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Going Bare Faced: Makeup Is Covering Up More Than Your Skin

  • by Corrie Shenigo
  • posted at 7:19 pm
  • February 29, 2012

According to a recent study by the Harris poll, 44% of women feel downright ugly without any makeup on. For those of you gals who never leave home without some concealer, mascara or a little lip gloss, this may not come as a surprise, but it might say something about the way we, we as women, feel imperfect sans a little cosmetic help.

The study, conducted on behalf of the Renfrew Center Foundation which researches eating disorders, also found that one-quarter of women started wearing makeup at age 13 or younger — leading us to believe that girls feel the need to coverup before their even fully developed.

From Angelina Jolie, to Taylor Swift, to Miley Cyrus, younger and younger stars are making tabloid headlines for going barefaced – like it’s some sort of shocking crime. And frankly, I think they look great.

Makeup should be something that enhances, not something that conceals. Maybe it’s time to embrace our own natural beauty and not think of makeup as something we “need” to apply in order to exist in today’s world of Photoshop and unattainable beauty standards. This weekend, I’m going to take the suggestion of the staggering amount of beauty news outlets and go au natural. I’m sure my skin will thank me after years of careful concealing. Care to join me?

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