I Don't Wear Makeup

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    I'm almost 30 years old

    and I've never worn makeup. Not even for Halloween as a child. I heard makeup ages you.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Feb 27

    I Use To

    Not be able to leave the house unless I was wearing makeup. I've always struggled with my self-image and I was fed up with being unnoticed or being considered unattractive by my family and peers. I started to wear makeup my junior year of high school and even though I finally...
    HCTS HCTS
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 28, 2010

    Honestly, I hate makeup.

    It feels like I'm wearing face-paint. My mom tries to get me to wear it because I look pretty, but I refuse to wear it.. Besides, the kind of "pretty" I am when I wear makeup, is the perfect kind of pretty.. I look like a doll. A life sized doll.
    WouldyeKindly WouldyeKindly
    16-17, T
    Sep 24, 2014

    I don't know anything about makeup.

    People always think I wear makeup when I really don't.
    Yourfavnextdoor Yourfavnextdoor
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 7, 2015

    I don't like to wear make up never have.

    But I do wear it if I have a date or a nice place to go otherwise I'm make up less. I can't stand girls that have to put on make up to go to the gym or to run to the store. Or girls that put so much on when they take it off the look like a different person.
    Hugsandkisses2621 Hugsandkisses2621
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    Because It takes time!

    I don't like to wake up an hour earlier than normal just to impress no one. So no thanks I stick with my natural skin.
    DELETEDDXXXXXXX DELETEDDXXXXXXX
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    1) It is bad for skin

    unless you spend a lot of time and money. 2) Makeup can be expensive. 3) It can be time consuming. 4) No matter how you wear or don't wear make up usually no one notices or some ******* has some comment to make about it and judge you. 5) I want to present myself authentically...
    Doomflower Doomflower
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 13

    I firstly think that

    when girls my age wear make up they look kinda dodgy and fake. I also can't wear make up. I mean I cant even put on mascara without poking my eyes out
    OreosOnFire OreosOnFire
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    I'm Ok Just The Way I Am

    God made me to look the way that I look. He is the best artist ever! Do I look like a model? Not at all! But, my looks are fine just the way that they are. I don't have to hide God's art.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 2, 2012

    I wear mascara, because I literally look like a

    boy without it but I can't stand foundation and I just want to put all the girls that wear it in the bath and scrub them
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 27, 2015

    How many days a week,

    if even? 1-2. I have no need. My smile says more than my make-up ever could, and I'd rather be known for my smiling, "plain" natural face than my "beautiful" make-upped face. Takes too much money and time anyway.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 15, 2014

    I don't see the point in it.

    . I feel like I'd be fake if I did.. it's not really me that people would find pretty. it would be the make up on my face... it would be like wearing a mask all the time.. I like people to see the real me. if I'm not pretty enough for you then too bad... I like my face the way it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 11, 2015

    The Mask

    Wearing makeup was something that I couldn't get used to wearing. I always felt like it wasn't me. Like I was hiding behind some kind of mask. I used to use eye brow pencils but I hated the way my brows looked so that phase didn't last long. I also used to wear lipstick but I...
    ladyinrage ladyinrage
    46-50, F
    8 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    I don't wear makeup for a few reasons.

    The first is I have sensitive skin and most makeup makes me breakout. I have found a brand that doesn't so far though. The second is I just don't like it and it takes too much time to do for me to even want to do something I don't like. The third is its a mask and not who I...
    EurydiceKallos EurydiceKallos
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2015

    Maybe a lip gloss and

    once at my brother's wedding when I had full make up and later when removed I had an allergy where my left eye was sore and had to take some medications, plus I have a very sensitive skin which sucks :/ not a fan of makeup but some makeup tutorials are so cool and honestly I...
    SilverStarsz SilverStarsz
    16-17
    Feb 28

    Hate makeup and pity the girls

    who truly think it would make them look more attractive...artificial beauty is useless and short-lived...
    AmarieOfTheVanyar AmarieOfTheVanyar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 17, 2014

    Hate It, Hate It, Hate It.

    It smells. It's expensive. It's nasty. And you know, I think I may be one of the few people on this Earth that find a women with make-up unattractive! When I had a therapist (not a specialist, didn't help), I told him that I didn't like make-up; I found it deceptive. You are...
    RagdollTherian RagdollTherian
    18-21, F
    7 Responses Jun 20, 2010

    Most days this is my norm,

    it makes me break out to wear it :-/ So only for pictures, dates or holidays do I try to put any on.
    teadiva teadiva
    31-35, F
    Jun 20, 2015
    sls84 sls84
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

    I'm not the type of person

    who wears makeup I don't think I need it
    MississippiGal MississippiGal
    26-30, F
    Sep 10, 2015

    I don't wear any make up at all.

    I don't like the way it feels on my skin nor how I look with it on. I like to be makeup less.
    14Itsme14 14Itsme14
    13-15, F
    Mar 21

    I 100% respect girls

    who wear makeup. It takes serious devotion to put it on and take it off
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority
    18-21, F
    Jan 9

    I Refuse!

