One week without foundation

Hello everyone! Welcome back

In today’s post I’ll be talking about my experience spending a full week without wearing any foundation. I have to say that when it comes to foundation I don’t feel I need it for blemish coverage but I do find it makes a good base for the rest of my makeup and helps even out my skin tone.

Because i felt as though I didn’t need foundation, I wanted to put my confidence to the test by going a week without wearing foundation, plus i wanted to see if my skin would detox.

Just for clarification I was still wearing the rest of my makeup.

The first day was probably the worst, I was feeling unwell and 100% looked it! My face was so shiny and my under eyes were incredibly dark…..Now if I was spending the day at home I wouldn’t care, but I was at work and had to deal with customers and my co-workers all day just feeling less confident. Which is rubbish when it’s taken me so long to build up my confidence.

The second and third days I was feeling so much better, and thankfully the life actually returned to my face! I had noticed myself putting more effort into my already strict night cleansing routine and this definitely just came down to the fact I wanted to be naturally radiant. Where my foundation would usually do that for me (mixed with my base makeup routine)

Along with this I noticed that a spot began to form on my right cheek and a couple of chin blemishes had appeared….. but I knew that would happen at some point!


The last few days were much better, yes I was a little conscious about my blemishes, but I had also figured out how to do my makeup to the point where it looked normal. Saying that, I could also feel myself being less enthusiastic about actually doing my eyebrows, lipstick and so on.

Honestly no one really noticed that I wasn’t wearing foundation but I really felt as though I wasn’t complete the whole week! Like I’d got almost ready for the day.


Overall my skin truly did need the break but I was so happy to finally do a FULL face of makeup! I would recommend trying this out, even if it’s just for a few days. It’s interesting to see how you react to one very small change in your daily life.

I do wish I was ending this post with a really inspirational speech about how beauty isn’t as materialistic as we think (which really it isn’t) but when my outer beauty/comfort zone was altered my inner beauty took a hit too. 

I hope you all liked this post! i’ve been holding back on posting it just because i feel a little awkward about the images but i want you all to see the true results of doing this! 

Thank you so much for reading! I have so many post ideas at the moment and can’t wait to share them with you! 


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