Going foundation-free semi-permanently has been on my mind a lot this past year. When my skin was really clear, I was going without face makeup to work the majority of the week in the summer. However, as my skin started to break out due to hormones and severe stress this semester, I found myself reverting back to my old unhealthy relationship with foundation, where I felt that I had to cover my acne at all times because it was ugly. I realized that I was getting back into this negative puddle of self esteem crisis, and wanted to get out of it because I started doing the usual spiral into self hatred and feeling ugly.
I had seen Liah Yoo’s #foundationfreesunday posts a few times on Instagram, and today I finally went and watched her “How to Go Foundation-free” video. I really like Liah because she’s not only super knowledgeable but absolutely kind and positive and lovely. Her video made me realize that going foundation-free more often may help my skin recover from these stress breakouts, and eventually I may re-develop that confidence I had when I had clear skin. In lieu of this, I started looking for more foundation-free videos and Youtubers, and made a personal goal of going foundation-free three days and week and going from there. I’ve compiled a very list of foundation-free tutorials, if you’d like to check it out as well!
Foundation-Free Youtubers/Youtube Tutorials:
JkissaMakeup: Here’s a video in which Jkissa describes how and why she goes foundation free. What I found particularly helpful is her section of the video where she discusses contouring and adding blush to foundation-less skin. I personally love her because she’s cruelty-free and manages to create really flawless looks without using foundation. From what I’ve seen from following her for awhile, she does have pretty dry skin and tends to go for a dewy finish.
Keara Graves: Side note: I really enjoy that she is gender inclusive in her tutorial!