At the beginning of February, I decided to participate in The Naked Face Project by locking up my makeup for the entire month.
Going to bed January 31st, I was nervous and anxious knowing I had to wake up the next morning and go to work with a "naked" face. At 6:30 the alarm buzzed and I jumped right out of bed. I showered, blow dried my hair, and then...I was done. It wasn't even 7am yet!
Man, I could get use to that routine! No styling of hair. No make up. Quick and easy! So much extra time in the morning!
The first week was a little awkward for me. People at work kept saying: "Have you gone tanning? Your face is really red!" -No I just have really rosy cheeks, but now I'm blushing. "Something is different about you. What is it." -Oh you know, I'm not wearing makeup today, or tomorrow. Get use to it. "Are you not wearing makeup, cause I can really see your freckles." -Yes Sherlock, I have freckles.
It has now been 15 days since I wore make up, and I must say it is quite nice! My skin is incredibly soft and getting ready is such a breeze! Also, I love the fact that I can wipe my eyes without worrying about smearing anything. However, I still feel like something is missing when I see myself in the mirror, especially when I go to work or dress up for church or dinner with friends.
But I'm really enjoying this project! Each day I am becoming more comfortable with my "naked" face and I'm loving it more and more. It is oh so freeing!
YAY for growing and pushing yourself! And YAY for improved self esteem!!