Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Bare Face Campaign: Reflection

Hello lovelies!!

So, I am happy to say that I have completed my Bare Face Campaign! Ok, well to be honest, the campaign began on the 5th of June, so the real end date would be the 4th of July but I decided to end it a little sooner due to my style challenge (which starts today).

Although, I did not photo journal every day of the campaign (why, I don't know), I did remain bare faced the entire time. If you follow me on Instagram, I shared these photos there as well (some are exclusive to you guys, tho :))Me and my chapstick (which usually plays second fiddle to my lipsticks/glosses) became the best of friends. I didn't even want to tease myself, so I purposely left my lipsticks in another purse.

I have to admit, it felt extremely liberating to cut my hour+ of getting ready time to a mere 20 minutes! It's pretty sad that my makeup application took me that long each day, but it really did; I still have yet to master the "five-minute" face.

During the campaign, there were days I longed for my mascara. Just a few days ago, I grabbed it (the mascara) out of my untouched makeup bag and wielded it like a gun, threatening to use it. Luckily, my mom-in-law and sister talked me off the ledge. I'm really surprised that's what I ached to use; not my eyebrow kit or my lipstick, but that damn mascara. Shows you where my loyalty lies, lol.

Although the weather has been pretty erratic, overall we've had some pretty hot and sweaty days. On those days, I found myself loving the fact that I could freely wipe away my sweat without having to be strategic about it. When wearing foundation, I find myself patting my face with a napkin, ever so lightly so as to not disturb my perfectly applied "face". I did not miss that!

While I talked a lot of mess about how I couldn't wait until the challenge was over, I'm not doing a sprint back to my makeup bags. Instead, I'm looking at them with a side eye (I don't need you anymore!). The only products I may be reaching for are my mascara, brow kit, and maybe some gloss (gosh, I've missed you, too).

Can I say that my face got clearer? Um, not really, I actually had a few pimples during the campaign. But, can I say I have a new found love for my skin? Hell. Yes. If you guys have read my initial post, you'll see how bad my skin was and how addicted and dependent on makeup I became. I couldn't imagine going anywhere without putting my face on, honey! But now, I'm more confident in my skin and although I'll still continue to wear makeup, I know now that I don't need it. And that right there, is the best thing I could've gained from this campaign.

I want to say a big thank you, once again, to those who have joined me. Also, a huge thank you to those who have supported me along the way, I really couldn't have done it without you all! XOXO


Lauren K


  1. Great post, im so proud of u!!! -Sanna

  2. I love this, I'm bare face most days but learning to love a full face here and there.

    Kudos to you for making it.


  3. Yay! You did it! And you looked great while doing it too! BAM! # youdidthat I don't wear a full face but i still don't have the courage. My blush and mascara and brow kit. ... yea I'm not there yet! Proud of you!


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