Why I Don't Wear Makeup

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  1. Sarah April 18, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    The Backstage at Versaille article IS fascinating. I actually gasped outloud at the photograph of David’s ‘Death of Marat’ painting left so casually against the gallery wall. I’m generally fascinated with conservation and restoration of old world art after an internship at an old gallery in London during college. I loved this.

  2. Tiffany April 19, 2014 at 9:33 am #

    Thank you for the E.B. White’s letter mention — we just recently lost one of our best friends and the love our lives, our beloved bulldog and anything that deals with deep animal affection makes my heart swell. Will be purchasing the book as well. xo

  3. MelD April 19, 2014 at 10:51 am #

    The no-make-up thing is sad. I am amazed there is even a discussion. I am puzzled by the selfie/no-make-up idea. Is it just north American/British?! I see very little make-up on western/central European women at all.
    The rest of us never started wearing that much make-up anyway. If I’m going out and I remember, I might manage some eyepencil or even mascara (which I will forget and rub) and use lip gloss or a simple lipshade for moisture and that’s it. My face, eyes etc. aren’t going to change shape because I smear stuff all over them, I’d just rather look like me, even if that isn’t “model” perfect. Most of us simply aren’t models!
    I had acne for many years and it would have been many more if I’d smothered it with gunge, no doubt. Actually, since I stopped using anything at all on my face, my skin is the best it’s ever been (as is my wallet…). Hello make-up industry?!
    Also, what a ridiculous attitude some men apparently have – how can they be in a relationship with a woman who always wears full make-up… in the dark?! Get real :O

  4. Jenny April 21, 2014 at 9:34 am #

    Thanks for sharing, I loved the first two articles. Over the last few years I have tried to examine WHY I do certain things – like makeup, painting nails, tanning, slathering on chemicals, etc. to achieve some ideal of beauty. I have a wonderful husband who thinks I’m beautiful anyways, I don’t need that stuff.

    Now I’m pale, don’t own nail polish, make most of my own natural hair and skin products including deodorant, moisturizer, shampoo, etc., use sunblock daily, and use very little makeup only on special occasions. I get 10 times more complements now than I ever used to and my skin looks incredible. More importantly – I feel better about myself and am undoubtedly healthier.

    When you really think about WHY something is pretty, it changes how you feel about it. Why is a white woman being darker toned (tanned) more beautiful? Why is plastic glued to your nail beds pretty? Why are unnatural colors plastered to your eyelids attractive? They aren’t.