I could probably count on one hand the number of times I've worn a full face of makeup since the start of 2017. I feel liberated that I can leave the house when ever I want with a bare face, and I feel totally comfortable doing so. My skin has certainly benefited, It's clearer and I get compliments all the time about how glowy and healthy my complexion is. I've given my skin a good 6 month break from constant makeup wearing over the past 10 years, and I can see a noticeable difference in both the appearance of my skin and my self confidence.
However, I have missed playing with makeup. And would it kill me to put in a bit of effort into my appearance every once in a while? Sometimes I worry that my partner, Matt, thinks I've let myself go.... but he assures me he prefers me without makeup. Or maybe he prefers that I don't waste half an hour of my morning in front of the mirror anymore!
So I've set myself a small challenge this week, 7 Days of Makeup. Sunday to Saturday, makeup every day. It can be natural, full glam, glowy or vampy, whatever I feel like, whatever I'm inspired by. I want to fall in love with doing my own makeup again!
So I'm on day 3, and I'm loving it so far! But I have noticed how much time it takes up... by the time I get up, have breakfast, go for my walk, shower and do my makeup its midday! I've wasted half my day! I have noticed how different my time management is since I've stopped working in retail.. There is no rush for me to be showered, made up and out the door by 8am. I think that's why I like not wearing makeup, because it doesn't suit my routine anymore, and of course I don't actually have to be face to face with clients every day of the week.
I'll check back in at the end of my 'Makeup Week' and let you all know how I felt about the challenge at the end of it. If you want to check out the makeup looks I've been doing you can see them on my instagram page - www.instagram.com/taylorbeckmua