I used to feel like I should wear makeup to school every day because everyone did. I felt like it made me fit in but it actually caused me to be permanently judging myself. I would hide my imperfections with makeup but this never made me feel happy. One day I just stopped wearing makeup all together and it made me feel so much happier. I began to prefer how I looked with no makeup and I felt so much more confident. I also improved my skin, I now focus on keeping my skin healthy and glowing instead of covering it up.
I never wore very heavy makeup in the first place so I understand that not everyone will feel comfortable going makeup free, and that’s ok. This does also not mean that you can never wear makeup, I still put on some makeup if I want to dress up, but the important thing is to realise that you don’t need to be beautiful.
If makeup makes you feel more confident and you enjoy wearing it, then maybe just try a few lighter days once in a while. It’s totally fine to where makeup as long as you love yourself with and without makeup. You don’t need to try to look like anyone or change a single thing, you are perfect the way you are!