Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Gollum agrees with me. Barefaced chic is horribly under-rated. I see couples everyday, and wonder if the boyfriend has ever “seen” their girlfriend. I don’t mean without their clothes on, I mean with a naked face. In the 90s Linda Evangelista didn’t get out of bed for less than $10, 000. But how many ladies in the 00s live out their relationships without mascara?
Well I do most of the time, so that’s one. But I think I’m an outlier. I think overuse makes the magic of makeup mundane. Maybelline and MAC might disagree. But do we need makeup day in, day out, night in, night out?
Maybe TV shows lie. But if girls actually wake up early to put makeup on before their boyfriend sees them, I want to cry.
I’m all for looking good for your partner, but there’s a time in a relationship when I just want to be undone, unbrushed and bare faced. It’s not about letting yourself go. It’s not about shitting with the bathroom door open because you’re “comfortable.” It’s about cutting the bullshit, and looking like “you.”
I don’t want to see so much effort on our faces. Because I can’t help thinking: Do we even know what our relationships look like? Do you have a “made up” relationship?