Tuesday, March 11th, 2008

Temptalia Asks You

How often do you wear a full face of makeup? Do you only leave the house with a full face, or are you more likely than not to only put on full makeup for a special occasion? Why?

I would say I wear a full face of makeup 2-3 days per week, depending on how I feel. I usually put a light layer of foundation, maybe a blusher, and mascara/brows – that’s enough for me. I don’t consider it really a “full face,” since that would include lipstick/gloss, eyeshadow, liner, and blush/contour/highlight.

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76 thoughts on “Temptalia Asks You – How often do you wear a full face of makeup?

  1. claudine

    all day everyday lmao
    i love my mac to much to not wear a full face of make up haha

    • Renee

      HAHAH DITTO!! :]]]]
      i get excited going to sleep thinking about how im going to paint my face the next day HAHAHAH

      -Renee :b

      • Lindsay

        hahahaa….me too! Its when I plan out my look for the next day because I start work super early and dont have time to sit and figure it out in the morning so I plan it out in my head the night before. If I am really ambitious I will pull out all the products I am using the night before too. I wear different make up every day because I wear a uniform that is mostly black…so I have lots of options!

        Im glad you do this too because now I dont feel so ridiculous!

        • Lindsay

          Oh ya…and I wear full make up every working day as well. Weekends only if I go out or feeling like playing with my make up some more.

    • Heather

      Same here – all day, EVERY day!

    • LOL, so true, so true.

  2. Michelle

    I do NOT leave the house without foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and at least a touch of gloss. I’ve felt horrible on the days that I’ve tried it–I even wear light makeup to the gym. It makes a huge difference in my confidence.

  3. taj

    all day every working day ! ! ! (only that I do not touch up often during the day, and usually after breakfast and some cups of tea, all my lipstick/gloss will be gone !

  4. I go extremes on either side. Some days, I have absolutely nothing on my face except a swipe of lip gloss, other days just eyeliner and lipgloss and other days everything from foundation primer to smoky eyes!

  5. Maybe 1-2 days ina week? It was more often, but I noticed some breakouts, so I’ve stopped the full face for some time. Right now it is just moisturiser plus one drop foundation, lipstick and eye liner.

  6. dee

    Every working day I have on at least foundation and mascara. I do the same if I know I’m going somewhere. What varies is the amount of time spent on eyes and cheeks.

  7. Pia

    Every day! even during weekend when I just lounge around reading papers or gutting fish for lunch. My full make up consists of sunscreen, light foundation, powder, eye shadow, lipstick, lip gloss, mascara, liner, the works. Good thing I cover my hair, cos my hair is just crazy and would otherwise take forever to fix.

  8. Grace

    i probably wear make up 4 days a week. I do more intense looks on the weekend.

  9. Millie

    every working day which is about 3-4 times a week. in fact, i look forward to my part-time work because that’s when i get to wear full makeup! :)

  10. Shefali

    I’m with Claudine…I wear full make-up every working day, and if I’m going anywhere on Saturday, then Saturdays too. Usually Sundays are a completely no makeup day, unless I have to go out somewhere.

    I love my MAC makeup too much and consider it a creative outlet and a way to have fun.

  11. Chica

    Don’t leave the house without eyeliner, mascara and lipstick but i probably wear foundation & blusher a couple of times a week. My skin is pretty sensitive and reacts to foundation if I wear it too many days on the run.

    • Claudia M

      Chica, I have the same prob, except worse. I can’t wear powder or foundation because I break out. I can handle cream blush (hard candy, tarte). What do you do if you break out? My skin got extreme oily all of a sudden, so I’m trying different cleansers but no luck yet.

      • Chica

        I swear by the Body Shop aloe vera range, i use the cleanser,toner and day/night moisturisers ever day plus their exfoliator a couple of times a week.
        If my skin reacts really badly ( all blotchy and puffy ) I use Harley Street Natural Calendula herbal gel and leave all my make up off for a few days. It’s really awesome stuff, calms your skin down really quickly and it’s oil free so it’s kind to oily skin.

