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?