The No-Makeup Challenge—Join Us!
Ladies, it’s challenge time again! Some fellow bloggers have ordained the next seven days no-makeup week and they’re going to go entirely without the stuff. If you want to join them, great! Our challenge is a little easier but the idea is the same: Makeup is awesome, a way to transform how we look and express how we feel, but if you can’t go without it at all then it loses its luster.
All we want is a picture and a promise. One day this week, leave the house—go to work, go do groceries, go to a restaurant—without makeup. Also, as we’ve done above, send us a picture of your bare-as-a-baby’s-butt face to share on the nets.
The rules: No mascara, no lipstick, no blush, no foundation, no nothing. But we’re making a small exception for a little concealer if you have a zit or two you want to hide.
Instructions: Send your picture to nomoredirtylooks (at) gmail (dot) com, with NO MAKEUP in the subject line. Please include your first name, city of origin, and usual makeup routine if you feel like sharing. We need all pictures by end of day, Sunday, September 27th. We will post the results on our site next week, as well as on our Facebook page.
Pretty please: Help us spread the word! Let’s make this an even bigger success than the Summer Hair Challenge. Tweet it, Facebook it, scream from the rooftops, and tell your friends to get on board with you.
The reason for the challenge: Just to rediscover our faces without makeup! A recent British study found that 70% of women wouldn’t leave the house without their makeup tools—half of those said they wore makeup 24/7, and 40% said they’d be embarrassed to be seen without makeup in front of friends and coworkers. Ugh!
We know it’s a bit scary, but you’ll be surprised—it’s kinda liberating, and may make you rethink how you apply makeup. For example, we’re loving the bold lip on the bare, no-mascara face these days… And once you’ve ditched it all, that kind of experiment won’t be so intimidating.