I Don't Wear a Lot of Makeup

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    No One Has Ever Noticed That I Don't Wear A Lot..

    I'm 17 and I usually just wear a little blush. I used to wear mascara but ugh..the eye infections and itchyness. I hate caking on makeup. I don't think I could ever have a "makeup" routine. It would get annoying as hell. I used to have a makeup routine of eyeliner, mascara...
    MasterCookiefart MasterCookiefart
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25, 2010

    I Don't Wear Any Make Up

    I have combo skin and where I live it gets real hot and if I sweat, it will run. Also, if a part of my face starts itching me such as, my eyes, I have to wrestle with the make up so I don't smudge it. So, I practically never wear make up. I only wear it if there's a special event...
    MySweetLord MySweetLord
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    Hardly Ever In Fact

    Never more than a touch of mascara and some lipstick.  Never learnt the art of powder and paint.  Would love to say that you can't improve on perfection but a glance in the mirror gives the lie to that conceit :p  
    Calia Calia
    46-50, F
    Jul 1, 2009

    Usually None

    99% of the time my face is bare.  I'll use lip balm occasionally to combat chapping, but that's it.The rare times I do wear makeup it's lip gloss and maybe a touch of blush.   But most of the time I don't bother.
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    Mar 31, 2012

    I Am A Natural Woman!

    I don't waist my time or money on buying or putting on make up! I am not a vane person. I do my best to take care of my skin and my hair. I grew up hating my red curly locks and freckles, but I appreciate them now. Why should I go thru the trouble of covering up my beauty marks...
    Lavender29 Lavender29
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2010

    Mirror, Mirror

    On weekends I don't put on makeup unless I'm going out.  Besides, isn't it good to let your skin breathe? Having looked in the mirror more than once today I'm now reconsidering this decision. Perhaps I need to start applying makeup in layers ... with a trowel.
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    6 Responses Nov 28, 2009

    One Less Thing to Worry About...

    I'm 31 years old and I still don't understand the concept of eyeliner. In fact it's on my list of things I need to learn how to do. I guess I just never got into the habit of wearing make-up. When I was in my teens foundation didn't seem to make any noticable difference to my...
    milque milque
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 28, 2009


    Until recently, I have only ever worn lip gloss or lip stick. But I have begun to wear eye makeup. It's rather fun, but I'll never be someone to wear a lot of makeup. It took me 31 years to get to the point of eye makeup lol.
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    Feb 24, 2013

    Just a Dab

    I can say I don't wear a lot, but I can't say I don't ever wear any..  I sometimes like to wear a little guyliner, or if I have circles I'm not against covering them up with a little concealer.  I know how to wear it without making it blatantly obvious when I do though...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel
    31-35, M
    15 Responses Jul 3, 2009

    For The Ladies ....

    I've never really been the girly girl who is obsessed with make-up and following all the latest trends. I do wear some make-up but my routine is very basic. Give me some silky face cream, multi-purpose eye cream, great mascara & extraordinary under-eye concealer & I'm good...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    Jul 1, 2010

    I dont know why girls these days dont let their

    natural beauty out and put on layer-upon-layer of makeup? Im a girl too but I make it a point to just put on lip-gloss and eyeliner if ever I go out. Only when there is a need for me to wear make-up or if there's a formal event do I go all out with war paint. But most of all I...
    RandomMuchAni RandomMuchAni
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jan 8, 2014


    All i ever wear is mascara and lip gloss....if i really wanna go all out i may put on some eye liner....I feel my best when i dont have anything on....It feels too weird to have it on....On the few occasions i have worn a lot of makeup i always think to myself i would have looked...
    gigi07 gigi07
    22-25, F
    Jun 25, 2009


    In the past, I used to love wearing makeup but I changed.  I like better the natural look.  I will wear a little makeup at an occasion.  The most, I wear is a facial moisturizer, Mascara & a light colored lipstick.  I love lip baulm / lip...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2009

    Only Once In A While...

    Only once in a while I will put make-up when Brian and I go out, but usually I won't put make-up on. Its not worth all the hassle.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 5, 2009

    I Just Wear a Little Make Up.

    First off, I don't know the first thing about make up. Looking at those girls' faces caked with tonnes of make up, smiling up at me from glossy magazine covers makes me feel somewhat jealous, because I don't know what to buy and how to wear it! I just use concealer because...
    Joule Joule
    18-21, F
    Jun 30, 2009

    Natural Beauty

    I feel that most women wear to much make-up.  They need to allow their natural beauty to shine through with less of it.  I seldom wear make-up and I tell my girls that if they are going to wear it don't cake it on.  It is better to follow the "less is more" rule...
    yeaandso yeaandso
    36-40, F
    Oct 14, 2010

    Not Really My Thing...

    I'm not really into wearing makeup all the time, and when I do it's usually light. I do like putting it on occasionally, but that's about it. My mother has been trying to convince me lately to put it on, but I don't see why. She doesn't even wear makeup. I'm also not really into...
    animallover110293 animallover110293
    22-25, F
    Sep 1, 2013

    Men will never understand the frustration of

    having beautifully winged eye liner on one eye and not being able to do it on the other....
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2014

    Makeup makes my face itchy.

