Pretty sure I was made to be a naturalist of some sort, I never wore make-up as I was growing up, except when I was in dance shows or any kind of fine arts performance. Even to this day I won't cover up my "blemishes".
I've always had a teenager's skin :( but when I went vegan a year ago it cleared up so much! and i'm more or less raw vegan now (i still share a cooked meal or a PB&J with my 4 year old daughter now and then!) it has cleared up even more.
only stress anmd/or lack of sleep makes me break out...or when i eat something processed (frito chips! yuuck! oops!! )
my boyfriend says its one of the things that attracted him to me, i think everyone is beautiful naturally and a layer of caked on makeup simply is not attractive in my eyes!
i wish some people could open up and see the pure beauty we were born with.
20 years. I fail to understand why women wear it. It's so fake.
so true, natural beauty cannot be beat, even if there is a scar or a birthmark or blemish like a pimple...even neolithic men and women had pimples!! some are more lucky than others but oh well.
haha... for a few hours. Just for bed. I don't have the confidence. I don't have the lashes either. I'm asian and my eyes just seeem to disappear. My husband always loves me with or without. However, he does continually say he wishes i'd go without. I think it's the ease of it he enjoys. "no wasted time". Suprisingly, my mother never wears make-up (only her wedding and my own--or other occasions in which i place it on her). My father HATES MAKE UP...haha, he calls it paint! he's so old fashioned-- I love him!
by makeup free do you all just mean foundation and skin products? do any of you still wear just mascara or eyeliner sometimes? im a newbie to the lifestyle, its been almost a week since i went raw!
Watch Megan Elizabeth's video on fruit make-up. I haven't tried it yet, but it looks awesome!
Make-up free for about a year now... although it can be really fun to apply makeup as paint or art. For everyday use I think it is unnecessary, even if it is light. I think it brings unwanted attention. Make-up can give a person confidence, but it is artificial confidence, right? I am NOT saying that if you wear makeup you are insecure, but from personal experience, I used it to mask insecurities) I wore it when i worked in retail...I was also partying a lot more then and wanted to fit in to a certain look. These days I am 100% me and the only time I wear it is if I have to as stage makeup for a performance. I will try to go without it this next time, though, because my skin the next day is undesirable. I worked at a summer camp in the mountains last year and some of the girls would wake up at 7AM to put makeup on! These girls were like ages 11-14...but it was camp! It was the best job because you have no expectations to impress anyone or be very presentable with your looks like an office job or something in the city might entail :)
I stopped wearing make-up almost three years ago. I had started wearing it in middle school cause of peer pressure i suppose. I was for sure at trhe point where i never left the house without it. it sucked! But when i was 16, (sorry i know this site doesn't condone drugs but this is how it happened) i was tripping on acid and i looked in the mirror and i was like omg! i cant even see my beautiful self under all this crap! It just looked awful to me. So the next day i threw it ALLLL away and haven't touched it since! I immediatley felt so much better about myself and just in general!
I'm 26 and I've been make-up and hair-dye free for about 2 years now. I'd been dying my hair since about the age of twelve and I remember waking up insanely early for high school just so I'd have a decent amount of time to put (a ton of) make-up on. What kills me even more is all the extra time I spent shaving unnecessary parts of my body every day because I thought it was the proper, feminine thing to do.
It's a wonderful thing being able to think for oneself. I am so grateful that I've finally learned how to embrace my true, natural beauty. I love what I see in the mirror.
well I stopped using makeup everyday about 3 years ago but used mascara once in a while (like on birthdays..)
Officially stopped in the end of December :)
I've only ever dabbled here and there with the stuff... I have never used foundation, concealer, or shimmer. It's been something like 23 years since I used blush (So I was maybe 7 years old playing in my mother's make-up). It's been at least 7 years since I've used lipstick or eyeliner. 4 months since I used nail polish, eyeshadow and mascara (cruelty-free). If we're counting Halloween make-up, I used some in October. I think that about covers it.
I swore off any at all for 2013 and beyond. I don't even use shampoo anymore. :-D