You know, I often read posts like “10 minute makeup” or “How to do the no-makeup look” which, if you ask me is commendable. There is something to be said for wearing makeup, even if very minimal makeup. In many ways, just a touch of powder to reduce shine, or a touch of base to even out skintone, or just drawing in brows can make a subtle and flattering difference to how we look and how we face the world; and face it, how the world perceives us.
But I was wondering also if you put on your “face” every time you head out the door, even if just for a grocery run? Does it matter to you to have to have some makeup on when you leave the house, or do you just walk out the door au naturele? How often do you leave the house bare-faced?
Generally, if it’s a working day, I put on my war paint. Some days, I wear a little less. Other days, I wear a little more or I put on something a little more dramatic. But I always have the whole she-bang done – foundation, eye makeup, brows, cheeks, lips.
But come the weekend or a non-working day, I generally don’t wear makeup so I do leave the house bare-faced quite often. No, I don’t even bother to do my brows LOL! If you do happen to bump into me outside, the odds are that I’d not have any makeup on, unless I was out for something special.
Occasionally, I may wear some BB or CC Cream just to even out my skintone, if it is looking extra blotchy or if my dark circles are on view but I don’t really bother with concealer so blemishes are usually out on view. Sometimes, I wear a light blush and I may occasionally even do my brows *gasp* but I rarely will have eye makeup on because that for me is just too much like work 😛
In case you’re wondering, no, I do not have very good nor even perfect skin. But I do work hard at maintaining my skin and keeping it in as good a condition as it can be. For me that means keeping it well hydrated and well taken care off, because in my experience, well hydrated skin will take care of itself and reward me with less redness and blotchiness, breakouts and even my pigmentation doesn’t look as prominent (I don’t currently use whitening products).
So that’s me. Let’s hear from you.
How often do you leave the house bare-faced? Do you wear makeup every day?
I’m bare-faced most weekends so if you do see me and wonder “And she calls herself a beauty blogger?” Let’s just say that I’m not your regular beauty blogger LOL! I’m first and foremost, me 🙂