Demi Lovato took to Twitter this morning to be inspiring, as usual, and tweeted out this picture of herself wearing no makeup (sort of – we’ll get into that later). She tweeted the picture, along with the caption: “Ladies, be brave today.. take off your make-up and stop using those filters!! WE are beautiful!!” She followed that up by saying, “To all my Lovatics – if you come across haters, show them love. We don’t bully back or retaliate. That’s not what we are about!!” Um, love her.
In case you guys don’t have eyes and can’t see for yourself, Demi looks freaking amazing without makeup on. In fact, she looks so good that I sort of want to start a campaign asking her not to wear makeup ever again. Like our sistas over at Crushable pointed out, “Usually when a celebrity posts a no make-up picture, looking at it makes me feel better about myself. Not because they’re ugly, by any means, but I’m basically like, ‘Oh cool, they look pretty normal, I’m so impressed by the wonders of make-up, blah blah blah I could totally roll with that person in real life.’ But Demi Lovato’s makeup-free picture gives me none of those feelings of relief.”
Demi’s makeup-free, fresh-faced pic inspired tons of her fans to do the same. Girls have been tweeting their makeupless faces to Demi all day and she’s even responded to some of them because, um, she’s adorable. She managed to get hundreds of girls all over the world to take pictures without makeup on, which I know a lot of girls feel really uncomfortable doing for some reason. So, solid work Demi, solid work.
Except… okay, one tiny complaint. Demi is totally wearing a little makeup in this picture. After a lengthy discussion in our office about it, we all agreed: she has makeup on, so she’s sort of a liar.
I know, I know, it looks like she’s not wearing makeup and I hate to burst anyone’s bubble, but she is. If you look closely, you’ll see it: she has highlighter on the inner corners of her eyes, she has to be wearing a little blush (unless she pinched the heck out of her cheeks in just the right spots) and she may or may not have a swipe of mascara on. One of our editors also insists that she is most likely wearing tinted moisturizer and maybe a little lip gloss.
So, am I mad about it? Eh, I don’t know. I guess I could be since she is sort of trying to dupe as all, but at the same time I’m kind of not. She really is barely wearing any makeup and her natural look is absolutely gorgeous. Plus, this has probably inspired a lot of her fans and made them feel really good about going without makeup. That’s a good thing! Who cares what kind of makeup guys like or what you think you should be wearing… you should never feel like you have to wear it to take a picture of yourself. Demi is proof that natural can be waaaaayyyy better.
Do you think Demi is wearing makeup? Does she look better natural or with makeup? Do you ever go without makeup? Tell us in the comments.