Barefaced Bravery

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Beyonce’s Instagram

Members of the Hollywood elite are ditching the slap for public Instagram selfies, but would you be brave enough to show the world your non-made up face?

Recently Scarlett Johansson and Kate Winslet posed without makeup for Vanity Fair magazine, sparking a hugely positive reaction on social media.

Obviously, shots of makeup-free celebs aren’t a new thing – but there’s just a little something refreshing about seeing images that haven’t even been tampered with by an Instagram filter.

If A-list celebs are willing to be photographed without makeup (for the whole world to see),why are most of us scared to leave the house au natural?

Seeing the shots of Johannson and co embracing their natural skin has made me question my own makeup tendencies; do I really need to wear mascara if I’m only walking the dog?

Will the sales assistant in the local shop notice if my spots aren’t concealed? I don’t think so.

If Scarlett and Kate can proudly pose bare faced for one of the world’s most prestigious fashion magazines, I can surely pluck up the courage to wear makeup a little less often.

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Melissa Johnson, 21, from Sunderland, feels the same way: “Society makes me feel obliged to wear makeup, it’s refreshing to see celebrities attempting to break these boundaries that have been confined to women.”

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Melissa and I have joined forces to take our very own ‘barefaced selfies’, because, y’know, what can Kate Winslet do that we can’t?*

*Apart from win Oscars, kiss Leonardo DiCaprio and erm…act.

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