Monday, May 30, 2011

Make-Up . Free . Monday



I honestly don't wear a ton of make-up: concealer under the eyes, tinted moisturizer, bronzer, and mascara. I occasionally will wear lipstick or gloss, but it's kind of a rarity. Even so, when I heard about Make-Up Free Mondays from The Beauty Bean, my response was "Ha!"

"Ha, ha, ha, ha..."

Because, lets face it, the idea of going outside - further than the mailbox outside - without any kind of make-up at all is terrifying. Venturing out without make-up is for supermodels and people with flawless complexions.

But we're on vacation right now (at least in as much as a visit to the in-laws can be), and it's hot. Surface of the sun hot. And I have no interest in doing anything that will make my skin feel covered, much less do I feel like sticking a hot curling iron in my hair. So today is not only Make-up Free Monday, but also, I'm Not Bothering with My Hair Monday as well.

What about you? Have you done Make-up Free Monday? (or tuesday, wednesday, thursday....) If not, would you? Is going "nude" a big departure from your normal routine?

P.S. - Apologies for the somewhat glazed look in the photo. I'd like to blame on the MacBook camera, but it's likely a result of me having no capacity to look natural in close-up pictures. Probably.

7 comments:

plainsarah said...

Love this post and you are a natural beauty!

Living in Florida, Hades hot ten months out of the year and stickier than double sided tape I almost never wear make-up.

De rigueur SPF moisturizer is about all I want on me so make-up free everyday here! When I do wear make-up it really throws people for a loop!

Courtney said...

I am like you. I hardly wear makeup. I do concealer and bronzer. If I'm going out, I may do mascara and lip gloss. Maybe. But not wearing concealer for me is scary because I have lots of sun spots. Your skin looks flawless to me. And your hair has so much body. I'd go like that everyday if I could :)

BCoozie said...

You're such a pretty gal, I wish you would show your pearly whites in some of your photos! :)

Chelsea said...

oh my goodness beautiful lady! a girl in my lit class today was makeup free for the first time that ive noticed this semester, and she looked so soft and tender. there is definitely something to be said for ditching the makeup...or at least, changing the make-up routine so that it's not putting on an entirely different face. you look amazing. and i feel you....makeup on hot days = terrible.

saira said...

The gym is the only place I go completely make up free.

marie said...

you look pretty sans makeup! very fresh. i didn't wear any makeup the other day because i wasn't feeling all that great and someone asked me why my skin looked so different. haha! (by the tone of voice it wasn't a good different.)

Jessica said...

I rarely go without makeup. The only time I venture into the air without it is when I'm heading home after spending the night at my bf's place - at 5:30 a.m. You look gorgeous without it though!