Leaving the house without makeup

@Canellita (12052)
United States
November 3, 2009 8:04am CST
I have known so many women who could not be seen in public without their lipstick. I am just not one of those women. There have been days when hours passed before I passed by a mirror and realized I had not combed my hair. Often I will get up and go straight to the computer or some creative work and not even think about anything else. Later as I am headed out the door I sometimes forget to look in the mirror. Just recently I was driving to work and realized I still had a hair clip in the back of my head and I needed to take it out. I guess I just don't spend a lot of time worrying about how I look either. I know someone who sells makeup and beauty products and I can not get her to understand why I don't need wrinkle and eye cream or any of the other miracles like the instant face lift in a jar that she has for sale. No one believes I am as old as I am now, what do I want to look younger for? I wonder how many women in myLot have left the house without their makeup before. Is makeup a necessary essential that you would sacrifice to have or if money was tight could you go without it?
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@mommaj (22872)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Since I don't wear make-up, I can't really give you an answer. I know I don't spend any money on it now, so I see it as a waste of money.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
3 Nov 09
What? YOU don't wear makeup? Oh my, a cavewoman with no face paint. I don't know what to say about this. Things must be pretty primitive over there.
@mommaj (22872)
• United States
3 Nov 09
HEHEHE. Speaks miles of my personality. Very primitive before berries ground for color in face paint. Don't wear jewelry or makeup. Went through a phase as a teenager when I did. Guess we all have weak moments. LOL I believe in natural beauty and just aging naturally. I will use lotion because I have very dry skin and if I don't I would itch like crazy. LOL
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I think everyone wants to do it as a teen because it makes you feel older.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
3 Nov 09
make up? I don't even wear chapstick half the time! No, I could leave the house without makeup. I really could care less. I have my husband, he loves me the way I am, and I think half the men agree that women look better without makeup. Makeup is just fake to me. While it's fun to wear sometimes, it's not essential. I didn't wear makeup on my wedding day, I just don't like makeup. Lip gloss, yes, but anything else? No.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
It is so humid here that if you pile all that stuff on your face you want to scrape it off with your finger nails. I don't know how women walk around with all that stuff on all day!
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
8 Nov 09
I would feel humidity would make me sweat, or atleast feel balmy and then the makeup would run or smear or cake... and then there'd be washing it off and reapplying... to much of a hassle!
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
9 Nov 09
You could never fall asleep with all that stuff on either. Removing mascara and eye makeup is no picnic!
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• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Nov 09
Now is the the time for you to check yourself in the mirror my dear friend LOL. I don't want you to reach your office with clips on and have not comb your hair. Please allow me to say this because you are my friend and i am just concerned... friend you seemed to be under stress that you are having poor self-care now--not combing your hair and not checking yourself in the mirror are just but sings of stress and if will not be attended to can lead to burnout. It's okay if you don't put on lipstick and make up (natural beauty id the best) but at least you feel good about yourself and ready enough for the day. I will see you one day and give you a makeover my dearest friend. I only use make up when i go to work but when at home and to go somewhere else lipstick is fine and even without it is fine too with me. At least i have a day-off free from any make-up/lipstick. Beauty products are really expensive we just have to know our priorities... it will always my family before my personal needs.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
It's an occupational hazard of creative people to neglect your appearance, LOL. What can I say, in this area I am a true artist.
• Boston, Massachusetts
6 Nov 09
...you are really a character my dear friend and i admire for that!
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
9 Nov 09
That's very sweet! Thank you!
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
If I don't have enough money to buy one, then I can definitely live without it.. heheeh. It's not a necessity, though I like fixing myself up.. though sometimes, I do go out without makeup, specially if I'm just going somewhere near, or somewhere unimportant.. Though when I go to work, I make sure I look my best cause I deal with our audit customers everyday, and I don't think they would trust me that much if I go there with my hair uncombed or if my face is not fixed.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I wonder what would happen if you went to work in a suit with your hair styled nicely but conservative and no makeup. When you are young, makeup helps you look sophisticated and creates an air as if you were older. When you are older not wearing makeup makes you look younger. How you wear your hair makes a difference as well. People do seem to have more confidence in someone who is experienced than someone who looks too young to know what they are doing.
• Philippines
7 Nov 09
yep, hairstyles really makes a difference. I noticed that when a woman does not seem to be aware that her hair is a mess or something, people perceive her as disorganized and clumsy.. but when your hair is always fixed, people will see you as responsible and organized....
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
9 Nov 09
When someone's appearance is not neat, they are not only seen as disorganized, they are often perceived to be less clean.
