This week's challenge from Damaris was to go an entire week without makeup, and I have to say it was easier than I thought!
On a normal day, I am a mascara and concealer kinda gal, and not much more. But since being on maternity leave, I have come to value my fresh face.
I think that a lot of times for me, wearing makeup is a confidence thing; it’s like putting on my armor to face the world, even if it is minimal.
This week, if I felt like I needed a little something before facing the world, I would just throw on a pair of sunglasses, or a hat (we all know I love a good hat!).
Another hack that a friend showed me is Instagram filters! Some of them even make you look like you are wearing eyeliner; downside is they usually also come with some sort of animal ears.
Now, If I am being perfectly honest, I think that this challenge would have been a lot harder for me if I were back at work. Who doesn’t want to look and feel their best? A little mascara and concealer can make me feel a world of difference.
So to all you brave ladies who can and do go makeup-free every day, I salute you!
It’s not always as easy as it looks, but it does give you a certain extra, "I am woman, hear me roar" vibe.