A few days ago when packing for my one month trip to Bali, I purposely didn’t pack any makeup. I want to challenge myself to wear zero makeup for a month, and potentially forever. I know that for some makeup is a form of personal expression or art, but it was never like that for me. As soon as I entered high school I felt that I had to wear makeup in order to cover my spotty teenage face. In my mind pimples were ugly and something to be ashamed of, and so I piled on the foundation. Not only did this make my skin worse, but it really hindered my self confidence.During my university years I gained more appreciation and acceptance for my looks, and in turn I started wearing less makeup. I still wore concealer, powder and mascara on a daily basis though, because I still felt uncomfortable with my 100% natural face.
The past few months that I have spent traveling I have worn little to no makeup, but I’ve always brought the basics with me, “just in case”. This trip I want to take that safety blanket away from myself by bringing no makeup at all. I want to force myself to accept myself the way I am, and to nurture some confidence as well. I know I’ll hate myself for this decision on some days (sorry future me!), but in the long run I think it’ll be worth it. It’s also a way for my skin to detox.
I’ll update you on my thoughts throughout this process, good and bad. Have you ever tried something like this? Let me know in the comments!