My mom once told me to wear as little makeup as possible and stay away from powders and foundations for as long as possible because once you start wearing a lot of makeup, you can’t go back and will feel ugly when you don’t. I don’t ever want my face to look so different that people will be shocked or I can’t bear to go outside in public with a bare face. After all, my bare face is my real face! I want to feel beautiful with my real face and confident enough to go out and see people with my real face. So I purposefully go out sometimes with no makeup or barely any makeup. I remember a few years ago when I was invited to a dinner/gathering of our High School friends & their wives/husbands that I haven’t seen in a long time and I couldn’t find my makeup bag anywhere. After searching, I said to my husband, “Oh well, let’s just go.” and went to the little reunion and had a great time. When we came home, he told me he was shocked that I was totally fine with going with a totally makeup-free face, and that it was really cool. That all the girls he’s ever known would’ve freaked out and wouldn’t have gone until they found the makeup or not gone at all. And bytheway, he prefers me with no makeup!
So while I don’t consider myself being “brave” by showing my natural face since I don’t wear a lot of makeup anyway and wear my natural face as much as I can, I realize other people’s definition of brave is different than mine and I respect those women as well.