19 August 2013

Pushing Boundaries

Today I decided to push myself a little on the old make up front. 
 
I have previously done a post called “Bare Faced Cheek” where I was pushing the boundaries of what amount or lack thereof, makeup I was happy wearing in front of a camera.  Actually going out in public like that is a further step forward.
 
Now I am not going to say to you that I am suddenly going to stop wearing makeup.  I’m not.  I love it and I love how it can transform your face depending on what look you are going for.  But I would also like to feel comfortable going to work with no makeup on.
 
Especially on those mornings when you are running on slow speed and putting on makeup is the thing that will make you miss your bus or make you late for work.  It isn't that important.  Yet I can't count the number of times I have left the house late because I have needed to "make myself presentable".
 
So here I am at work, no makeup, shiny nose, no eyeliner.  The world did not end.  People didn't draw back in horror.  The mirror didn't crack.  I look fine.
 
Whilst makeup is still something I choose to wear on a daily basis, I now know that I can live without it too.  Another step in being comfortable in your own skin.


 

10 comments:

  1. Go you! I think everyone should have the confidence to go out with out make-up! We are all beautiful without it! xx

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    1. My preference will always be to wear it, but I don't "need" to wear it, which is a good thing :)

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  2. Do you know, sometimes I go out and I get back, look in the mirror and think 'Oh, I forgot my make up!' No babies or dogs howled at my naked visage, no one went 'Ugh!' as I walked past. It made no difference to my day at all, which shows the effect of make up is more in our heads than anything else. That said, when I remember my make up I enjoy wearing it! x x

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    1. That's the thing, I think I always expected comments of "You look tired" or "Are you ill". But there was nothing. I'll still wear it everyday, but it isn't a necessity that I can't leave the house without now xx

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  3. Go you! You look fabulous fresh-faced! In ten years, I only went to work once with no make up on, and everyone kept asking me if I was ill or tired! I often made myself a little late because I was doing my make up,too, but also got good at applying it on the go. I don't have any issues going out without any on, but I genuinely enjoy wearing make up, and feel more confident wearing it around people I know. xx

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    1. I adore wearing makeup, especially red lipstick as you will have noticed in my blogs, but it is nice to know that I won't fall apart if I have to go out without it :)

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  4. you look amazing with no make up! I went make up free yesterday as I took Oliver swimming and thought there was no point in make up! ps I also love your dress x

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    1. Thank you Nikki :) I'm not used to not wearing any makeup at work so this was a change for me. I have clear skin (thanks to my mum's good genes!) so I might as well take advantage before the wrinkles start appearing!

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  5. Rocking the no makeup!! Looking gorgeous!

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