4/24/2017

Quitting makeup.



I absolutely love makeup. Every time I go somewhere I need to dress up nicely, the first thing I think about is not what to wear but how to do my makeup. Then I choose the outfit. 

For me, the whole process of putting on foundation or blending eye shadows is just very calming and relaxing. And after 30 minutes of doing it and seeing my ideal result I feel satisfied. Not to mention it is a great way for me to unleash my creativity and artistic abilites. Yes, most of people think of makeup as a camouflage of imprefections. In my opinion it's art. But not always.

You see, when you wake up everyday 10-30 minutes earlier just to put any makeup to look 'presentable' or to look 'prettier' it's not art at all. It changes into 'I need to do my face otherwise I will look tired or ugly' kinda thing. And I used to do it, probably just as many people.

About 2 months ago, looking through social media I noticed that more and more people started quitting makeup. Yes, no makeup at all. And it really got my attention, cause I thought I would never ever go out without at least mascara and concealer. Eventually, after my acne got pretty bad I gave it a go. I only wore makeup about 2 times a week and only stuck with mascara, a little bit concealer under my eyes and a brow gel. Also I limited my skincare routine to a very gentle cleanser, toner and a day cream.

And it changed my skin immidiately!

Not only my acne dissapeared, but my skin was more glowy and healthy looking. It made me feel great and I wasn't scared to go out in public with any makeup at all as I used to. I even stopped apologizing for my 'no makeup appearance', which I think about it now and I ask myself: why do we even have to apologize for not wearing any makeup? It's just a choice. If we want to wear makeup, great. If we don't, great too!

And i'm not saying i'm never not gonna wear makeup at all, because from time to time i still do. It's just a hobby of mine and i wouldn't feel good about quitting it forever and throw away my makeup products. But it just feels so right to go out makeupless and not feeling ashamed of it at all.

There's so much drama made by people saying wearing makeup is useless, that if someone wears it, they lie about their natural beauty. But they don't see that makeup is also a part of someone's personal style. And so what if it looks unnatural? I mean surely a dark red lipstick isn't made to look natural. But if i like it, i'm gonna wear it.

When it comes to natural beauty i support it with all of my heart, cause in my opinion every woman/man should embrace it and feel great with themselves, even without makeup. But if they like to wear it, it's fine by me. As long as it's comfortable and they feel good in it.

And still whenever I see someone's wearing bomb makeup i'm like 'damn, i wish i could pull this off'.

So yeah, these are my thoughts on makeup. Let me know how you feel about this topic!



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