I Gave up Makeup Cold Turkey
A few months ago, I was decided I wanted to research what was in makeup. I looked through many different brands; organic, mineral makeup, and others. I used to be a die hard Bare Escentuals (Bare Minerals) fan. Then I discovered Everyday Minerals, which got rave reviews on a message board I’m on. I ordered some samples over six months ago, loved them, and then decided I was going to stop using them. I gave up makeup altogether.
What’s the big deal about a little makeup? Not much, if you don’t mind a little foreskin in your cosmetics. Truthfully, that wasn’t what made me decide to give up makeup. What was the deciding factor for me was that the skin is the largest organ, and everything you put on it is absorbed into your blood stream pretty quickly. Plus, the makeup I was purchasing was costly too. Even so, giving it up took a period of adjustment and I have been going without for over two months now.
One of the biggest obstacles for me was getting used to seeing myself without makeup in the morning. I wasn’t a big makeup person to begin with; usually my beauty routine consisted of washing my face, applying a base powder, and then maybe some eyeliner. That’s it. No big deal, right? I decided that if that’s all I was wearing, could anyone really tell? Probably not. It’s funny because when I told my boss I had stopped wearing makeup, she told me that she didn’t even know that I had been wearing makeup in the first place!
The only downfall I can see is that sometimes I get the “Are you old enough to work in a bank?!” question from my elderly customers. It’s quite humorous, and I enjoy getting a little chuckle out of it. We’ll see if I can still look like I’m 18 in a few years. I hope so!
Do you wear makeup? Have you ever thought about giving it up?