A few weeks ago I saw a bunch of Youtubers and bloggers, who I respect and who are big contributors to the online beauty community, do no makeup posts. Their goal was to raise awareness (more or less) that makeup isn't everything and that we should be comfortable in our own skin. I have plenty of no makeup days because I'm either too darn tired or I just want to let my skin breathe. So... are you guys ready for my bare face?
This is how I look right before applying my night time skincare and hopping into the sack. I'm growing out my bangs so my hair is a bit untamed. I loved my bangs because they hid my forehead and the beauty mark near the center of my forehead. That little dot made me super self conscious when I was younger and it still does sometimes. The lighting is making me look more tan than I actually am by the way but I'll be this color or darker by the time August comes around! By the way, I did not retouch any of these photos besides adding a watermark and I blurred out the logo on my shirt because it was my high school tee :)
You can see my acne scars better from this angle. A few weeks ago I had a pretty bad breakout on my chin and the scars are taking forever and a day to heal. You can't really tell from the pictures but my skin is really thin so my veins and capillaries are really visible on my cheeks and around my mouth. My main issue is with my acne scars and uneven skin tone. Also, I have small eyes so makeup helps them look a bit bigger and more awake :)
So that's that! It really doesn't bother me to go outside with no makeup but I do prefer wearing some if I'm going to an interview or special event. I do encourage everyone who wears makeup regularly to let your skin breathe once in awhile and realize that most people won't notice the flaws you see. Chances are, people are too concerned about their flaws and insecurities to worry about yours ;)
If any of you do this post, please leave a link in the comments :D