I’ve been hesitant for a while about whether or not I should do a post about my makeup routine. The truth is, I don’t really wear much makeup. Every time I say this I either get eye rolls in disbelief or angry glares that I don’t “need” makeup.
It’s not that I think I don’t need makeup, but growing up my dad always pushed that the prettiest look any woman can go for is a natural one, and I guess somewhere along the road that logic started to make sense to me. I don’t like the idea of spending 45 minutes “putting on my face” because it feels too much like a charade – eventually the mask has to come off, and I don’t want people to be surprised by what they see.
Smoky eye? Couldn’t do one if my life depended on it. (Eyeshadow as a whole concept is honestly pretty foreign to me.) I don’t trust myself with mascara because whenever I wear it I seem to end up crying or smudging it down by rubbing my eyes, so I swore off of it early on in high school. My makeup routine is pretty simple, but I like to think it works for me.
Here is where people really think I’m crazy – I don’t wash my face. It may sound gross, but hear me out! I am blessed with very clear skin. The closest thing I ever get to a “breakout” is a small blemish every month or two. (This is the part where most of my friends decide they actually hate me). I realized in high school that when I do wash my face, I immediately break out! I have no explanation for this phenomenon, so I just leave it alone! If necessary, I wash off my minimal makeup with Neutrogena Makeup Removing Wipes, and for those few times a year when I do “break out” I use Clean & Clear Acne Spot Treatment and it’s gone by the next morning!