I realized something very important last week after Josiane from the blog “Ton Petit Look” published an Instagram picture of herself at home, with caption “I’m not wearing any make-up”. I also did the same statement last year on a Style diary look in which I didn’t wear any make-up. (see it here). I can’t say for Josiane (who looked fabulous without make-up) but for me, I kinda felt I HAD to justify my plain face. I realized that being very present in the virtual fashion world puts a tremendous amount of pressure on any girl or boy who’s success mostly relies on image. People who get familiar with your face will expect you to look exactly the way you do on photos, and deception may come when you look different. I’m not saying make-up is a bad thing, but I think always putting make-up creates a vicious circle, especially when you are exposed to the world as a “public figure”. Once make-up becomes your natural look for you and in the eyes of others too, that’s when you start to feel bad with your “out of bed look”.
My make-up routine:
I try to keep my daily make-up routine basic and the most natural looking as it can be. Which means I put a delicate foundation around the eyes area and blush on my cheeks, especially during january and febuary… Quebec is pretty hard on the skin! When I feel like dressing up more I’ll add a bit of eye liner to enhance my eyes, and a touch of mascara. During summer, since my skin tone has a more healthy look, I usually go for a lighter make-up style, like only eyeliner. What about you? What are your thoughts on public people & the habit of make-up in general? Are you a fashion blogger? Do you ever show yourself without make-up at all?
Head to toe:
Vintage 80s studded denim jacket
DIY shredded tee-shirt (see tutorial here)
Swapped pleated chiffon skirt (thanks Kristin!!)
Under the knee socks – vintage
Leather camel wedges – Urban Outfitters