I’ve started a new trend: I am going makeup free on a daily basis.
Now hear me out before you gasp in disgust. I love makeup, I always have. I remember the first time I put on eyeliner was in the 7th grade and I fell in love with the smokey eye before it was even cool. Then I saw some school photos of my perfect smokey eye and realized that I didn’t quite have it down yet. But hey! We all go through those phases. Like the phase of wearing a t-shirt with a white lion on it back in high school. I wore that shirt all the time and thought it was the greatest. I think I was way ahead of the times because that shirt would total rock in today’s world, but back in 2002 it didn’t.
Anyway I am digressing. I’ve stopped wearing makeup. I am not one of those health nuts that thinks it’s better for my skin because honestly I haven’t noticed a difference in my skin texture at all. I don’t think the make-up is horrible and am throwing a protest against the beauty industry because that would just be cruel!
Honestly, it’s because I am lazy. Yep, I said it. I am going makeup free because I am lazy! I like to sleep in late, too late most mornings. Plus I work in an office by myself. Tell me how much motivation you would have to dress to the nines when you sit in a chair in a brightly painted yellow room with no one to talk to. You wouldn’t or at least the majority of you wouldn’t.
I do like to get dolled up for date nights with J or when we are going out with friends. But for a day-to-day basis my make-up sits in its little bag on the bathroom counter. I’m sure the eyelash curler and foundation brush are pretty lonely, but at least they have each other. Perhaps one day I will snap out of this phase and realize that I should be wearing makeup so that I do not scare small children, but that day hasn’t come. OR perhaps I am just getting more comfortable in my own bare skin and this phase is here to stay.
Only time will tell.