Hey everyone, I hope you're having a good day/night. I obviously do occasionally wear makeup to special occasions or for fun at home and experiment with dark or crazy and bold colors. But I don't wear it outside the house or every day and I get a lot of judgement for it. Here are my reasons for why I love not wearing makeup.
1. I have good skin now
I try my best to maintain good skin, and I love admiring my clear skin and not putting on any makeup without it. Even when I had really bad acne I would go out with it bare faced and smile and let my confidence shine even if I had a few pimples here and there on my face.
2. In my opinion, all I need is to look clean and groomed
I've been told many, many times that makeup makes a girl more presentable, more feminine , more well groomed , more professional, etc. and I say that's BS. I look very clean and very presentable without it, cleanliness and being well groomed has nothing to do with makeup. I understand it adds a finishing touch or makes you look a little more perfect, but hey I'm human and I'd rather just look clean and casual I don't mind not being perfect.
3. I look better without it
Now I'm not saying I'm a good looking person, hey I'm not the best looking girl out there I'll admit it. But makeup is supposed to have an enhancing effect, and for my features if it isn't done correctly and precisely it can have a negative effect. I enjoy going crazy with it from time to time but for actually going outside the house? I would prefer not to have it on and show what I think is my best self and that is makeup free.
4. It can feel like a mask
Honestly, it can feel like I have something on over my face and my pores which is uncomfortable, people staring at my face aren't actually staring at my real face but at some colors and falsies and foundation on my face. That, to me, is uncomfortable. I just feel much more comfortable going out with my bare skin.
5. The feeling of a fresh face is the best thing ever to me
Honestly, after my skincare routine is all done I don't feel the need to do anymore. I love the feeling of a moisturized and clean face with nothing else on. And going out that way tends to boost my confidence even more.
6. On the days I feel really good about how I look, I would rather not have any makeup on so I can feel confident about my bare face.
7. I just like it for artistic reasons
Putting on yellow and blue eyeshadow with a strong hot pink lipstick can be stupid and fun and interesting to me, or putting on dark purple lipstick and black eyeshadow can also be super interesting and fun to look at . But that's it, I genuinely don't understand why some people tell me it's important to have it on to look more beautiful or to look better. I'd rather just be myself. I don't see why its expected of me to have it on, I don't want to have it on. I am who I am and I look the way I look and that's it, no changing that.
I don't want to look feminine or to look attractive or look clean (though I disagree with those that think makeup has anything to do with cleanliness). I just love not wearing makeup, the same way other girls love wearing it.