Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Going Bare Faced


I love make up. I love the process of putting my make up on, I love how a slick of red lipstick can transform my confidence and I love playing around with new products. However now that a lot of my spare time is spent attempting to renovate our dust ridden building site of a house I've found myself going bare faced more often than not. What began as just not wearing make up because I was staying in the house all day turned into not wearing make up to the supermarket and has now developed to only wearing make up for work or if I'm going out somewhere nice. 

I didn't have much confidence without make up before. I felt uncomfortable going shopping or to a cafe without make up on down to fear of being judged for my bare face. My bare face is what I really look like so what if people didn't like it? I think a lot of people feel the same and yet it's amazing what a few days without make up can actually do for your confidence.

While I was moving house I didn't wear make up, which is where my bare faced-ness (totally coining that word) began. I didn't have time to put it on and I didn't have time to look in a mirror (or have a mirror at all actually seeing as it was packed) so I went two days without even thinking about what I might look like and I found that, actually, I didn't really care. I mean, of course I care about wearing make up if I'm going out for lunch or out for drinks with friends, but why did I ever worry what people might think of my face while I'm doing my food shop? My bare faced-ness continued when we started stripping wallpaper and ripping walls down because obviously, but I stopped putting make up on when we needed to leave the house to go to B&Q or comparing tile prices and the like, partly because I didn't really have time and partly because I just stopped feeling the need to.

Not wearing make up all the time has given me more confidence, has made me enjoy the times when I do wear make up more and my skin looks so much better. If you struggle with confidence in terms of wearing make up I would really recommend having a few days off and seeing how you feel going bare faced. I actually (shock horror) now like the way I look without make up. 

I guess what I'm trying to say is, try to love yourself with and without make up. Make up only enhances the beauty that's already there after all. But more importantly, do whatever makes you happy without a fear of being judged.

Do you go bare faced?

Amy x
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  1. You look beautiful without makeup Amy and should definitely be confident! I'm exactly the same, I never bother with makeup unless I'm going out for meetings/shoots etc. I just shove on some sunglasses (even in the rain, ha) and go!

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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    1. Aw thank you so much that's a right confidence booster! It's so much easier isn't it and good idea with the sunglasses! Xx

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  2. I really enjoy not wearing make up too, it's so refreshing!

    sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It really is isn't it! And saves so much time too! X

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  3. I love going out with no make up on and do it a lot on the weekend. I think it's good for your skin to have a break and it's quite refreshing ��

    Good on you Amy

    Lacey xx

    Thelittlepotofthoughts.wordpress.com
    Www.laceyjaynephotography.co.uk

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    1. It is so refreshing isn't it! And my skin looks so much better for it too :) thank you! Xx

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  4. You look so beautiful bare faced! I feel a bit like a hypocrite after my bare faced beauty post as Christmas got me into make up again and it's ruined my face, I need to get back onto the road of recovery ;) xx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Aw thanks lovely :) your bare faced beauty post and your whole new approach to your blog is so inspirational <3 I definitely still love makeup but not wearing it has made me realise how good my skin can be if I don't haha, it's a vicious circle! Xxx

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  5. I go bare face all the time. I make sure that i let my face breathe and repair itself.

    www.blushingkay.com

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    1. Yeah it's definitely good for your skin! X

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  6. I rarely go bare faced, I love makeup too much and I feel almost naked without any blush or foundation but I should definately give it a try :) Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion blog

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    1. I used to be like that! You should definitely try it if you want to :) xx

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  7. Hi Amy , I go bare faced everyday as I've never worn or ever wear make up. I'm actually sharing a post about this next week on my blog! I think it's so brave though of you to feel confident enough to go without it's like me being brave enough to show my horrible arms in public!!

    Victoria xx thedaisyjaynes.com

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    1. Aw I'm sure you don't have horrible arms! I'd love to read your post about not wearing makeup I'll keep an eye out for it next week :) xx

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