Saturday

Facial Piercings & Makeup Application - Do you remove or leave in?

Happy Saturday!

As many of you have probably noticed, I have my nose pierced. I've actually had it for 14 years now (ah! so old!) and I love it. I had it done while nose rings weren't insanely popular--in fact none of my friends or anyone around me had one at the time--and it's truly become a part of my face.

Here's a lovely picture pointing out my nose ring for those of you that have never noticed it. Of course genius me chose a pic in which it's not as obvious because of lighting and the fact that the diamond in the surgical steel setting is somewhat subtle, but it's there! It's been more noticeable in other pics (such as my blog header above).

When I do certain things like nose pore strips, facials, etc. I tend to take it out so that I can actually get my whole nose since it can get in the way a bit. However, one thing I always debate over is whether or not I should take it out prior to applying my makeup. I usually leave it in because I don't want to buff makeup into the small hole it leaves behind when removed--which results in me having to clean any foundation or powder that gets on it with a q-tip. Which of course leaves me thinking yet again ... should I have taken it out?

For those of you with facial piercings and a serious love of cosmetics, what do you do? Do you take it out? Do you leave it in? Share!

I'm always curious to see what other people do in out-of-the-norm situations such as this and I don't believe I've ever been involved in a chat surrounding this topic!

Just a quick update! I posted this question in a few makeup-focused groups on FB and the consensus so far has been that we all leave them in and then clean if necessary!

12 comments :

  1. I've always wanted a nose ring/stud because it's part of the Indian culture, but decided with my metal allergies and my not being able to wear earrings, that I would skip on it! I love it on you and this was really interesting! A lot of things I never thought about with facial jewelry!

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    1. Thanks :) It's definitely tough with metal sensitivities! When I first had mine done there was a small period of time where I thought my body was going to completely reject it and since noses swell so quickly and so drastically, I actually had to rush in and get my original one exchanged for another (it was NOT fun lol), but thankfully it healed and for the most part has been incident-free! I can only use the surgical steel one I have in now and yellow gold because of my metal allergies though (or platinum, though I've never personally come across a nose screw made of platinum).

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  2. I leave mine in for make-up

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    1. That seems to be the consensus!

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  3. I have my nose pierced too (and lip) It depends on how lazy I feel haha
    I usually leave mine in but I don't always wear foundation.

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    1. Hahaha ;) I don't wear foundation daily either because my skin is so sensitive!

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  4. I am apparently the oddball of the group here. I take mine out, I don't have to worry about cleaning the makeup off the ring, but I also use my Clarisonic every night so that cleans up any makeup that might have gotten in the piercing area. :) It's always as though my nose ring completes the look!

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    1. That's interesting! It's been fun to hear everyone's piercing + makeup habits ;)

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  5. I have a nose ring. I usually leave it out when I do my makeup because putting my nose stud in is the last of my getting ready routine.

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  6. I've always wondered this myself! Great post!

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