As I’m working on paring down, I noticed something that bothers me a little bit every morning: my three “tubs” of makeup. I also have a tub of body sprays (some from high school still), a tub of nailpolish and another tub of hair care products that are so expired I’m pretty sure they have an alcohol content now.
I decided to do something about it. So, I said goodbye to my concealers and my absurd eyeshadow colors. I said goodbye to a few crusty nailpolishes and to old lipstick (why did I have gold lipstick? Anyone? Why?)
This is my entire makeup collection now:
How many products and dyes do you put on your face every morning? I know I used to wear a lot, but I lost my enthusiasm for anything but mascara when I started up with early 8AM classes in college. I find it so interesting that makeup plays such a vital role in so many women’s lives…what can you go without?
A recent article explored the notion that wearing makeup isn’t even a question anymore in today’s world – if you work or play in public, the default is to wear makeup. It’s considered good grooming. It’s standard to try and look like someone or something that you are not. Is that strange to anyone?
Here’s a challenge for you: pick one or two of your most essential pieces of makeup and wear only that for a whole week. I think it suits everyone, and it may even encourage people to eat healthy and exercise to avoid epic breakouts. No more paint for this face, except for special occasions!