I’m Breaking Up With My Makeup

“Today, instead of making up my face, I made up my mind and I decided to break up with my makeup.”

I have never been big on wearing a lot of makeup in fact I have never applied foundation to my face, but when I want to feel “put together” I definitely do conceal the circles under my eyes. I also have a go to look that helps me feel “more beautiful.”  I have spent my spring break doing a lot of spring cleaning and a few days ago I wrote about makeup shelf life.  

Lately I have been feeling very judgmental of myself and have caught myself being afraid of aging.  Before long I will be 30 and that is a scary thought.  I am happy with my life, but sometimes I worry that I have not accomplished enough yet…

So today I decided that I am breaking up with my makeup for at least 30 days.  This is also good because I am starting school next week and that will take some steps out of my morning routine and will hopefully save me some time (and money).

I want to learn to love and accept myself the way I am.  I also think it will be a good chance to give my skin a break and to heal.

Additionally, I will be more likely to be more health conscious and careful about the foods and substances that I put into my body.

This journey is a little scary, but I am ready to go for it.

  • I will still wash, tone, and moisturize like always.
  • No concealer, eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, and lipstick.
  • I may wear lipgloss every now and then if I am feeling a little down.  That will be my exception.
  • I will NOT buy any makeup during  this breakup.

My boyfriend has always told me that I am beautiful without makeup and that I don’t ever need it (blush), but I could never believe him before.  He even told me a few days ago.

I am a shorty (almost 5 feet tall) and I always thought that I needed high heels and makeup to be beautiful.  I feel blessed to be with a man who tells me I am beautiful without all of that.

Now I just need to see it for myself.  So here goes!

Have you ever broken up with your makeup?  What makes you feel beautiful?  Please comment below to share.

Be Real. Be True. Be-YOU-tifully YOU!

Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,

❤ Alana

14 thoughts on “I’m Breaking Up With My Makeup

  1. I never really liked putting on too much makeup. But since I got into K-beauty, I kinda jumped into the pool. As much as I like wearing and playing around with makeup, I like best when my skin breathes. For days when I go to work, I only apply toner – moisturizer – sunscreen – lip and cheek tint – powder. I think that’s considered low maintenance but still makes me a bit more presentable. Cause you know…There are some things we accept but are best left hidden LOL

    1. Hi Kat! I love K-beauty products! Once I get through these 30 days I will probably take a similar approach to my beauty regimen. How is married life? I need to pay you a visit. My reader has not been showing me my favorite blogs. That’s my excuse for being so MIA, but I have been thinking of you!

      ❤ Alana

      1. I’m excited to read more about your regimen after 30-days. I actually want to try a more natural approach to my regimen but I’m not sure where to start. 😛

      2. I will definitely keep you updated. So far I am surprisingly enjoying it. I have noticed that I am less hard on myself and less critical of my face. I have also started focusing even more on my dental habits and I wore a necklace with my outfit today 🙂 Haha I kind of stopped wearing jewelry once we got our pets. 🙂

  2. I’ve been broken up with makeup for quite a while now – about two years. I don’t wear anything at all, and I use baking soda, organic body wash, and organic coconut or organic argan oil for cleansing, exfoliating, and moisturizing. I used to be all about makeup, spending an easy 45 minutes on my face with twenty or more products – high end stuff. I’ll be 36 this year, and people ask me if I’m in college ☺. I had to learn self-acceptance as well, and it’s steps like makeup breakups that help. It absolutely does save so much time and money!

    BTW: Your boyfriend is telling the truth 😊

    1. Hey Lady! Thanks so much for sharing! My overall goal is to get away from commercial products completely and to use natural products. I have been reading about baking soda and different oils. You do have great skin!

      ❤ Alana

      1. Thanks! Your skin looks great, too! Natural and organic is my goal as well. My mom turned me on to the baking soda – she uses it with coconut oil to cleanse her face. I use baking soda instead of shampoo for my hair also, and will probably start using it to shower when my body wash runs out (my mom got me a 13.5 lb bag to help me get the stink out of my workout clothes). My deodorant and toothpaste are both organic as well. I use organic coconut oil on the body. Godspeed on your natural journey!

      2. I have been so curious about getting away from using shampoo and conditioner and using baking soda. Now I definitely need to try it! I love the idea of living a simpler, healthier lifestyle.

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