She has her reasons, trust us.

Author and bonafide feminist beauty expert Autumn Whitefield-Madrano is not impressed with the whole “no-makeup selfie” trend. Sound anti-feminist? Don’t judge so fast.

Speaking with Paper magazine, she explained,

“The presumption of that is that it takes more courage to not wear makeup than it does to wear makeup, and I just don’t find that to be true. I think that’s something you still see, and that’s kind of why I encourage the more fantastic elements of beauty because it is artificial, but there is no attempt at looking natural.”

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She added,

“It’s like obviously my hair is not blue. I obviously don’t have these crazy long eyelashes. My lips are not purple. So I think that announcing your artifice in that way is a really intriguing way of playing with beauty.”

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As total makeup addicts, we have to admit that she makes a good point. But hey, whatever makes you feel more beautiful — makeup, no makeup, you do you!


Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.

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