I am calling out for all eyeliner fanatics because I’ve done something I’ve never done before. First of all, this is beauty related post so it won’t be something grande like climbing Mountain Everest hence the title.
I’ve always worn eyeliners my whole life since the age of 16 and yeah… it’s been a couple of decades since then but I wanted to stress how big this was for me.
Not a huge difference but mind you back in the days I put on more eyeliner when I was younger. As the years passed by, my eyeliner game became softer and lighter.
I am reflecting on it and I realize this process did not occur in one night. In the past, I slowly dabbled with no eyeliner when I went out to do errands such as going to grocery stores nearby or going to a dentist etc. Soon I went to the gym in the morning barefaced and I don’t know about you but going to a certain type of gym and going at either am or pm makes a difference (is anybody on this with me?) Nowadays, I sometimes go barefaced going to the gym at any time! My skin can breathe while sweatin Y’all!
Anyways this time, I did not put any eyeliner when I went to work for a whole week!!
(Left: Eyeliner on / Right: Eyeliner off)
Work was someplace I always had my eyeliner on. No matter the circumstances, I always drew them. Even though I was late, I always managed to wear makeup in the washroom and people would stare but I didn’t give an F. I needed my eyeliner…and everything else.
When I adopted the no eyeliner look, I felt so barefaced in the beginning, but when I got used to it, I actually felt free! Mind you, I did wear eyeshadows but that is not the point here!!
I felt like I was free from eyeliner cuffs. I always thought I had to have eyeliner to look “awake” but then again I can look awake by just opening up my eyes wider and maybe a cup of coffee!!!
I also felt more confident in telling myself I don’t need eyeliner as part of my look but something that enhances the look.
Plus having no eyeliner created a different type of look that I did not have before.
I now remind myself I have the option to wear eyeliner or not and if I am really crunched on time I don’t have to be hesitant about going out without my eyeliners.
This post might not be much of a deal to some of you but eyeliners were part of my face for 20 years so, yeah, this is a big deal for me.
I challenge all the eyeliner fanatics to go out one day or even longer without eyeliners and let me know how that made you feel!
Anyways thanks for reading!