Laura Rush's No Makeup Monday Story

 
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Sometimes I just want to walk out of the house ready and dressed for the day, without any makeup on, and not feel so self conscious to moment I enter public.

Because a lot of us put some form of makeup on each day, we are so used to seeing a refreshed version of ourselves. There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to look good, but it is so easy to get caught up in it. We as women begin to think that we have to wear it to be beautiful or presentable. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to promote “laziness” or the fact that it is okay to go out looking like a hobo all the time. But it is okay to feel beautiful in your own natural skin. You don’t need makeup to be beautiful. You need grace, love for others, and self-confidence to be beautiful.

We are so excited to begin this No Makeup Monday campaign and we challenge you to dare to bare your beautiful self! Give your skin a break, show the world your refreshing face and that beauty isn't all about your outside appearance.

When I was a teen I absolutely hated having freckles, I wanted to have a flawless, clear face like all the models did, so I would apply a lot of coverup to hide all my "angel kisses". But as I got older I began to embrace my freckles and realized they were a unique feature of mine. I still cover them up out of habit, but when I go makeup free, they pop out and I am reminded of the unique beauty that everyone is given.