Why I Stopped Wearing Makeup

Apparently, the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup products in her lifetime. And 4 out of 5 women claim to use makeup on a regular basis. That’s a lot.

Here’s the deal: I like makeup. I like the way I look with it on. I like how I feel while wearing it. I feel pretty and confident and put-together (to some extent) when I wear makeup.

This got me thinking…how would I feel if I went a week without wearing makeup?

So, that’s what I did. Without telling anyone, I decided to go one week without wearing any makeup. At the end of each day, I briefly recorded how I felt that day/what happened, and rated how pretty I felt that day.

Even though I feel like a rather confident girl, who has a healthy relationship with make up, this week-long experiment taught me a lot. It showed me a lot about who I am, what makes me feel beautiful, what makes me feel insecure…it taught me a lot about true confidence. Ya know, that type of confidence that lasts, even if you’re wearing sweats and don’t have a trace of make up on. 

I’d strongly encourage every girl to give this challenge a go! If you feel like seven days is too crazy, start with three days, or one. The purpose isn’t to cause you decide to never to wear make up again (believe me, I still really really like make up!). But to give you a deeper understanding of the girl beneath the cosmetics. Because, who wants to rely on their mascara to make them feel radiant?

To read the full play-by-play of my week long adventure, just check out the link below!


” The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

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