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Wash Your Face: Try the No-Makeup Challenge

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Would go without makeup for a day? Check out this post from Virginia Sole-Smith at Lemondrop and decide.

Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt, the intrepid co-authors of “No More Dirty Looks: The Truth About Your Beauty Products — And the Ultimate Guide to Safe and Clean Cosmetics,” have thrown down the gauntlet: They're challenging women to go totally makeup-free for a whole day (during which, yes, you have leave the house).

If you're wondering what the point of going cold turkey on your cosmetics bag might be, Alexandra and Siobhan had this to say:

“A recent British study found that 70 percent of women wouldn't leave the house without their makeup tools. Half of those said they wore makeup 24/7, and 40 percent said they'd be embarrassed to be seen without makeup in front of friends and co-workers.

“We know it's a bit scary, but you'll be surprised — it's kinda liberating, and may make you rethink how you apply makeup … And once you've ditched it all, that kind of experiment won't be so intimidating.”

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