|This is the picture AnnaLynne posted on Twitter. I contemplated doing this post without pictures, I'm not sure if it makes me a hypocrite or not..|
Sunday, 6 May 2012
I was looking on the Daily Mail website earlier (I know I shouldn't) and I came across a post on Annalynne McCord from 90210 make-up free. I always find it funny when newspapers and magazines do stories on make-up free celebrities as they go to the gym or board an early flight, like it's such a shock they aren't wearing a full face of make-up. But the more I think about it I get a bit mad. What kind of message is that sending out? Should women ALWAYS wear make-up? They put the make-up free picture next to a picture from an event (where their make-up has been done professionally) to compare them. Papers and magazines also pick and choose the message they want to send out, sometimes they celebrate the fact that the celebs are bare-skinned and sometimes they point out all their flaws in excruciating detail. I think it's pretty obvious which one is more common.
'To all my girls (and boys) who have
ever been embarrassed by their skin! I salute you! I'm not perfect--and
that's okay with me!'