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Anyone else stopped wearing make up?

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Marmozet Thu 03-Sep-20 20:02:29

Since lockdown had us working from home and not really needing to leave the house much, I've not worn the stuff and feel so liberated for it!

I've not been dapping the concealer or foundation on for our work team zoom call. I'm starting to appreciate my skin and now wondering why I would cover it so much. Anyone else finding this?

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AvoidingRealHumans Thu 03-Sep-20 20:04:35

I definitely wear much less than I did before. I realised that I don't need as much as I was wearing and also save myself loads of time in the mornings

Squirrelblanket Thu 03-Sep-20 20:05:19

I've definitely not been wearing it as much. I used to put it on still when I knew I had a video call but I've almost stopped doing that now. I still wear it if I'm going out to eat/drink though.

I'm so not used to wearing it though that I keep forgetting and rubbing my eyes, ending up with mascara all over my face! grin

SomethingNastyInTheBallPool Thu 03-Sep-20 20:06:29

Yep. Completely stopped, even for the daily work video calls. I never wore much anyway, but this feels really liberating.

TorkTorkBam Thu 03-Sep-20 20:07:08

God no. I wear slightly more. I am so pale I have to colour myself in to avoid looking like a toothy potato on video calls. It is verging on stage makeup.

DoTheHotStuff Thu 03-Sep-20 20:07:22

I just wear some mascara and occasionally some lippy. I realised putting things on my skin was actually making it much worse. It feels quite liberating to only wear the bear essentials now. I think it shows confidence not to need it.

Echobelly Thu 03-Sep-20 20:08:04

I started wearing it when in the office (except Fridays) a few years ago, but I dash it off so quickly I don't really notice wearing it or not! But no, haven't worn in much since March. Put some on today as had quarterly call with some external people but I've never worn makeup every day anyway.

LizzieSiddal Thu 03-Sep-20 20:11:13

Yes and isn’t it fab. It’s such a revelation to not have to bother every day and my skin has improved. I do put a bit of lippy on for a zoom call or if I’m venturing out, but it’s amazing not to have to deal with concealer, foundation, blusher etc.

AllTheCakes Thu 03-Sep-20 20:11:46

I used to wear heavy foundation daily and now I either go without it or wear something much lighter. I realised I was making myself look much older with the heavy foundation. I have upped my skincare routine too and feel I don’t need it now.

BobbinThreadbare123 Thu 03-Sep-20 20:19:30

I've stopped, except if I have to go out somewhere and need to fill in my eyebrows. I put a bit of tinted moisturiser on too. Not sure my skin is any better but it may well be that it wasn't as bad as I thought it was before!

Frownette Thu 03-Sep-20 20:26:58

Yes! I still wear mascara but can't be bothered with concealer much, it just gets on my mask.

I felt slightly embarassed yesterday in a video call when I suddenly realised I wasn't wearing makeup and had greasy hair.

Bet sales of foundation have plummeted.

Ghostlyglow Thu 03-Sep-20 20:28:59

I've stopped wearing it and find it a bit depressing when I catch sight of my make up free face, but it feels stupid putting it on to go to work in the next room.

NataliaOsipova Thu 03-Sep-20 20:31:06

I’ve made a point of putting it on every day to feel “normal”...but reading some of these posts has made me wish I hadn’t bothered and had used the time to wean myself off it....

ItsTimeToPlayTheMusic Thu 03-Sep-20 20:37:06

I’m wearing less than I did. For most of lockdown I wore none to barely any, so I’ve come back around slightly but not as much as in February.

Depressingly it made bugger all difference to my skin sad I do wash so chalk it up to PCOS and genes.

JKRowlingIsMyQueen Thu 03-Sep-20 20:38:32

I stopped wearing it way before the lockdown. Women, unless they are hideous really should not be wearing make-up. Most of us look better without it IMO

BlackberrySky Thu 03-Sep-20 20:38:38

I am wearing the barest minimum of eye makeup and that's it these days.

BertieDrapper Thu 03-Sep-20 20:41:49

Yep i never would leave the house without full foundation!
Now just do my eyebrows and lashes, bit of blush and done.

Liberating!!

CareBearFan Thu 03-Sep-20 20:43:20

Yep, none worn anymore here.

Al1Langdownthecleghole Thu 03-Sep-20 20:46:34

Well I've given up on lipstick!

Contouring & blusher is a waste of time and I've also stopped wearing earrings because I'm worried I'll pull them out when I remove my mask.

Subtle fake tan & mascara all the way though.

firstimemamma Thu 03-Sep-20 20:46:46

All I wear is a tiny bit of foundation mixed in with sun cream, mascara, concealer and a bit of lipstick. So very minimal - sometimes just concealer.

thatplaceinjordan Thu 03-Sep-20 20:49:53

I've only ever worn it for special occasions.
Mascara tend to irritate my eyes when I do.

BlueSlice Thu 03-Sep-20 20:52:53

I’m wearing more! For video calls I’m making more effort with contouring. And for wearing a mask out I’m wearing more eye make up.

But to be fair when it’s just me at home not on calls then I’m not wearing any at all. So I guess it evens out.

PersonaNonGarter Thu 03-Sep-20 20:56:05

I have 5/7 make up free now.

I read that make up sales are up in lockdown though, so it’s a bit confusing that we’re not wearing it but still buying it confused.

It’ll be interesting to see how it shakes down for retail at Christmas. Usually I ask for a make up palette but this year I will ask for nice skincare instead. I reckon that will be similar for lots of people.

Crocky Thu 03-Sep-20 20:58:59

I’ve given up wearing it and also given up blow drying and straightening my hair. My resemblance to the pigeon lady from Home Alone gets closer everyday.

Frownette Thu 03-Sep-20 21:00:55

PersonaNonGarter

I have 5/7 make up free now.

I read that make up sales are up in lockdown though, so it’s a bit confusing that we’re not wearing it but still buying it confused.

It’ll be interesting to see how it shakes down for retail at Christmas. Usually I ask for a make up palette but this year I will ask for nice skincare instead. I reckon that will be similar for lots of people.

Oh are they, that surprises me!

Though perhaps people want a pick me up like with the world wars and stockings and lipstick. It's a small thing to make you feel better amid the uncertainty.

I have a craving to put on high heels but they're all in storage.

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