When stars post their own photos on Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr of themselves supposedly not wearing makeup when they very clearly are, I am suspicious and also irritated. It just encourages the media to write pieces about how beautiful women are without makeup and faux-concern-trolling us to not do so.
For example, Demi Lovato’s recent “no makeup look” she posted on Facebook featured the caption, “Ladies, be brave today…take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!!” Yes, I forgot that it’s somehow cowardly for women to wear makeup and use filters, because the magazines, television shows and album cover photos she’s been in have absolutely not featured either of those things. More
Huffington Post‘s celebrity section has a knack for being melodramatic, but when they posted a photo of Madonna walking through Midtown Manhattan with sunglasses and a hat on, the headline on the front page bordered on obnoxious: “BARELY RECOGNIZABLE.” More
Are her eyes still as big as two shiny lollipops? Click through to find out. More
Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi posted a photo of her ostensibly makeup-free face online today, and she actually looks very nice in it. I’d say “surprisingly nice,” but it’s not really a surprise that someone would look better without trowel-applied bronzer, now is it? Click through to see what I mean. More
Models and actresses without makeup is, in the words of Hansel, so hot right now. But why bother making everyone take their makeup off when there’s an App for that? A Japanese iPhone app called “Suppin” (which roughly translates to “barefaced”) lets you see what some women look like without any makeup on. More
I leave bright and early this Saturday morning to head to Manhattan for a fabulous weekend thanks to Pierce Mattie PR. It sounds so silly, but I absolutely hate the fact that I have to meet all of my co-workers … More