Pass the cold cream -- barefaced is the new black, baby!
At least it is at one Texas high school, where teenage girls have formed a group that celebrates going makeup free on Tuesdays.
Fed up with media portrayals of young girls wearing revealing clothes and caked-on makeup, Colleyville Heritage High School students Samantha Gibbs, Lauren Gilby, Nina Smith, Emily Gates, Laura Kelly, and Caroline Tessler founded Redefining Beautiful, a group celebrating natural beauty and self-confidence.
Now boasting nearly 200 members, the club is hoping to spread its empowering message of "real beauty" by skipping makeup every Tuesday -- unthinkable for most teen girls. (If that's a bad day for you, consider the like-minded Makeup-Free Monday.)
"There is nothing wrong with wearing makeup, but using it as a cover-up to hide your true beauty is something we're trying to change," Tessler tells StyleList.
"The concept of not wearing makeup has nothing to do with makeup products," adds Gibbs. "It's all about letting your personality shine."
Donning T-shirts that read "Redefining Beautiful, One Girl at a Time" -- and not a stitch of mascara -- the ladies also support community service projects such as donating to a local women's shelter.
And for those girls who consider coming to class without a full face of makeup social life sabotage, fear not.
"I have not seen or heard one negative response to this campaign," faculty sponsor Suzanne McGahey tells StyleList.
"We want girls to be confident with or without the makeup, letting themselves be true to who they really are," says Gilby.
Consider us inspired. Let's just hope the world can handle our under-eye circles!
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