Could you go makeup-free for a year?

See more empowering pictures from the 'Born With It' Beauty Project

Imagine if magazines, movies and TV showed men wearing makeup, and women au naturale. Would it change our definition of beauty? Would men spend more time fussing in the mirror every  morning, while women could be dressed and ready in five minutes?

More importantly, would women be more accepting of their natural selves?

One University student has now gone more than 200 days without wearing makeup. Sure, it's different when you're 20 years old and don't have any crow's feet to cover up :). But Anne Garau addresses beliefs that go beyond skin deep.

Read about her experiment here; and click on the pic to see before & after photos from the project, and more great empowering signs.

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