When I moved to DC I began wearing makeup. I had worn makeup before, but it was usually only for special events. In DC I was working my first “real” job and felt makeup was an important part of that. At first it was only a few times a week. It was no problem if I couldn’t put it on one day. But it quickly became a habit. I would rather leave the house late–with makeup than leave the house on-time without.
I have now lived an entire four years of my life wearing makeup almost every day. Sometimes I don’t, depending on the activity or how I’m feeling, but I often end up feeling self-conscious later. My appearance is important to me and I like the image I present to the world. The thing is, there is no reason that image can not stay in-tact without makeup. I’ll still be wearing dresses, heels, and pearls. Just with no makeup sometimes.
I don’t want to cut out makeup entirely. I enjoy wearing it and experimenting with different looks. I simply want to be comfortable without it too. What this means is that for the next few weeks I am going to wear no to little makeup. I am going to expand my comfort zone.
Writing this out already makes me feel better.
Do you have any beauty routines you must do before leaving the house? A makeup addiction? Tell me about them.