Embracing Natural—What Going Bare Has Done for Me

August 17th, 2017 at 2:00am

I have never been savvy with a makeup brush. With the amount of makeup tutorials I have studied, I should be a professional makeup artist by now. However, time and time again, I end up looking worse than before, unblended contour and all. I thought there was no solution to my problem until Alicia Keys opened my eyes to how empowering going bare can be. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate a perfectly executed caked-up face when I see one, still, I have realized it is not for me.

For one, keeping up with this hobby is expensive. One tube of quality mascara can go for upwards of $70. That is something I, a college student, can not splurge on. Just the necessities can burn a hole in your pocket. I also did not have the knowledge to keep up with the necessary actions needed to keep my skin clear. The makeup I would use would cause breakouts and dry my skin out. Above all, I hated the way foundation would hide my freckles. I felt like foundation would not only take away my freckles but also take away a part of what made me, me.

This is when I decided to ditch the foundation and embrace my bare face! I saved up the money I would have spent on makeup and put it toward things like face masks and serums. My acne cleared up almost instantly and the dryness improved significantly. Not only that, but it also cut about an hour out of my “getting ready” time. I could spend less time trying to get my contour to blend naturally, and more time putting together the perfect outfit. Through trial and error, I was able to find the perfect face spray, moisturizer, and serum for me.

Give these products a go and let me know what you think in the comments below!