    • It’s too bad that your skin is so sensitive, Chica, how frustrating that must be!

  12. farzana

    I wear full make up every other day.I give my face a one day break not that my face is bad.My husand seems to like me better with just eyeliner and lipgloss.So Almost every other day i go out somewhere so i gotta do my whole face.When im home i wear nuttin.

  13. I usually wear it about 3-4 days a week. I always have to wear foundation when I leave the house because of my redness and mascara is a must. If I am doing a YouTube video my husband always cracks up when he comes home because I’ll have some fancy eye look going on while wearing a t-shirt and pajama bottoms – lol. And rocking the socks and crocs look … sooo glamorous around the house!

  14. natasha

    probably about twice a week, when i go out at nights or if theres an occasion to. if not, i just put on loose powder, light blush and gloss on a daily basis

    i feel that putting on too much makeup too often changes my own confidence about myself, for the worst (if that makes sense!) its just the contrast of before and after, and i dont want to be too dependent on something external to feel good about myself

  15. lala


    2-3 out of the wk maybe a full face (I guess eyeshadow) ..but I don’t know since I wear the NMSF (buff one layer of it and set it w/ fix+) as my foundation if its consider “full look”

  16. Ariele

    Pretty much every day. I work in a business environment, so I have to dress to impress Monday – Friday. If I’m not going anywhere on the weekends, I won’t do a full face. But for the most part, its every day… unless I’m short on time. Then its tinted moisturizer, finishing powder, MSF, lipgloss & mascara.

  17. 5 days a week.. the days that I work. On my days off I am usually lazy and just spend time at home, but if I go out I will do a full face. Otherwise I feel like I have spent a truckload of money for nothing! And it makes me happy :)

  18. Jen

    I wear full makeup almost every day, on a day I don’t, I atleast wear tinted moisturizer, blush, lipstick, and mascara.

  19. xbrookecorex

    Any day that I leave the house for something besides a quick post office or drugstore stop!

  20. Claudia M

    90%of the time I do eyes and lips (concealer, eyeshadow, liner, mascara, lipliner or lipstick and gloss) and a little bit of cream blush. I can’t wear powder or foundation (hence my obsession with make up!!!) If i’m not going anywhere, i only do concealer and curl my lashes. But I never, NEVER, go bare. That’s like a crime against the cosmetic gods!!!

  21. Charlotte

    I guess the difference between a full face of makeup for me and more low key look is eyeshadow. I never leave the house without foundation, concealer, mascara, lipstick, and blush. I usually do full makeup if I have the time, maybe 4 days out of the week. I like playing with all my pretty colors.

  22. Sal

    Wow I must be lazy. I pro’bly do the works (foundation, powders, sculpting, etc etc) twice a month lol. Other days I’ve just got blotter papers (for summer), lipgloss, and maybe eyeliner. Or I’ll just tote a lip/cheek stain. I use vaseline instead of mascara on my eyelashes for the day.

  23. Sarah

    Because I am 16 I have to wake up early in the morning this way I dont have time to do all. Usually everyday I wear foundation and concealer only to cover dark circles,blackheads,blemish, redness, powder,mascara,eyeliner, and lipgloss. if i feel than i will wear full foundation eyeshadow, and blush. usually this happens rarely but I used to when I didnt have confidence. I just feel that I look better with the minimal.

  24. Monday through Friday and sometimes weekends! I try to do minimal, but I just prefer to have a full face. However, my “full face” look usually uses many products w/ a light hand, and it doesn’t usually look like I have a lot of makeup on.

  25. I don’t wear full on face makeup every day, I usually go 2-3 days without it during any given week. Mostly because I am so busy with school work and my boyfriend likes my bare face a lot. (Crazy man likes those under eye circles???) Usually if I am going out, or have school or an event to go to, I’ll wear the whole shebang. If it’s a lighter day I’ll do my foundation (which is Bare Escentuals, so it’s extremely light and quick to put on, plus it has sunscreen in it anyway.) Plus I have to cover dark circles, so I use Bare Escentuals foundation over Chanel eye base under my eyes. And I love shadow so much, but if I am in a BIG hurry I’ll just brush foundation over my eyelids, and do mascara, and maybe liner. Unless I have a good amount of time to do my makeup, I often skip lipstick. I love lip products so much, it’s a sin how often I go bare lipped. But I have really dark pink lips as it is, so not many people notice.

