be bothered. Letting my skin breath and coming home with as a fresh feeling face as when I left the morning previous really make me feel good. I for one have realised that when meeting new people for the first time, whether that's customers in work or simply people on the same commute home from work (< that isn't m, when don't 'commute' in North Wales, we simply drive home, but you get the picture I'm painting) rarely will they realise if you've forgotten mascara or haven't done your eyebrows. You know what I suggest? Simply walk the walk, smile at anyone that passes, flick your hair as if you BeyoncĂ© and accept yourself for the wonderful human being you are. Every one get's self-conscious but gurrrrl own it, life's two sort at the end of the day, life is just too sort.



  1. I've reached a point where I can leave the house without make up on and be comfortable. Sure I may not look my best but at the end of the day, does it really matter? When I wear make up, I wear it because I like it and not because I feel like I have to. Lovely post x

    1. Completely agree, its a great feeling to feel like this isn't it?! Us girls should never feel like we HAVE to put make up on, just accept ourselves for who we are!

  2. Ahh this is so great to hear and actually really refreshing! Personally I've always suffered with low self confidence and I definitely use makeup as a smoke screen and a confidence booster to the point that I wouldn't even consider leaving the house without *at least* powder, eyebrows, mascara and lipstick. It's really bad to rely on it so much but I guess if it makes me feel better, how bad can it be really?! Xxx

    1. Ah thank you, I do still from time to time get a bit self conscious that I haven't got any on, but the main thing is that I don't care half as often anymore! I ~obviously~ still love glamming up with aaaaall the red lipstick and that, but day to day I love the feeling of having bare skin rather than foundation patchy everywhere! Xxx


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