4 Dumb Reasons You Don’t Take Your Makeup Off Even Though You Should


According to Kim Kardashian, sleeping in your makeup isn't as tragic as beauty experts and dermatologists would like us to believe.

This week, Mrs. West introduced makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury during the 2015 InStyle Awards. Tilbury was given the award for Makeup Artist of the Year, and Kardashian praised the artist for inspiring her to sleep in her cosmetics.

While praising Tilbury as her hero "because she has never let her husband see her without makeup on," Kardashian added,

She's inspired me when I am really lazy and I can't do my makeup the next day, so I'll sleep in my makeup. I know that's probably the worst advice, but she has all the magic creams to put on the next day to make up for it.

To no one's surprise, several pillow cases have been sacrificed for women who sleep peacefully in their makeup.

I, for one, never apply full-faced makeup on a daily basis. But when an occasion calls for brown lipstick and a few sweeps of mineral foundation, the remnants almost always carry over into the next morning.

Let's be real, it's not the grossest, laziest thing women have ever done. Actually, smudged, next-day makeup sometimes beats out a fresh application.

Say what you want about the main face of the Kardashian fam, but no one's more informed on makeup do's and don'ts than the selfie queen herself.

Don't feel so bad about the dumb reasons we all give for not taking our makeup off:

1. You're too sleepy.

Post-work drowsiness is too real.

After a long day, a Seamless order and a shower are about all we can handle. Dedicating 20 minutes of your night to 'Clarisonic and chill' sounds practically insufferable.

2. You've had three too many shots of Jameson during happy hour.

Pounding drinks at the bar all night leaves little room to do anything more than eat pizza and pass out.

No explanation or makeup removal wipes required.

3. You're hooking up with a dude you met online.

Chillin' with no makeup on is cozier than Drake's turtleneck. But when you're in that pre-dating phase, it's too early to show off your before-bed skin prep. It's probably best to leave your bonnet and acne cream out of the relationship for now.

Trust me, if you really want to wow him with your "woke up like dis" face, avoid wiping off your waterproof eyeliner.

4. Your makeup is really just too good to take off.

There are those rare moments when your makeup is so fleeky, you'd rather sleep like a mannequin than wash off a cosmetic masterpiece.

You're so in awe of your perfectly winged cat-eye and ombre lip, it's almost blasphemous to erase the evidence.

Just in case your pillow makes a mess of your makeup, take a Kim K-approved selfie before getting in bed.