Real Talk. As much as I love cosmetics and all things beauty it has been such a pleasure not having to wear makeup the past 4 months due to quarantine and COVID-19, in general. Ladies, are you with me? I haven’t experienced a makeup free world since High School, when I started wearing makeup! I forgot such a world exists!
My thought process…
Now don’t get me wrong. I love Sephora just as much as the next woman (and am proud of my hard earned Rouge status). However, it’s important to give your skin a break. Temps are in the 90s most days during a Houston summer (which runs from about April-October). There is nothing worse than feeling like your face is melting from the moment you step outside. Thanks to some incredible skincare products (which were well worth the investment) I don’t worry too much about it.
Similarly, sweating underneath a face mask is no picnic, but man, I feel so liberated. I have more time daily to focus on myself, my work, and my husband. (I know what you must be thinking. How much time does she spend on her makeup?) Prior to COVID, I probably spent about 15 minutes on average applying makeup daily —- maybe more if I had to reapply for a night out. Hey, I’ll take whatever additional time I can get! It’s freeing just knowing I don’t have to think about it. I can leave the house on a whim and not have to worry about what my face looks like. (My hair is another story!)
Is this how men feel? If so, I don’t know if I ever want to go back!
Sharing my faves…
If you think I’m absolutely crazy going makeup free outside the house I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite products that have been particularly helpful during COVID, when opting for a simple, natural look. Less is best. You can achieve a great look with just a few products.
I’d love to hear where you stand on the topic. Which group do you fall into?
☑️ makeup free only at home
☑️ wearing makeup for Zoom / biz calls
☑️ rocking eye makeup with a face mask
☑️ makeup free all the way
No matter which category you fall into it’s important to acknowledge the #SmallWins. During a time when it’s so easy to feel down in the dumps I’m here to remind you to look for gratitude and joy in the little things — like a makeup free existence.