I haven’t discussed my relationship with make-up with you, but you should know that it’s my one true love. I’ve worn make-up at least 5 days a week for the past 10 years. I pat, blend, bake and beat this face flawlessly, and my highlight game is for the gods. But, absence makes the heart grow fonder so I’m taking a break.
I’ve been planning to challenge myself to go a whole month make-up free for a while now, but I hadn’t worked up the nerve. Then, a few days ago Alicia Keys came out bare-faced. I’m not a fan, but it was a sign to start.
My goals are to:
- be more aware of my skin, it’s condition and to take better care of it.
- get a better appreciation for Make-Up and the lack there of
- frighten the rest of you with my pockmarked face.😆
No, boosting my self-confidence isn’t one of my goals for this challenge. I go out bare-faced often enough. I’m very aware of what I really look like without make-up and except for the common imperfections, I’m at peace with my face.
So this September, I’ll have nothing but white setting powder for the whole month. My greatest concern are my lack of eyebrows. I feel like ET 👽 just thinking about going to work today without my eyebrows😢.
Plus, explaining to colleagues that “I’m not sick. I’m just not wearing any make up today.” will be exhausting, if not irksome.”
To my chagrin, going bare-faced or “au natural” requires a lot of “background” maintenance; Day and Night Care, masking, cleansing, exfoliating, moisturizing and sun protection, much of which I’ve never really concerned myself with.
Right now, my skin is unsightly, riddled with stress acne and quite a number of scars and black heads. So I’ll be hiding under my hat and behind my sunglasses some of the time.
I’ll let you all know if I make it because I’m really about to back out. In the meantime, I could use some support so, do consider joining me, will you?