• United States
4 Nov 09
Hi there, Canellita... I used to be one of those many female peoples who always had to apply my makeup before going out into "public" to face the real world. Years ago, I even dreaded going out to check the mail without wearing a bra! *lol* I so thought one of my neighbors at the time would pay that much attention to me! hahaha... Since though, I have also gotten to the point I also do not spend a lot of time worrying about how I look, but there is a part of me who *wishes* I DID/DO do the make-up thingie... I know that in some way, I would feel much/somewhat better about myself! *smile* ... I used to use a cover stick on my blotches and such, but most days now when I go out to the stores and stuff, I just try to be as presentable as possible, and also hope and pray that in the "grand scheme of things"... that no one else really pays that much attention to or cares what I look like!! Take Care, firefox333
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
One winter I had on layers of clothes topped by a sweatshirt. I went somewnere in public and it wasn't until I had to run to cross the street I realized I wasn't wearing a bra! Let's just say that under normal circumstances it is not something I can get away with so I can relate about going to the mail box, the car, or taking out the trash!
• United States
16 Nov 09
Hey again... So in regards to not going too far away from home, without a bra... yup, I can definitely relate to and agree with your comments on that, not that I am so much blessed, but at least I am with two for now! *sincere smile*... The farthest I usually go without one is only to my mailbox, which is just a short distance down our driveway to the street, not REAL far! But as for your original question about leaving home without makeup, etc... Looking back in hindsight, guess I would just like to add... that these days I tend to think of that insurance commercial. You know, the one that includes the phrase... "minimum coverage"... ! *lol*... Take Care, Canellita (pretty name, BTW), firefox333
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
19 Nov 09
LOL @ Minimum coverage! That's a good one! I have seen many women who could benefit from practicing the concept of "less is more."
• United States
3 Nov 09
I leave the house everyday without make-up I just dont feel the need to paint my face I am not looking to impress anyone as I am already married besides I want people to see me for the beauty that is within me not the beauty that's painted on
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
3 Nov 09
Did you ever paint your face?
• United States
3 Nov 09
I have wore make-up a handful of times in my whole life and I just dont care for it I find it pointless and a waste of time I am just not the type of person that needs people to approve of how I look or dress
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
9 Nov 09
I think most women wear it because they think they are supposed to. They don't know how to appreciate themselves without it.
@Iriene88 (5346)
• Malaysia
16 Nov 09
When I am working, I use to wear make-up. Only those basic ones like eyeliner and lipstick. Most of my colleagues have full make- up on like face foundation, concealer, eyeliner, mascara, lipliner, lipstick, eyeshadow and blusher on. Wow, they really look great! However, I do not wear make up at all when I am not working. Our face need to breathe too. Skincare and cosmetics are not cheap, it can cost a quarter of our monthly salary
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
19 Nov 09
The expense of makeup is one of the reasons I started to wonder just how many women still considered purchasing it a priority. For me it is just too much to bother with.
@ElicBxn (61148)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I don't wear makeup - I just never have ever liked the stuff. Too much bother for me.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
6 Nov 09
I hear ya!
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@jayzelle (76)
4 Nov 09
hi, for me makeup is not also important on me. because being simple is better. But it depends on one's personality if you are used to have makeup just put some light ones and if you are used to put on make ups its better because makeup could be harmful to your skin.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
5 Nov 09
You are quite right. It is very important to have healthy skin.
@amijor (234)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
When I had my internship in the hospital, I used to sleep 12 in the midnight and wake up at 4am to avoid arriving late. Besides from waking up early i try to limit my time in the mirror by applying only what is necessary to look clean for my duty. Tying my hair in a bun and applying a little bit of blush is the routine that I followed at those times. It doesn't really make a sense looking so pretty in make up and having yourself fired for arriving late because you spent so much time in front of the mirror caking up your face with make up. i always put this in my mind.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
5 Nov 09
It is never good to be late for work! I believe real beauty has nothing to do with makeup.
@seekers (393)
4 Nov 09
I dont mind going out without a make-up. If the occassion needs it, I put on make up like in work and some occassions. I usually have face powder and lipstick on ordinary days.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Powder and lipstick are more than enough. After a while though I stopped bothering with even those.
@zzyw87 (1259)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I very rarely wear make-up both inside and outside the house. You know how some women and make-up just don't suit? I am one of them. Make-up does not look good on me. So I always go without make-up. Also, make-up irritates my skin. People always tell me that I look better than make-up. So I just put face powder and lip balm every day. That's it.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Good for you! It is great to know that there are people in your community who tell you that you look better without makeup!
