It’s no secret that I’m a girl who loves makeup. I’ve worn a routine face of makeup at least five days a week since seventh grade. But recently, I’ve been changing things up. I think at some point I got tired of putting in the time and effort… at least on days where I felt like it wasn’t for myself. That’s the sort of trap I think we all fall into from time to time — wearing makeup for other people instead of for ourselves.
Recently, I’ve been forgoing all the crap. There are days I go fresh-faced into the world, and others where a little bit of concealer is all I need. Even on dates and nights out, I’m opting for just a little bit of concealer and ix-naying all the foundation/tinted moisturizer/cc cream. Not that I’m not still in love with my Lumen Time Freeze CC Cream, but I was beginning to feel a bit dependent. And that didn’t seem healthy, that I was so uncomfortable in my own skin that I couldn’t leave the house without my armor. So, I’ve been endeavoring to change that.
Also, I think that this change has actually improved my skin monumentally. It makes sense; I’m not masking or covering it up with anything, so that means that there are fewer clogged pores and my skin spends the day breathing. But that’s just been a really nice added bonus.
And maybe, after reading this, some of you will join me.
Just some food for thought.