I was thinking of doing a post like this for a while now and decided to make it into a "Let's Chat", where I usually express my opinions. I know a lot of you may disagree with my opinions in this post and you are entitled to your own opinions. Wow this is a super long post, so I have decided to put my points in bold (for all of you who don't like reading).
If you haven't figured out what this post is going to be about yet this post is going to be about daily makeup. I think that daily makeup should be on the minimalistic side. It's nice to be able to change your look up on special occasions; but on the day-to-day you should keep your makeup a bit more simple. I think for the most part makeup, should highlight your features and not change them up. For example, if your favorite feature is your lips why not highlight them with a nice lipstick and keep everything else on the simple side. I feel you should choose one thing to bring out and keep everything else simple. (I chose the two photos above to illustrate these points). You can also go for a completely natural look and decide to go all out on special occasions; I completely understand wanting to express yourself.
Another reason you may want to keep your makeup on the natural looking side on the day to day (other than saving time and money) is the fact that you may feel good about yourself. If you are used to wearing a full face of makeup and go all out everyday you may feel worse about yourself when you wear less. In other words, wearing makeup is a slippery slope; the more you wear the better you look but the worse you feel when you are not wearing any. If you don't feel this way and can sport a full face of makeup and au natural with the same confidence, God bless, you are rare!
The last reason to be minimalistic is the fact that makeup especially foundation can clog your pores. If you don't buy high-end brands, this is even more of a concern. If you don't give your face time to breathe your pores may get larger to compensate for this. I know the use of foundation is a pretty touchy topic foundation for some people. I'm an advocate for using foundation only when necessary. If you have acne and want to cover it up, go ahead. I know how acne can affect a person psychologically. Just be mindful that you have to put in extra effort to remove it and clear your skin. If you do have acne and decide to wear makeup this does not solve your problem (acne), put effort into clearing your skin and not just cover it up. I do not have perfect skin by any stretch of the imagination and I prefer to cover up problem areas as opposed to covering my entire face.
Bottom line: Do what makes you happy and be aware of what you are doing. Makeup should make you feel good about yourself when you wear it and not worse when you don't.