Monday, 24 September 2012

Why I wear makeup


Left – 2009, when I resembled a panda everyday | Right – 2012, when I finally learnt that less is really more!

I’ve seen this tag on a few blogs so I though I’d put my two cents in. My makeup journey has been a fairly rocky one but I finally feel happy with how I do my makeup now. I had my first experimentations of makeup around the age of 15 when I wanted to wear a bit of eyeshadow and powder for my year 11 school photograph. It was nothing heavy and looking at the photograph I had taken, you can’t really tell I had any on. But at the time girls started to wear makeup so I wanted to be just like them, peer pressure much? When I turned 16 I started to wear mascara and nothing else for my first half of the first year of 6th form. When I turned 17 I discovered Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse. I’d never seen anything like it before and I loved how it felt on my skin. I continued to use Dream Matte Mousse until about a year and half/two years ago; I loved it that much and I never thought I’d stop wearing it. As well as foundation, I discovered glitter eyeliner, liquid eyeliner, pencil eyeliner and blusher. I’ve made some mistakes with going overboard on eyeliner before, cringe!

About a year and a half ago I got really bad spots and my skin was awful. I decided to swap to liquid foundation. I got on well with liquid foundation but I hate how obvious it was on my face. It made my skin look just as bad because it sat on top of spots making them even more obvious. I hated wearing liquid foundation but at the time it was the only thing that I felt would help my confidence a little. Then in the summer of 2012 I moved on to mineral foundation because my skin was a lot better and I wanted something lighter in the summer. Moving to mineral foundation is the best thing I’ve ever done in terms of makeup! My skin looks so much better and I’ve been told I look more fresh-faced. I also use less eye makeup and only wear mascara, a nude eyeshadow sometimes and a little bit of eyeliner. Although I think I look even younger than I do normally with less makeup on, I feel more confident now. For the daytime I’ve got the look down to a key and it allows me to add a bit more eyeshadow or eyeliner for a night time look.

I only wear makeup when I go out, never when I’m sat at home relaxing. I honestly don’t see the point when people wear makeup and they’re not leaving the house! If I need to pop to the shops I don’t bother putting makeup on, although I did put foundation and concealer on back in the bad skin days! It’s nice to let skin breathe so if I’m not leaving the house I’m fresh faced all day and as soon as I get home if I’ve been out the makeup is straight off! I used to leave taking my makeup off until I was going to bed but I hate the feeling of having makeup on if I’m at home so I take it straight off.

I terms of why I wear makeup, it’s to boost my confidence. I don’t wear makeup to attract guys or to make guys like me more, in fact guys usually prefer girls to not wear makeup or only a little. I feel much more confident with makeup on, even if it’s only a little which is what I wear now. I wear mineral foundation to boost my complexion, not to hide it like I used to. I used to hide behind makeup but now I wear it to enhance my features.

Why do you wear makeup? I’d love to see your posts on this tag!
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5 comments:

  1. yes! I 100% agree! I've always believed in wearing make up for the right reasons, as opposed to trying to attract people. you took the words right out of my mouth.

    -kim
    found the route

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  2. I love how honest you are :)
    So glad you're happier how you are and so comfortable in your own skin without make up!
    I totally agree though, I don't see the point in wearing make up if you're just going to be at home. And yesterday I went into town with no make up cause I knew I was going to put on a fair amount when I went out in the evening!

    Love, Elizabeth xx

    http://butterflyboo.blogspot.co.uk/

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  5. you're beautiful even without makeup :) haha i love the honesty though

    vickyhoang.blogspot.com

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