As a society of women that are fairly dependent on cosmetics to hide blemishes and imperfections, it is not surprising that the public finds photos of celebs without makeup so shocking. These days with the high speed media virtually at everyone’s fingertips the, celebs don’t know when photos or videos will be uploaded onto the internet for all to see. Walking a dog or buying groceries probably means applying a good deal of beauty products before leaving the house.
But for some celebs, wearing makeup 24/7 may be a thing of the past. CNN reports about a recent trend of celebs turning to their Twitter feeds to release makeup-less photos of themselves. It may be a way to say “I don’t care” to the prying eyes of the public or a just a way to beat the press to the chase, whatever the case many find it refreshing to see these women sporting the natural look.
After 90210 actress, AnnaLynne McCord, was photographed wearing no makeup and bashed in the media for having blemishes, she retaliated by posting an even clearer photo of herself sans makeup just after waking up. McCord explains how the media reaction angered her and why she chose to post a pic to her Twitter feed. McCord says, “I wake up and I go to work and I have a whole makeup and hair team make me up the way people usually see me. I'm like a little doll. ... I don't try, in my personal life, to live up to that. ... I'm very au naturel. I like to let my hair down. Let my skin breathe.”
Other celebs like Bethenny Frankel, Demi Lovato and Jennifer Love Hewitt and have jumped onto to the makeup-less trend and tweeted their own natural photos. In the past both Oprah Winfrey and Diane Sawyer famously revealed their natural looks to the cameras. Only time will tell if this trend will really take off and we start seeing more women on the street who have left the lipstick behind.
What do you think celebs like AnnaLynne McCord who have chosen to reveal themselves without makeup?
Do you think this will inspire more women to go without makeup every once in a while?