***The following is a series of excerpts from Julie’s amazing post on makeup vs. no makeup!***
I have always envied girls who were good at doing make up.
Watching someone put on their makeup thoroughly amuses me. It’s almost like watching an artist paint a fresh canvas.
Unfortunately I am not good at make up. At all. Not even a little bit.
For one thing, eyeshadow makes me itchy.
I wish I had the ability to highlight my eyes with different color shadows or smudge some eyeliner to give myself the super-sexy smoky eye. Whenever I’ve tried to experiment with color on my eyelids (other than tans, taupes, beiges and golds), I end up looking like Mimi from Drew Carey.
Fortunately I am marrying a man who is not a fan of makeup. He says he cannot tell the difference between me with a full face of make up and me without any makeup. (The poor boy is clearly blind.) On the weekends I often go makeup free since Ryan has said he prefers me that way and it makes my life a little easier, too!
In talking with some of my girlfriends, it seems like a lot of guys like their girlfriends or wives fresh faced. It makes me think that women often put on makeup for other women.