As someone who struggles with insecurities, I always hid behind makeup. Of course, makeup is an amazing and creative art form, one that I still partake in, but wearing makeup every day was taking a toll on my personal confidence and my skin. I have cystic acne so putting piles of makeup on was not helping the situation.
More recently, I have started wearing less makeup. Even the act of wearing less makeup has boosted my confidence and has allowed me to express myself without worrying if my foundation is getting splotchy and oily. My skin has started clearing up as well! Though I still wear makeup from time to time (trust me you will not find me without some mascara on!) But eliminating it from my daily routine has helped me save time in the morning!
Overall the idea of makeup is very misconstrued. It is always too much or too little. Makeup comes in many different art forms and that is the beautiful thing about it! You can do whatever you want to when it comes to putting products on your face. Just do not believe that you need to have a full face on to be beautiful, show who you are. Who you are is more beautiful than any color eyeshadow or highlight.
In the words of everyone's favorite drag queen "If you can't love yourself, then how in the hell are you gonna love anybody else" -RuPaul
Don't ever doubt your outer or inner beauty, because it is there inside all of us, it just depends on how we decide to share it with the world.