In an attempt to embrace inner beauty, a high school in Texas is sponsoring a no makeup day. They’re calling it “Operation Beautiful” and it’s a way of making themselves and one another know that they don’t need makeup to be pretty. They’re right, of course–you don’t need makeup to be cute either! (But it’s fun to play with, right?)
The idea spawned when some of the girls at Plano Senior High School realized that they were spending an hour and 15 minutes getting ready for school everyday, doing their makeup and styling their hair. I say, whatever makes you feel confident–but that is a bit much for so early in the morning, isn’t it? Think of all the extra sleep you could get! And full disclosure: I barely spend that much time getting ready for dates.
To be clear, the gals aren’t anti-makeup whatsoever. They just want one day with no makeup to make a point. One of the students, Kim, explained in a YouTube video about the event, “We just really want to focus on, not that makeup isn’t a bad thing, we’re not trying to say that, you know, don’t wear makeup ever again. What we really want to do on this day is to prioritize bettering yourself on the inside rather than bettering yourself on the outside.”
Amen, sister! Check out their No Makeup Day video below.