I’ve been enjoying the installments of Carina’s 20 days of lipsticks so much that I decided to do something similar: with face bases.
If you’ve read my previous posts, you would know that I’m not a daily foundation wearer (includes other face bases e.g. bb creams and tinted moisturizers). Don’t ask why I have 7 ‘foundations’.
I don’t wear foundation partly because I’m reaping the fruits of my labor, i.e., my unfailing dedication to moisturizers, salicylic acid, and tretinoin. My facial skin is far from perfect but I’m comfortable going out wearing only sunscreen (and clothes, of course.) Right now, I alternate between Kanebo Allie Long Keep UV Gel and Sun Play Clear Water — both have SPF50++++.
BUT, if I were to be truly honest with myself, the reason why I’m not wearing foundation (makeup, in general) more frequently is because I’m a mess right now. I’m not saying that women who don’t wear makeup everyday are hot messes. But if you’re someone who actually intends to wear makeup and not be able to do it because you’re going to be late or because you feel like you don’t have time (like I do all the time), that says something. To have a lot on your plate yet still able to put on decent makeup — that is a sign of self-discipline.
So, yeah, I’m doing this.
I did a trial run 2 to 3 weeks back with the initial intention of just using up the stuff I bought and to reward myself with a purchase afterwards. I was able to wear Koh Gen Do Aqua and Maxi Peel Concealing Cream alternately for several consecutive days, so this challenge seems achievable. In case you’re wondering, I didn’t buy that thing I wanted to buy. Good job Rae, for slooowly getting your life together.
Taking from Carina’s 20 days lipstick challenge, I’m going to wear foundation (or tinted moisturizer) for at least 5 of 7 days this week. I don’t have a non-routinary event to go to so I decided that my assigned face base this week is NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer.