Friday, March 28, 2014

Going without make-up is not brave OR courageous!

There was a big flurry last week over celebrities taking EVEN MORE pictures of themselves without make-up on because they "just woke up without it", and claiming they were selfies. Note to Miranda Kerr, when the phone is not in your hand, it's not a selfie, it's a photo taken by someone else.

And many did it to raise money for cancer, which on one hand is great, on the other it's grow the fuck up and get over yourself.

Going without make-up is neither brave nor courageous, unless you have serious self-image issues about the way you look. We all know some women will go to bed with make-up on because they don't want their partner seeing what they look like, or in the case they need to get up and answer the door in the middle of the night, but the majority of women DO NOT go to bed with make-up on and spend most of our time without it.

Shaving your head, going without make-up, baring a scar or two is not brave and I really wish morons, although I'm not sure which morons started using those words, would bloody stop using them when they are not appropriate.

We are born without it, we will more than likely die without it, it's a product we slap on our face because it makes us look better or covers blemishes and dark circles.

There is nothing wrong with wearing make-up just as there is nothing wrong and abnormal about going without and magazines are to blame for this shit. They constantly bang on about the latest product to make us look good and then turns around and tell us to go make-up free and free ourselves from the confinements of womanhood, or some bullshit or other.

I found this story from the UK [ link here ] and I think the young woman is spot on about is not being courageous. It's an absolutely stupid word to use for something we do and are every single day. Make-up free!

It's time people grew a brain, grew up and got over themselves. This is NOT something to waste time and energy worrying about.


  1. I dunno.. I don't think people are saying they are courageous by doing it. For a lot of people, myself included, being seen without makeup is a big deal. Makeup is my security blanket in a world of impossible ideals of beauty. And I think this campaign, as well as raising over 2mill for cancer research in less than 48 hours, is a big step i helping a lot of women embrace their natural beauty for the first time in ages. Although I agree those people who did a nomakeupselfie without donating are just ridiculous.

    1. I understand Scarlett, I go out with make-up on most days as I still suffer pimples and redness at my age. If my skin looks good, I'll just have my sunscreen. We were born without make-up so I really don't see the big deal in selfies promoting no make-up as being courageous.

  2. courageous and brave are bandied about far too easily these days I feel. It reduces their impact when they are used for REALLY courageous and brave people/deeds.

    A supermodel covering half her face in a heavily filtered black and white picture is not courageous nor brave, it is advertising.


    1. Exactly Kelley!

      It's like Beyonce going without make-up, she seems to do so much these days but when you pull it apart and take a good look at it, the majority is for publicity and keeping herself in our faces.


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