The girl who's going a year without makeup
Photo credit: DEEPANJAN MUKHOPADHYAY from kentucky.com
An American college student, Annie Gauru, did, so she resolved to go make-up free for an entire year in an experiment many women wouldn’t dream of pursuing.
The 20-year-old hoped the experience would change her perspective on beauty and self-worth. Seven months in, she’s been barefaced for 200 days already.
In a candid article relaying her experience thus far, Annie says she’s often been “tempted to quit” and that contrary to the popular belief men prefer women with less make-up, her all-natural look has made it difficult to attract guys. “I found that most guys thought that they preferred women without make-up, but subconsciously, they were attracted to those who had used makeup in a subtle way,” she said.
Although the experience has been difficult at times, Annie says her attitude toward her appearance has definitely changed for the better. She said: “I still don’t exactly see myself as beautiful, but I care a whole lot less. I’ve started relying more on my other assets.”
While she still hasn’t decided yet whether or not she’ll return to using make-up next year, we think the girl deserves a huge round of applause just for making it to the 200-day mark!
Would you be able to go make-up free for a year?
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