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Supermodels without Makeup.

Perfection, Unphotoshopped.

And, without photoshopping, at the end of a long sleepless time (Paris Fashion Week), without good lighting, without smiles, without hair done, with distortion in angle (camera super close up?)…

…still, relevant, because we here at elephant are fans of less equals more, less parabens, less chemicals, more just us, more ourselves. Of course, there’s a middle ground. Some is lovely. Natural is lovely. Eco Organic is healthy.

And, this photo’s still interesting to look over, because tired, not madeup, not photoshopped (not comparing ourselves to photoshopped, madeup, “perfect” supermodels) is how many of us operate all the time. Just as ourselves.

And it should be pointed out that some of them have traces of makeup going. And that many of them are as more more beautiful than when all done up, as are these here.

Doubleclick for huge:

> Here’s what a year’s worth of makeup (literally) will do to your face.

Conventional Lipstick? Don’t do it to yourself. Here’s some highly-kissable Alternatives. [Treehugger]

> More attractive without makeup? Photos. 

Cause: more toxins in everyday environment. Effect: cancer rates continue to climb for men & women. Answer: do not use conventional make-up or bodycare. [Summer Rayne Oakes interview]

 

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jane doe Jan 14, 2015 2:25pm

no make up but still fake. Serious breast implants!

Lorre Fleming Jul 22, 2014 8:56pm

Only one is smiling. And that's the only really beautiful photo in the whole series, as far as I'm concerned. Oh, and all the makeup? Scary.

Guest Jul 22, 2014 8:38am

What this photoset really highlights is the lack of diversity in the fashion industry. How many of these Faces of Perfection are women of color?

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Waylon Lewis, founder of Elephant Journal & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat.” Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword’s Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by “Greatist”, Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: “the mindful life” beyond the choir & to all those who didn’t know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, touches on modern relationships from a Buddhist point of view. His dream of 9 years, the Elephant “Ecosystem” will find a way to pay 1,000s of writers a month, helping reverse the tide of low-quality, unpaid writing & reading for free online.