Friday, April 19, 2013

I don't wear makeup.

Thats right. I have not worn a stitch of makeup for the last year or so. And before that I hardly wore it at all, perhaps only on a weekend or a special date.

That means I didn't wear makeup to my wedding.

Now, why, you may ask, do I not want to liberally apply chemicals to my skin on a daily basis? 

Well, I first became makeup conscious in high-school when every girl with peas on her chest suddenly started slathering themselves in it. (and oogling the boys, seriously, whats up with that? I was still playing with dolls and reading books all night. I mean, I didn't even start shaving until 10th grade)

My 17th birthday. I miss my mane.
So I asked my mom if I could wear it. She said no. And I was bummed. But it was high school, and I was used to my mom saying no to things, so it wasn't that big of a deal. But when I started college she bought me some and I attempted to use it.

And that brings me to my next point.

I don't like makeup. For starters, I'm allergic to everything. Mary Kay? Makes me look like I've been attacked by honey bees, or cursed by the wart king, or something.

I found some brands I can use (why does the Walmart brand not break me out??) but take so long to put on! I don't like how long it takes. It's annoying to spend 20 minutes in the bathroom. And don't get me even started on how hard it is to draw eye wings. Or put on eyeliner.  Sure it looks good, but lets be honest, no one has time for that.

So after college I just basically stopped using it. And I realized yesterday that I haven't even unpacked my makeup box from when I moved in with B. I mean, I pulled my nail polish out to bedazzle my toes, but left everything else.

Maybe one day I'll use it, when I need it. If I need it. Right now I like myself the way I am. Is that weird, or something?

Why do you use makeup?

[I'm not trying to say that if you wear makeup, your insecure or something. I'm really just curious, because for the life of me I can't understand it]


Rachel said...

I'm not a huge makeup person either. I feel like if I were actually wearing a full face of makeup, I look older than I really am--and I think that's the effect for most people in their teens and twenties. Why would I want to look older? I wear liquid eyeliner maybe once a week--eyeliner really does make your eyes stand out more in pictures. I don't think it necessarily looks better in real life, but it does look good in pictures. And oh hear I have white glitter liquid eyeliner and I love that because glitter is happy. :) I wear moisturizer/mineral suncreen on my face every day lately because it's been such a dry winter. ANd I wear lip balm/lip gloss/lipstick because, for one thing, my lips crack from the dryness of michigan and for another thing, I like bright colors, so bright lips appeal to me. :P ANd getting ready is super fast for me--I sit down to "do makeup and hair" at 7:40 every day, and I'm done at or before 7:45 every day.

deanna@delirious-rhapsody said...

i use mascara and eyeliner, but that's it. i've been wearing eyeliner since i was fourteen, and i just feel naked without it. (although i don't wear it when i am just sitting around the house, which is 75% of the time anyway.) fortunately i am out of my goth/emo/punk/grunge/whatever phase and it doesn't look like it was liberally applied with a sharpie anymore.

i have super sensitive eyes when it comes to eye shadow for some reason, so i don't use that. i don't wear lipstick or foundation because i think they feel gross.

Kristin said...

I don't wear makeup, either. I'm the kind of person who, if I started wearing it, would feel like I had to wear it *every time* I left the house. And I don't want to have to depend on something like that to make me feel "pretty." The few times that I have worn it (when I was in a couple of weddings- someone else had to apply it for me :), it has felt uncomfortable to me. I was constantly worrying if something was smudged or running. I'm already self-conscious enough about the way I look...I don't need to have something else to worry about!

Plus there's the fact that chemicals are gross and I try to use all-natural beauty products (shampoo, conditioner, etc.).


Cliffie said...

Don't feel bad; I too didn't start shaving until I was probably a sophomore in high school (my face, not my legs). :)

And the closest I've gotten to makeup, thus far, is when a friend of mine put hairspray in my hair when I dressed up for Spirit Week my senior year in high school!

Anonymous said...

I love this! I do wear makeup when we go out, but now that I'm always at home, I love not putting on makeup very often!

Teh Megan said...

I started wearing make up in middle school because I asked my mom if I could and she said yes. I only wore foundation. Then as the school year progressed on, I had to start putting it on in the car if I wore it at all because it wasn't so much a priority.

By high school, I had pretty much given it up with the exception of big events, dances, prom, concerts, special dates, etc.

Now that I'm in the Navy, "ain't nobody got time for that." Teh Bear is lucky if I even put makeup on for special dates. Fortunately for me, he doesn't even LIKE makeup, he says it makes my skin feel weird, so he prefer a bit of eye make up and that's that.

miasmode said...

You look cute without make up. I wear it for a lot of reasons. I love to apply it. It´s like you paint a picture. You can look different everyday. I love to try new stuff. Some of them protect your skin... :)


Paulina @ Color Me Brave said...

I don't wear makeup at all either and I never tired it either. I have to wear it for my cousins wedding, she is demanding it and I feel like I will look so weird with it on.

Frances said...

I don't wear makeup either. I did in theater but that was the strong stuff. I wore it in two weddings I was in last year--mostly cause everyone else was---I needed someone else to apply it. I feel like I have better things to spend my money on. My boyfriend also says I'm beautiful without out so why start? I plan on not wearing any to my wedding either.

Shannon said...

I have to deal with red cheeks 90% of the time, so I rarely leave the house without foundation on. I'm also allergic to everything, so I usually stick to slightly more high quality product. Clinique has never irritated my skin, so I usually stick to that. If I had prettier skin, I would probably skip make up too. But I love eyeshadow and lip gloss, because they come in pretty colors.

If you ever get the urge to try makeup. Try Benefit (Ulta, Sephora, Department Stores like Macys or Belk). They have "Fake-up". which help with problem areas, but at the same time are really light and don't feel like makeup. They also have some amazing colored mascara.

Sami Vegedge said...

I never wear it either! Same reasons! You go girl!