Cheers to No Makeup Mondays!
"It takes a village," Today anchor Ann Curry said about getting her face TV-ready in the mornings. Let's be honest, we feel that way too come Monday morning sometimes. Whether your happy hour started Thursday at 5 p.m. and lasted until Sunday night at 11 p.m. or you've been running to and from soccer practice, the mall, the grocery store, and countless other destinations, by Monday morning it's safe to say most of us think, "Where did the weekend go?" It's exhausting! To then strut into work Monday morning looking wide-eyed and bushy-tailed can be a feat, and frankly one we sometimes don't care about.
Thanks to the ladies of Today, along with The Beauty Bean, this month kicks off No Makeup Mondays in order to promote us ladies sans makeup! With all of the unrealistic mag covers and women with body parts literally Photoshopped off into airbrush oblivion it's refreshing to see women like Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford go completely bare. And extra kudos for them for doing it on TV, where the harsh lighting is anything but flattering.
Want to join No Makeup Mondays? Start by going completely nude (face only, please!) or take baby steps by wearing minimal makeup. Get your friends, coworkers, and relatives involved and free up your face for a whole day. Though it's scary at first, we promise you'll feel liberated and free! If you're feeling super-brave, tweet your photos to @thebeautybean and us too at @realbeauties with the hashtag #makeupfreemondays and show us your natural beauty!
Check out the video below as the anchors of Today show us their faces au naturel.