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"What I learned from a year of traveling without makeup" Stephanie Yoder

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I used to wear a lot of makeup.


Actually, that’s not totally accurate. I know girls who wear a lot of makeup, who practically paint on a new face each day, and I was not one of them. My daily routine consisted of a bit of moisturizer, a powdered foundation, some eyeshadow, mascara, blush, and lip gloss.


Still, the fact remains: I had a daily makeup routine. But that all changed two years ago, when I started living on the road. I pretty much quit wearing the stuff cold turkey.


It wasn’t intentional, at first. The truth is, I didn’t wear it because I was too jet-lagged to even bother. But as time passed and I got used to road life — and therefore didn’t spend half my days jet-lagged — I still couldn’t be bothered. There didn’t seem to be a point to putting on a face.


When I was in Australia, for instance, I lived out of a van, and the idea of putting on mascara in the rearview mirror was almost comical. In Southeast Asia, it was so hot, it would have immediately melted off anyway. In China, I already looked so radically different from everyone else that my skin color practically was my makeup; I didn’t see any reason to try to dress things up even more.


More: https://www.yahoo.com/travel/no-mascara-no-problem-what-i-learned-from-a-year-116285055992.html

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