They're all the kind of places one generally does not wear makeup, either out of comfort or because it just seems out of place.
Now that the rains will soon be getting over, I have begun my evening walk routine again. Generally I go with a bare face. Back from office, I wash my face, apply a moisturiser & set out. Hair in a pony. No need for sunscreen, as there is very little sunlight at that time.
Yesterday I was feeling a little adventurous and also applied a bit of lipstick. Lakme Enrich 353 Strawberry Splash to be precise. It is a red shade. I tend to wear this to office as a tint sometimes on a Friday.
And I went for my walk.
To be honest, I felt pretty good about wearing it. I felt dressed up, yet at the same time - all I had on me was one single product - lipstick. Nothing else. No foundation, no eyemakeup & certainly no blush. Did I feel out of place? Not at all. The evening light is quite forgiving & Mumbai is one of those cities where people really don't give a damn.
I came back & googled a bit about about gym makeup - as expected lots of people advocated wearing nothing, and I totally agree with them. With the amount that one sweats, it would be stupid to expect any kind of base or eyemakeup to stay on, and besides I'm not sure it is very good to wear any kind of long lasting base all over your face - it might even clog your pores.
Some other sites said it was OK to wear some makeup, like a concealer for dark circles, and mascara. A bit of eyeliner was also thought to be OK, followed by a tinted lip balm.
I'd differ. I don't think one should be wearing mascara or any kind of base. But the lips - now that is one area I think one can experiment - be a swipe of a tinted lip balm or an actual lipstick. I think one can wear some lip product when exercising.
It won’t really clog your pores, it’ll make you feel a little made up & at the same time it’ll come off quickly – a single swipe of the tissue is enough to take care of it. Am I planning to wear a lipstick daily? Not really, just for those days when I feel a little in the mood for fun. I'm feeling my Fuchsia Pink lipstick is gonna be put to some good use soon :-)As for the other No-Makeup places:
Beach: The humidity is so high at the beach, it makes my skin feel oily and sticky pretty quickly. Here again I tend to opt for some bright lipstick by itself.Doctor’s Clinic: Generally I go barefaced. If I’m the one who’s ill my motivation to wear makeup is generally quite low, and if I am accompanying someone, I don’t want to feel, err, frivolous. It just seems weird to me to dress up while others are feelings miserable.
Temple: I tend to wear eyeliner here. Pencil eyeliner in Matt brown on the upper lash line with lip balm. No lipstick here.
My other big no makeup place is when I am going shopping for makeup / skincare itself. This is simply because I like to try products like foundation, concealer, eye shadows before purchase. I generally wear some eyeliner on upper lash line with some lip tint.
What are some of your no makeup places?