All the Perks of Being the Girl Who Never Wears Makeup

If you're a girl who doesn't wear makeup, people might say you look tired when you're not, or assume that you're younger than you really are—but there are perks to not wearing makeup, too.

Keep reading to discover our favorite upsides to going makeup-free.

1. You save a lot of money. While all your friends spend their entire allowance at Sephora or Ulta, you can sit at home and count your cash.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Mr Krabs smelling money

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2. In fact, your go-to products are lip balm and face lotion. They're inexpensive and easy to bring with you wherever you go, so you're always set for anything.

3. Speaking of, there's always extra space in your bag because you don't have to devote half of it to beauty products.

4. Weather isn't an issue for your face. Even if it pours rain or gets so hot that you're sweating buckets, your look will be totally intact.

5. And you can watch as many sad movies as you like and let it all out because you don't have any mascara or eyeliner to worry about.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls - Rarity cries, ruining her makeup

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6.  You'll never know the pain of drawing, erasing and redrawing the perfect winged eyeliner for half an hour.

7. Washing your face at night is ridiculously easy. Just some face wash and a little bit of warm water and you're good to know—no struggling with makeup remover, Q-tips and cotton pads required.

8. And when you're absolutely exhausted, you're totally free to go straight to bed without turning your pillow into a makeup-covered mess. Also, you can take a nap pretty much whenever you like.

9. Plus your clothes—and countertops and bathroom floor—are absolutely free of ugly makeup stains that are nearly impossible to remove.

10. That half-hour that everyone else devotes to putting on their makeup in the morning is another 30 minutes for you to browse your phone, get started on the day, or—best of all—sleep in.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Patrick Sleeps

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11. That also means you have a lot more time to focus on the other elements of your look, from your hair to accessories to your outfits.

12. You don't have to worry about whether the myriad of products you use are cruelty-free or good for the environment because you don't really use any.

13. Even if you don't think it, your skin is probably pretty clean and healthy compared to your peers who wear makeup on the reg.

14. And never wearing makeup means you're super comfortable in your own skin. Everyone knows the natural you, and they're not expecting anything else.

15. But when you do decide to wear makeup for a special occasion, you make everyone turn an eye. The glo-up is very real.


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