If you’ve been reading my blog for a while you know I like makeup. I even have two makeup routine posts because a few months after I posted the first one I bought new makeup and added those products to my routine and replaced a few things.
I like how makeup can enhance what’s already there. A lot of people used to tell me growing up (and still do) that I have great eyes and naturally beautiful eyebrows
My basic routine was just some eyebrow powder to fill in my brows, blush, and mascara. Nothing too complicated. After college I became interested in looking at pictures of models in full makeup and wondered how I could create a full makeup look for myself. That look is pictured above.
So I went shopping for foundation and some other items..
More full face makeup:
I liked how I looked, but I was slowly becoming very dependent on my makeup. It got so bad I would get insecure just going to the laundromat to wash some clothes- no one wears make up at the laundromat, but I felt so awkward without makeup. Whenever my mom was talking to my grandma and aunt in the Philippines in a video chat and handed the phone to me to say hello, I would turn my head away if I had no makeup on and tell her I looked bad and didn’t want grandma to see my face.
Wearing makeup when I was home all day seemed like a ridiculous idea, but if I could get away with it, I would have.
Hideous disgusting ugly gross
Were just some of the words I used to describe my bare face.
Last summer I tried not to wear a lot of makeup. We had a small reunion on my dad’s side of the family and were constantly going out early in the mornings to places like the beach and museums so I didn’t want to bother with makeup.
But I couldn’t keep up with the change for very long. I just felt too insecure, especially when photos of my bare face were being tagged on social media.
Even minimal makeup made me feel insecure:
I struggled to look at this photo when I took it in November. Now I think it’s actually a very nice photo.
Makeup isn’t bad. I’m not saying that. I’m not even saying I won’t wear it anymore. For a night out or special occasion, of course I’ll wear makeup. But to lounge around with my friends or go to Target to buy shampoo do I really need to be wearing makeup?
Am I really ugly without it?
No, I’m not.
And neither are any of the girls out there who feel “gross” without any makeup on.
It breaks my heart to hear girls say they feel ugly. That is just not true!
**images below found on We Heart It
I found this very helpful video that I think will really help a lot of girls feel better on the days when they aren’t wearing makeup.
I will link it down below.
Heavy makeup is definitely the trend right now, but if you look at some of these makeup artists and celebrities without makeup on, they are still so beautiful!
At the end of it all what people should and will find most attractive about a woman is her personality. A beautiful heart always shines brighter and is seen with or without makeup.
That’s the girl I want people to know! The real me!
Wearing no makeup isn’t the fashionable thing to do, but I’ve always liked being different :)
We need to embrace our differences more often. They are what make us all beautiful.
Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. (1 Peter 3:3-4 NIV)
Thank you so much do reading! God bless you!
You ARE beautiful
How to look beautiful with no makeup- Sona Gasparian