Monday, 5 March 2018

A Breakup with Makeup

Breakups can be difficult but this one has been a long time coming. For a while now, I've found myself just falling out of love with makeup. I just don't enjoy putting it on anymore - it seems like such a chore. There are multiple reasons why I've stopped enjoying makeup and I'm going to talk about them in this post. Before I begin, I'd just like to say that this post is based off my own feelings about makeup so please don't see it as me bashing people who do enjoy wearing it everyday! It's simply my experience that I wanted to share on my lil' corner of the internet.

➸ It doesn't help with my crappy skin
My skin is a combination of every type ever and it's a nightmare. It's oily, red, dry in places etc. I used to just cake my face in foundation to hide all the things I was embarrassed about which then made the situation worse. I've been putting more effort into trying to keep my skin clear and not wearing makeup is really helping me do this. It's also helping me be more confident in my own skin which leads me to my next point.

➸ I've gained confidence 
Makeup for me was a tool to mask all the stuff I hated on my skin like spots, blemishes and whatever else. However, since taking more care of my skin and just reminding myself that I don't need makeup to feel beautiful has really upped my confidence. Not that I don't feel amazing with a full face of makeup on but it's nice to feel comfortable without makeup on too. I used to hate going on the house without 'my face' on whereas now I'm fine not wearing anything. 

➸ I can have a longer lie in
I used to get up so early to do my makeup when I was at school. I'd spend a good 45 minutes putting my makeup on and making sure I looked alright. Now, getting out of bed early to put makeup on seems like just such a chore and it didn't bring me joy at all. My groggy, morning self had a lot of difficulties making sure my eyebrows were sisters and not distant cousins, twice removed. I just stay in bed now or spend that time being productive.

➸ It didn't feel special anymore
After putting my makeup on I'd just feel 'meh' about it, I didn't feel like 'omg I look fricking bomb today' anymore, yknow? I think that now I'm just going to save putting makeup on for special occasions and stuff like that. However, I do put some mascara and brow gel on daily. Trust me, you wouldn't want to see my brows untamed.

➸ Has anything changed?
Honestly, yes. I feel more confident in my own skin and I'm *kinda* at peace with my blemishes etc. It's really taught me to just embrace my naked skin and stop worrying about how I look constantly. It's also saved me a bit of money because my products last longer which is amazing. It's really just made it more comfortable to look in the mirror and be happy with what I see. Also, my skin has really benefited from this as my pores aren't constantly clogged up with foundation and powder. As I said before, this is just my choice and how I've experienced it for the last few months. If you're happy wearing makeup everyday then rock it. 

Thank you so much for reading. I think it's important to drop things that don't bring you joy anymore whether it's doing your makeup, reading a boring book or meeting your annoying friend every Tuesday for coffee. Fill your life with things that make you happy. Have a lovely day and stay beautiful. 
Lots of loves, 

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  1. Hey, Katie. Love your honesty. I grew up not wearing makeup and than landed a job where I was obligated to and have had quite the journey with it so far. A colleague of mine once shared with me while watching me put on my lipstick, that he loves to watch a woman apply makeup but his girlfriend was always so shy about it. My personal opinion is that we shouldn't wear makeup to hide our flaws, but for the fun in recreating ourselves every single day. It doesn't make you more or less gorgeous.

    P.S. Loved your ending paragraph!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading Jasmine. I agree with you completely - makeup should be for fun and not to hide ourselves. I hope you have a good day

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