Monday, 20 January 2014

5 Reasons Why Foundation Sucks

Now don’t get me wrong I love a good foundation as much as the next girl. But what I hate is when I feel reliant on it, like I can’t go anywhere without it. I try to only wear foundation to work, formal occasions and on days where my skin is patchy and blemished. Unfortunately I have fallen into the foundation trap and more often than not I tend to wear it when I don’t need to. So here are 5 reasons why foundation sucks.

1.     We don’t need it.
I’m eighteen, which means I’m quite young and shouldn’t need to cover my skin on a day-to-day basis. Most girls under the age of 21 have no excuse or need for wearing foundation, and yet it makes the majority of us feel like we have to, and can’t be seen without it.

2.     Without it we feel insecure.
Whilst foundation can give self-confidence and make girls feel prettier, without it I think that we can all feel insecure. This bothers me, as we shouldn’t feel as though we need to essentially wear paint on our faces to be pretty. Guys don’t wear it and they still manage to look hot. Hehe ;)

3.     It makes your skin worse.
Have you ever had a few blemishes on your face and decided to cover them up with foundation, which only made it worse? Yep, it sucks and only leaves us with two options. One is to avoid wearing foundation when you break out, which defeats the purpose of having foundation. Or two, suck it up and look better, but make it worse. *sigh* #firstworldproblems

4.     Applying it.
I find that applying it can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. You have to make sure that you don’t put too much on and that it is the right color. Then you have to make sure that there aren’t any brush steaks, it hasn’t stained your eyebrows a weird orange and that it is blended in properly with your neck. This all takes time and effort, and when it isn’t working it can be highly frustrating.

5.     It’s expensively addictive
I know that there is a whole range of prices based on brand and quality and that for some it might not seem expensive. But it is something that girls have to buy several times a year to keep up with your skin color and to replenish you stock of it. Furthermore I think we can often feel the pressure to try new products that our friends and role models are wearing.

I think that it’s important to wear it as little as possible and to take care of your skin by removing you make-up before bed and by washing your face twice daily with cleanser and applying a moisturizer. Take care of your skin so that it looks its natural best and you aren’t reliant on wearing foundation. Remember you don’t need it and you look beautiful without it. 

Write in the comments your thoughts on foundation xx

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