Plain faced

I just read a story on Yahoo News about a woman named Annie Garau who decided to conduct an experiment and not wear makeup for a year.  She is now 200+ days into her experiment.  In the beginning she felt uncomfortable, undesirable, and embarrassed.  Now, 200+ days later, she feels more beautiful than she ever felt before.

She thinks every woman, no matter what she looks like, is beautiful without makeup and that it’s tragic that women are typically not happy with their appearance.

Hello cosmetic and beauty industry making billions off of the sale of their products!  Stop marketing to women by decreasing our feelings of self worth.

I’ve always felt relatively comfortable in my own skin, even without makeup.  In fact, I feel at my most beautiful when I’m camping with wavy hair no longer straightened by the blow dryer and my face totally bare, wearing a casual sundress and flip flops.

Just to prove it, I’m posting a pic of me (with an ex-bf) from a camping trip we took to the Yuba River in 2009.  And I’m encouraging all the women who read this blog to go a day without makeup and see how beautiful you can feel.



5 thoughts on “Plain faced

  1. Aloha Beautiful,

    That experiment reminds me very much of me….After high school I went to Australia and traveled around the country for a year…no make up for a year…lol

    I love that we seem to like the same things.

    I just recently started my blog where I will write about my 60lbs weight loss journey (I like to call it my journey to healthy, strong and confident ;-)), beauty, fitness, different places around the world and different types of cuisines. I hope you can find some motivation and inspiration as well on my blog:-)

    I just published an article on my go to make up look (video) using my favorite products.

    Check it out and follow me if you are interested:-)

    I would love to hear from you on my blog and for you to be part of my journey:-)

    Have a lovely day!

    Aloha from Hawaii

  2. I wear make up probably ten days out of the year. When I do wear it is hate the way it makes my face feel. I recently started with wearing mascara to work so that you can see I have eyelashes but even that feels annoying. I just don’t have time in the morning to be putting stuff on my face. Take me as I am or look the other way! Lol
    Its so funny that when I do wear make up people make such a fuss and ask why I am all decked…makes me want to wear it even less!

    • Hey sassygirl40 – I admire that about you. I usually feel self conscious without makeup. It would feel so good to go without makeup most of the year!

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