So.. Eleven days ago I said I was going makeup free for 30 days. I started out feeling confident and beautiful in my natural self. I even went so far as to refrain from straightening my hair when I wore it down.
Since my decision to do this challenge I have progressively felt more and more insecure in myself. I've felt the need to dress even more feminine, such as constantly wearing skirts and dresses, and adding jewelry.
This opened my eyes to the fact that I am not as secure in my natural beauty as I thought I was. I am always a naturalist, and I even go so far as to use plant-based makeup and all-natural shampoo free of sulfates. I'm a little anal about these chemical free concepts. But I still can't stop wearing makeup.
It's a battle with myself, for sure! Part of it is that I feel plain. Another part is that I have always had a young look, and without makeup I look even younger. Another aspect is confidence. My confidence as a woman, wife, and mother is stifled when I don't feel good about myself.
Obviously this isn't a healthy way to view myself, but I am being upfront with you in case you might feel this way too.
I did not add back in eyeliner though! Yay me! It used to be that as long as I had eyeliner on I could forego all other makeup because I felt someone "awake" and put together.
Do you struggle with makeup? How does it make you feel when you aren't wearing it?