By Kate Sullivan, Allure magazine
Over on Jezebel, they have a re-post from the blog Rabbit Write, encouraging a No Makeup Week. The concept is not new, and in Allure's October issue, we examine No Makeup Days in our Year in Beauty round-up, including Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb's bare-faced shenanigans on The Today Show in May.
The experiment is a fine idea in the sense that it would be great if we were all more comfortable in our skin and nothing else. But we don't believe that women out of makeup are more "real" than those in it. In a previous post, we said that no woman should feel like a slave to grooming, that products and treatments are about choice. For most of my post-pubescent life, using makeup has been my choice. I've used it as a means of self-expression (today, I'm wearing Revlon Moon Drops Creme Lipstick in Orange Flip), but also, yes, I have used makeup as a crutch. And I'm not sorry for it. (Read on before judging, please.)
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