I Don't Wear Makeup Often

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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
    1 Response Oct 4, 2014

    I wear makeup whenever I feel like it,

    just like any other girl has the right to. It doesn't make me any less trans, nor does it make me any less of a girl.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13
    emswift emswift
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Feb 6

    Occasionnally I put on eyeliner right under my

    eyes because it goes surprisingly good, not particulary for a special moment but just from time to time when I feel like it but otherwise I think about all this make up society and I wonder if there,s something wrong with my face ? I just don't see the point. It's time consuming...
    Flouffy Flouffy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 22

    I don't wear makeup at all.

    And I'm constantly being told I look underage and young. It's really annoying. I'm positive it's because I don't wear makeup but so what. Not wearing makeup makes me happy and confident. Yous some haters
    CandyandPanties CandyandPanties
    22-25, F
    7 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    Not anymore.I'm tired of waking up 30 minutes

    early and painting my face just to go to go to school(which I hate ) and home. I'm tired of wearing it anywhere period. Even though I don't wear much and my flaws now show, It's feels good to just be free and not having to worry about it.
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 6, 2015

    Just a touch of lip gloss is all there is on my

    face. ! I think naked faces have far more character :)
    nilagirl nilagirl
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Jan 13

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    Maybe some eyeshadow a few times a year,

    mascara and eyeliner a few times a week, but I wear lip balm every day. Foundation gives me breakouts.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses May 19, 2015

    Oh my f*cking god. I just tried a eyebrow pencil

    and my eyebrows look good as sh*t seriously (sorry my phones pictures aren't amazing) I've seen commercials but my eyebrows are so thick I didn't really need to fill them in. Man was I wrong. Also I learned how to curl my eyelashes which is terrifying and didn't make much of a...
    RachelDare RachelDare
    16-17
    2 Responses Jan 16

    You'd be amazed at how much makeup can change

    an persons image..to me it's like your lying to others!? It deceives so many. If you watch a female take off their makeup you will know what I mean. You'd be amazed at how eye-liner, foundation, powder can do ... For me I just prefer to wear NONE of that, for one it's bad for...
    Biowolf25 Biowolf25
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 5

    I dont really wear make up at all to be honest.

    Only to special occasions and even then Im reluctant. You see I was sort of a tomboy, I never really bothered with makeup or fashion or doing something with my hair. My mother and I dont have a really close relationship and she never showed me any of this. Today I regret it. I...
    pocketprincess pocketprincess
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 10, 2015

    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
    Aeril Aeril
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    I just don't have time to put unnecessary

    things on my face. I'm fine with how I look.
    Retro5NAF Retro5NAF
    26-30, F
    Mar 22, 2015

    My personal views on makeup-

    when I have to wake up in the morning for school, dance, work, etc all I want to do is stay in bed. Makeup is seen to most people as a way to hide their flaws and look better, which is why makeup was started,the Egyptians made it to define and lighten their faces to be more...
    doc15 doc15
    18-21, F
    Mar 24, 2015

    I don't wear so much makeup now,

    but in the past it was different. At that time I had bad skin (acne). I would start 'getting ready' at least 2-3 hours before I had to leave-and yes, I looked good. I would apply it to look natural for the day, but at night I'd play up my eyes and they'd just 'pop'. But then...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 20

    I like to wear it, I just feel like it's time

    consuming and I'm not good at it .
    madisonjean madisonjean
    16-17, F
    5 Responses Mar 21

    I don't wear makeup at all it bothers me

    and feels weird on my face i always end up rubbing it off
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 16

    Because of all the chemicals.

    I would rather go natural than plaster my face with ingredients I cannot pronounce. when I do wear makeup it's vegan or makeup I have made myself.
    sleepingbeauty667 sleepingbeauty667
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 10

    I wish I was more of a makeup person

    because I look really good with it
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 10

    No i dont.. unless it happens to be a day I

    want to.. I don't think I need it.. Plus I think it's pointless "all women out there make up don't make you pretty "
    lovelee83 lovelee83
    26-30, F
    Feb 5

    I don't wear any kind of makeup.

    it's expensive and just masks what you really look like.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    I think it's contradictory to wear makeup: "i

    feel good wearing makeup, I get confident by that" - what's the point to cover your face and be fake, as you actually are with makeup, if you can't feel that the real you is you I rather work with my self to feel that I accept my appearance, than go the easy way and put on...
    Svesiaosten Svesiaosten
    18-21, F
    Jan 17

    I'm not a kind who paints my face everyday.