    I refuse to wear makeup. People have told me I need it (especially my mom) because I've always had a problem with acne. I find it offensive. The only beauty, to me, is natural beauty. If I can't be naturally beautiful then I guess I'm just not beautiful at all. But what beauty is...
    LoneWolfWanderer LoneWolfWanderer
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Oct 12, 2011

    Its a difference between wearing makeup

    and letting it define you.I wear enough to enhance my looks but not so much to the point of being beyond recognition.I don't mind going without it, but I choose to wear it.
    leadmenot leadmenot
    18-21, F
    Dec 15, 2014

    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 little there, and now they wear it all over. It's not that they don't look good in it, but I prefer their actual faces. I can tell...
    winglessdove winglessdove
    16-17, F
    Aug 6, 2014

    I don't know how to use it.

    I never been one of those girls who cared much for it.
    Idreamtowaketofindthefate Idreamtowaketofindthefate
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    I figure the way I feel wearing make up is the

    way people that wear make up would feel if they did not. It makes me feel self conscious. Products like foundation seem to look pretty crumbly close up, it's not subtle at all. If I wear make up I feel like I'm wearing a mask over my face that everyone will see and I wonder if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 11, 2015

    Yea I don't wear makeup.

    It comes off way too easily when someone touches your skin. It's too much of a hassle. And truly everyone looks better without it. Oh yea and it's way too expensive.
    Oreolover27 Oreolover27
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 8, 2014
    porcelaincream porcelaincream
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 27

    No makeup should become the new trend of 2015.

    I'm serious. Like people should actually just stop with makeup
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    I don't wear make up

    because they make my face break out, plus I get eye infections often. I also hear that make up is also experimented on animals, and I think this is downright cruel. I don't think women needs to wear make up. Go natural!
    noaht43 noaht43
    41-45, T
    Sep 12, 2015

    Why would I paint my face?

    I like it the way it is. What you see. Is what you get.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 26, 2015

    Well I do, but very little.

    I try just to look natural and not have so much that it is really noticeable.
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas
    36-40, F
    1 Response May 11, 2015

    I rarely do. Just for some ocassions.

    I don't wear it at home or at work though. Which gives me some kind of freedom
    ThatCrazyCatLady ThatCrazyCatLady
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2015

    People always ask if I'm wearing mascara

    and I say "nope, my eyelashes really are that long!" It can actually be annoying to have long eyelashes sometimes, because they do not mix well with glasses :D
    NalasTala NalasTala
    13-15, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2015

    Suzi here- its my turn Nat!

    I hate makeup I like being natural because I'm a nature girl. I love being married to Nathan because he takes care of me and my needs! I love you Nathan!
    nathanandsuzi nathanandsuzi
    41-45
    Sep 12, 2015

    I dont wear makeup i think its the most

    rediculous thing ever invinted
    footballgal56 footballgal56
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I joined bcuz Im a guy

    who has never wore make up, and I used to get asked if I do... Its bcuz I have 'pretty' eyes. I dont think theres anything wrong with it but ppl dont have to wear it just because youre a girl. I also think its kind of rude and weird to ask
    Fuxdat Fuxdat
    18-21, M
    Sep 12, 2015

    Makeup Is Not For Me

    I never liked makeup. The feeling of it, covering my skin and blocking my pores, is disgusting. I always touch my face and get makeup everywhere. The only times I've worn makeup was in plays and at a formal dance. I hated it, I took my makeup off at the dance twenty minutes in...
    sunny1818 sunny1818
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2013

    I've never really been the type to put on

    make-up or to see the point in spending a ton of time on it. I embrace my dark circles and blotchy skin; I'm not afraid of looking the I am suppose to. Because of it, I have little to no acne, I spend way less time getting ready, not giving a damn what people think, and have...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 19, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 14, 2015
    loveyourselfalwaysxx loveyourselfalwaysxx
    16-17, F
    May 10, 2015

    I used to wear make up,

    but I had the natural look going on. Just primer, moisturizer, foundation, powder and blush. I used neutrogena products so my skin never broke out, but with my job (I work on aircraft, have to run around outside on the flight line all day) it's so much of a hassle to make time...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jun 20, 2015
    trampstampguy90 trampstampguy90
    26-30, M
    Feb 25

    :)

    I grew up not wearing make up and got use to it. I will say i always wanted to wear it and look like one of those models but I see it like this… one day a guy is going to love me the way I look natural! And not love me for having tons of make up on my face. I look at myself and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 3, 2013
    KarleeJo23 KarleeJo23
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 12, 2014

    I'm just too lazy and I find the whole concept

    of painting over your face before leaving the house ridiculous.
    sighimnotgoodwithnames sighimnotgoodwithnames
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2014

    I don't like wearing makeup.

    It feels like ur fake.I want people to see me for me not for how I look with makeup on.If they don't like me for me,then they are not worth my time.
    Imamess0324 Imamess0324
    16-17, F
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    seriously, not a spot of makeup on me.

    I am not supposed to have any, hello? did I break EP etiquette? sorry, I guess while I am here, I can leave a story. so I was talking with someone on EP, and kind of knew about where they lived, some small clues. kind of figured out, I lived in the town where they hail from. it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 12, 2015

    I've just never really gotten used to the idea

    of putting it on everyday? Don't know how some women obsess over not seeing a single person before their makeup is put on. lol ... Yah not for me.. It's bad for your skin anyways...(well that's what "they" say)
    Mombie666 Mombie666
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    I don't feel the need to wear makeup.

    Who cares if someone doesn't like what I look like, that's their problem. I might wear some mascara and a natural shade of eyeshadow for a fancy event or something but otherwise, I don't bother.
    Bubba48260 Bubba48260
    16-17, F
    Aug 9, 2015
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