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I Don't Wear Makeup Often

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    I honestly don't wear make up often.

    I like it for certain things, evens where it is required. That process of putting it on and making yourself compliment a nice dress really well. Other than that, everyday living, there is no makeup involved. Possibly something around the eyes and some lip balm lol
    GabbyGabbers GabbyGabbers 18-21, F Jul 10

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I don't leave the house too often

    and I don't see the point in making myself up to stay home.
    anonymousfraud anonymousfraud 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I don't think I need to.

    I might just put a little lip stick and some blusher on when it's a special occasion. But I like my the face the way it is, bare.
    Mahsa99 Mahsa99 13-15, F Jul 19

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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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    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'm turning 40 in July.

    .. still can't be bothered to wear it regularly... I almost feel like it ages me more than not wearing it at all... Maybe a little red lipstick to match my hair..nothing more unless it's 'fancy' time.. and for this hippie chick, is not too often...
    GypsyHeartedPoet GypsyHeartedPoet 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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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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    Reasons I Don't Wear Makeup

    1. A PAIN IN THE ***! 2. Makes me look like an idiot 3. I prefer my own natural beauty.
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    Ever since I was young I learned to hide my

    emotions. I don't trust people and I only let people know what I want them to know. I think it's sad to say that no one actually knows me, no matter how close they think they are, because they only see and know what I want them to. I mask my true self and keep what I want secret...
    differrentt differrentt 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    As per being in high school

    and with girls masking their faces in makeup I am not bothered to even put it on regularly. Sometimes eyeliner if I have a minute or two. My motto is when there is a special occasion and you put makeup on you'll look twenty times better than any other girl because they'll look...
    kat990 kat990 13-15 Jun 28

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    I'm honestly just too lazy to put it on everyday

    and take it off every night. It takes too much effort
    alaskacephale alaskacephale 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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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 go for the casual look most of the time.

    I have very good skin complexion so I barely need to cover up :). I like to wear mascara and eye liner to enhance my eyes.
    Liv4Life Liv4Life 18-21, F Aug 12

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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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    I feel like I need it,

    but I really hate wearing it unless I feel like dressing up or unless I feel particularly bad looking that day. I like being able to rub my eyes and face without worrying about smudging makeup.
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 3 Responses May 12

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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 Never Wear Makeup!

    Then again, I am male. :D (As an aside, I don't really get makeup. I have never seen a woman that I know make herself look more attractive with makeup. It just makes people look *different*. Perhaps the point is to say... this is an occasion that deserves the effort of...
    TheTardyDodo TheTardyDodo 31-35, M 9 Responses Jun 7, 2007

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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'm A Poor Excuse For A Girl

    I tried makeup for years, I really really tried to like it like a good little girl, but it failed. I'm 16, everyone says that I should be caking it on by now, foundation, mascara, blush, the natural look all men love and adore, well you know what.. I'M NOT A SEX object...
    MasterCookiefart MasterCookiefart 16-17, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    I don't wear make up at work,

    I work in a dark office in a t-shirt shop. I just don't see the point in spending all the extra cash monies on wearing makeup everyday.
    Flux151 Flux151 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Growing On Me. Slowly.

    I don't. I never have. I mean, I never have worn often and I still don't. I've never liked how all that cream and powders and glosses felt. It feels sticks and grubby and just, meh-eewie. Not so bad anymore... guess like cooties the fear slowly disassembles itself as the years...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 16 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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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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    keishajo keishajo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I wear makeup only for special occasions AND

    when I feel like it. I want people around me to know what I really look like. I also don't wear makeup on first dates because I don't want the guy to show an "enhanced" me, but the real me. Can't imagine putting on mascara and eyeliner every single day, I mean WTF? I need that...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I don't wear make-up,

    not because I don't need it, but because I just don't feel like wearing one. haha
    nothingme nothingme 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    I hate the way foundation feels on skin,

    it's like having your face covered in mud 😱 My friend once did my makeup for New Years and I liked the result, but I prefer my natural face. I also look like a clown when I try it at home 😆
    Thebestofrita Thebestofrita 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 3

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    I've worn hardcore makeup

    once in my life at a wedding, other than that, I wore mascara when I was 13 for a school year but then I got sick of the extra morning work, now I just realize I don't need it and I really don't like the feeling of it.
    Purplesloths Purplesloths 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3

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    I don't ever really wear makeup.

