Going away to Uni was the first time I really realised how lacking my wardrobe was in 'going out clothes' or anything particularly feminine. I took a part time job in H&M and started gaining an interest in fashion and broadening my horizons in terms of personal style. However, I didn't buy my first pair of high heels or start wearing make-up until I was in my mid-20s. I never felt any pressure to and though my now make-up-wearing, self-conscious-about almost-everything-self finds it almost impossible to believe, I still managed to get boyfriends, jobs and be a normal member of society without people recoiling in horror at my cosmetic-free face.
|// having recently discovered eyeliner but still largely make-up free; about 22 here|
Last week I promised myself I would start wearing minimal make-up to work. I allowed myself a bit of bronzer, eyeshadow, mascara and eyebrow pencil. I hope one day I'll be able to go make-up free, but for the moment this is my compromise. Believe me, it felt weird the first time I went into work looking like this. Surprisingly they didn't call the local zoos thinking some kind of hideous beast was on the loose. In fact, no-one said anything at all.
Because I'm being brave I'm now going to post a photo of me with that naked face I mentioned earlier. This makes me grimace and I'm not entirely comfortable with it but I've come to realise that being ashamed of the face you were born with is frankly ridiculous.
Do you wear make-up every day? Would you consider not wearing make-up to work? Please let me know your own experiences of going make-up free!