Could You Ditch The Makeup & The Mirrors?

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Two experiments to try in honor of celebrating inner beauty.

Putting on makeup in the morning has become such a habitual part of our daily routine, just like brushing our teeth or hitting the snooze button. But what if you skip the beauty products and hair styling tools? How does it make you feel about yourself?

Going au naturale is becoming trendier by the minute. Instagram has rapidly become popular destination for Hollywood stars without makeup. Recently, Courteney Cox admitted she loves going makeup free, and now, Katie Couric is joining the natural club.

 

Today, Couric revealed a fresh-faced picture of herself without makeup before she went on air for her au naturale-themed show, where the whole staff  experimented without cosmetics for the day. Next to her makeunder, she showed an image of herself in full makeup. 

The talk show host then tweeted: "The avg woman spends a full week of every year "putting her face on"- that's 168 hours makeup&hair styling!"

The show, which encouraged the audience to particpate, focused on the beauty industry and how it impacts our culture and children, with guest apperances from women who've rejected cosmetics or use them to enhance their natural features.

There's certainly something liberating about not focusing time and effort on your looks, and with admirable, confident celebrities on board, it's definitely something worth trying.

To further explore inner beauty, we're coducting an experiment of our own. We're hosting a #MirrorFreeMonday Twitter party on January 28 at 3 p.m. EST, where, you guessed it, we'll avoid looking at our reflection for a full day. Join us in our experiment and we'll chat with you using this hashtag about beauty, bodies and self-confidence.

Stay tuned for more details and get ready to ditch that mirror.

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