These are some pictures of me, a few with no makeup and a few with makeup (one touched up with effects). Now I know it sounds a little hypocritical to say this (because I am a victim of this too) but sometimes women wear too much makeup and/or the media portrays beauty as perfect, with no blemishes. I am a victim of the heavy duty makeup user because I wear it every day, religiously. Sometimes I even tell myself, "Today will be the day I will go makeup less" but it never is. I look in the mirror and tell myself, "You don't look that bad, but you could look even better!" So I give in to the cries of my Dior blackout mascara and my M.A.C. bush and continue on with my day.
So I don't know when that day will come of being brave enough to face the world without my perfect mask, but I hope it will be some day soon and maybe for other women too.