I miss being all about makeup and my hair. I miss being a cakeface. Cakeface, meaning wearing heavy makeup although not to the extent of looking like a clown because my makeup skills were quite good at that point in my life.
I've recently become closer to someone who I've always been close to but we're much closer now.
Anyways, she and her friend are MAJOR cakefaces and I don't judge them for it. But when we meet up at one of their houses, they spend quite a bit of time reapplying and perfecting their makeup as well as their hair.
I just sit there and it makes me think "I must NOT care about my appearance at all." I actually feel pretty sh*tty when I'm sitting there and they are straightening their hair and reapplying makeup.
I was only a cakeface because I had bad skin but now my skin is near perfect thanks to Accutane and I don't straighten my hair to avoid damage. I just wear it down curly.
Then wear makeup and do your hair. You don't have do to complete 'cake-face' all the time, and don't straighten your hair all the time. There are other ways to fix your hair besides straightening it. And if you want to straighten it, don't do it every day. Just to avoid damage.
Also, foundation wouldn't necessarily break out your skin if you want to wear it. There are things (which I'm sure you know) that prevent that. 1)Wash your face, 2)Wear primer, 3) Buy oil free foundations. That's a huge pore blocker. I have a friend that just finished her accutane course, and she is wearing makeup (tinted moisturizer). She actually did all 6 months because she thought her acne scars were horrible. She tries to avoid heavy products now, and looks for oil free things. Mostly she has stuck with a tinted moisturizer to even out her skin tone, and uses concealer on her scars.
There is nothing wrong with wanting to make yourself look better. I say go for it if you miss doing it.
Caring for your appearance doesn't just manifest in makeup and hair products, you know. I think you do care about it, 'cos you seem to know a lot about that kind of thing, you know? But it wouldn't even matter if you didn't, really. And what's probably happening is while you're thinking 'UGH, I SUCK' when they do all this applying stuff, they're probably thinking 'Ugh! I wish I was as pretty as HER!', 'cos you don't NEED to, right?
You should ask them about it, though. See what they think, I mean, they're your friends.
Yeah I use to wear make up and do my hair a lot, but now I think it's a waste of time. Maybe while they are doing that you can strike up a very interesting topic that they also might be interested in. Like for example, Japan making robots or or Google is making the driverless car.
do what you feel like is right for making you look the best you possibly can. some people need makeup, others don't. some people wear it because it's fun. there's no reason why you should feel like that when your friends are doing their makeup. you're doing what's good for you.
If you want you can do things aswell. Natural, light make up. Beauty products. Nail polish. Fashion. If you're fine with the way you are, then there's really nothing wrong. In fact, maybe it says something better about you. You're comfertable with who you are, and you don't need to be fake.