A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Stars Without Makeup!!!!

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Every time I see a magazine with that headline, I always have to sneak a peak. The images are all the same. There are two shots of the celebrity. On the left hand side is the beautiful, air brushed, perfectly made up star. Her hair is gorgeous and there is not a blemish on her pristine face. Then on the left hand side, there is a shot of the star leaving the gym or walking down the street with her kids sans makeup. She looks either pale, splotchy, has bags under her eyes, acne, or all of the above.

I love seeing these pictures. Not because I get some sick sense of schadenfreude over the fact that celebrities don't always look their best. I love seeing these pics because they look exactly like I do without makeup!

That's why I don't get why The Today Show made a huge deal about
Lady Gaga releasing this photo of herself:

Lady Born This Way: 15 Pop Stars Without Makeup

She looks like she just got out of bed. Guess what! That's what I look like when I get out of bed! Or go to the gym, or go for a run, or go to Aldi.

I know some people are shocked because Lady Gaga is normally never seen without being done up. She has even spoken in interviews about how she sleeps in her makeup. And granted, she does look like a different person when she's not slathered in makeup. In fact, I'm not sure I would recognize her if I saw her walking down the street. But she doesn't look bad. She looks NORMAL.

I have some friends who are absolutely GORGEOUS without any makeup at all. Their faces already glow in all the right places and no makeup is needed. Of course I wish I could say that about myself, but I cannot. I need a little mascara and some color on my lips or I look very pale. Especially in the winter. I do like wearing makeup when I'm going somewhere, but I definitely don't wear it to the gym or on a run or anything like that.

So in honor of Lady Gaga and all her awesomeness (I really like her music and she seems VERY nice in her interviews.) here are some shots of me today SANS MAKEUP!!!!

Just chillin' at home... whatever!

Sans makeup 2009 after being up 24hrs straight!

Sans makeup 2010... after running 50 miles!

Sans makeup 1987.
My mom made that skirt.
First day of kindergarten and I rocked the bare faced look.

What do you think of stars without makeup?????


  1. Megan, you are, and always have been, a natural beauty. You need no make-up.
    Love, Mom : )

  2. I should have mentioned - I first heard Lady Gaga interviewed on Howard. She was in-studio and performed. She's a lovely lady. I'm a fan.

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