I have never been a girly girl. Even when I was a cheerleader I was no nonsense and very sensible. I rarely get my nails done, I got my eyebrows done for the first time when I was around 22. So, I am in no way high maintenance.
I went to an audition last week and I was a mess. I was dressed in all black that had dog hair on it, I wasn’t wearing makeup, and I hadn’t gotten my eyebrows done in months. I was chatting with some people outside of the audition and mentioned that I wasn’t wearing make up. One guy seemed surprised. “You came to an audition without makeup?”
I don’t remember the last time I wore makeup to an audition. I hate wearing it. I hate spending time putting it on and I hate the process of taking it off. Plus, it usually results in my skin acting up. The only times I wear make up are when I am seeing someone very important, I have to for a show, or when I have ample time. Why wear makeup to an audition? They have my head shot and know what I look like all made up. And this audition had a dance call, which meant I was going to sweat all the makeup off anyway!
I have two sisters who went to school for hair and makeup and I do like the look of makeup sometimes, but I have to be in the right mood for it. VERY rarely do I put on a full face. I try to wear lipstick regularly (I love lipstick) and sometimes I’ll wear mascara, but foundation? No thank you.
I’m not going to be an idiot and say that all girls shouldn’t wear makeup. I’m not going to say that we are all beautiful the way we are (though I do believe it). Sometimes we need that barrier in order to face the world. Go for it Ladies! Do what makes you feel comfortable and I will do the same. Nada, low key, or full face, we are all beautiful.