I remember growing up as a teenager who is very intrigued by the idea of wearing makeup. I would wear makeup to school, uni and even until recently I would still wear it. I'd wear bright blush on, to make sure I look 'fresh' and 'lively'. I used glossy pink lipgloss, green eyeshadow, cat eyeliner... but I never did my brow until 2 years ago. Don't try to imagine it, really... you'll hurt yourself. Incomplete makeup look :( Puberty is a bish, really.
But now, as years passed by... I realize that I feel more comfortable with simply having clear skin and minimal makeup. I left the pink glossy lippy, the green eyeshadow, the heavy eyeliner... and I simply opt for the products I've put in the photo above:
- Homemade moisturizer
- THEFACESHOP Natural Sun Eco Sebum Control Moisture Sun
- Bobbi Brown Brow Kit
- THEFACESHOP Design My Eyebrow
- THEFACESHOP My Lips Eat Cherry Aqua Tint (Used as liptint & blush)
- Tony Moly Double Needs Pang Pang Mascara
I'm not quite sure if this could be categorized as the 'No Makeup' Makeup look or not... But maybe it isn't. There really isn't a lot of work put into this look. I like giving my face a chance to breathe and be free from heavy makeup. Because I realize the difference now and back when I use to wear makeup almost daily; my skin seems 'exhausted'. Like a whiteboard that's been written over and over, then wiped over and over... it looked very worn out.
This look is also very 'travel-friendly', because I don't need to carry a whole lot of makeup items in my luggage. And since there isn't much to put on, it takes less time to get ready during traveling. I just came back recently from a 1 week trip in Turkey, and the constant moving from one city to another makes me tired and putting makeup in the morning is such a fuss. But since I don't have much to do, I could still bring myself to put on a bit before I go out of the hotel.
My journey in trying to achieve clear skin is not done yet. I am still fighting blackheads, acne, dry skin, etc. But I'm so glad, I am finally more confident in my skin. Ever since I decided to use minimal amount of makeup, my skin isn't the only that's feeling free. I feel free and liberated. I no longer make myself think that I am only pretty with makeup. I always say this sentence, "Make up is not to hide your flaws, but it is to enhance your beauty"... But I never really live by it. But now, I think it's pretty safe to say I'm on my way to truly understanding that sentence.
How about all of you? What do you usually use for your daily makeup routine? :D Let me know~