Make-up V No Make-up: Leave Me Alone!

05 June 2015

Hello!

This week for me hasn't been that great. Not only have I had a multiple of crappy days but I always started suffering really badly with my hayfever. After spending a majority of the past few days sneezing and blowing my nose, I decided to why bother and ditched my normal "everyday" make-up and just stick to the essentials (foundation and mascara).

Although I'd seen similar posts like this before over the Internet warning about how people react when you don't wear any make-up, it still didn't prepare me for the "Oh you look ill" and "You look terrible!" comments from my work colleagues. Yes, I feel sick but I felt so much worse when people kept pointing out how ill I looked! Yes, I know I have a bright red nose and terrible bags under my eyes - you don't need to inform me! I do have a pair of eyes!

Like I said I've read other posts where bloggers experimented with wearing no makeup, "every day make-up" and then lastly "going out" make-up to see the different responses from friends and colleagues and to be honest, I thought the results were actually quite offensive. No make-up at all got comments that they looked rough and ill (like what I did!) and the full face of make-up got comments that she looked too over the top and like a drag queen (!). The "Every day make-up" which most of us wear obviously every day had little to none comments because people believed that it was our normal look and our natural "beauty" and even that they sort of expected us to wear this type of make-up everyday.

I rarely wear make-up on a weekend as I feel like having a few days off and letting your skin breathe is very important. A few weekends ago I even went up my local shopping centre wearing nothing at all other than my normal moisturiser and I have to admit, it felt amazing! I thought I'd be bothered by all the stares and gawks at my ugly bare skin but there wasn't any. It was actually quite empowering!

What I'm trying to say in this rant post is that girls/women shouldn't feel pressured to wear make-up to look "beautiful". If we do wear it, it should be for us, to make us feel better and not for anyone else!

thumper

You tell 'em Thumper!

22 comments:

  1. You go girl! (that sounds cheesy as hell, but ive always wanted to say this haha)
    I too face issues when going out without make-up. People just assume i'm sick or something. I definitely wear make-up for me and for me only. It makes me feel better and more confident, but not wearing make-up shouldnt get you these nasty comments from people... people need a reality check. Like they would look any better without make-up!

    Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you :) I just found it very shocking how people are so quick to comment on you when you look bad and never say anything when you look good! xo

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  2. I go through the same thing! Sometime you have to benefit from no make up and I've found that the longer I wear little to no make up the less people comment. I wear no make up if I work weekends and I've just tried to perfect my bitch stare for anyone who wants to comment haha!
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    prettymadthings.blogspot.co.uk / / x

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    1. Haha that's a good idea! I'll practice my bitch stare :) xo

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  3. Your colleagues were so rude! Even if someone looks rough you don't have to tell them (unless you are super besties or something). I often just go out with mascara on and moisturizer if I don't have the effort. Fortunately, being a chemistry student, I probably wore about 98% of the makeup total from the course to no-one said anything. People do need to realize that make up isn't always for other people, but it's for the person wearing it.

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I think it's personally worse when it comes from another woman because surely they go through the same thing as well so shouldn't they back you up instead of bringing you down? xo

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  4. Well said! I hate when people assume I'm ill just because I haven't made an effort with makeup. We should be able to go about our lives with confidence no matter what.

    http://ditsysprinkles.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Exactly! I'm glad you agree! :) xo

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  5. Nice :) Enjoy the weekend!

    http://www.itsmetijana.blogspot.com/

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  6. I get the " you look ill " and " are you a vampire in disguise" comments all the time as I'm not that into my make-up so I'm kinda used to it but it still makes me feel 10x worse when someone points it out!

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    Sarah

    https://everydayconcepts.wordpress.com/

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    1. I think people should learn to keep their comments to themselves! xo

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  7. I've been abandoning makeup lately because of something my mum said; she said something about looking good in makeup, but don't be ashamed of showing who you truly are to people. I have TERRIBLE skin so I depend a lot on foundation to look decent but I decided to ditch the product(s) and opted for (building my) self-confidence instead. It's been AMAZING. Letting my air breathe and letting who I truly am (physically) be shown to the world. And like you, my boyfriend still tells me that I look pretty (though I know I look about a hundred times more ill/tired) so that's a huge boost.

    Haha, GOOD FOR YOU NATALIE. Stay beautiful and positive! <3

    May x • THE MAYDEN

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    1. Letting my skin breathe*

      May x • THE MAYDEN

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    2. I totally agree and I am the same! I just wish people would keep their opinions to themselves! xo

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  8. totally agree, it's up to us whether we want to put make up on or not, it's our skin anyway.. back when I first started college and not wearing any thing on my face at all, people kept telling me that I looked like I haven't showered for days, I didn't care at first but then my boyfriend constantly reminding me to wash my face because it looked dull. that's when I started to take care of my skin more, and since my skin got better and the oil production are not as much as it used to, the only things I wear on daily basis are just moisturizer with spf/cc cream and lip balm, and I think that's enough to keep me looking fresh and more presentable. I love this post!

    Sitha | lemmeswatchit.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for commenting :) I totally get what you mean and I just wish that people would keep comments to themselves rather than say them and hurt that persons feelings! xo

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  9. I remember one time when I stayed round my boyfriends house we were downstairs eating breakfast before I had gotten ready for the day, and his dad was asking me if I was okay because I looked so rough - it's so rude when people say things like that to girls wearing no makeup, it really doesn't do much for being confident in going out without makeup!

    The Velvet Black | UK Style & Beauty Blog

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    1. How rude! I don't think people have any idea how much these type of comments can really hurt girls. We should feel confident and unashamed to go out without wearing make-up! xo

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  10. Amen girl! Argh honestly this is one of my pet peeves! I think some people are just SO rude. The funny thing is those people who make those comments would HATE being told they looked ill or rough. Really winds me up. But despite all that, I always live by the idea that those people are rude and insulting says more about themselves than about the person they are insulting. Good on you for sharing this post! I'll stop ranting now haha!

    VioletDaffodils
    xx

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    1. Thank you! I totally agree and I also think it's just god damn rude. I wouldn't even dream of pointing out how someone looks, it's just offensive! xo

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