Sunday, 10 August 2014


#ProjectBareAll was created by the lovely Megan // Thumbelina Lillie. The premise is to inspire confidence without makeup, to show everyone that we don't need makeup to feel good about ourselves. So, hear I am, bare faced on the internet. I have dark circles and scarring from spots and badly bitten lips and sparse eyebrows and my face is so much paler than my body, but that's okay. It's normal.

I started wearing makeup around the age of 12, but it was probably when I was around 14/15 that I started wearing it "properly". I don't actually think I've had many disasters, but I definitely was of the notion that covering my very dehydrated face would stop it from looking so dry - nuh uh, Emily. Since I started wearing makeup I did feel as if I had to wear it every time I left the house, even if it was just a tiny bit of concealer and mascara. However, in recent times I've been leaving the house with nothing on my face, and although I'm still not 100% comfortable with this, it really isn't a problem.

I love wearing makeup - I love the process and the way it makes me feel and look. Makeup is amazing in that it can make you feel confident in seconds, which ultimately is a good thing, but I do think we are being brought up in a way that preaches makeup is essential to be aesthetically pleasing. It certainly isn't. If you wear a full face of makeup every day, then I know that saying "don't wear any!" isn't going to help at all. It can be a gradual process, but it's a step I think everyone should take.

I want to reiterate that wearing makeup every day isn't a bad thing! But you should understand that it isn't necessary, that you are beautiful without it, and that your skin will thank you for wearing less too. My skin is still dry but it has definitely improved now that I never wear makeup at home, and only put it on when I'm going to be out of the house or around people for a substantial amount of time. Or, you know, taking blog photographs.

So, I encourage you to go without makeup! Feeling good in your own skin is so very important. Plus, no one is going to care if you're wearing makeup or not - believe me! If you would like to be involved with #ProjectBareAll then post your facially naked selfies to Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag to spread the word!


  1. Recently, I went to school for the first time in 2 years 'baring all'. Whilst it felt somewhat empowering (and I got to sleep in that extra 15 minutes), I definitely didn't feel as confident and comfortable as I did with make up on. I think #ProjectBareAll might push me to give it another go. Thanks for the motivation! :) xx

    Mel // izzipenelope

  2. I recently changed the frequency of which I wore makeup to once a week, which was a big change considering I used to wear makeup on a daily basis. Now I'm completely comfortable in my bare skin, and in the end I came to realize no one really cares if you put on makeup or not. You look lovely without makeup, great post for inspiring others to participate in the bare all project! :-)

  3. You're welcome! ^_^ I feel the same as you, reading other posts inspired by the project have inspired me to get as used to going makeup-less as I can.

  4. Thank you so much ^_^ I'm still a work in progress as I said, but I hope to be as comfortable as you!

  5. I'm not bothered about going without makeup but I actually enjoy doing my makeup! I noticed that I've recently cut down the amount of makeup I wear so I've changed to a smaller makeup bag. I look hideous in pictures without makeup, I've tried so many times to take a picture for this campaign but it just isnt working! I look rank!
    xxx | daisydaisyxxo

  6. I don't think I look particularly great either, I definitely feel more photogenic with makeup on! Although I suppose that's part of the problem with society these days.


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