Baring your natural face to your partner - blemishes, dark circles, unevenness, and all - can be a terrifying thought for many people during the early stages of relationships. Even if your skin is clear and smooth, a lot of women use makeup to help them feel more beautiful and confident, so it's only natural that washing off your mascara if you have blonde lashes or bearing the redness around your nose is menacing to consider. Even a quick YouTube search will yield tons of results pertaining to the topic, indicating that the angst is normal.
Still, looking your best tends to be synonymous with the dating game, so if you're going on a date to the pool or find yourself approaching the sleepover stage, then looking less dolled up is inevitable. If you're so much as considering not washing your face before bed, beware! You're setting yourself up for breakouts and frankly, prolonging confronting your fears!
DISCLAIMER: BEAUTY IS SKIN DEEP
Of course, your partner should love you as you are, finding you beautiful with and without makeup, and any guy who says otherwise is not worth your time. Most of us love using foundation to even out our complexion and enjoy the rosy glow we get from our blush, but makeup should not be the sole source of your confidence. That being said, Get The Look is keeping it real for you! We know that eventually you'll get comfortable enough to go makeup free (even bringing on the spot treatment and green face masks with your partner), sometimes the early stages of dating can be a little nerve-wracking. Here are some tips on how to strategically apply very small amounts of makeup until you feel confident enough to forgo it altogether, so you still feel like yourself but aren't going to bed or to the beach with a suffocating full face on.
Always wash your makeup off completely because nothing is worse than going to bed with makeup you've had on your face the whole day. If you have a particular area of concern like broken veins around the sides of the nose or a blemish, apply a very tiny amount of mineral powder (the more natural the better) over top of the area. Be sure to moisturize your skin first and apply ointment, if it's a zit you're dealing with. Remember, the tiniest amount possible!
If you don't do much when it comes to filling in your eyebrows, or if they are naturally full, then of course, skip this step. However, if your brows are extremely sparse or have been victim to a waxing accident, then you might be nervous about going completely natural. In this case, fill them in as little as possible so you have some definition but be careful not to go crazy!
This one is for the blonde-lashed gals. If you have extremely fair eyelashes, you probably feel like you look completely different without mascara on. Take a tiny bit of waterproof brown-black mascara and apply on your lashes sparingly to give your eyes some definition.
Keep in mind, none of these tips are necessary and if you feel good bearing it all right away go for it!