Dare to go Bare!

Take it off.

…Take it ALL off…

Would you dare?

Could you leave your house without a speck of makeup on?

Imagine a day when you could sleep in a whole half an hour longer.  A day when you got up, took a shower, and left your house.  No eye-stabbing mascara to apply.  No coats and coats of foundation, concealer, pressed powder.  A brush with no blush.  A coat of lip balm to protect your lips from wind and sun exposure, but no gloss, liners, or sticks.

Could you leave your house naked?

We dare you!

We are reclaiming Mondays for naked faces everywhere!  Leave off the makeup and reclaim your face!

 

Naked face! No Makeup Monday!

Here I am, blemishes and all.  But you know, why do I need to cover them?  Frankly, I don’t notice a huge difference between wearing makeup and not.  Piling on the petroleum and alcohol and sodium hydroxide only further irritates my face requiring even more makeup the next day.  It takes me longer to get ready, and I have to wash my face harder with harsher chemicals at night to remove the waterproof mascara (that still manages to run and make me look like a raccoon).

We were inspired by a group of girls in Texas who declared Tuesday’s at their high school a day to give up makeup.  Their club is called: Redefining Beautiful as a way to encourage young women to feel confident in their own skin and to see the beauty within themselves.

The Vagina Warriors are hoping to begin a similar campaign at Iowa State.  So leave your makeup off on Monday mornings, because you’re worth it!  Prove to Maybelline that you were born with it!  And love the skin you’re in!  All of the slogans that makeup companies use to convince us we are not beautiful until we use their products.  But the reality is, we’re gorgeous without it.

Become a Warrior for natural beauty!  We have buttons for sale at the Sloss House to help support the No Makeup Movement.  They are a dollar each and vary in text from: “Reclaim Your Face” to “Reveal Your Inner Beauty” to “Inner Beauty is Sexy” to “No Makeup Monday”.  Stop by and pick one up!

Join the Warriors on Facebook, and or visit our meetings every Tuesday from 8-9pm in the Women’s Center.  Let your beauty shine!

Taking joy in living is a woman’s best cosmetic.  ~Rosalind Russell

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About Margaret Sloss Women's Center - ISU

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center promotes equity on the Iowa State University campus. Through a feminist lens, the center advocates for individuals and groups; provides support, referrals, community and programming; and maintains a safe space in the Sloss House.

Posted on February 28, 2011, in Activism, Body Image, Vagina Warriors and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I admire what you are doing (or did. I noticed this dates back quite a while ago).

    Girls these days wear too much makeup. (sometimes, any can be too much)

    I see a lot of girls caking it on for no real reason. Every day activity. It just seems fake to me, and I don’t like fake women.

    I’m more inclined to talk to a friendly girl who looks slightly less attractive, but clearly has a friendlier personality than one who is trying to hard to be better than other girls and caking on that makup to make her face look as perfect as possible.

    It’s what’s on the inside that counts 🙂

  2. I’m writing to tell you that there is a happy in between! With the right makeup you don’t have to slave over you face for a half hour. Nor do you have to put up with unhealthy chemicals. I am the owner of healthynaturalcosmetics.com and I specialize in cosmetics that are quick and easy to apply, give beautiful flawless coverage and a free of any nasty ingredients. It should feel natural to look your best. I even have vegan lipstick. Just thought you’d like to know you can have the best of both worlds. Thanks a lot.

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