I think most women look at themselves in the mirror every morning and cringe at what they see. I know I sometimes do. It takes practice to look at yourself in the morning before all the "beautifying" takes place and say "I look good today" or "I am beautiful", when all we think we see is a face of imperfections staring back at us.
And it doesn't help in the least when you go out to get your coffee in the morning and you see the faces of beautiful celebrities staring back at you from the magazine rack. You then find yourself putting on your sunglasses in the middle of the store, not looking at anyone in the eye, and putting your hair down in front of your face hoping no one will see the blemishes that seemed to have popped up overnight.
I know I'm not the only one who has been attacked by feelings of ugliness in the morning before I can put on my concealer and mascara. So I've gathered together some of the ladies we've seen staring back at us in all their gorgeousness on the magazine rack. They've been kind enough to show us what they really look like without the 100 person makeup and hair team they have at their disposal 24/7.
These ladies by no means look ugly without their makeup. But they show us another definition of beauty we sometimes forget about. See, there's really two definitions of beauty. There's the "Glam Beauty" we all love and try to achieve every day by putting on our makeup and doing our hair. And believe me, we SHOULD take the time to make ourselves look the best we can. I don't even want to begin to live my life without lip gloss or mascara! But we need to realize there's "Natural Beauty" as well. The beauty that's imperfect, but perfect, because there's no "model" out there for the perfect beauty. We're all different and we need to learn to embrace that.
And because I couldn't expose these ladies with out exposing myself:
This is a two part series, so stay tuned for more natural beauties!