Wearing Little to No Makeup May Be a New Trend but It's Not for Everyone (PHOTO)

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Rosie Huntington-WhiteleyWhen it comes to wearing makeup, they say "less is more," which is obviously the philosophy this year at Paris Fashion Week. Many models took the runway wearing little to no makeup, showing off fresh, natural faces instead of complexions caked with layers of foundation, blush, bronzer, and everything in between.

Instead of painting up their faces, makeup artisit Tom Pecheux applied concealer and a dusting of powder, and simply busted out an eyelash curler instead of relying on gobs of mascara to make the models' eyes pop. As for the hair, it's meant to look "disheveled," like the 'do Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is sporting in this photo. (She has a few fly-aways for sure.)

And while there are probably quite a few women who will embrace this trend wholeheartedly and hope that it's here to say -- I'm sorry, but I just can't bring myself to get on board with it.

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I mean, I'm ok with the messy hair thing, but to put it lightly, I L-O-V-E makeup. Can't live without it. And while there are certain instances where I will leave the house without putting it on (like when I'm heading to the beach or the gym), most days I won't be caught dead without at least concealer, tinted moisturizer, powder, eye shadow, eye liner, mascara, blush, and lip gloss on.

Don't get me wrong -- I'm not saying it's a bad thing to go without makeup. I have a few friends who look amazing without it. For whatever reason, they simply don't need it to look more put together and attractive. I, on the other hand, am not one of those people. 

When I first get out of bed in the morning and look in the mirror, I usually take a step back and cringe in horror a little bit. The dark circles. The bags under my eyes. The broken capillaries around my nose. Ugh. They jump off my face and scream, "Look at me!" -- which is something I'm not willing to let happen if I can avoid it.

And another thing about this "trend" that's popping up on the runways -- let's not forget that these women are models. It's their job to look flawless without much help, so it really shouldn't come as a surprise that all they need is concealer, powder, and an eyelash curler.

More power to them and to all of you out there who wake up looking like a vision of loveliness every single day. As for me? I plan on clinging to my makeup bag for dear life at least until I hit the age of 80 or so.

Do you wear a lot of makeup?


Image via Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

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Todd Vrancic

No, and neither does my wife.  Your skin is healthier without all that junk clogging your pores.

nonmember avatar NoWay

I rarely wear make-up. I usually save it for special occasions. I think I probably DO look better with it, but I just don't want to take the time. And my husband tells me I am beautiful all the time. And I have a few male friends who tell me I'm "hot" :) But, hey ... maybe it's because I am beautiful on the inside and it just shines through ...

Momma... MommaCady

Judging from the picture of the model the trend must also be to wear little to no bra.

nonmember avatar Susan

I stopped wearing makeup 10 years ago. My husband hated it and it wasn't doing me any favors. In fact, makeup makes you look A LOT older. It clogs your pores, it stops skin from "breathing". My skin is clear and pure. At 47, I look much younger. Makeup, like high heels, are really just a scam. Most women don't need to slather it on as they do - and all that gross concealer, foundation, what have you just congeals in those "tiny lines" effectively highlighting them. Stop with all the makeup. Your skin will thank you, and your wallet will thank you. Just the thought of slathering all the gunk on my face makes me a bit claustrophobic. I can't breath!!

hexxuss hexxuss

Nope, ne make-up for me =)

Freela Freela

Works for me.  I seldom wear makeup.  I hate the feeling on anything on my skin (the most I ever use is a tinted moisturizer), and eye makeup tends to bother my contact lenses and makes my eyes sore and red and watery, which is hardly a good look!  I do often wear a gloss or moisturizing lipstick, but that's about it.  I save makeup for situations when I need to look professional/put-together... it's something I use to project an image in a given situation, not something I enjoy or am doing for myself.

Lobelia Lobelia

Im with everyone else. I hardly ever wear makeup anymore.

F'mal DeHyde

This model always looks like she's dazed from a head injury.

the4m... the4mutts

Idk about following this "trend", because I have NEVER worn makeup on a regular basis. I wear it so seldomly, as a matter of fact, that I just shelled out about 200$ for all new makeup for my wedding at the end of the month because I couldnt use the stuff I had.

I put some of mine on a couple weeks ago, and the results were BAD. My eyes swelled and I got a rash around my mouth.

I thought about it, and the foundation was about 4 years old, and the bottle was almost full. The mascara was even older. Probably close to 10 years.

Guess it expired or something.

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