Post # 1
He has always seen me with makup on, occasionally without(or without much rather) but sometimes I just don’t feel like doing the whole nine yards. It takes me an hour! I want you all to be as blunt as possible, which means I’m not looking to feel better if I shouldn’t. Tell me straight out if for me makeup is necessary every day. Part of feels that if we are going to be married I should be more natural at times to get used to it. It’s just hard to decide when to start into as I have splotchy melasma on my cheeks and lacking in eyebrows. I look worse in person, damn this computer! but tell me if you think its ok to just not get done up days i dont feel like it. I really don’t know.
Post # 3
Of course not wearing make-up every day is fine! However, if you wearing it makes you feel more secure, look into alternatives that don’t take as much time or effort – you can, in a way, wean yourself off of make-up from there. For instance, instead of a foundation, try a tinted lotion. Or, instead of intense eye makeup, try just putting on mascara.
Post # 4
I am super pale, and my eyebrows & eyelashes look non-existant without make up. I feel like I look like a boy.
The funny thing? My fiance thinks I look better WITHOUT it. I’m sure your fiance loves you for who you are & thinks you are beautiful. He will love you without the make up (maybe even more so than with it).
And, to be honest, you have a nice face shape, great eyes & great lips. I think you will be fine without.
Post # 5
You do not need to wear a lot of makeup. However, i know how you feel. What I do sometimes is style my hair by curling it and put minimal makeup. You are a pretty girl and sometimes less is more. Remember that nobody is perfect and it is our imperfections that make us unique and beautiful 🙂
Post # 6
I dont wear makeup at all!
If you want some makeup, you can put on makeup in like 5 minutes. an hour is way too long. try to minimize it. You look naturally gorgeous, I dont think you need much 😀
Post # 7
You’re gorgeous!!! Though I bet you’d be even prettier if you were smiling 😉
Honestly honey, he’ll be relieved if you don’t spend an hour on your makeup every morning. But I do feel your pain and it might take a while to ease into. My advice is to develop a 10 or 15 minute routine that addresses the areas you’re most self-conscious about and plays up your best features. So for example–concealer, light powder, filling out your brows, one coat of mascara, and a touch of blush and lip gloss. If you can get it down to 10 minutes, it won’t be such a leap for you when he does see you without any, and you can continue putting it on first thing every morning even after the wedding until you’re truly comfortable with letting him see you natural.
Post # 8
I don’t spend a ton of time putting on makeup but I like having at least a little something to even out my skin tone. I’d love to never wear it but I doubt my skin will ever be that perfect.
Post # 9
Sweetie, NO ONE looks better in a webcam photo than they do in real life. You are lovely, and absolutely do not need a “full face” of makeup every day.
Post # 10
I can relate. I hate being seen with out full make up because I literally look like a very tired zombie but putting it on every day was not only annoying but expensive! Try starting slow and leaving out a few things every day to get used to wearing less. One major thing I did was switch foundation and powder for tinted moisturizer and gel eyeliner for pencil.
You are beautiful though, and your fiance will always love you for who you are, make up or not 🙂
Post # 11
You are beautiful! And I’m sure it’s the same with or without makeup!
I agree with Les…my Fiance also thinks I’m more sexy in “comfy clothes” and my hair pulled back, which I think is my worst look! I do think guys (at least keepers!) are into the natural look, and love when you feel comfortable to be you…the “bare” you around them. You don’t have to worry dear!! 🙂
Post # 12
I love makeup & don’t feel the same without it! I take at least 15 minutes to do my eyelashes! My fiance always tells me that he loves me without makeup… of course he loves it when i get all done up too, but he always looks so cute when he sees me with no makeup & says “I love you like this”. I’m sure your fiance will feel the same way! When we first started dating I was weary of him seeing me without makeup too! But you got to figure this guy wants to spend the rest of his life with you! I’m sure it’s not just because you look good with makeup on! He loves YOU, not your makeup! Sometimes it feels good to be lazy! & HONESTLY my fiance would rather me wear NO makeup if it meant I would take less time to get ready! He hates that it takes me a good hour and a half to two hours to get ready!
Post # 13
I hardly ever wear make-up, especially if I’m at home. I am very lazy about it. There is nothing wrong with not wearing make-up.
I used to be like you though, but honestly? I stopped caring. Sure, I’ll make sure that my eyebrows are plucked etc, but not the whole shebang. Even my definition of wearing a ‘lot’ is wearing tinted moisturiser, mascara and eyeliner. I cannot and will not wear foundation whatsoever, or anything more. I just can’t bring myself to do it, I feel fake then.
Life is too short to worry about whether you look good in make-up or not. Don’t worry about these things 🙂 He loves you, and he will no matter what (make-up or bare naked skin!) He’s with you for a reason, and one of those reasons is that for him, you are the most beautiful woman on the planet no matter what. So take solace in that 🙂
Post # 14
I felt this way too when I first met my Fiance…I feel silly about it now but I’d get up early to go wash up, dust on a little makeup and even apply a little eyeliner and mascara…I felt like I ALWAYS needed it. One day he told me he’d like to see me more natural, and that did it for me…I realized he liked me the way I looked with or with out it. I also have melasma..he calls it freckles. haha.
Post # 15
My only advice is to not wait until he commits his life to you before you stop wearing the make-up. My fiance is so afraid that I’ll “change” after our wedding and he says it’s because his married friends told him that it’s sure to happen.
If you don’t want to wear makeup all the time, stop/cut back NOW. Give him the opportunity to experience it and decide for himself whether or not it’s an issue. Chances are that it won’t matter much to him but at least you’re not pulling the bait and switch. ;0)
Post # 16
YOU WILL GET OVER THIS AS YOU GET OLDER. I HAD A FRIEND WHO WOULD SPEND AT LEAST 1 HR PUTTING MAKE-UP, TO GO ANYWHERE OR NO WHERE. I USED TO WEAR MAKE-UP WHENEVER I LEFT THE HOUSE. NO MORE! I WEAR IT FOR WORK AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS ONLY. EVENTUALLY YOU GET COMFORTABLE WITH YOURSELF!