1. I don't NEED makeup
I've never been on that feels like I "need" to have makeup before I leave the house. Yes, I love applying it, I love trying different brands and color palettes... but it has ALWAYS been something FUN for me. Not something that I "have to do." So naturally... after having my son I am often times without makeup when running errands. For daily to-dos the most I put on is concealer, blush, eyeshadow (neutral tone), and mascara. And even that's rare.
2. This is how I look...Deal.
3. Its really for me, though
Before my son was born, my husband and I would go out with friends AT LEAST every weekend. Half of the fun was getting dressed up, doing my night time makeup and attempting to do my hair (I'm not very good at that part.) I would dress for the occasion, dress for the group we were hanging out with, or dress for the venue. Now that "dress up" times don't come around every weekend... or very often at all, I dress for me. I still dress occasion, venue, and group appropriate but I take more time to look at what I feel I look best in, what I'm most comfortable in, and what will allow be to have a night out feeling beautiful without having pain and discomfort. That means often times my 7 inch heels are replaced with 3 inch ones. And my tightly structured dresses have been replaced by those whose material is more forgiving.
4. I miss the aqua...
5. But I'll have to take it off later...
One of the biggest reasons I don't put on a full face of makeup much anymore? I'll have to take the time to carefully remove all of it later. Because my skin is sensitive, I can not leave any amount of makeup on my face overnight. Not even the small amounts left behind when you don't use a makeup remover. Nowadays, I am so exhausted by the end of the day that the extra makeup removal step seems taxing. I just want to shower, get in my PJs, and go to bed. So now when I'm pulling out that waterproof mascara for the day... I always think twice.