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Makeup or no makeup?

June 19, 2016

I don’t know about you, but I feel extremely uncomfortable without makeup. Every now and again I’ll head out without makeup on, but generally only when I know I’m going somewhere where I won’t run into people I know. It’s pretty sad really, but I just don’t like the way I look without makeup.

Don’t get me wrong, it doesn’t have to be massive amounts of makeup. Most of the time I’ll just fill in my brows, put some foundation and mascara on, and that’ll do. But without that, it just doesn’t feel right. It’s not only sad, it’s annoying. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve just felt like heading out without spending time putting makeup on, but I just can’t seem to do it.


Jeremy always tells me I don’t need to put makeup on and that I’m beautiful the way I am (bless him!), but for some reason I don’t believe that myself. I’ve tried so hard to work on it, but the reality is that my confidence is already low as it is, removing the makeup leaves me feeling completely exposed, and that makes me really anxious.

When I put makeup on, I feel pretty. Most of the time anyway, and I love that feeling. I wish it was easier for me to feel the same way without it. If anyone’s got any tips on how you can feel better about yourself, let me know!


I think I would feel more comfortable without makeup if my hair looked nice. But unfortunately I’ve completely ruined my hair with blowdryers and straightening irons. I wrote a post recently about how I’m trying to stop using those. It’s actually gone quite well. I only blow dry or straighten my hair if I know I’m going to an event or similar, and I leave my hair natural the rest of the time. Fingers crossed my hair will love me for it.

Seeing as I’ve been able to force myself into leaving the house with messy and not very great looking hair, maybe sometime in the future I can force myself to do the same thing with makeup.

Do you feel comfortable without makeup on?

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  • Maria

    I wear make up pretty much every day. Its an autopilot moment of my morning routine but in recent months i’ve got a handle on my skin care, moisturising and exfoliating etc. Its really changed the way i look at my skin. I like the clean skin look and the feeling! On holiday make up is the last thing i think about. Its spf and a slick of lippy. Its taken me a while to get there but i love no make up days.

    What i’ve just realised whilst typing this is that my ‘no make up days’ are days when i’m home or indeed on holiday where nobody knows me. Maybe i’m not so comfortable without it on if there is a risk of seeing someone out that i know.

    You got me on that!

    June 19, 2016 at 11:26 pm Reply
    • Sophie

      Yeah I might need to work at a new skincare routine, because I have a lot of problems with spots. Unfortunately they seem to want to stick around no matter what I try!

      June 20, 2016 at 6:35 am Reply
  • Christine

    You ARE beautiful! But I know no amount of you hearing that will make you believe that. Honestly, I’m actually the opposite. I am so BAD at applying make up that I actually feel uncomfortable going out in public WITH it on. So you’ve only got yourself to blame for being a pro ;-P
    Maybe you can tie in no make up with your move to Sweden? Fresh start, fresh face? Either way, it all comes down to your happiness xoxo

    June 20, 2016 at 12:15 pm Reply
    • Sophie

      Awww, you’re too nice Christine. You know what, I was actually thinking about the whole ‘fresh start, fresh face’ bit, but I’m not sure it’s such a great idea. Swedish girls are all about the makeup. I feel I would look weird among them! Haha.

      June 20, 2016 at 1:17 pm Reply

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