Let’s talk about make-up. Something needs to be said.
I don’t ever want to be someone that say’s what’s right and what’s wrong but everyone has opinions and I’d like to express mine. Modern day make-up has officially taken a step too far. Girls you do not need to wear this mask of shit all the time. It’s such a big craze at the moment to get your make-up done and have this OTT plastic/contoured look all the time.
I do now believe that the more make-up you wear day-to-day, the more insecure you must be as a person. Unless you’re a make-up artist lol.
I personally have taken a step back from make-up. I don’t have any major confidence issues in comparison to a lot of young women I know. However I do have to admit that I’m not totally confident in myself in front of others, without a full face on. But why the hell should that be? Why the hell do I feel the need to put on a full face of make-up to go on a run, or to the shop etc. at the risk of being seen by others.
I started to realise over the last month that I was wearing as much makeup to work everyday, as I was on a Saturday night out. I’ve worked out that on average I spend 70-80 quid a month, JUST ON MAKE-UP. Now that’s actually embarrassing.
Well I’m not doing it any more.
Last week on Wednesday was the first day I wore no make-up to work. I’m not going to lie, I thought I was going I was going to be sick when I made my way in to the office. As time went by, weirdly to me, no-one hurled abuse in my way or questioned my bare face.
FKIN GET IN.
No one gave a shit! Why would I even believe they would?! I’ve felt more myself these last few days than ever. I really appreciated and enjoyed doing myself up at the weekend for the Ottley Run because it felt kinda alien. It should be a treat and something to look forward to, getting all glam for the weekend.
I get anxiety about a man believing I’d be a horror to wake-up with in the AM after a dressed up date night situation. But now my bare face shouldn’t be a shock horror anymore. I want to get with a guy based off their attraction to my ACTUAL face, not my dolled up insta posts. Cause honey that is not me all the time.
It’s time for me to focus on my skin and confidence. You can only do that by taking risks! I did cut down on make-up quite gradually. I changed from my 30 quid Estee foundation to a 7 quid Loreal one which was a lot thinner. I also stripped back eye makeup gradually in the same transition. And now I wear nawt but gradual tan moisturiser and eye brow tint, n I feel MINT.
It’s weirdly brought me closer to my family as well. They’ve said since day 1 of the discovery of fake-tan and make-up, that I’m a fake umpa lumpa and there’s no need. Now my dad actually wants to give me a hug without fear that I’d leave foundation marks on his clothing.
You will naturally get prettier if you’re natural, the sun will bring out the best in your skin as it can FUKIN BREATHE. You’ll start to love yourself after some time. Everyone needs a bit of self-love in their life.
In summary, the pros of wearing no make-up:
- Can wake up later (MASSIVE bonus)
- Get on the road to being confident and comfortable just being you
- Men know the real you (na catfish)
- Save ££££££££
- Parents respect and love you x1000 more
- Skin feels way healthier from direct sun
- Cleaner bed sheets and clothes lol
Cons of wearing no make-up everyday
Give it a go girls, be you – not them!