Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Thoughts: No makeup

I'm going to be honest: I like makeup, but I am getting kind of obsessive over it.
Should I wear eyeshadow today?
Should I just wear mascara?
Is it weird to be wearing makeup even when I'm at home?
Do I look too young without makeup?
Does pink or red lipstick look better today?
Would a boy think I'm pretty without makeup?
Should I wear only this colored eyeshadow, or add this color too?
Is this coraly pink color or red-ish color blush a better look on me?
Should I contour my face?
Does this makeup make me look older?
And the list goes on.
Like I said, I really like makeup.  I like watching videos of makeup tutorials to try out on myself, and then coming up with my own creations.  I even like the act of putting on makeup because it's fun to see the transformation.  But seriously - I am getting too involved with it.  It is getting to the point where I can barely go a day without eyeshadow and the whole nine yards or else I feel kind of self-conscious.  So I've decided to give myself a challenge - I'm going to stop wearing makeup until I feel comfortable enough to go places without it on and feel confident in my natural, God-given beauty.  Now I'm not saying I'm going to go cold turkey.  For right now, I'm just not going to wear makeup at home but maybe add some eyeliner/mascara when I go out.  But eventually, I'm going to be able to wear no makeup and feel just as good about myself as if I had it on.  I know a lot of girls who don't wear makeup, actually.  In fact, I didn't wear much myself until last year (when I discovered eyeliner to completely surround my eyes) and this summer (when I started using eyeshadow).  So it's not like it's alien to me.  It's just...I need a break.  Everything is good in moderation, and I am becoming a makeup glutton. 

Do you feel confident without makeup?


Aludee Andrade said...

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Nicoleta_B said...

Absolutely great pictures. Love it.

Lots of love,



Chai Chen said...

I believe every girl is more beautiful naturally, without makeup. Just use it to enhance and not be a makeup glutton haha. I'm sure you're a beautiful person inside and out. :)


Kaylee Jane said...

most girls think they can't be pretty without makeup, but every girl has natural beauty. And looking at themselves they just can't see it. I know I don't feel beautiful without makeup, I have kinda become dependent on it to make me look pretty. But we as girls we need to remember that God loves us and thinks we are beautiful!

Marian said...

I wear some makeup even at home, but mostly because I still get genetic acne (not great for confidence, lol). It helps to choose a few makeup "basics" and stick to a routine that emphasizes your natural features, rather than following a trend.

Aidyl Ewoh said...

Oooo, I like this post. And great job with your challenge. I personally don’t wear makeup, but that doesn’t mean I have a problem with it. I like it when girls wear just a little bit, but when it looks un-natural, then it’s not my style.

I really admire you though, for realizing that it will do you good to take a break. I’ve been finding out that almost every good thing can be over-used or over-depended upon.

Anonymous said...

I'm just like you. I love, love, love everything about makeup. But I've actually been considering going on a "makeup fast" for a while. Really just to see if I'm confident and comfortable enough to do it! I think something like that would be good for every girl.

Wikaa said...

You look so great, no I don't :)

Rubies and Emeralds said...

Love this post...I'm totally obsessed with makeup as well. Everyone morning I spend so much time deciding on what I'm going to use that day! :)


Monika D said...

Great post! i like wear makeup when i go out but when i stay at home i don't need makeup! i followin you, do the same if you want!

ThePinkHaven said...

I can totally relate to this post! There was a time I thought I could never go out without makeup, but after a couple years of no makeup...I rather wear no makeup all the time!


Carly's closet said...

I know how you feel I feel the same!


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