My boyfriend and I have been together for about a year now. Before I met him I used to wear a considerable amount of makeup (medium coverage foundation, contour, harsh brows, etc.) which was fine with him.
The thing was, I would wear it to my classes or when I was out of the house running errands or something, but when it came to just hanging out with him alone ( for example just at home or a casual dinner out) I would wear no makeup. However, he's always liked a more natural look and still thinks i'm beautiful with no makeup. I took this as an excuse to not look 'good' and make an effort around him.
I realized that I was wearing makeup for the wrong reasons. I was trying to impress other people when I should have been trying to impress and attract HIM. My focus and goal as a good girlfriend should be about working on myself for his liking, not other people's liking. I stopped wearing so much makeup and stuck strictly to mascara and tinted lip balm. I look very presentable and natural and more feminine and less 'fake'. I enhance my looks when I am with him the way he likes it because thats all that matters. Not to mention my skin has gotten so much better and I care less about what other people think about me or my looks.
All in all, I learned my lesson and I hope you ladies enjoyed reading about my experience.