Today I want to discuss baring it all – I’m talking about going out completely makeup-free [OK maybe not completely makeup free, but perhaps with a tiny amount of BB Cream blended over my face]. I have been wearing eyeliner so frequently lately that it became weird to look at myself in the mirror without it, thinking ‘woah, that’s what my eyes look like?’
I wear makeup for two main reasons – 1. I just love the stuff, I love trying out new products, discovering new brands, and 2. I love how it makes me feel when I wear it – more confident, less self conscious. In an effort to feel comfortable without all of the extras [and also because I’ve been feeling sickly – it’s finals week(s)] I have been using very minimal products this week, sticking with just BB Cream, somedays, and adding a tiny amount of blush and mascara on others.
When I took the above photo I had left my house with just a drop of L’Oreal’s BB Cream, and for the first time in a while, I was really happy with what I saw in the mirror – even without liner, lipstick, shadow, etc. Don’t get me wrong – I still will go for a smudgy, smokey eye on a night out, but I’m happy that I now have the confidence to go out sans makeup and still feel as good as I do when I have a full face on.
Now I want to ask you guys – how comfortable are you without makeup on? Will you go out, whether it be to run an errand, or a lunch or shopping trip with just a bit of light foundation and nothing else? If you feel like you can’t step out your front door without it, I challenge you to go a few days with either nothing, or a bit of concealer and BB Cream.