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I feel the same with and without makeup. I didn’t start really wearing makeup until last year, age 21…well I’ll still 21, but anyway xD. So I’ve basically been bare-faced throughout high school and college so I’m very comfortable without makeup. And most days I don’t wear any makeup.

I lied, I’m 22 now. Apparently I forgot my age xD. But yeah, didn’t start wearing makeup until last summer.

i do feel more comfortable than before because i can have bare face going out sometimes now but i still more confident wearing some make up . it’s like an extra boost!

Not really, most days I don’t wear any, I only have time on weekends. I would feel self-conscious if I was not wearing any to certain special events or in a professional environment.

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I do feel different–more comfortable, because I don’t have to worry about smudging or smearing anything. Sometimes if my skin is misbehaving, I also feel a bit insecure, but not enough to actually put anything on!

I go out barefaced 90% of the time so obviously I feel comfortable doing it, but I definitely feel prettier and sexier when I have makeup on

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I certainly feel the same! As much as I love make-up, I refuse to feel like I need it in order to be acceptable out be out in public. I’m going to continue owning agency over my own body and wear what I want, regardless of whether people find it attractive or not. Take that, patriarchy. 😛

I think I look less polished, but I don’t mind going bare-faced – I don’t feel worse about myself or anything. I just think that looking my best gives me a bit of a pick-me-up and is just a nice thing to do!

Otherwise… I think that my makeup is generally light enough that I don’t really feel it on, unless I happen to be wearing a lipstick or something.

Unfortunately I am not as comfortable bare-faced as I’d like to be. I will go grocery shopping or to my friend’s house but not much else. I feel vulnerable without my face on! It’s kind of my protection against the “outside”. Also people assume I’m 10-15 years younger than I am so I find no makeup only makes that judgement feel more likely to happen.

I just hit 30 last year and I finally started to use some skin care products regularly like toner and cleansers occasionally too (mostly Michael Todd products). I definitely feel comfortable without makeup now because I know I’m taking care of my skin. I also started using sunscreen on my face daily last year (thanks to this site and the Neutrogena recommendation as a great cheaper way to go) and making sure I’m removing all of my makeup, which I definitely didn’t do in my 20s!

No i don’t. I didn’t start wearing makeup (tinted moisturizer, blush,tinted lip balm, mascara, concealer, eyebrow pencil) until i was 23 and i’m 25 now. i only wear makeup during the work week and take it off as soon as i get home. I would like to start wearing more eye shadows.

I feel the same with or without makeup. I absolutely go out without makeup on. However, I do usually wear makeup when I go out. I like wearing makeup, but mainly as a form of artistic expression.

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No, I don’t necessarily feel different without makeup on anymore. I’ve loved makeup on & off for about 13-14 years & I’m 27 now. I know when I was younger I wasn’t as comfortable in my own skin but since I’m a bit older now I find I could care less about going out without makeup on. Which is probably ridiculous because my collection is bigger than ever now haha. I would also say that having a good skincare routine that really works for my skin has helped a lot & while my skin isn’t perfect I’m not hung up about putting on makeup before leaving the house! 🙂

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Absolutely. If I have acne, I’ll only go out without makeup if it’s just like a quick run to the grocery store or something. Without acne I’m slightly more comfortable without makeup but I’d still rather have a full face of makeup on.

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