Sunday, 5 February 2017

Girl Talk | Here's To The Girls That Don't Wear Make up


In 2017 it is easy to get caught up in the world of Kim K contouring and perfectly carved out eyebrows. Make up is something a lot of girls enjoy, including myself, but I sometimes can't help but feel that somewhere along the line of enjoyment, make up has become something far from fun. Of course transforming into a much more confident version of yourself is amazing, but what about the girls who lack the ability to do a perfect cut crease or who simply don't want to. Where do they stand in this world of cloned perfection?

In no way is this a bash at girls (and boys) that do wear heavy make up on a daily basis, you do what makes you happy. But a lot of the time that phrase only applies to the people who do wear make up, because how could you possibly be happy not wearing make up!? If you're not wearing a blinding highlighter then you go unnoticed, on instagram more make up equals more likes and followers, but that is not me. I detest the feeling of heavy foundation sitting on my face, I am far more interested in investing in good skincare than a Kylie lip kit, and I feel completely comfortable with my little wormy makeup less face. So if that means I go unnoticed, then so be it.

A lot of the time it is not myself that has a problem with me not wearing make up, it is the people around me.  We have all been there, you skip wearing make up one day and get asked by five different people if you are 'feeling unwell', or if there is 'something wrong'. On the flip side of that, I have also had people comment on how 'stunning' I looked on a particular day that I was wearing make up, implying that I don't look too great any other no make up day. These may seem like harmless comments, but they are exactly the kind of negativity that surrounds not wearing make up, leading to someone throwing on a full face just in order to avoid that dreaded 'are you sick?' remark.

A woman who feels completely comfortable in her own skin is a powerful thing. In the society that we live in today, liking yourself both inside and out is more than just that, it is a political statement. Once you realise that what your mind has to offer is more important than over lined lips, you can achieve wonderful things.
Of course it is possible to do both, but it is important not to measure your self worth based on your looks and that alone.

So the next time you feel that having to put on a full face of make up in the morning is a chore, don't. Not only will it give your skin a chance to detoxify, it will give your mind a chance to also. Slowly we can change the way society views it's women and respect the amount of make up she chooses to and to not put on her face.

You can read my other 'Girl Talk' posts here:
Things I learned when I stopped wearing bras
The menstrual cup
11 thoughts every girl has on her period

Adele x



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  1. I love this post! I think this year I want to start wearing make-up less, even if it's just one day a week!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. Yes you most definitely should, your skin would feel the benefit and so would your self confidence! x

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  2. Oh how beaut are you! If I looked like you without makeup i'd totally not wear any all the time. I agree women shouldn't be made to feel any different when they're not wearing makeup. The 'are you sick' comments are so damn frustrating.


    Beckie xo // The Pale Tails
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    1. Ah you are too kind, thank you! I know.. the 'are you sick' comments are probably the worst part about not wearing make up! x

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  3. I am a makeup lover have always been but you know what, no one should succumb to the pressure if its not them. Feeling comfortable in our skin is the utmost goal. I applaud you and you have great skin!


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    1. Yes.. preach! and I don't at all but thank you so much x

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  4. Loved this post! I completely agree with you here. I think wearing makeup is an option, it's something you do because you feel like or because you want to express yourself. Women should never feel obligated to wear makeup or to dress a certain way!

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    1. Yes I completely agree with you, I am glad so many people think the same way too! x

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  5. I think a woman who is confident enough to not wear makeup is definitely comfortable in their skin. I love going without makeup somedays. It's just so liberating!

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    1. I know it's the best feeling being able to rub your eyelid and not worry about smudging anything! haha x

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  6. lovely post adele, you always have great inspirational posts
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  7. Such a good post lovely! Just found your blog and love it!

    Bethany xx || https://happiinmyskin.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Aw thank you so much, so glad you like it! x

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  8. LOVE THIS! Such an inspiring post and such a pretty blog x

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  9. It's so cool that you have said this and we should all just do what feels natural to us.

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  10. Lovely post dear! <3

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  11. Awesome post! I love a full face of makeup, but I had to learn (even with my horrible skin) that I had to love myself as I am, without all the embellishments. My skin is something I can change, but I can't change my original self, so I had to learn to love me and give my skin a break! Love this!

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  12. this post was amazing and wonderful and so, so true. kudos! x

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