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Makeup isn't that important in my life. I know a lot of girls at our school get up an hour early to do their hair and makeup, and I'm just not one of those people. Sometimes, if I get up early and have a few extra minutes, I may put on some mascara and blush just for fun. But that's usually all I wear. And I can DEFINITELY go through my life without makeup. It's just an extra in my life. If I was ever tight on money, makeup would be at the bottom of my list.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I am very frugal and sometimes I have to remind myself that I already spend less than the average woman who shops on a regular basis and buys perfumes and makeup and so forth. Not doing that stuff allows me to give myself little treats.
@lodz28 (86)
• Philippines
4 Nov 09
I wear light makeups,like lipstick,eyeliner,moisturizer,sunbock and some other creme.coz i am worried when my face turns to dark.i also went to dermatologist.It is very nice to look a face which is healthy and clean.i can go sometimes without makeups but i always apply sunblock cream on my face to protect against UV.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
It is important to take care of your skin by keeping it clean and drinking a lot of water. Proper nutrition and rest are also important. Sun isn't really a danger unless you have a medical condition or work outside all day long. I don't like chemicals so I rarely use sunblock.
• Singapore
4 Nov 09
i dont make up, and i think the only reason is that i dont know how to LOL. i only go to the professional for make up if i'm attending formal events or functions. i also stopped putting on lipstick, i felt that it's so much easier and convenient. not caring that there's mascara smudge....i'm a lazy person, i'm lazy to touch up on my make up every few hours.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Oh yeah! I forgot all about the touch ups! Lipstick wears off fast and I am not one to hang in the mirror so I would end up looking crazy and partially made up after a while!
@lynnemg (4536)
• United States
4 Nov 09
For me, leaving the house without make-up is normal. Wearing make-up is abnormal for me. If I did wear make-up on a regular basis, I would gladly give it up to save money. I am also one of those women who is not worried about wrinkle creams and such. My best friend has always been one that loves to wear make-up and she has never baan able to quite understand why I don't worry about it. As far as my hair goes, I wash it, condition it, towel dry it, brush it and go. I do not spend time fixing my hair everyday, I think I may fix my hair as often as I worry about wearing make-up!
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I wear my hair in braids a lot so I don't have to worry about it. I will gradually rebraid and make them very skinny so I can wash with the braids in and then I will do the same thing in reverse and wear it straight.
@jaiho2009 (38988)
• Philippines
3 Nov 09
Hello Canellita, I don't wear make up,and i am comfortable and confidence of how i looks. It's not that i am too busy with so many works and things that i don't have much time to look at the mirror,but simply becoz,i am not even comfortable wearing make-up. When i look girls who were putting make up or doing some re-touch most commonly at women's CR(toilet). I just smiled thinking,uhmnn,waste of time and money. Well,i don't have any ill-feelings to those make up lovers. I am just wondering why they can't be contented of how and what they looks. They can deceive themselves looking pretty with their make-up,but at the end of the day,after washing their face,the natural looks is still there.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I agree about the time and money. I have nothing against makeup if used appropriately but most women do not know how to apply it. They end up looking cheap or like street walkers and not like the super models they think they are emulating.
• United Arab Emirates
3 Nov 09
Makeup is not compulsary for women but i think it is not somthing bad. Actully a woman needs makeup to look better and fresh which is her natural desire. The women who take healthy food and take proper sleep, need very less amount of make up. They even have no wrinkles on there faces. I think it is not bad if they still use make up. If a woman is completing her day to day tasks and likes makeup, there is no thing bad. They look younger and fresh, which is pleasant feeling.
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Actually, makeup makes you look older.
@twoey68 (13651)
• United States
3 Nov 09
I used to wear makeup...not a lot but some...all the time, I very seldom wear it now. I don't know what changed but I just don't do it anymore. b]!!Happy Turkey Day!! ~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Happy Turkey Day? Am I missing something?
@Merry343 (26)
• United States
3 Nov 09
This is my first post to MyLot! Hurray! Anyway... on the subject of make-up. I usually don't leave the house without it if I'm going to work or planning on making an impression on someone or if I'm going on a nice night on the town with my boyfriend. But If I'm going to grab groceries, go to class (i'm a college student) or get fast food or something, I don't bother with it. Make-up for me consists of a moisturizer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow and mascara. I don't usually go crazy unless it's a special occassion or party. I sell Mary-Kay and we've got all kinds of stuff for reducing wrinkles and all that and it's nice for women who want it... but I'm all about the color:)
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@Canellita (12052)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Welcome to myLot! I'm just curious, do you buy a lot of makeup?