Why I’m Skipping Foundation This Month

Foundation is one of those beauty products that is so, so, easy to become dependent on. The difference a layer of base makeup can make to a face is staggering – and I’m guilty of relying on increasingly higher coverage as time goes on. The flawless finish of a full-coverage base is strangely addictive, and I’ve found myself reaching for this kind of product more and more.

It’s actually made my relationship with my appearance and my complexion a little complicated.

Seeing yourself in the mirror all covered up, smoothed out and perfected, you gradually get used to a version of your face that isn’t genuine. I found myself increasingly uneasy with how my face actually looked – visible pores, dark circles, breakouts (there are always breakouts) and scars. It didn’t feel like me. But it was me. It was my skin, and I didn’t want to be so dependent on makeup to feel okay with my appearance. Wearing foundation became the bare minimum. It became the default.

So I decided to stop.

Just for a while, because I am a beauty blogger after all and I’m not on a crusade or anything. Consider it an experiment – I’m not wearing any foundation or concealer for all of may.

I’m gonna get reacquainted with my own skin – Because if you think about it, it’s kind of ridiculous to spend as much time and money on skincare as I do only to cover it up.

6 thoughts on “Why I’m Skipping Foundation This Month

  1. scarlett

    sometimes i think of going back to using powder make up but then remember idc and also i’ve become super lazy so i just try live w having patchy skin the best i can. i think in some ways my skin got better too from not using anything although not “perfect”, either way i wish u luck on this challenge!

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    1. Saffron

      Thank you!! It’s been a couple of weeks now and I’m actually pretty comfortable with how my skin looks, even though I have a lot of breakouts atm!

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  2. den pyttelilla gudinnan

    I really recognise this, but it can happen with any kind of makeup for me. If I wear dark eye makeup for a while, it feels like my eyes disappear when I look in the mirror bare faced. Or if I use blush everyday I will start to feel like I look sickly pale without it. But at the same time if I wear nothing on my face for too long, when I finally do my makeup again it feels so strange and I barely want to show myself. And I want to be comfortable both ways! So I find that I feel best when I change my look at least every few days.

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    1. Saffron

      I definitely think you’re right, that other kinds of makeup have this effect too… I have periods where I think I look weird without eyeliner, like my eyes don’t look right? It’s not necessarily that I feel ugly, just unlike myself.

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  3. Kailey

    This is wonderful <3

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    1. Saffron

      Thanks, babe!! <3

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