Skin Care or Makeup?

Heya, it’s your favorite blogger here! (ahem ahem… hopefully?) I’ve been thinking about what topic to bring you today, and I remembered something my guy told me he’s been noticing lately- that many girls seem to be sporting that super carefully done, Instagram worthy full face of make-up 24/7, whether going to the local supermarket or out in the clubs. Which in turn lead to a huge conversation on the topic of makeup, trends, appearance and how far we’ve come from the short and simple beauty routines of past generations.

So I want to ask you all now, what comes first for you, makeup or skincare? Which one do you tend to splurge on, and if you had to choose just one of them, which would it be?

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I’ll get the ball rolling and let you know that I am fully on team skin care. And here’s why:

I live in the future a lot in my head and usually end up overthinking everything (hello, anxiety attacks!) But that also means I try to anticipate and prevent what I can, and I believe that my 40 year old self will be thankful to my present self for taking good care of “our” skin.

Also, economically speaking, it makes a lot more sense to me to invest in skin care than in makeup. Sure, I’m willing to burn a hole through my wallet for the perfect foundation or buttery lipstick, but I will most likely not use it all before its expiration date. Whereas with face creams and masks, I never have to throw them out because I use them religiously.

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Another point is I truly believe that a well cared for skin will look better with and without makeup. A full face of makeup will look flawless on hydrated, radiant skin, and if you decide to go bare faced, you won’t have much to worry about. That is why enough sleep, water and quality skin care are non-negotiables for me.

Striving for good skin will also most likely mean you’re taking better care of yourself overall. Crappy food, sugary drinks and lack of exercise will all be visible on your face as well, through breakouts, dull and sallow skin and puffiness. Skin care isn’t just about slathering some cream on your face and hoping for the best, it’s also about eating balanced meals, exercising regularly and getting your sweat on, going for a deep tissue massage and just showing a general respect for yourself.

And as I try to be aware of what I put inside my body and on my skin, I look for products with ingredients I can understand. And although I know there are cosmetics brands that use natural ingredients, I still shy away from wearing a full face of make-up other than for special events- actually if you look at my other posts and on Youtube, you can see my usual make-up looks are quite simple: cat eyeliner, a painted lip and minimal skin coverage. I have also more or less replaced my body creams with organic oils, and I alternate my face creams with natural options, to maintain a healthy balance. If you want to see my top natural picks, you can check out my latest video below, just click on the pic.

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Thank you so much for reading, I really hope you found this post interesting, and please let me know which team you are on: skin care or makeup. Let me know what your favorite products in each category are, and I will see you back here next week!


29 thoughts on “Skin Care or Makeup?

  1. I enjoyed this post! Honestly, I was Team Makeup for a long time, but since turning 30 I’ve come to really value my skin and take much better care of it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts! <3

  2. Wow, this is definitely a thought-provoking post! I agree with you; in order to see improvement in your makeup, your base (your skin) needs to look great. And like you said, taking good care of your skin will kind of force you to take care of your entire self! Great post 🙂

  3. I’m 100% team skincare. Make up is super nice but I have been taking care of my skin since I was 19!! 32 and no wrinkles here!!!

  4. For me, skincare comes first because If your skin is healthy you don’t have to put the loads and loads of makeup to hide those unhealthy patches on the face. and I’m also experimenting with an organic skin care products too!

  5. I would like to say that I put the skin care on top, but almost always I end up investing more in make-up than in skin care. Loved your article on the topic and it made me think about investing more in organic products for skincare.

  6. Skincare all the way for me and I also think there are less skincare blogs than make up blogs so the market is less saturated there xx

    1. Great to hear you share my feelings on this. I am definitely willing to do more pieces on skincare, since it’s such a near and dear subject to me 🙂

  7. I agree 100% taking care of your skin is worth the investment, where make-up will expire before I use it all. Plus styles and looks change, where beautiful skin doesn’t.

    1. Thank you very much, I hope so too. I would only like to say don’t tie your confidence too much to the aspect of your skin or any other physical parts, these all pass with age. An awesome person stays awesome no matter what, and that should give you the most confidence 😉

  8. Upon reading your title, my brain automatically said: “Duh, of course, Skincare comes first.” HAHA I guess I haven’t been big with make up ever since, but I love getting dolled up some time too 🙂

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    1. Fair enough, skincare is really something you should make time for daily, while make-up can be an on again- off again sort of relationship 🙂

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