11.01.2014

Why I Don't Wear Makeup

This has been something on my mind a lot recently so I thought it was time to post about it on my blog. Before I begin to say anything I just want to clarify that what I have to say is just my opinion and I do not see anything wrong with wearing makeup, it's just something that I choose not to do.

I've always been the kind of girl who wasn't very girly or stylish. I just woke up, threw my hair up and grabbed something to wear. Growing up I was a tomboy and didn't like getting dressed up or being fancy (I still don't..haha). When all the other girls at school started wearing makeup it didn't even phase me of trying to fit in or wear it too. I was allowed to wear it, but it was something I wasn't into and I chose not to wear it. I still feel the same way about wearing makeup. Since highschool I've paid a little more attention to what I wear and how I look. I am not the type of person who would like to spend the time putting on black goop in the morning and taking it off at night ( also the money spent on it is another thing.)

But the main reason why I don't wear makeup isn't because of the money, preparation or lack of desire (while all those do play a part in it). I choose not to wear makeup because of the way it makes me feel. When I wear makeup I feel fake. I don't feel true to who I am. I feel like I am putting something on my body that shows that I don't think I'm pretty enough without. It's like I need some black cosmetic to make me beautiful. I'm in no way saying that I'm pretty without makeup, but I don't want a material item to define my beauty and cover up who I really am.



I've had a scar on my face since I was a little girl and it's always been something I've felt insecure about. There were many times that I have thought about using makeup to cover it up. But then I realized that I would just be covering up part of who I am. Why should I have to cover up a part of me to make me more acceptable and beautiful for other people? If people can't accept me without makeup then they would be accepting me for the wrong purpose- on appearance only. I think there is so much more to someone beyond the appearance or beauty of their outer appearance.

Please know that I have no hard feelings against makeup, but for me makeup just feels like another way to cover up myself and make me someone who I'm not. I feel like when I wear makeup it's like I'm putting on a mask. If people accept me and I feel like I fit in I would feel like I'm not truly being accepted for myself, but for the mask I'm wearing. I've never worn makeup and so far I don't plan to. It's not because I think I don't need it (I'm sure I need it more than most people) but I just don't feel comfortable wearing it. I don't feel like I'm me. I want to be real with people. While there are many times I feel inferior and sometimes feel ugly since I don't wear makeup I remind myself that I don't need something to make me feel beautiful when God has created me exactly who I am and loves me just the way I am.

I often feel like guys won't like me if I don't wear makeup, but I tell myself that my husband will definitely be seeing me without makeup, so if he doesn't accept me without makeup now then he probably won't be the guy for me. I often wonder why guys don't wear makeup but girls do? Guys still look attractive without makeup, but we think girls need makeup to make them beautiful- why do we think that? It's so weird.

So if you feel like you need to wear makeup to fit in or feel beautiful, it's not true- you can be beautiful without makeup. We get so many pressures of who we should look like and what we should wear, but that's not what it's all about. We should just be who God made us to be, even if we have imperfections and scars. Scars and imperfections aren't bad- it just shows who we are and what has impacted us throughout our lives. Why should we cover up part of who we are?

My challenge to you- go out this week and don't wear makeup for a day. See how it makes you feel. It may feel weird at first, but if you make more of an effort to put less makeup on each day it might become easier to get acquainted to it.

Hopefully you all didn't mind reading my thoughts on this. I just felt like it was something God was calling me to share!

18 comments:

  1. I agree with this so much! I don't wear makeup either-- for this very reason.

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    1. Thanks Arushee for your comment!! :) Glad to know you feel the same way :)

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  2. Wow! Girl, this is amazing. <3 it's awesome to see that you are so passionate about this truth, and sharing it, because it's definitely something that needs to be shared, especially in today's world, where soo much pressure is put on women. And you are absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Katie, thanks so much!! Aww, you are so sweet! you are so beautiful too!

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  3. YES!!!! I don't wear makeup at all and there's a lot of pressure at my school on wearing some every single day. The only time I'll willingly wear makeup is during theater performances, to not make my face wash out by the spotlights-- that's the only exception. But every other time, I won't wear it. Besides, makeup can cause pimples because of clogged pores and it's so expensive! It's ki d of reminds me of Beauty and the Beast-- Belle is beautiful, and I doubt she wears any makeup. But she is lovely, through and through.

    xoxo Morning

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. I'm glad that you are standing up for what you feel comfortable with and not giving in just to fit in. :)

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  4. I love this post! I do wear makeup (mainly to cover up some acne), but a very minimum amount and certainly not every day. I try to think of it as an accessory-not a necessity! Makeup can be done tastefully while still showing who you are and not trying to look like a magazine cover! It looks so bad when girls are obviously trying to cover up how they look.
    And YES-what you said about guys not wearing makeup--I've wondered that so often too!!! Guys are always being deemed cute or handsome by girls but they think guys will only think they're pretty if they wear tons of makeup. It's so sad and backwards.
    Anyways, great post! And you're so beautiful in the photo! Your skin is so healthy and glowing and your eyes are absolutely beautiful! You don't need makeup at all! :)

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    1. Natalie, thanks so much for your comment! Yeah I agree, you can wear makeup without making it over-done like we see on magazine. Haha, glad I'm not the only one who thought about guys not wearing makeup! Aww, thanks so much Natalie, believe me my skin isn't that great, but thanks so much!!

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  5. Personally, as I guy I prefer it when girls don't wear makeup. I especially can't stand any coloring or darkening around the eyes, it just looks awful (sometime it looks like they have a black eye!). I could just be really weird, but there are definitely guys out there who don't care about makeup, and in fact most guys probably don't care about make up as much as girls think. Overall I thought your post was good, I especially like the part "I tell myself that my husband will definitely be seeing me without makeup...", it's so true, the person your going to spend the rest of your life with has to be able to love in whatever condition your in, not wearing makeup might even be a good way to test this early on! ;)

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    1. Thanks Adam for your comment. It's neat to get a guy's perspective and see what he likes/dislikes. Not like that changes my view, but it's nice to know that guys don't always like when girls wear makeup. Thanks for commenting and expressing your thoughts! Thanks for reading!

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  6. You are breathtakingly beautiful, OH MY WORD. Perfection, inside out.

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    1. Aww, thanks so much Nine, but I'm really nowhere near perfect!!!

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  7. You are beautiful, Britt. I loved reading your thoughts on this:)

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    1. Aw, thanks Raquel!! Thanks for commenting :)

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  8. Wow. I agree with everything. You are soooo gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your heart about this subject!

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    1. Aaliyah, thanks so much!! :) Thanks for commenting!!

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  9. Wow, this is so inspiring! I've never worn makeup and just don't want to... for the same reasons! The right godly man for me isn't going to be attracted to me because I wear makeup... I hope he'll see God's beautiful light in me, instead!

    XOXOXO,
    Dally

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    1. Thanks Dally!! glad you do what you want and don't just wear makeup because everyone else is :) It's good to stand up for something if you believe in it. :) I love your outlook on it!

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