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To wear or not to wear

Posted in Beauty
by Emma Elwin on 23 January, 2017

Is a bare face daring?

This seems to be the big question at the moment. I received a question from Elina, one of our readers, about how I feel about make-up. Back in the day I would spend an hour doing my eyeshadow for a night on the town. But now I feel more comfortable in my own skin and I rarely wear make-up, mainly because it takes too damn long. Most days I am happy if I remember to put on moisturizing cream and brush my hair… But every now and then I love to treat my face and give it a good peel, massage it with oil and end with a moisturizing face mask. But back to make-up, to tell the truth I do not feel that much prettier in make up, rather more fake? This is only my feeling towards myself and I admire friends and people around me that master the skills and find putting on a full face fun. When I actually do wear make-up I don’t use more than concealer, mascara and this time of year, a bronzer. If I am going to a party I might even wing on some eyeliner but then it has to be one hell of a party. Sometimes I feel the weight of expectation as a woman to wear make-up in order to look professional, but men don’t look like unprofessional slobs without make up so why should I?


8 Comments

Emma Elwin: Det gör så bra saker!
January 26, 2017

Therese: När make-up ändå nämns måste jag tipsa om Rms beauty. Ekologiska, kallpressade och enbart rena naturliga ingredienser. För de dagar man ändå vill ha nåt på ansiktet :)
January 25, 2017

Cajsa: <3 <3 <3
January 24, 2017

Frida: Så rätt!
January 23, 2017

Aline: all thumpbs up! I read your blog for a long time now. it's your honesty and naturalness which make it so authentic. and that's why I love to read it. when I want to see make up I go to the drugstore and when I want to see painted faces I buy a magazine. authenticity is rare and precious - so keep it up! ?
January 23, 2017

Emma: I totally agree with you. Spot on!
January 23, 2017

Hella Lynggaard: I love this. I especially often envy the guys for not having to wear make up. So much time could be spend on other more important things. At the same time I struggle with acne and feel very vulnerable without make up and thus would never show up for work or go to a party with a bare face. I guess change starts with ourselves, so thank you for bringing this up, maybe 2017 will be the year I finally embrace a bare face. xx Hella
January 23, 2017

Lisa: <3
January 23, 2017

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