Break Up with Your Makeup

It should come as no surprise around here that makeup and I get along quite well. So well that we used to never leave home without each other. If my face wasn’t covered in liquid and powder foundation, it would consistently be a strong “no” when it came to leaving the house. I have always been a little ashamed of my “au natural” look and would do everything in my power to disguise the real me by hiding it under piles and piles of makeup. Fortunately as I have gotten older [and a little wiser along with a wee bit more confident] I have learned what it means to not only take care of your face, but to also embrace your face. We are beautiful as-is. While Summer is a great time to bare it all, there are things that we can do every day to feel confident enough to “go naked” year round.

Lets face it (pun intended) - if we aren’t taking care of our base, how can we look good no matter what we put on our face? Here’s what works for me:

  1. A brightening toner - after removing all traces of makeup I turn to a brightening toner to bring my face to life so to speak. This also gives me confidence that I really do have all makeup removed and can move on to my favorite step.
  2. Moisturizer with SPF - Always, always, always moisturize. Even if you have oily skin, moisturize. I choose a moisturizer with SPF to guard against any rays that I may catch during the day. Who doesn’t need sun spots in her life? This girl.
  1. Wrinkle Cream - Lets face it, we aren’t getting any younger. I use a wrinkle cream every night all over my face in hopes to keep those lines at bay.
  2. Eye Cream - And last but not least, eye cream. My eyes are one of my greatest assets and I’ll do whatever I can to make them as bright as can be. I put a very small amount all around my eyes to diminish any puffiness or darkness that may appear.

And there we have it - 4 simple yet highly effective ways to great skin.

In honor of breaking up with my makeup, I have partnered with Galderma for the Break Up with Your Makeup program.
While I haven’t personally dealt with rosacea in my own life, I have friends who have had to manage it over the years. For those of you who struggle with rosacea, Galderma is here to help with one of their three prescription treatment products. One product specifically I would like to share with you all is Oracea® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules 40mg which help treat the inflammatory lesions of rosacea in adults.

To learn more about rosacea and other treatments offered by Galderma simply visit the Break Up with Your Makeup page. While you are there, enter the sweepstakes for your chance to win one of three $500 gift cards by simply voting for your favorite no-makeup selfie and story.

Important Safety Information

Indication: ORACEA® (doxycycline, USP) Capsules 40 mg* are indicated for the treatment of only inflammatory lesions (papules and pustules) of rosacea in adult patients. ORACEA Capsules do not lessen the facial redness caused by rosacea. Adverse Events: In controlled clinical studies, the most commonly reported adverse events (>2%) in patients treated with ORACEA Capsules were nasopharyngitis, sinusitis, diarrhea, hypertension and aspartate aminotransferase increase. Warnings/Precautions: ORACEA Capsules should not be used to treat or prevent infections. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken by patients who have a known hypersensitivity to doxycycline or other tetracyclines. ORACEA Capsules should not be taken during pregnancy, by nursing mothers, or during tooth development (up to the age of 8 years). Although photosensitivity was not observed in clinical trials, ORACEA Capsules patients should minimize or avoid exposure to natural or artificial sunlight. The efficacy of ORACEA Capsules treatment beyond 16 weeks and safety beyond 9 months have not been established.

*30 mg immediate release beads and 10 mg delayed release beads.

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I was selected, as a member of Clever Girls, to post on behalf of the Break Up with Your Makeup program sponsored by Galderma Laboratories, L.P. The content and opinions expressed here are my own. You should discuss any medication with your doctor.



  1. I too was like you in regards to not leaving the house without make-up but I have also come to embrace my face. Ha ha. I want to do a not make-up challenge for one month but am procrastinating with putting it into motion... You may have just motivated me!

  2. all black and white pictures.....baby steps ;) LOL!

  3. Hi, I was just wondering what products you use in your daily routine? I'm always looking to try something new!

  4. I used to wear makeup in high school, but I rarely wear it anymore. I know I'm not the prettiest girl alive, but my philosophy is this; if you don't like how my face looks quit looking. Don't get me wrong; I love natural beauty products, but wearing lots of makeup just isn't me.
    Tiffany @ writteninblue21.blogspot.com

  5. I loved makeup as a teen, but soon after just became too lazy to go all out. A while ago I would still do so every now and then, just for me. I still try, but since I can't wear contacts anymore I can't actually see my face in the mirror without my glasses and it's a pain to put on mascara, so I've been going without most of the time now (just a bit of foundation and lipstick), because I don't want to spend half an hour just putting on mascara. Life is strange.

  6. I never used to leave the house without makeup on either. However, over the last year, I feel like my skin has gotten really oily and no makeup I use will stay on all day. I'm a die-hard Sephora fan and I am totally willing to pay $60+ for makeup if it works. But none have impressed me anymore. So I rarely ever wear makeup anymore. I would rather spend more time on my hair in the mornings, because my natural hair is way more embarrassing than me not wearing makeup! Haha! If I do want to look "nicer" for work I just put on some mascara. I haven't scared my husband away yet, so I can't look that bad!


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)