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I think I’ve taken a nap once or twice with makeup on, so about an hour or less of actual sleep, but never a full, “going to bed” kind of sleep where I’ve worn makeup. Oh, wait, I have tested a couple of eyeshadows for 24-hours, so yes, indeed. No ill effects, thankfully 🙂

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I think I probably have no more than 2 or 3 times in my 20 years of wearing makeup, and that was when I was younger and..hmm hmm drunk, lol. It is sooo bad for your skin!..so I make a huge effort not to.

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Uhhh so guilty of doing that. Right now it’s late, want to go to bed and just the thought of dragging myself to bathroom and removing my makeup makes me want to just jump in bed. But since you posted this question I’ll be good and go do it. My face is thanking you haha.

Probably when I was a teen, but now I take it off every night before bed. It’s come to the point where I can’t go to sleep until I’ve washed my face and brushed my teeth, it nags at me if I don’t do it!

Back in my younger days, I often fell into bed with my makeup on… I often stayed out until the sun came up, so I didn’t make much of an effort to remove it. Fortunately, no ill effects besides the occasional pimple, so I have no regrets. I did try to at least remove my eye makeup, though!

I have gone to bed with make up on, ugh and that is so bad, sometimes I just get too tired to get up and do that.

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I know that it’s bad, but I’ve done it countless times. I’ve been much better at it lately and haven’t done it in a whole month, so go me lol! I’ve never had a problem where sleeping in makeup gives me pimples or anything and I don’t wear heavy liquid foundation and concealers so I think my powder foundation mostly wears off itself throughout the evening.
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I’ve napped with make-up on twice: One after a full-blown nervous breakdown, and once while attending an overnight studio recording for a song we were working on.

I think I’ve also dozed off in a car for about five minutes once or twice. It certainly doesn’t happen often, and most certainly NEVER overnight.

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I’ve definitely fallen asleep with a full face of makeup before. Sometimes long days at university followed by work would leave me exhausted. Then id hit the bed and remember my makeup as soon as it hit morning! On those days I’d make sure to wash my face as soon as I woke up haha.

I have fallen asleep if I get home at 2am and am seriously tired.

The outcome seriously depends on the quality of makeup. Cheap stuff shows its true colours 90% of the time. I fell asleep with a full face of makeup and the bargain basement bronzer I’d used for contouring left little bumps all along my contour lines while nothing else reacted.

On the flip side I fell asleep (took a nap in the middle of the afternoon *cough*) with Dr Jart’s BB and, while I still don’t love it (chalky, not enough coverage), my face felt and looked so nice ‘after’ I woke up.

I’ve dozed off and napped in makeup a few times too. I haven’t slept through the night in it in about 20 years.

I must have slept in my eye makeup when I was younger, but I can’t remember a specific instance. I’m pretty OCD with making sure I remove my makeup before I go to sleep.

Yes, I do occasionally. I’ve never suffered any ill effects and although I know it horrifies some people it really doesn’t bother me in the least. Sometimes, I’m just too tired and I know they very act of removing it all will be enough to wake me up. I’m in menopause and good sleep is precious to me because it is so hard to come by.

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I thought we all had! I am afraid I have done so several times and although there is no long term damages,I certainly had some irritation around the eyes.

Yes, but it was more like in my late teens/early 20s, on nights where I partied a little too hard.

Now that I’m in my 40s, there is no way I would ever sleep in my makeup! Maybe a little nap in the daytime, it all comes off at night, every night.

Yes. On numerous occasions. I forget I have any on until after I get tired. I’m an insomniac so I am too afraid washing it off will wake me up and I won’t be able to get tired again (totally happens to me). If I do it several days in a row I get a couple of pimples, but usually there is no harm. I also avoid using foundation when I can.

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