During the week, I wear makeup between 4-6 days a week but I will NEVER wear makeup everyday of the week. Now that doesn’t mean that I go in public with my sleepy eyes all natural for the whole world to see. No one wants to see that (honestly I just feel better with a tiny bit on). On a normal day, I’ll put on a whole face of makeup. That consists of primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, bronzer, blush, and highlighter. On other days, I like to just let my skin breath. I read this quote from Victoria Beckham once where a reporter asked her if she could give advice to 20 year old her, what would she say? The first thing she said was, “Don’t wear so much makeup. Let your skin breath. You’re so young.”
That really stuck with me because I thought, well, I’m 20 and I wear a lot of makeup almost everyday solely because I felt like I had to in order to look good. Now, days where I have to get up really early or I have an exam or I just don’t have lots to do I put on my tinted moisturizer, eyeliner, and mascara… THATS IT!
I can’t advocate and be like, “Omg this has changed my skin! It makes it absolutely perfect and wonderful!” because it doesn’t. I have really temperamental skin so days like today when I didn’t wear makeup because I had an exam, my skin is so oily I look like a greased pig, but tonight I’ll do a face mask to try and help that. I think this is a really give and take process, but I genuinely believe that older me will thank me for letting my skin breath now.