I’m Just So Over Make up!

You guys, I am on  Week 7 of no make up (except for a few social events) and guess what? I still feel pretty! In fact, I almost feel prettier. I have been going through the tedious task of putting on make up every morning since I was 14 and I want to know why women do it! Why spend time to put it on only to take it off that night?

I don’t know why I’ve lost all desire to make up my face. I never wore a lot to begin with, only ever eye shadow, eye liner and mascara. I never did the whole foundation, powder, blush, lipstick thing. But I was tired of never being able to rub my eye, or getting smudged if I even teared up a little. The final straw was when my old mascara started to flake off and get into my eye and burn my eyeball!

I haven’t gotten any comments like “you look tired”, “are you sick” or “you look older” like I feared. In fact, no one has even noticed.

Like I said, I feel prettier now because I know that my face is enough. I don’t feel like I’ll look a horror if I go out bare faced. I curl my eyelashes so they’re more noticeable and ta-da! I’m ready to go out. My face as it is feels like enough, that’s a pretty awesome feeling.

What about you? Are you a slave to your make up?

I challenge all my female readers who think they can’t leave the house without make up to try going to work without it for just one day and see how you feel after.  

Left with make up and right without.

Left with make up and right without.


  • Beth December 20, 2014 at 7:18 am

    I gave up on wearing makeup for all but the most special occasions years ago and I don’t miss it at all. In fact, I don’t even put it on for special occasions much anymore. It just feels so much more authentic and me. And I love being able to just get up and be ready.

    • Betty LIVIN December 20, 2014 at 8:56 am

      I absolutely agree! Not wearing it makes you realize that your own face is enough!

  • spencemad December 20, 2014 at 9:09 am

    Awesome post. Let’s get this on MO! I was just expounding to my coworkers this week about how makeup is not that attractive unless it’s a big night out.

    I love your writing style.

    Merry Christmas and let’s touch base in the early New Year.


    • Betty LIVIN December 20, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Sure! Are you talking the FB page or the website?

  • thebexfactor December 20, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Gorgeous. I really don’t wear much, enough to cover my tired under eye circles, some tinted moisturizer just to even skin tone and some mascara. I often go without makeup on the weekends and rarely put anything more than blush for special occasions.


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