Hard Truths: 20 Days of Foundation Challenge (Update for Weeks 3 & 4)
I did it!
It was a struggle for me to finish this. There were days when I didn’t feel like wearing any makeup.
I found out a few interesting things about myself because of this challenge.
I realized that I like wearing makeup when I’m angry. E likened it to war painting. It made sense to me now why I made sure I had makeup on when I raised a complaint at the bank (after finding out that something went wrong with my online account.)
Another thing I realized is that I don’t have the motivation to wear makeup when I’m sad. Hence, the struggle.
WEEK 3: Days 11 to 15
I wore Koh Gen Do Aqua and Becca Luminous Ultra Sheer Skin Colour exclusively. Both of them have SPF.
I didn’t take a photo of me wearing Becca Luminous, but since it’s ultra sheer, maybe I don’t really need to (?). Initial opinion on Becca: I don’t like it because of the scent. It has that mature type of cosmetic scent that I’m not usually bothered by, but because the smell doesn’t go away, I started to hate it. I can smell it ’til I wash it off.
WEEK 4: Days 16 to 20
I wore NARS Sheer Glow mixed with any sunblock I can get my hands on. I didn’t enjoy this mixing business. First, it’s not advisable sun protection-wise. My hand is not a machine–it can’t disperse sun protection pigments evenly in the mix. Second, I’m a lazy person.
I don’t know how I could finish NARS Sheer Glow without dreading the whole makeup application process.
I don’t think I can sustain wearing foundation 5 days a week (but I’ll try). It’s not one of those makeup products that I find enjoyable to put on. (But can I wear bronzer and highlighter on a bare-ish face???)
The two hard truths I have to face are:
One: I can only ever wear two types of foundation on an everyday basis: Liquid Foundations with SPF and Powder Foundations.
Two: I will probably never finish NARS Sheer Glow (and MAC Face & Body and the other foundations I didn’t pick up during the 20-day challenge). I wish SPF wasn’t important.
It sounds stupid to wear foundation everyday for the sole reason of finishing what I bought. It’s the logical thing to do. But really really stupid… oh, the things I bring upon myself.