At the end of April, I decided to do an experiment. I was leaning so much on covering up my skin with heavy product, and thought I should have a break. Just to see what happens. Maybe I’d hate it – maybe I’d find it strangely liberating. Maybe I wouldn’t care much either way.

No-foundation month is up. Here’s what I learned: It’s not the end of the world if I don’t cover my zits. It’s fine if I leave my dark circles as they are. My skin looks fine the way it is, and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to not wear some sort of complexion product.

Does this mean I’ll never wear foundation again? Nah. But I’ll probably save it for special occasions or looks that demand a smoother canvas to really pop. Base products do have the ability to let whatever you put on top stand out, but I have mo desire to keep slapping on high coverage just to feel like a good enough version of myself.