After the beautiful Eyeliah posted some gorgeous makeup-less pictures of herself and said how great it would be if others would take part as well.
Well here is my offering, me, without make up, in my most comfy clothes with a bit of a ridiculous look on my face.
[EDIT: I removed the photo not because I was ashamed but because because of the new anonymous nature of the blog. I didn't want to delete the whole post because I really like the sentiment of what I had written so I left it as is minus photo]
To tell you the truth, I don't wear make up daily at all, so this really wasn't too much of a challenge for me, taking a nice close up photo was more of an issue really. I usually only wear make up when going out for the night, because it's fun, and when I'm dressing up it makes it all a bit more glamorous and adds to my outfit.
When I think about it I've never really been complimented extra when I've been wearing makeup compared to when I'm not, so I don't really see make up as something that I need to be beautiful, but rather something that adds to an overall look - like an accessory, that's why I would wear bright eye shadow over something nude.
The only thing I have a real issue with - the bags under my eyes, I usually tend to cover those up, because because come up to me and ask me if I'm feeling alright...but that just means I need more sleep.
So in short, make up is fun, but I don't think that anyone should let us think that we need it to be beautiful - we're already beautiful just the way we are.