I have never really been a girly girl. Yes I went through a phase where I wanted to wear makeup and get dressed up and so on but for the most part of my childhood I was a tomboy. As an adult things haven’t really changed much and I have spent most of my adulthood being pretty low maintenance and rarely sporting makeup. I do on occasion toss on some mascara, eye liner, and lip gloss but that is about it. I don’t wear foundation or concealer. I rarely wear eyeshadow or blush and I definitely don’t wear bronzer. Who has time for that shit! I have no problem with other females who wish to rock all of those things but for me 95% of the time I choose not to. I have always been pretty confident in my skin…no I don’t think I am anything amazing to look at, I think I am quite normal, quite average, and quite plain but I am OK with that. This is the face I was born with and this is how I look.
I have been told many times in my life…but you would look so cute with some blush or you would look so pretty with xyz. While that might be the truth, I honestly don’t care. It’s not that I don’t care about my looks. I am all for personal hygiene and looking pulled together but I don’t feel like makeup is a necessary thing. When I hear other females say they would never feel comfortable going to the store without make up on or that they can’t leave the house without some type of makeup, it truly makes me sad. It is a shame that society has made females think that wearing makeup is something they MUST do and that it is not normal if they don’t. If you want to wear makeup that is fine but if you feel like you HAVE to wear makeup because you are afraid what people will think if you don’t or because you feel others will find it weird if you don’t…that isn’t OK.
I can honestly say I don’t stress for a second about running out the door without makeup on. Honestly the thought of, do I have makeup on, doesn’t even cross my mind. Heck, I barely had any makeup on when I got married. This is my face. This is what I look like. This is who I am. No one should ever be made to feel like they have to change their appearance. We don’t tell men that they should wear makeup to look “prettier” so why do we tell females? No one bats an eye that men sport a completely natural face but if a woman does it, it is seen as odd because lets get real here, most females wear makeup.
I know some females who put on a full face of makeup the second they wake up and don’t take it off until they go to bed. If you want to do that, that is fine, but for me I see no point. I like the way I look without makeup, I think I look fine without makeup, and I am comfortable with the face I was given. Is my face a little red, a little uneven, and imperfect? YES!!! But that is OK. I am all for embracing ones natural beauty. Be confident in your own skin with or without makeup.
The only thing I really hate about not wearing makeup is having makeup lovers constantly telling me I should be wearing it and trying to talk me into it. Listen, I have been sporting a sans makeup face for years and telling me I would look better if I did/used xyz isn’t going to change my mind.
I think the most important thing is to be confident in your own skin and love the way you look. If you want to wear a full face of makeup, do it! If you want to wear a little bit of makeup here and there, do it! If you want to never touch mascara or foundation and rock the face you were born with, do it!
I don’t hate makeup, I really don’t. I do like to put it on from time to time….mascara is my BFF in the makeup world. But you will never find me putting on makeup just to step out of the house or because company is coming over. I’m not going to put makeup on because others think I should or wonder why I don’t. I’m not going to put on a full face of makeup for my husband, he fell in love with me for me, bare face and all. If I wear makeup, it is because I want to and I wear it for myself. I refuse to wear it because I feel like I have to or need to or because it is what is normal. If I wear it, I wear it for me.
Us non makeup wearing females realize the rest of you just want us to come over to the dark side and experience all the wonderful things that makeup has to offer but I think I will stay over here on this side a little bit longer. If you want to toss some mascara my way though I am cool with that 😉
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