Are you the type of girl who sleeps with makeup on when your boyfriend’s around? Do you wake up early to rush to the bathroom to freshen up before he gets up? Or have you ever put a full face of makeup on because he’s coming round to drop something off?
Well girls, I think we’ve all been through it, admittedly some longer than others, but when should we stop trying so hard? When is it ok to go bare face in front of your partner? According to a study published on the Daily Mail it takes 4 weeks and 1 day- that’s very precise if you ask me, it’s not like your going to wake up on day 29 and say “right, it’s time to reveal to you my real face ”
Some think we do it because we’re not comfortable in our relationship, others suggests it’s because we don’t have enough self-confidence and believe our partners will leave us when they see our naked faces. And, from this point of view, only when we feel secure in our relationships, we will dare to go bare.
It sounds a little silly to me to be honest, I can’t imagine a man running away because your lips aren’t naturally ruby red. And to be honest, if he does, he probably wasn’t worth it to begin with. Saying this, what I’ve grown to learn over the years is that men tend not to notice a difference anyway.
So personally, I got over this stage relatively quickly a long time ago, but you know what – I think the longer you do it, the better! Why? Because making that extra effort means the relationship still feels new and fresh and you’re both still trying to impress each other; and I think this stage of the relationship is the most exciting. Look, it’s great sitting together in your sweats and no makeup, but once you stop making all that effort, you eventually get into the routine of sweats and no makeup being pretty standard, and you both don’t care either way. So, what I’m trying to say is, everyone eventually gets to that stage where you’re so comfortable with each other that you don’t care if your legs are shaven before coitus, but what’s the harm of keeping it going as long as possible? Embrace your femininity and do whatever makes you feel the most beautiful and run with it.
I’m not trying to say that if you don’t normally wear makeup you should start wearing it nor am I saying you shouldn’t be comfortable in your relationship. I believe you should be with someone who always makes you feel your best and loves you despite your flaws, but just try not to take that first stage of trying to impress eachother for granted.
What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with me? How long do you take before uncovering your makeup-free face?