So in my current position I work in customer service/front of house. I’m customer facing and as such I put a little make up on every day to be a little more polished. However last Saturday I put on a face mask and my skin felt fresh and clean. I didn’t want to put a full face on top of nice clean skin so I made the decision to wear no make up to work.
Doesn’t sound like a big deal right? Wrong. While I have good skin generally it’s winter so I’m a bit blotchy and the kids hadn’t slept well so I was looking a little worse for wear also. I know we’re expected to look professional and neat so I was curious how a no make up day would go down.
So I put on eyebrows and mascara only because without them I literally have no brows or lashes. I had no powder, concealer, highlight or anything to otherwise enhance my face. I braced myself for ‘Oh God you look tired’ or similar comments. No one said anything. Nothing at all. No one said a damn thing. Then I felt silly because I was expecting people to notice. Did I really thing people would notice my face that much. I mean I’d had people say things when I have had make up on but not this time without a stitch of make up.
All in all I felt great and my skin felt amazing. Also, while make up is fun it was nice not to come home and have to wipe off a whole face of make up. Ok, and so technically I did have a little make up on I’m definitely going very minimal make up to work again.