What Happens When You Use Excessive Makeup Daily?

Monday, September 05, 2016


First things first, this post is not here to offend any makeupholic and the views expressed are of mine. By using too much makeup, I mean wearing it like, every time and for every occasion, somewhere close to obsession. And going overboard with something isn't healthy at all! It can take a toll not just on your skin but can also affect psychologically. So here I go with my experience:

1. The first thing I felt was, I thought I looked ugly without makeup.

2. I was so much into foundation that I never stepped out without one and the idea to go without it scared me. I would add layers and layers just to reach perfectly flawless skin and ended up looking ghastly.

3. I noticed that I looked almost unrecognizable without makeup. I should've learned that makeup is for enhancing features and not for completely transforming them.

4. I became more and more conscious of how I looked or if my makeup was on fleek.

5. I used to take up all my getting-ready-for-college time in doing makeup. And guess what? I always turned up late.

6. Using loose powder or compact caused little whiteheads on unusual areas of my face and I found it hard to get them off.

7. Most important of all, I looked older than I really was. Makeup can give an illusion of being a mature person and if used excessively can add years to your actual age.

8. We know the chemicals found in makeup products do no good to skin. 

9. Under eye area is the most sensitive part of face and slathering on different makeup products will only irritate and make it darker. Whenever I apply smudge proof kajal or eyeliner, despite removing it the black residue stays for 2-3 days. Ever wondered why even after a good night's sleep your under eyes appear darker? 

10. Makeup is expensive. Unless you're a makeup artist or it's about your job, hoarding on makeup might feel pointless. Just think how limiting makeup purchases can make a difference to your bank account.

11. When I applied foundation daily my skin got really uneven. Even the face packs and scrubs didn't helped. Taking a break from this heavy stuff only helped me.

12. Removing makeup at the end of the day was such a tiresome kk task task for me and doing it everyday made me feel sick.

So that's my final verdict...
Makeup is beautiful, an enthusiastic art that can make you look like a goddess in no time. But excessive of it is sickening! I'm not going to rely on just foundation now for a flawless base or adding lots of powder to highlight my under eye. That also doesn't mean I'll go bare faced. I've decided to put on minimal makeup just to correct some minor imperfections and I'd better let my skin breathe. I'll focus more towards getting beautiful naturally first. What I'm going to do now is save heavy makeup for special occasions where I can look the best version of me! 

Do you like posts like this? Tell me in the comments if you do, so it'll inspire me to do them often 😃

Lots of love,
Mariyam ❤

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24 comments

  1. I agree with you. At some level we get obsessed with it.
    I have a lot of acne marks and I used to feel that I can't go to do without foundation because of that. But slowly I realised that people didn't care whether I had marks or.not. I was good at what I did and they liked me for that. So why should I be so particular about it. I started wearing less makeup and letting my blemishes show through.
    Some times as a blogger it is hard to go to events without make up but I have started doing that and I love it. I love that I can step out without makeup on now and still feel confident. It takes time to understand this but its fabulous once one does.

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    1. I can totally relate to you. Even I used to layer foundation on my marks and just got addicted to it. Then I realized I needed to stop and I did somehow. It takes time but is worth it :)

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  2. this is really thoughtful post..I go bare face most of the time be it any place.. even without kajal and liner..i do not have this quo that i have to wear makeup if i'm going out and i feel comfortable in my skin :) But I do wear makeup as well..it depends on my mood :)

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    1. This is really a healthy habit and forgiving for skin :)

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  3. This is really a fantastic post, infact I had something like this in my head. Though I never went full on foundation but I dont really like the idea of makeup on point all the time. In the end I agree its a personal choice but enhancing the features is beneficial for skin and just enough as all :) :*

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    1. Yeah moderation is the key here. Letting skin breathe from time to time is a good idea :)

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  4. Truly agree dear. I dont like applying too much makeup on daily basis. Our skin needs breathing too :)

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    1. Yeah it's good as ling as it's for fun :)

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  5. Fabulous post Mariyam ! I agree with you on this topic completely.
    My personal view: You do not need makeup everytime, sometimes all you need is a moisturiser and you are good to go. But at the same time on some occasions well groomed look is important, all you need to know is how much quantity is more than enough. :)

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    1. Yes exactly. Unless it's a special occasion we need not to put on heavy makeup.

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  6. great post dear...and I've nominated you for the versatile blogger award !

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  7. Thanks for sharing this. I agree with you excessive makeup is not good. We should strive more towards looking beautiful naturally...

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  8. Excess of anything is not good. And I've noticed when I buy a lot it usually goes to waste!

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  9. Great post, I dont like applying too much makeup on daily basis. Thanks for sharing this post <3

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    1. This is really good. Thanks for reading :)

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  10. What a fabulous post Mariyam! Enjoyed reading every bit. You come up with so nice blogging ideas :)
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    1. Thank you so much your appreciation means a lot to me :)

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  11. I am 100% agree with you, personally I don't like to applying too much makeup, I love to be natural.

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    1. Yeah being natural is more beautiful :)

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  12. Awesome post, Mariyam :) I am not into much makeup but yeah on occasions I do,not overboard though! And now, reading this post,I would love to stay away! :D :P

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  13. While make up is fun, we still need to be comfortable in our own skin. I have severe dark circles which make it look like I have panda eyes and I have lots of acne scarring, but there are days when I don't even reach for a compact. We need to love ourselves including our tiny imperfections.

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