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!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kris January 7, 2013 at 11:44 pm

I love the idea of no makeup mondays! I don’t wear makup because of the mindset it puts me in. Something I write on a lot of operation beautiful notes is: Makeup does not make up for insecurities. You’d be surprised how much makeup you could make up for if you make up your relationship with makeup!


Brandy January 14, 2013 at 5:16 am

I gave up makeup for 6 moths and my skin was awesome. I recently relapsed to wearing heavy makeup. I think it is time to go back to no makeup and the monday will be day one


mishel January 14, 2013 at 8:54 am

i know a girl where i live who does something similar to this around our school and community. it’s very touching. <– the blog she does.


Jacii January 16, 2013 at 10:34 am

I think that No Make Up Mondays is a wonderful idea… You dont need to where make up to beautiful at all! Everyone has there own way of being beautiful. It doesn;t have to be on the outside it can be on the inside where it counts the most! Everyone single one of us are beautiful in the own way! <3 🙂


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