    When I am working, then yes BUT very minimal just for me to look a little professional. When I am at home, I am more comfortable wearing no make up at all. And I like it!
    themoonstone themoonstone
    22-25, F
    Mar 22

    alittle joke I use to say about make up "you

    wear it to 'make up' for the beauty you don't have" haha me and my friends always got a kick out of it
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 13

    Make up free face and this is how iam

    even if go to parties...just a dash of lip colour and kohl pencil...
    nilagirl nilagirl
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 10
    sophistincated sophistincated
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    I've never liked makeup.

    I was more of a tomboy growing up. I only wear it when I absolutely have to. My sister says I look just as good without it anyway.
    TrueBlueKid TrueBlueKid
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 25, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 6

    I'm way to lazy for makeup.

    I reserve it for "special occasions", and even then the furthest I go is some eyeliner. I admire the ladies that show up early to work with a full face of makeup, it takes time and effort. Heck I barely do my hair in the morning. Even on the profile pic I dont have makeup and my...
    vixz07 vixz07
    22-25, F
    Feb 2
    Doctor124nick Doctor124nick
    13-15, M
    2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

    Lipstick. A little mascara.

    Sometimes a little concealer....... Not much else.
    Beannie97 Beannie97
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 13

    Takes too long, too expensive.

    I wear it maybe once or twice a month if I feel like it. It makes me look 10000x better tbh. I love it but barely put any on.
    cuteblackgirl12345 cuteblackgirl12345
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 3, 2015
    pigeongod pigeongod
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 13

    I hardly ever wear it

    unless I'm going to work, church or a special occasion. I'm not knocking women who wear it faithfully; but I've never been that girl. I didn't even start wearing it until I was around 17/18 and wasn't very good at applying it at first so my sister would have to. Now that I'm...
    beyondrepair321 beyondrepair321
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jul 2, 2015

    it takes so long to put on i always mess up

    and it irritates my skin.. so why wear it
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Nov 15, 2015

    If I knew anything about make-up I might have

    used it more. But I didn't get to because my mother hated makeup, so I went 15 years without a drop of the stuff. Nowadays I don't use anything except mascara for the most part. I've gotten more compliments without any makeup than with it. There's no need for makeup in my life...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    Maybe I should start.

    Nahh. Too much effort
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 13

    I don't often wear makeup,

    when I do it doesn't stay on. My Eyeshadow is the first one to come off during the day. I don't know if it's my skin but makeup doesn't stay on my face for the whole day.
    staypretty staypretty
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 21

    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.
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2014

    I rarely wear makeup.

    Unless I don't feel like myself or I am trying to look nice. Or to cover up my acne.
    ejoallen ejoallen
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 11

    Been a while since i had a reason to wear any.

    I barely go out and when i do its to shop. I'm not looking for a man. I have one and James done told me he likes my natural beauty.
    badgirlbee badgirlbee
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 30, 2015

    Most days I only wear lip balm.

    If I get acne, bug bites, or any scarring on my face I cover it up with concealer until it goes away. Sometimes I wear mascara too but not daily; I want to try eyeliner but I don't have any.
    Rockandrollfan Rockandrollfan
    22-25, F
    Jan 13

    Better get caught with makeup on from time to

    time than the opposite. Some wouldn't get out of the house without makeup, where did this dependency start? Self-confidence and charm are the key, beauty is just relative and comes from the inside.
    Bachatadance Bachatadance
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 3

    I like that I wear the minimum!

    And I believe that it tells my daughter she is beautiful with out it!!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Feb 17

    I hate wearing makeup

    because it feels so strange and gross.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Aug 7, 2015

    um who like has the time to slap a load of make

    up on everday? I usually just like to wear a bit of eyeliner to make my eyes stand out more because people always say I have pretty eyes :)
    CinderAnee CinderAnee
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 24, 2015

    I never usually wear make up,

    but I got really bored. I asked a few people if I should wear it to school, a lot say I should so what do you all think? ^^^
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2015

    When I do wear makeup,

    it looks natural. Like what I'm wearing in my profile pic. It's natural looking makeupZ
    AmeliaC2002 AmeliaC2002
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Jan 23

    I hate putting junk on my face,

    but when I go out in public, I wear it because I don't want to be looked at like I don't have time for myself. When I get home, first place is to the sink to wash my face.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 4
    penelopered penelopered
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2015

    hate looking like a clown

    and having things on my face. keep it clean n smooth. do my eyes sometimes.
    Sbabyface Sbabyface
    26-30, F
    Jan 3

    I like to wear a little makeup going out on a

    occasion,just not over done!! No black eyes , no cover up, just some mascara & some shine to my lips. I'm a natural beauty is what my g/f's say!! Makeup is bad for your skin, especially cover up 😉
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 1, 2015
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