in beauty, September 24, 2014

Yes, that is me with no make up, not a huge shocker as I have put a no make up photo up before. I thought I’d take part in #ProjectBareAll started by Megan from Thumbelina Lillie, her post made me want to join in, as us girls really do need to be more confident in our own skin.

I’ve always been fond of make up in the way it transforms people, and make up from different eras has always been fascinating to look at. I’ve loved lipstick since I was a little girl, putting my Mom’s lipstick on my teddy bears nose…I don’t think she was too pleased. I used to wear the odd bit of lipstick and mascara to a party and school discos. When I got to secondary school I didn’t really wear make up, until year 8 where I wore mascara. Then in year 9, I experimented with more make up such as Dream Matte Mousse…eugh, blush, cream eyeshadow and a dodgy coloured powder. I stopped wearing make up except mascara again all throughout school. When I got to college most days I would roll out of bed, brush my teeth, cleanse, tone and moisturise then be too tired to be bothered about make up.

However, just before the start of the second year of college I really got into make up and that’s when I started my beauty blog. I started making more of an effort for college and then felt disgusting when I went out without make up on. This was mainly because one day I didn’t put make up on, someone said to me, “Are you feeling ill? You look really ill”. I was feeling perfectly fine and was my normal skin colour! I cared so much that someone had said that to me. Then I let my opinion become the best opinion of myself. Why should we care what other people may think?

Even though I’m required to wear make up for college, I can go out without make up on, and as cheesy as it sounds what matters really is on the inside. If you have a beautiful personality – people will take more notice of that than whether you have the most airbrushed face there is to have. The important things in life should not be whether we spend an hour making ourselves look gorgeous in the morning, that is why I have changed my priorities and when I can, bare all.

Megan from Thumbelina Lillie started #ProjectBareAll and you can read her post here.

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