I'm not the kind of person that wears a lot of make up, I usually only wore a bb cream, concealer and sometimes a bit of brown eyeliner. The last couple of weeks I decided to challenge myself and go without makeup for a week, and only wear it on photo shoots.
I made it! (And also extended that period a few more weeks)
The first days = The horror
I have to say that the first couple of days were a bit terrifying! I felt so self-conscious, like every little flaw was accentuated to its max!
I even commented with my friend Sabina (that doesn't wear makeup AT ALL) how bad I was feeling and then she said "You look exactly the same".
My mum said exactly the same, but mums are mums, right?
The first day I stopped wearing makeup was a particularly full day, I spend the whole day with a friend, and that friend was a boy, a really critical one, and he didn't said any bad thing about my face, which is pretty good!
Accepting my flaws and loving them
We all have flaws, and we should embrace them, always. I had a harsh allergic reaction a few months ago and obviously the marks are still there, but who cares? Everyone has zits, and acne scars.
Does that bother me? Not anymore, no.
Trying to cover them up with makeup only slows down the healing process and I really want my baby skin again!
Am I saying that people that wear makeup are fake? NO! People should be able to do what they want. For me wearing makeup meant feeling confident and I just don't want to be dependent of a product to feel beautiful, and I was giving those products a whole amount of power in my life.
Do I look better when I wear it? Well, that's debatable. Those products give me a flawless skin, without spots, but what if I tell you that I love to see girls without makeup?
Maybe I'm a bit crazy but I really love to see girls with those little "flaws", I think that's what makes them unique.
As I said before, wearing makeup gave me a sense of confidence but I really prefer myself without it, no masks, no deceit, just me.
Could you go a whole week without wearing any makeup?
Well, I asked that question myself and loved the result. It really made me learn a few more things about myself. Can you go without makeup a whole week?
If you are willing to try and you want to post your progress on instagram tag me so I can see your lovely faces without makeup! I'm @lovablemaria there.