Introducing… No Makeup Monday!

by Caitlin on January 7, 2013

Operation Beautiful is excited to announce our new effort – No Makeup Monday.  There’s nothing inherently wrong with makeup, but it sure is easy to get caught up in it.  To get tricked into thinking that we, as girls and women, have to wear it.  But that isn’t true!  Your naked face is beautiful.  You don’t need to add anything to it to be your BEAUTIFUL self. 


Caitlin, the founder of Operation Beautiful


So whether you normally wear makeup every day, you only wear makeup for special occasions, you wear makeup because you *have* to, you wear makeup because you like to, or you never wear makeup at all, JOIN US in celebrating No Makeup Mondays.


Tina Zapata, co-founder of Project HEAL (Help to Eat, Accept & Live) New Jersey Chapter says: “I am recovered from an eating disorder and I believe that no one deserves to live life with ed because that is no life at all and everyone should be confident without makeup (even though I do say I love wearing it, this day reminds me that I do not "HAVE TO" wear it. That a day without makeup will not ruin that day and that my body is amazing not because it is the "best" whatever that means but because it is the only one I have and I can experience my incredible life with it.”


Here’s what No Makeup Monday will entail:  Every Monday, go makeup-less.  Tweet your thoughts and experiences under the hashtag #nomakeupmonday (and follow us on Twitter!).  Tweet us a picture of your No Makeup Monday face or e-mail a picture and your story to Caitlin at [email protected].  Everyone’s picture will end up on the site!


Abby says, “I don’t normally wear makeup anyway, but I want girls to realize that they are beautiful even without the makeup or whatever they do to make themselves look ‘more beautiful’.”


If you’re in middle school, high school, or college, consider creating an Operation Beautiful club with friends to celebrate and spread the word about No Makeup Mondays.  See how many fellow students you can get involved!  If you start a club, be sure to snap pictures of everyone and send it to us at [email protected].


Happy Monday!  We hope you participate in #nomakeupmonday!

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