I have hit a milestone, people! Today, I threw away my first three year old eyeshadow. It’s groundbreaking, really. I hope that this will be the first of many, and that my love for couponing will give me the ability to buy new, fresh shadows that better fit my style.
You see, I don’t wear a lot of makeup. I used to, but these days, I’ve come to a realization that I hope all women eventually come to; less is more. And blue/dark green eye shadows should NEVER have been a trend.
Sometimes I wonder how others see me, then I realize how self-absorbed it is – to think that other people care about how good I look or not. Nobody cares how much make-up you’re wearing as long as you look put-together. Whether it be at work, home, or out on the town, very few people will care, and the ones that do don’t matter.
I have one person to look good for, and that’s my boyfriend. He is awesome at making me feel beautiful on my worst days, and he prefers when I wear less on my face. If he thinks I look beautiful in my natural skin, then by golly, I’m going to believe him because it saves us both time and money.
Life without makeup opens up a world of possibilities. Think of what that extra 30 minutes to an hour (of every day) could be used for. I spend my morning time perusing the internet, walking my dog, or blogging (if I have something I want to share). If I was better about exercising, I would fit yoga in there too. If I didn’t have that extra time to collect myself and thoughts, I think I’d go out of my mind.
It takes about 10 minutes max for me to apply my makeup. I wear shadow and mascara. If I’m feeling moody, I’ll also apply eyeliner, but that’s rare. It makes my eyes feel tired, so more often than not, I leave it off. I cannot imagine spending more time than that on my makeup. What a waste!
I’m not condemning those who wear a lot of makeup. I struggled with severe acne for an excruciating amount of time, so I understand the reasoning behind gobs of makeup. Sometimes, it can be the only reason you feel halfway decent about yourself. I just wish women would rethink why they’re doing it and re-evaluate its importance.
Beauty comes from within. That’s really all that matters.
Do you wear a lot of makeup? Why?