  26. Quynh

    I don’t have time in the morning to do any makeup, so I usually just slap on some Meow mineral Primer.
    I do have full face makeup when I go out with my friends in the weekend or if I feel like it to smaller “happenings”.

  27. Peri

    I have tried and tried and tried to cut down my daily make up face…I used to wear a full face everyday untill the following comments:

    1) Boyfriend – “I hate only being able to see my real girlfriend for 5 minutes a night after you’ve washed your face”

    2) Best Friend and Mum “You wear so much make up everyday that when you go out you look no different. Even worse, on your wedding day in October you’ll look the same as you did everyday in the office”

    and on the opposite side, when I’ve toned it down:

    3) Work Colleages (when I’m wearing no eyeliner and mascara but still have foundation, powder and blush) “OH MY GOSH Peri you DO NOT look well AT ALL! Are you feeling ok? Maybe you should go home? You poor thing!

    The last comment cancels out the first two and makes me wear at least a little something on every facial feature, every day – including the gym!

    Does anybody else get their confidence shattered like this?

    • Chica

      Jaysus that’d knock anyone’s confidence!
      I can’t believe your colleagues say that when you’ve only left out mascara!!
      I’d take comment number 1 as a compliment, he obviously loves how you look naturally so you must be pretty without the make up :o)
      I wouldn’t take any of them to heart, wear as much or as little as you like – whatever boosts your confidence.
      I have no idea how you wear make up to the gym – if i wear any it just slides down my face after 20 mins on the treadmill lol :)

      • Peri

        Chica your comment is so sweet, thank you!
        You’re right – i should just do what i want! Can’t please everyone right?
        Thanks hun!

    • Hey Peri!

      You know, I can totally understand where you’re coming from! It is crazy the comments your work colleagues give you though – so cruel.

  28. Liz

    I never wear full face makeup. In order to keep the flawless finish I only make sure to use concealer and a loose powder. Fill in my eyebrows lightly and mascara.

    I’m not even doing a full face on my wedding day lol

  29. Erin

    Probably 3 days a week, I would say.

  30. lola

    I can’t wear any foundation, powder, or blush- actually, my face only tolerates a touch of moisturizer. Even though I’m 34. Fair, right? I won’t leave the house without a little eyeshadow and bright lipstick and gloss. For more special occasions, I add a touch of eyeliner and mascara, and I groom my brows. But I NEVER go anywhere without perfume. That’s the one thing I can’t live without!

  31. Almost every day! I may take a day off on the weekend, but that’s it! I wear, daily:
    Eyebrow pencil
    eyeshadow (at least two)
    es primer
    lipstick with liner

  32. Tia

    I rarely wear a full face of makeup because I hardly ever put shadow on my eyes. Since I have been taking my niece to daycare, I have lost about 30 minutes of my morning time. My daily face consists of foundation, powder foundation, defining my eyebrows, putting the right amount of mascara on, blush, a lipstick and lipgloss. I love makeup!

  33. I put on a full face of makeup when I’m bored, or wanting to impress my man. :D:) =^.^=

  34. I wear a medium face most of the time…only when I know I’m going somewhere do I pull out 3 or 4 different eyeshadows, haha. For the past few weeks it’s been a bit of tinted foundation, MAC concealer in NC15, MAC Sassed Up powder (Fafi) for blush, Rimmel brown eyebrow pencil and black eyeliner, Cover Girl Lash Blast mascara, Jane loose powder, and I usually pick one or two shadows to wear, something like Stila’s Kitten with MAC Gold Stroke pigment, or just Naked pigment. I’m also a huge fan of Shimmertime pigment alone or with Gold Stroke or any number of MAC brown shadows. It depends how I’m feeling when I wake up and how much time I have…the more time, the more ‘face’ I put on :)