    When i would put it on i didn't like the way it made me and my face feel. Like i have dirt on my face basically. But aside all of that, i've chosen to start only because i think i would look better with it, of course. It is what it is. Pfftʕ´•ᴥ•`ʔ.
    Yogurtree Yogurtree 18-21, F Mar 12

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    Happy To Be Me

    I don't wear make up unless its for a dance or something big. I feel like if you wear make up, its kinda of like a mask, attempting to hide your true self. I want people to think I'm beautiful for who I am on the inside. Not what I coat on my face
    Elizabethstorm Elizabethstorm 16-17, F Nov 10, 2013

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    Like not at all... I sometimes think

    that I'm okay not wearing makeup, but then I think well I could cover that up haha but I'm okay for right now. :)
    kh46 kh46 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2013

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    I hate make up. I look like a 10 year trying to

    be 20. I look horrible with make up on.
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    sophistincated sophistincated 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Naturally Beautiful

    There use to be a time when I wouldn't even leave my house to run to the corner store without putting on cover up, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and blush. Oh God, I've probably wasted so many minutes of my life doing that. Now-a-days, for the past couple of months, I haven't...
    DestinyLovexo DestinyLovexo 16-17, F 1 Response May 8, 2012

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    Just a lip balm or my favourite simple pink mac

    lipstick to add color on my lips, and smile everyday! :) simple and modesty is what i always wear.
    Cara0291 Cara0291 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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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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    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Nope, I don't really wear makeup

    as much. The simple reason being that I'm just too lazy to put it on every single day.
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 3 Responses May 12

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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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    I'm in high school and I'm the only one out of

    my group of friends and most girls in my grade that doesn't wear makeup. I feel like not wearing anything makes me less appealing to guys, boys seem to go for the girls with the heavier make up and the shorter skirts and I'm just not one of those girls. When i do put on make up...
    SecondStars SecondStars 16-17, F 5 Responses Jun 3

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    i dont wear any at all.

    what you see if what you get, dont like it? keep walking
    RavenRena17 RavenRena17 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 12

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    I wear make-up once or twice a month,

    if ever. kinda sad cuz i'm a girl but i grew up not wearing make-up cuz my grandmother always told me it ruins your skin and makes u age faster
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Ok, I admit, there was a time in my life

    when I considered makeup to be an essential part of my daily routine. I first started wearing makeup as a freshman in high school and continued with the whole tedious process right on through senior year. Well, I am so proud to say those days are long gone. How did I go from...
    dsnt8185 dsnt8185 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I love seeing other women

    who wear make up and really wear it good. Women who can really put good make up on their faces . Im too lazy to do that every day. I wear make up atleast 3 days a week. I dont go outside often, so why should i put make up on me every day? But i wished id stop being lazy and...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Oily Junk

    I really hate to wear makeup most of the time. It's a pain in the *** to take off (especially eye makeup) and I'd rather be able to just leave the house without worry that I don't "have my face on." I'll wear it for formal events, or put on light makeup occasionaly- mascara and...
    warclaw warclaw 22-25, F 2 Responses May 13, 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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    Why Bother

    First, I'm a stay at home mom so what is the point of making up my face. My 3 year old certainly doesn't notice, nor does he care. I actually have never been a huge fan of makeup. I particularly dislike foundations and face makeup....I don't like how they feel on my skin...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    erieclover erieclover 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Makeup...

    it just suffocates your face
    juSts0m3giRl juSts0m3giRl 18-21, F Sep 2, 2013

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    I don't wear makeup often.

    My casual makeup is the basic eyeshadow with lipstick that's it.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Aug 4

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    I know I'm young and everything, but I honestly feel I will never get into makeup. Most of my friends felt the same way a year or so ago, but have started wearing a little here, a...
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