    I only go with eyeliner and lip tint. I even have terrible acne but if it bothers others, its not my problem. lol. Deal with it people!
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015


    I just can't be bothered to put it all on in the morning and then take it all off again at the end of the day - every day. Plus I just get worried that it'll mess up my skin and clog my pores and whatnot. I like to keep my face clear and clean, and to me that means not slapping...
    Elilaa Elilaa
    26-30, F
    Jul 4, 2009


    Finally, a makeup group I can join.  I'm not a hair & makeup kinda chick.  But I like to look nice and putting on some makeup before I go out does make me look better. I was putting on my makeup before work this morning, as usual.  I had something new to try...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2009

    The Natural Look

    I prefer to wear just a little make up these days.A natural healthy tan is better than being sprayed all over like a car, with orange paint surely.I find it difficult to understand why anyone would do this to their body. A little tasteful make up which can hardly be seen is...
    liquidamber liquidamber
    51-55, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2011

    Maybe Make-up Is The Answer??

    I wear eye make-up, but that's about it.  My husband always told me that it was one of the qualities he loved about me.  However, the crap I found in his email said a different story.  Are we supposed to ***** it up to be appealing?
    amandagordon88 amandagordon88
    May 21, 2010

    Only a Little ;)

    I usually wear a light color of eyeshadow if any, but usually just eyeliner. Maybe mascara and cover-up powder under my eyes to cover up any make up mess up or any dark circles. And i only wear make up if i have time or going somewhere.
    LoveLindseyMusic420 LoveLindseyMusic420
    18-21, F
    Aug 24, 2009

    I Like Makeup But Don't Wear A Lot

    I haven't really worn a lot of makeup these past 2 years. Go back a few years and I wore makeup, more regulary, but not a lot. I think a lot of it had to do with living in LA, I felt the people I was around were always made up, so I wanted to be too. Now where I live, there are...
    Mistol Mistol
    31-35, F
    Oct 7, 2011

    i only do that when on occasions

    or a girl's night,but if it's the morning & i'm going to college,ain't nobody got time fo dat,but that doesn't mean i don't use a few things to make me look like i haven't crawled outta the grave,i just use mascara/clear mascara,concealer on blemishes(lucky i don't get dark...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie
    18-21, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    None At All

    I don't wear any make-up. Sometimes I dab on eyeliner when I have the time and feel like it, but other than that I always go natural. My mum grew up with conservative parents and couldn't afford make-up. She started wearing lipstick when she was 23 or something. So, naturally...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    Jun 7, 2010

    I don't want to look orange,

    thanks but no. In school I always see people with a ridiculous amount of makeup on, all different colours, you'd have thought their faces were colouring books. Girls, girls, girls, you aren't going to a party all right? It's school, not a place I would choose to go partying...
    Randompi Randompi
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Aug 16, 2015


    I've only ever once worn a full face of make up, and that was when I agreed to letting my friend give me an emo makeover. Sounds awful, it was awful, I'm just glad when she tried to turn on her camera to take a picture it went on strike. Good ol' camera. I suppose I scared it. I...
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 26, 2009

    Makeup Makes Me Look Funny

    The reason I first started wearing makeup because it was fun to put on. The brushes and packaging was just so pretty, I had to use it. The only makeup I do wear is a bronzer I guess you would call it. It makes my skin all one color and I also use...
    paperowl paperowl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 30, 2009
    deleted deleted
    8 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    Usually, None, In Fact...

    Most days, I don't wear makeup at all. I only wear it on special occasions, like for weddings and such, to be honest. I am not here to impress, so why bother, I believe.
    snowlady snowlady
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 9, 2009


    I think I look better with almost no makeup THAN makeup all over. Maybe that's because I don't think I put it on right anyways? I don't know- but some days I don't wear any, like if I'm staying at the house, going grocery shopping, going just to a firends house, going to the...
    LuckyBohne LuckyBohne
    18-21, F
    Jun 26, 2009

    I Prefer the Natural Look.

    I love mineral makeup.  It covers flaws without looking like a mask!  Most days, I only wear mineral makeup, mascara and a little lip gloss.  I try to enhance what I have, instead of covering it up. In the 80's and part of the 90's, I used to wear full makeup, but...
    angeleyes2009 angeleyes2009
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 24, 2009

    Only a Lick of Pride

    When i look at little kids they dont have make up on. their skin is always so clear and soft, they are soo lucky. I wear almost no make up only a lick of eyeliner and with the occasional pimple ill cover it up, but when some women walk down the street it is all globed on and its...
    theshortloud1 theshortloud1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 18, 2009

    Why Bother?

    Like any woman, I like to look nice...but makeup seems to be so time consuming.  I keep my face clean and moiturized, but that's about it.  Once in a blue moon I will wear a bit of lipstick or gloss...  but that goes away as soon as I eat or drink anything.
    SkyTurtle SkyTurtle
    31-35, F
    Jul 4, 2009
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