This trend may not mean anything to you but if you regularly surf on the Internet and social networks, you probably saw a no make up selfie. Still not? However, this trend is a major current on¬†Instram and Facebook. Stars arent afraid anymore to show their true image. From now on, theyve decided to unveil and stay natural! This is the¬†No Make Up Selfie trend.
The original idea comes from a young unknown woman,¬†Fiona Cunningham, who lives in¬†the UK. After¬†the¬†Oscars ceremony where she saw Kim Novak with no make up, she decided to create a Facebook page where she suggested to the Internet users to send pictures of us with no make up. To make people more concerned, she relied on a good cause : the fight against cancer and encouraged people for¬†donations. The official page now gathers¬†more than¬†260.000 likes and has already collected¬†more than¬†9,5 millions $ gift. ¬†https://www.facebook.com/OfficialNMUSFCA
Le phenomenon has gained significant momentum on an international level, not only within the public but also¬†among show business personalities¬†: Beyonce, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Lilly Allen, Lady Gaga‚Ä¶even¬†barbie couldnt resist.
But, is this a buzz or a true need to show oneself how once are? I want to say whatever.
What is incredible, is the virality of the concept which becomes gathering ¬†above¬†frontiers, communities and social classes.
Futhermore, these¬†stars, who are models for thousand fans, take the risk to break their image.¬†But it make them more touching and human. The¬†opportunity to remind who we truly are behind all these artifices and to appreciate ourself again.
What about men in this story¬†?
Woman have preconceived ideas about mens preferences regarding beauty. However, a survey recently conducted by the British¬†psychologist Alex Jones, concludes that men prefer more natural woman, with not too much make up. Cosmetic brands have already understood this while launching the nude¬†or¬†second skin¬†trend which lasts for more than a year now.
Should¬†we have to make up?
Personally, I feel better and more beautiful with make up. For some women, make up can be a mean to recover self confidence and be more feminine. Others, dont need it to be pretty. Whatever, make up has to be an asset and not a obligation. Feel free to have a break during the year to let you skin breath. The summer is the perfect time to free yourself.
Finally, I couldnt finish this post without having a¬†No Make Up selfie. Discover me, naturally, among the collection of pictures I prepared for you!!!