• Friday, 20 September 2013

    Bare Naked

    You didn't think I would actually post photos of myself bare naked did you? But what I would like to share with you all is my strong hate for foundation. Yes the word 'hate' may seem a little strong however I believe wearing foundation everyday is extremely unnecessary. Why? because there are much more healthier options. The first time I started to wear foundation was when I was 14 because everyone at school was. 14 nower days is considered to be an older age to start wearing foundation but a majority of girls start in school. Once your start to wear foundation it is usually hard to 'wean' yourself off it because most of us believe that we need it to cover our 'impurities'. I wore foundation for 3 years until I started to notice a change in my skin- it was whiter from the rest of my body, oiler, spottier, and redder (from where blemishes started to appear).  So I sought for other alternatives.

    Could foundation really be the cause of our impurities? I believe so.

    Foundation- choose carefully

    I'm not trying to put you off foundation completely but you should be extremely careful on which one you choose to buy. Some foundations contain 'petroleum' which have the same origins in fossil fuels! Petroleum helps to lock moisture against the skin which is why some people 'break out' or develop dry or blemished skin. Your skin also absorbs up to 60% of chemicals contained in products, so you must extra careful when selecting the right foundation for you. I advise not to wear foundation on a regular basis if you have extremely troubled skin- it is only an aggravating factor!

    A recent experiment done by the Daily Mail in July illustrated that the cause of many skin problems can be from the failure to remove your foundation at night! A staggering one out of three women in the UK forget to take their foundation off at least twice a week!

    Before and after: Experts said Anna's skin aged by ten years as a result of not removing her make-up for an entire month

    Other Alternatives- Minerals, Minerals, Minerals!

    Oh minerals... how I LOVE YOU! Every day (and even on nights out) I will only wear a little bit of concealer under the eyes and my bare minerals. Not only is my skin healthier, it is less oiler, less pale with less impurities! Everything a lady craves. Minerals (or plant based abstracts) doesn't sit flat on the skin which allows your skin and pores to breathe. When you buffer this 'powder like' substance onto the skin it immediately reacts with the heat from your skin which consequently causes the mineral to expand. This is what makes your skin look like you're wearing foundation when you're not. The two I alternate between are: 

    The Body Shop-  Extra Virgin Minerals


    I have been wearing this powder for 4 years now and I LOVE IT! This product contains kaolin and SPF 25 which is great for both oily and sensitive skin.

    LUSH- Emotional Brilliance Translucent Face Powder


    This product contains softening jojoba oil and talc which will leave your skin feeling extremely nourished! This product is an excellent protecting barrier between your face and other elements. For those who refuse to give up foundation, this product would act as an excellent finish onto the skin.

    Not convinced?

    At least try a lighter foundation by bareMinerals? A foundation which will not 'clump up or cake up' your face.


    My Day Face

    Here using LUSH Emotional Brilliance

    My Night Face

    Here using The Body Shop Extra Virgin Minerals

    What is your opinion?

    Eltoria x



    1. Totally agree with you, however I honestly don't feel comfortable with out a natural layer of foundation on. I would love to wear those products but I think I speak for a few ladies when I say we just don't have the balls. Good on you, wish I could..


    2. I never actually realised not removing your make up at night could do quite so much damage. I think it is tough to wean ourselves off, my skins perfectly clear and I still find it tough to leave the house without make up on, but you've convinced me to try minerals. Next time I'm near LUSH I'm definitely picking up the face powder!


    3. I don't wear foundation every day, just for 'special' occasions, and I can really tell the difference when I've worn foundation to when I've been make up free for a while. Bare Minerals was my first mineral powder, but I much prefer the Body Shop one now, it works just as well on my skin and for a fraction of the price, double win! Good find with the Lush one, I never would have thought to try there for make up!

      Tilly xoxo

    4. About a year ago, my skin was looking and feeling pretty awful and I started looking around for something that might help it. I found LilyLolo's mineral foundation and I've never looked back! You're definitely right about the difference between wearing heavy foundations and minerals. I do sometimes wear other foundations but I love mineral makeup as it's good for your skin without completely sacrificing coverage.
      And I'll definitely have to try the Lush Emotional Brilliance.
      Thanks for spreading the word about it!
      Rebecca, from A Little Bit of Glitter (www.alittlebitofglitter24.blogspot.co.uk)

    5. Wow this post took the words right out of my mouth! People are always so shocked when I say I have a beauty blog due to the fact I don't wear makeup unless I'm going out somewhere special. Doesn't mean I don't know what I'm talking about - quite the contrary. I don't like foundation either and only wear it when necessary. Love love love this post! I'm going to try the LUSH powder because of you now too haha xx

    6. Want to try out the Body shop Minerals! Nice post with cute day and night face pics!!!

    7. This was so interesting. I would love to stop wearing foundation. I will have to visit Body Shop for those Minerals.

      Thank you for this post!

    8. your blog is so fab! xx

    9. I'm the same - I hate foundation! Whenever I give in and wear it I feel guilty! I'm definitely going to try the bare minerals powder, it looks great! :)


    10. I feel the exact same, I hate wearing foundation! I am definitely going to try Bare Minerals one day, I've always been curious!


    11. Great blogpost! I'm following you on Bloglovin :D

    12. I'm a diehard BareMinerals fan as well. I've been using it exclusively for the past 3 yrs. Great post!


    13. I've used the body shop minerals powder before, it makes your skin look so good...it also lasts ages! :) such a good post to prove that you don't have to be caked in foundation for your skin to look good! x

    14. I too don't like wearing foundation. Too cake-y. After reading your post I'm definitely considering trying out mineral powder! Have you tried L'Oreal's collection?

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