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I Don't Wear Makeup Often

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    When I was younger, I would wear tons of makeup

    caked on my face. It might not sound so bad to you, but what I learned was that I was trying desperately to hide myself with it--as if I could I've myself a new face or personality. It came to the point that I felt naked without makeup. So, 3 years ago, I stopped completely and...
    jayinthebox jayinthebox 18-21, F 10 Responses Oct 2

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    90slove 90slove 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Well for being a cosmetologist in training this

    is an odd thing for someone like me to post. If you really think about makeup in actuality, it was made to enhance the beauty. Not completely mask it with another completely different looking face. So as of tonight, I'm swearing off excessive amounts of makeup because the real...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    The Lady's Not For Burning

    So far as I can recollect, the last time I wore makeup was when I had a small role in a school play, when I played a priest. I have never acted since, which is a pity (for me, anyway) and so have missed the opportunity to wear makeup. 200 years ago, it would have seemed perfectly...
    unsichtbar unsichtbar 46-50 Jul 22, 2010

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    I Wonder.

    Sometimes I wonder what girls with really thick and heavy makeup really look like underneath all that 'layers'. I mean, I think simple / natural looking makeup can look okay, but there are a few others that make me want to run my finger through their face just to see how thick...
    softmallowgum softmallowgum 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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    CosplayPotato CosplayPotato 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I don't wear much makeup

    since wake up early for morning class is such a hard thing. I hate to wake up early lol so I wear makeup when I feel flirty or in such important occassion :p I usually wear BB cream, compact powder, eyeliner, pink blush-on and red lipstick. I don't really go with full make up...
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 13

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    i go out of the house pretty much bare faced,

    except for some concealer on small pimples,mascara & chapstick,but i can never leave the house without perfume,i get dolled up if i'm going out or seeing my friends for a girls night,or parties,weddings,formal gatherings..etc..,but other than that,not really,i go to college with...
    lifelesspie lifelesspie 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    crazycatgirl0 crazycatgirl0 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm Happy with now I look without makeup

    and more people should be happy with their appearance when not wearing makeup
    iheath iheath 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    In fact..............

    .I never do.
    somanydynamos88 somanydynamos88 26-30, M Nov 18

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    I only wore a small amount of eye liner at my

    wedding.. spent like 30 bux on my wedding dress and shoes.. I had more money I just didn't see the point.. the only important thing is the pictures and the memories.. makeup and dresses are overrated and make me feel less like myself when I'm wearing them. I wear makeup to make...
    Emperorgrace Emperorgrace 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 19

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    There is nothing wrong with putting makeup,

    it helps in enhancing our appearance but I prefer to be simple and natural. Girls put makeup to look beautiful but at the end of the day, we still want others to love who we really are, without makeup, without covering our imperfections, without hiding what we don't want others...
    JustOrdinaryGirl JustOrdinaryGirl 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    It Was An Addiction...

    I remember when I was younger, I got into the idea of wearing make up on a daily basis.  I started to feel naked without it.  It really freaked me out how dependent I became upon it. Then I just...stopped wearing it.  I've gotten now that I like to wear it, just...
    meowmeowface meowmeowface 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 22, 2007

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    It's usually during the summer

    when I don't wear makeup that often
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    It's not that I don't wear it often,

    I just don't wear a lot. Usually only eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss.
    MusicSavesMyLife MusicSavesMyLife 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I'm worried other women judge me

    for this, or that guys don't think I'm beautiful. When I do rarely make the effort (on a big night out or something) people always seem so amazed and tell me it looks nice. No one ever says this when I'm not wearing any... But it is just so uncomfortable, I smudge it, it is just...
    kaykoi kaykoi 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I have eczema and I don't like putting stuff on

    my face because it irritates it. For the record the past four years, I've only worn makeup about four times. Only for weddings I take part in.
    Mct7988 Mct7988 26-30, F Oct 28

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    I am that blonde on my friends shoulder.

    My friend and I got bored so she decided to do my makeup. Haha it was interesting. I felt like a doll and it took hours to get off. I normally don't wear any make up or a little bit of mascara on the top lashes. Definitely interesting. I felt so ugly after I took it all...
    summertimesadness16 summertimesadness16 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I once had a roommate

    that spent a few months not working a traditional job. Instead she worked from home selling makeup and other skin products. More often than not her customers would come to her or "our place" to make their purchases. So basically she had a lot of free time. When I'd get home...
    Kikiface22 Kikiface22 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Mascara

    The only makeup I wear at school now is my smile! :)
    Closetoyou Closetoyou 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2013

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    Its a strange reality

    but my looks transform after make up i look a lot nicer lol and i barely wear make up hahaha weird me
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 18

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    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    I Dont Understand...

