Make-up wearers: do you find it difficult to go outside without make-up on? Watch
Anyone else struggle with not wearing make-up outside if you're used to wearing it every day? If so, why do you think it's hard not to wear make up outside for you?
Also, any tips for braving a make-up free face every once in a while? I did manage to go to the gym once make up free which was a big deal for me, but the thought of going out and doing daily life without it is hard!
I don't really need it.. having a little redness around your nose isn't a big deal - and actually I'm pretty convinced that the coverup makes my skin worse (by covering it from the sun and being greasy). I do look better, and fresher I think after a few days of not wearing it.
Sure I will wear makeup for a night out, or sometimes just when I feel like it. I quite enjoy makeup and putting it on anyway. But I must say I am pleased I'm getting the confidence to not bother with it only a daily basis (when it is totally unnecessary). And actually my skin is improving for it.
24 onwards = no.
What helped me become more comfortable with my bare face was changing my focus. Instead of using cosmetics to mask imperfections I took steps to improve my skin. Some of those were lifestyle changes such as getting more sleep, drinking more water, and eating less junk food. I also invested in products that target problem areas and rotate them as needed. The result is soft, moisturised, glowing, even-coloured, mostly blemish-free skin. Because of this I don't even own concealer anymore and barely wear foundation. When my skin feels this good I don't feel any need to wear make-up. It's a big change from what it used to be: dry, dark circles, spots, redness, etc!
My love of winged eyeliner and bold lipstick means I often do wear make-up for style reasons (think crazy colour hair, tattoos, piercings, all-black outfits) but I don't need it to feel comfortable. It doesn't impact my confidence and I don't feel self-conscious/naked when I leave the house without it.
I can, if I go to the doctors or something I'll go without, but I don't see anything wrong with it if ygm.
Tbf last year I'd die before going out w/o make-up. I think make-up wearers generally go through a phase of NEEDING make-up, to wearing it cause they genuinely enjoy putting it on.
To be honest though, these days I've sort of been weaning myself off of makeup. When I first started, it was the whole package, wherever I went; foundation, concealer, powder, highlighter, contour, eyeshadow, eye-liner, mascara, brows, lipstick. Now, several years on I've managed to reduce it to concealer, powder, tiny bit of eyeshadow and brow tint, and lip balm. And working my way to even less lol.