I’m sure a lot of people have noticed that I don’t wear makeup. Although no one has ever asked, some may wonder why.
I’ve never really been into makeup that much. The most I ever routinely wore at once was eyeliner, eyeshadow, and mascara when I was a carhop at Chicken Express. And I just wore it so customers would be more likely to tip me.
How sad is that? Why should I make myself look better according to society in order to get more tips? I don’t even think it made a difference either way. What was the point? Since then, I have found several reasons not to wear makeup.
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Reasons I Don’t Wear Makeup
1. Makeup is loaded with chemicals.
I try to be careful about what I put in and on my body. Yes, I know that there is natural makeup, and if it wasn’t for the reasons below I would probably go that route. Check out this link for more info on the chemicals used in makeup.
2. It saves time.
If I need to go somewhere in the morning, I give myself 1 1/2 hours to get up and get the boys and myself ready. I do not want to spend thirty minutes extra applying makeup every time I need to go out. I have better things to do.
3. I don’t want my future daughters to think they need makeup to look pretty.
If our daughters see us putting on a face every time we go out, what are they going to do? Copy us. They start to ask if they can wear makeup at ridiculously young ages. So we go buy one of those cute little makeup kits for girls. Or even let them try out ours.
What’s the harm, right?
I see a neverending cycle of this. I want my daughters and all of theirs after them to feel confident and beautiful in the skin Yahweh(God) gave them!
4. I don’t want my sons to expect their future wives to wear makeup.
And if they marry wives who already wear it all the time, I want them to be the kind of husbands that tell them they don’t need it. That they are beautiful without it!
5. It saves money.
Did you know the average woman spends $15,000 on makeup in their lifetime! And the entire beauty industry is worth an astounding $382 billion globally! That’s just crazy to me! I do not want to be part of those statistics!
6. I don’t want compliments on my makeup.
If someone told me I looked pretty while I’m wearing a face full of makeup, the compliment just wouldn’t do as much as if I wasn’t wearing any. I still appreciate it, but I would rather receive a compliment on my natural face.
7. My husband doesn’t think I need it.
He tells me all day every day that I’m beautiful, despite not wearing makeup! I have to brag on him a little because he never leaves me feeling unwanted!
In fact, I have heard tons of men say that they love their wives just the way they are! A lot of them even prefer that they not have on a face full of makeup. If they’ve seen you without it and married you, odds are they love how you look without it!
8. I know my Heavenly Father created my face this exact way.
Why would I want to change the perfect work of His hand? No, I don’t think my face looks perfect, but He does! To me, wearing makeup again would be showing Him that His creation wasn’t good enough! That I have to enhance it for myself or for others! Nope, not gonna go there!
9. I want to focus less on my outward appearance.
Despite what other people think, you do NOT look like a slob just because you don’t wear makeup.
If everyone put as much time into their hearts, striving to be a better person, as they did their appearance, we would all be much better off.
These are just my biggest personal reasons that I don’t wear makeup anymore. I do not, by any means, judge another person for their choices on wearing makeup. But I do wish that it wasn’t so normal to the point that some women feel they can’t go outside without it.
8 thoughts on “9 Reasons I Don’t Wear Makeup Anymore”
Love this! If only my friends and family thought the same! I’ve had family members tell me, “aren’t you going to do something to your face?” Or “your going out like that?” Though I don’t wear makeup as much as I used to, being blonde (so you have almost invisible eyelashes) I do add a touch of brown mascara if I wear anything.
Hey, Katheryn, I know it’s frustrating when people say those kinds of things. I think that most of the time when they get so used to seeing you put makeup on, it’s just sort of a shock once you stop wearing it as much. Just remember that you don’t need it and don’t let those words make you think you’re less than beautiful!
Love this! My mom used to always tell me I needed to put on my make up as soon as I got up, that way, I’d never be caught looking sloppy. Apparently, I’m naturally sloppy-looking. I didn’t realize until many years later how damaging that was. I’m sure she didn’t mean it that way, but that’s what it was. I know I don’t want that for my daughters! Life is hard enough without having to worry about eyeliner! Wonderful post!
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it! We’re never sloppy just because we don’t put on makeup. We can be sloppy in other ways, but hey, we’re moms. I think we can get away with a little sloppiness every now and then!
I congratulate you for such an amazing post that should be published worldwide on all websites and everywhere. All I see nowadays are girls putting tons and tons of make up to look prettier and whenever you tell them that they looked beautiful without it they’d get offended which drives me crazy! I wish all girls would have the same amazing thoughts as yours and quit doing this silly time wasting stuff they’re doing. God bless you and your family, most amazing post I’ve read, people need to understand and cherish this post because that’s the truth that people hate to hear. Thank you again and wish you could pass your message to all the girls.
A guy fed up from girls with make up.
Wow, thank you so much for the nice comment! It is really sad that most girls and women can’t see how beautiful they are without the makeup. However, sometimes they have to get to that point on their own. It’s hard for girls not to compare themselves with each other all the time. You have to really be ready to stop the negative self-hate thoughts. God bless you as well!
I just recently was told I need to do something with my hair other than a ponytail. I was told I need to fix my self up a little. Well my answer was I’m content with me this way. Regardless of what my husband might think or my friends or family. I am happy . I am a busy busy stay home mom.
If you’re happy that’s all that matters! It’s not anyone’s place to tell you how to look.