Post # 1
So I got asked by a co-worker “how/why I wear makeup every day.” It was kind of awkward, because it’s really just a habit now. I was wondering…
Do others wear makeup every day? Or go au naturale? Do you really feel different with or without it? I have pics of me both ways, and honestly it’s not a huge deal/difference. I just feel a little more polished and prettier when I do wear a bit of makeup. I’ll post pics to compare…sorry they are so huge! My computer is failing at resizing on the ‘bee lately.
Au Naturale (granted, this is with good lighting! lol)
“Heavy” makeup (going out, ignore icky hair)
And my more “normal”
Post # 3
This reminded me of my stepmother. She’d never leave the house without “putting on her face”. When I was a teenager, she was doubled over in pain due to kidney stones, and Dad and I were trying to get her to the car to take her to the hospital. She absolutely refused to go until she’d put on makeup.
I’d say I don’t wear any makeup 60-70%. When I do, it’s usually just a little lip gloss and blush. I only ever put on a significant amount of makeup when DH and I are going out.
Post # 4
Full face, every day. I wear it because not only do I feel more complete with it on, it makes me look much more polished than normal (I’m definitely not a natural beauty). I think makeup makes everyone look better! 🙂
Post # 5
I don’t wear it now at all on a daily basis, but I will put on the minimum (a light powder, blush, eye makeup, gloss) when we go out… like… a few times a year. But that might change if I end up with a job where I see people a lot.
Post # 6
I always wear concealer and mascara. Sometimes I will spice it up with eyeshadow and blush. I am pretty low key and low-maintenance but I won’t even go into Walmart without concealer and mascara! LOL!
Post # 7
I always put on at least eyeliner/mascara before going out in public… I just feel more “put together” when I put makeup on. I don’t want to be one of those mom/wives that “has let themselves go”… not saying a woman who doesn’t wear makeup has let herself go, I am just not much of a natural beauty.
Post # 8
@TheMrs2013: EXACTLY ME! I wear mascara and some powder daily. I will put eyeshadow and blush on for work or just going out. I get out the “fancy” eyeshadow and some lip color for going “out out.”
@Mrs Sarah McK:
Haha, I’m not that bad! That reminds me of my mom though. She won’t even walk out of her room when a friend is over without *something* on.
Right? It really does give me a bit of a confidence boost. I don’t think I look like the bottom of someone’s foot or anything, but supermodel without makeup I am not! haha
Post # 9
@cyndistar3: Same 🙂 I mean *would* I go out without makeup on? Sure…if I needed to leave really quickly/something was wrong or I ran out. Lol.
One of my best friends hardly ever wears makeup and thinks I’m totally strange for swiping on some mascara to go out. I’m like “It takes 5 seconds!”
Post # 10
@AmeliaBedelia: Yea if I HAD to go quickly I would leave but I would also probably bring the essentials with me and do it in the car unless it was like a super serious situation… lol
Post # 11
I *have* gone out without makeup, but I normally wear eyeliner and shadow and lipgloss, but that’s about all.
Post # 12
I wear makeup cus im just not that pretty without it!!! LOL!!! No seriously, my skin isn’t great, so I must wear bare minerals to make me look normal, I must wear mascara cus my eyelashes are blondeish and I look weird without it, and I wear blush/warmth to make me look alive. Overall, I MUST wear makeup!!!!
Post # 13
I usually do not wear makeup. I only wear makeup for going out or on special occasions (weddings, holidays).
Post # 14
I don’t ever wear makeup. Didn’t even wear it for my e-pics. I’m not that great at applying makeup, and my mom doesn’t really wear it either, so I never had anyone to teach me and was never motivated to teach myself. I think I have pretty average looks, nothing pretty, but I don’t think I look any better with it on than without it. I have pretty good skin though.
Post # 15
@AmeliaBedelia: You have gorgeous skin and you look great in all three pics. But you can totally get away with no make-up. All you need in the first pic is a little color/gloss and tiny bit of blush/bronzer on the cheek and you are done. I think your lashes look better without the mascara. You are so lucky!
I think how much make-up you wear is based on where you grew up (I’m generalizing). I had heard that Southern girls always wear full make-up and when I was driving through the South, OMG! It was totally true. lol And I think East Coast girls are also more into wearing make-up on a daily basis.
I’m from California and it’s not that we don’t wear make-up, it’s just that it’s much less and much more casual. It’s very beachy and laid-back. Dark colors and lots of make-up stand out there. I just wear a tinted moisturizer, a bit of blush, I curl my lashes and wear gloss. Maybe I’ll put on some mascara. And that is all-very easy:)
Post # 16
I wear it because I’m 22 and if I don’t wear it I look 14. 🙁 I wish I could go without it but I hate people thinking I’m much younger.