First things first, this post is not here to offend any makeupholic and the views expressed are of mine. By using too much makeup, I mean wearing it like, every time and for every occasion is somewhere close to obsession. What exactly happens when you use excessive makeup daily? And going overboard with something isn’t healthy at all! It can take a toll not just on your skin but can also affect psychologically. So here I go with my experience:
1. The first thing I felt was, I thought I looked ugly without makeup.
2. I was so much into the foundation that I never stepped out without one and the idea to go without it scared me. I would add layers and layers just to reach the perfect flawless skin and ended up looking ghastly.
3. I noticed that I looked almost unrecognizable without makeup. I should’ve learned that makeup is for enhancing features and not for completely transforming them.
4. I became more and more conscious of how I looked or if my makeup was on fleek.
5. I used to take up all my getting-ready-for-college time in doing makeup. And guess what? I always turned up late.
6. Using loose powder or compact caused little whiteheads on unusual areas of my face and I found it hard to get them off.
7. Most important of all, I looked older than I really was. Makeup can give an illusion of being a mature person and if used excessively can add years to your actual age.
8. We know the chemicals found in makeup products do no good to the skin.
9. The under-eye area is the most sensitive part of the face and slathering on different makeup products will only irritate and make it darker. Whenever I apply smudge-proof kajal or eyeliner, despite removing it the black residue stays for 2-3 days. Ever wondered why even after a good night’s sleep your under eyes appear darker?
10. Makeup is expensive. Unless you’re a makeup artist or it’s about your job, hoarding on makeup might feel pointless. Just think how limiting makeup purchases can make a difference to your bank account and excessive makeup hurts.
11. When I applied foundation daily my skin got really uneven. Even the face packs and scrubs didn’t help. Taking a break from this heavy stuff only helped me. A wise pick would be to use airbrush foundation which is lighter and gives a natural look.
12. Removing makeup at the end of the day was such a tiresome task for me and doing it every day made me feel sick.
So that’s my final verdict…
Makeup is beautiful, an enthusiastic art that can make you look like a goddess in no time. But excessive makeup is sickening! So I’m not going to rely on just foundation now for a flawless base or adding lots of powder to highlight mine under eyes. That also doesn’t mean I’ll go bare-faced. I’ve decided to put on minimal makeup just to correct some minor imperfections and I’d better let my skin breathe. I’ll focus more towards getting beautiful naturally first. What I’m going to do now is save heavy makeup for special occasions where I can look the best version of me!
Do you like posts like this? Tell me in the comments if you do, so it’ll inspire me to do them often ????
Lots of love,