我特别喜欢化妆，觉得很好玩，我会用不同颜色来搭配试验。平时我一般把眼睛弄得越蓝越好。不过，化妆还没成为专家级啦。别人都是用刷子刷的，不过我一般直接用手。另外，我常用的就那么几个牌子。总之，化妆就是日常生活的一部分啦！ 那到底是为什么呢每天早上都要化个妆呢？可以不化妆吗？不化妆会怎么样呢？ 嗯，试了才知道哇！所以我就挑战了一次！ #一周不化妆# 周三（第1天）： 早上不用化妆的最大好处是早上突然就有了大把时间。今天早上竟然有时间吃完一整碗麦片，喝完一整杯咖啡。 哎呀，下巴长了颗痘，换作平时我肯定用遮瑕膏给遮住了，但是既然接受了这个挑战，好吧，痘痘就痘痘了。 男朋友都没注意到我没化妆......不化妆的第一天，感觉还不错！
周五（第2天）： 好想化个妆......今早差点就动手了，不断提醒自己要忍住！ 没化妆感觉自己又老又憔悴，看到镜子里这张素颜的脸就不舒服。可是又觉得自己怎么能这么想呢，接着感觉更不对劲了！ 第二天不化妆就开始不那么舒服了，可能只是还没适应吧。让我吃惊的是不化妆我竟然会有那种消极的想法。
周末（第3、4天） 今晚要出去嗨，可是不化妆挺紧张的！我安慰自己说应该没关系的，餐厅酒吧晚上灯光都挺昏暗的对吧？ 其实我主要担心的是人家会说我不注意形象。 男朋友还是说没觉得我化没化妆有什么区别......都不知道这算睁眼说瞎话还是甜言蜜语。
周一（第5天）： 周六晚上跟朋友出去，我没告诉任何人自己没化妆。中途我还专门跑去洗手间一趟，看着镜子里的自己。 有什么用呢？我又没法化上妆！不过我竟然会觉得自己有化妆的需要......为什么会这样呢？！
周二（第6天） 啊，终于快熬到头了！想到又可以化妆了我就兴奋，兴奋的程度出乎自己意料。等不及两天后的早上可以重新拿起粉饼进行我的早间日程，这已经成了提醒身体该做好去上班的准备的必要步骤。又可以用眼影把眼部弄得更美，还可以涂上口红，跟朋友们出去嗨了！ 我原来真的没料到自己会有这些想法，竟然会因为能化妆就这么开心。不是应该有了心灵美化不化妆都无所谓的吗......
挑战心得： 这个试验真是让我印象深刻，推荐习惯每天化妆的朋友们也来尝试一下。对我来说，最大的意外收获是意识到我们平时做的很多事情都只是因为别人也在做。 这次挑战让我有很多意想不到的收获，让我们找到内心的美和自信。我向自己证明了不化妆同样也可以！ 不过，最重要的一点是意识到有多少事情并非出于自己选择，做这个试验是为了对习以为常的事进行评估，问问自己：为什么要做这事？要一直做下去当然没问题，只是思考清楚自己究竟为什么以后，就能自己作出决定是否每天要化妆。
进行这个挑战后我很可能会选择不化妆，但最重要的是自己的选择。我们的时间、健康、外貌都是生命中重要的部分，这个挑战让我今后在生活中每次做选择和决定时变得更用心。 目前，我的选择是：还是要化妆！ PS：重新化妆以后感觉有点奇怪。以后我会化得淡一些，但也不确定能坚持多久。一旦形成习惯，真的是很难改变！这是重新化妆的美腻的我！
One morning, as I looked in the mirror and applied my makeup, something struck me. When did I start wearing makeup? When did this become part of my daily routine? Why did I make the choice to wear makeup everyday?
Putting on makeup does give me confidence. It sets the mood for my day or for my evening. A light layer of foundation, some blush and a little mascara help set the tone for a day of work or lunch with friends. Add some eyeshadow and lipstick, and it's time to go out on the town!
Makeup is fun for me. I love doing my makeup. I like playing around with different colors. Usually I'm just trying to make my eyes look as blue as possible. I never really became an expert, though. I use my fingers most of the time, when others would use brushes. I also never stray too far from my trusted brands. Instead, makeup is just part of my unique daily routine!
So why? Why do I go through this ritual every morning? Could I stop doing it? What would happen if I did?
Well, I would never know until I try. So, here goes nothing! #1weekwithoutmakeup#
Thursday (Day 1):
The best part about not putting on makeup is that you have more time in the morning. This morning I had a bowl of cereal and even got to finish my whole cup of coffee!
I grew a pimple on my chin overnight. I definitely would have covered that with makeup, but the no-makeup challenge meant that it was out there for everyone to see!
My boyfriend hasn't noticed yet... First day, not too bad!
Friday (Day 2):
Now I really want to put on some makeup... And this morning I almost did. I had to remind myself not to!
Without makeup, I feel like I look old and tired. And I feel sick of how my face looked. Then I felt bad for thinking such horrible thoughts about myself, and felt even worse!
Day 2 is a lot harder. Hopefully I am just getting over the hump. I am surprised at all of my negative thoughts.
WEEKEND (Days 3&4):
I am going out tonight, and kind of nervous about not wearing make up! I think it will be OK. Usually restaurants and bars are pretty dimly lit, right?
My main fear is that people will think that I look like I didn't put any effort into my appearance. For some reason I am self-conscious about this!
My boyfriend still says he can't tell a difference... Good liar, or sweetest boyfriend in the world? I'm still not sure.
Monday, (Day 5):
I made it through Saturday night without telling anyone that I wasn't wearing makeup. I did go to the bathroom one time and look in the mirror.
But why? There was nothing I could do! It was funny that I felt the need to do that... Why was I even thinking about it!?
Tuesday, (Day 6)
I am in the final stretch! One more day! I am excited at the thought of going back to makeup. A lot more excited than I thought I would be. I can't wait to go through my normal morning routine in two days, because that's how my body knows it's time to go to work! I am excited at the thought of putting on some eyeshadow that compliments my top. And I can't wait to put on some lipstick and go out with friends.
These are not at all the emotions I thought I'd have at this point! I'm almost embarrassed to be so excited at the thought of going back to make up. I should be excited to be fulfilling my inner-beauty revolution...
Wednesday, (Day 7):
I MADE IT! Well, almost! I'm on my last day, and I see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today I am in the office. Luckily all of these people have already seen me for the past seven days, so it's easy sailing from here until the finish line. Just a few hours and I'll have been makeup-free for a full week. I wonder how I will feel when I put makeup on again...
This was quite the experiment. In conclusion, I very much recommend this challenge to anyone who usually wears makeup during the day. The most unexpected thing that I learned was how much we do things just because its what other people do.
I really thought that this would be a lesson in inner-beauty and finding confidence from within. That was definitely part of it! I showed myself that I can live without makeup.
But my real conclusion was realizing how much of what we do is not our choice. This experiment encouraged me to reevaluate other parts of my life and ask myself: Why do I do this? Of course, it's OK to keep doing these things! But by reevaluating why I put on makeup, it gave me the chance to make the conscious decision to wear makeup.
This experiment could have resulted in me choosing NOT to wear makeup, but that would have been a choice as well. Our time, our health, our face—it's all so important. After doing this challenge, I plan to make sure I am making more conscious decisions about how I treat myself and my life.
For now, I choose to keep makeup in my life!
PS: Putting makeup back on felt weird. I think the main change is that I will wear less makeup during the week. But we'll see how long that will last. Habits are so hard to break! Here I am, back in my makeup glory!