Makeup Free MondaysI love makeup.  Specifically, I love Bare Escentuals makeup because it gives me a flawless face with natural coverage.  And don’t get me started on the glosses (my fave is a Buxom called “Dani” ~ a purply pink)…  Moving on, ’cause this isn’t a post about Bare Escentuals, but if you’ve never given it a try, I’d recommend it.

This is, however, a post about being natural and celebrating “real beauty.”  Ideas I support whole~heartedly as the mother of 3 teenage girls (all of whom I’ve described as being “self~confident to a friggin’ fault”).  Anyway, last week, I came across a post on iVillage about Makeup~Free Mondays, a Real Beauty Movement started by Alexis Wolfer at The Beauty Bean.  The idea is to go makeup free (or as makeup free as you’re comfortable with) on Mondays to “make a difference in the way women around the world perceive their bodies, internalize beauty and feel about themselves.”

So beginning next Monday, 6 December, I will be participating in the Makeup~Free Monday Challenge.  This means I’ll be posting a picture of myself without my makeup and going about my day with a nekkid face.  Eep!  I’ll also post a tip for going makeup free each week.

You can join Makeup~Free Mondays on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

Let me know if you’ll be joining the Makeup~Free Monday Challenge in the comments below.

Disclosure:  I didn’t receive any compensation for this post, I really do love Bare Escentuals but I also support the idea of women embracing their natural selves.