    Why do girls feel like they have to cake all that make up on? Most of the times making them look like a clown. I only wear a little foundation and some light eye shadow. And thats only to weddings or to homecoming and prom. I feel disgusting in make up. It makes me feel like i am...
    ChristinaH123 ChristinaH123 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2011

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    I can't stand wearing makeup.

    It's just like when I have to dress up, I feel like I'm trying to be someone I'm not. Nevertheless, I will put it on for special occasions.
    shortgirl4 shortgirl4 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 30

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    I usually don't wear a lot of makeup

    but the one thing I love are my eyes. Wearing some black eyeliner and black mascara just really makes my eyes pop:)
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    penelopered penelopered 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 18

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    Focusing On The Inside

    Well, I still remember the time I was an early teen and I would go over to my best friend's house before we walked to school together. Janean was the first one that took the time to show me how to put mascara and eye liner on. I thought I was so cool to finally wear it. I wanted...
    Owleeeeease7 Owleeeeease7 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2009

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    I don't really wear makeup much but.

    .. Anybody's opinion? 👍 Or 👍??
    jannaaajonesss jannaaajonesss 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 20

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    I only had a full make up during my wedding.

    I usually only use lipstick that's all.
    Lakee112812 Lakee112812 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 16

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    Makeup makes me breakout

    so I just stay away.. beside I really don't care what ppl think of my appearance. I rather get to know people who like my thoughts and ideas then people who judge solely on appearance.
    nessa8a nessa8a 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    sophistincated sophistincated 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    I wear very little makeup.

    I like to look good but natural not "made up". Although when I do put on the full makeup look, I do look totally different. Kinda pretty actually...even to me. Lol.
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F Dec 5

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    This is how I look with mascara

    and eye liner on :P
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    Yeah this is a new thing.

    I just can't be bothered anymore. I don't even wear it on special occasions. I literally just don't see the point anymore because I think I look fine without it. But every now and then I slap it on.
    DeathIsPartDinosaur DeathIsPartDinosaur 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 13

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    i feel very inadequate going out with my friends

    who are makeup masters. layers of foundation, eyebrows, eyeliner, shadow, blush, smokey eyes massacre, extended eyelashes and the list goes on. Then there is me color lip gloss, massacre and 1 of 2 chosen eye shadow that is probably half gone before i arrive and clash with my...
    ember23 ember23 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    it's just not my thing.

    like females here wear like a full face of make up on a daily basis. I don't.like to do all of that. for one, it's just too much damn work. second, it messes up your skin. and third, it hides my realness. I do wear some make up though. only eyeliner and mascara. I have tiny eyes...
    CharleeLuv CharleeLuv 18-21, F Dec 13

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    My girlfriends and I have "Girls Night"

    once a week. Every week a favourite topic seems to be makeup; they all bring out bags full of it and all I have to show is Burt's Bees. Don't get me wrong, I wear make-up on special occasions, but only the basics: some foundation, mascara, and a light lip colour. In general I...
    lorlisette lorlisette 22-25, F Aug 13

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    I feel like I hide my true self

    when wearing make up, but I wear it on the days when I want to be decently pretty
    metalchick18 metalchick18 18-21, F Oct 30

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    Never worn makeup a day in my life!

    Im beautiful just the way I am! 😇
    catchphrasejones catchphrasejones 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    Finally found some mineral powder

    that I can dust on quick to even out my redness plus an amazing 24 hr gel liner by maybelline New York:) I can finally put on a little makeup that doesn't take more than 5 minutes and walk out the door feeling confident
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Nov 6

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    sometimes i feel like i'm too lazy to put some

    make up on my face, suddenly i look at the mirror, oh my gosh i look so ugly
    anakgede anakgede 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    people tell me I'm naturally beautiful

    and I don't need it so I only wear a small on special occasions.
    bbygrldifferent bbygrldifferent 13-15, F Oct 25

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    On school days I have no time to!

    I mean, i would take 10 extra minutes of sleep over doing my makeup any day! But for special events and stuff, I'll occasionally throw on some makeup. Just a little bit though, not cakey!
    gogirl08 gogirl08 16-17, F Dec 15, 2013

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    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F Nov 9

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    I use to wear a face full of foundation,

    eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, and lipgloss. I did this clear through high school. Then I realized how bad my skin was, always oily and acne problems. After going to wearing nothing but mascara, I can honestly say I like how my skin looks without makeup on. Now I only wear it for...
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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