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.