Last night for inspiration on my paint-free week I watched YouTube clips of my favorite BBC show Snog Marry Avoid. It’s a reality show where they make-UNDER skanky, orange, plastic wannabe WAGs living in the UK. When I was in London I couldn’t get enough of it, every woman on the show was worse than the previous in her addiction to fakery and skimpy clothes.
If you watch you’ll see women who look like 45 year old cougars who are actually 21 year old ‘makeup artists.’ The show is about cheekily insulting girls then stripping off their layers of falseness to let real beauty shine through. So, with that in mind I started Day Two in My Week Without Makeup.
I am by no means addicted to makeup like the ladies on Snog Marry Avoid, but I’ll admit it, I do not like the way I look without it. I have huge eyes and with that comes huge bags/ circles under my eyes. Today I think I look tired, old and haggered. I went for lunch with my friend Sam, who pretended that she didn’t notice the difference. My coworkers also fed me the same lie. And no I’m not doing one of those digging for compliments that girls do- ‘oh, I’m so fat,’ or ‘I have a terrible singing voice’ etc. I know I can look better than I do right now. Heck even the girls on Snog Marry Avoid still get to wear some makeup once they’re done their make-under!
I guess what I’m trying to say is that today it was a challenge to look at myself in the mirror and be okay with it. Thankfully my hair isn’t greasy today. And from far away I guess I don’t look that bad. But it’s certainly not the face I’m used to presenting to the world.
Goal for Day Three: Rock the no-make up look. Confidence- it’s a state of mind.
Sara, you don’t look as bad as you think you do. And if it were me in your place, I’d be saying the same thing you are. I hide sans makeup in my big sunglasses. You can do it!
I admit, I’d be terrified to go without makeup as well. But then, I see a lot of pretty girls au naturel. So I’m sure it’s mostly in my head. When did you start wearing makeup?
Good question Reb. I’ll write up my history of makeup soon.