Lilly Singh

Some women can't bear the thought of going outside without a face full of makeup. Some women have grown so accustomed to hiding behind layers of foundation, caked on concealer, lipstick and fake eyelashes that they feel naked and vulnerable without makeup on.

Makeup-free women, such as your auntie, can't imagine feeling vulnerable and insecure for simply looking like ourselves.

Women who wear makeup are entrapped by their insecurities and a general lack of confidence which can lead to depression.

Maybe that is why YouTube star Lilly Singh made a courageous decision to face her 5 million YouTube followers without wearing makeup.

In her video titled "I'm NOT sorry", Singh said after she decided to go makeup-free she sent text messages to people asking them not to judge her for looking "a mess"

A few hours after my meetings, when I calmed down a little and gathered my thoughts, it really hit me that I actually apologized to people for looking like a 'mess' and not wearing makeup. And then I thought, 'Girl! Did I really just apologize for not wearing makeup?' And then I yelled at myself because I thought, 'Since when do I have to apologize for looking for myself? And since when is looking like myself a mess?'

Singh concluded that going makeup-free made her more self-aware and forced her to appreciate her flaws.

"I have dark circles under my eyes," she said. "I have a whole bunch of acne and I have half an eyebrow. Or sometimes one eyebrow," yet, "I feel like I had the greatest realization in the world today."

Singh's video has so far garnered over 860,000 views on YouTube.

Will you accept the challenge and go makeup free for one day?

  • Just Looking

    Throw it away? Just learnt how to use it. :nono:

    Do love myself though :thumbsup:

  • Yawncé

    :rolleyes:

  • thriftStoreJungle

    she's beautiful.

    do what makes YOU happy. be it a naked face or the entire MAC counter.

  • kamadiva

    Most days I only wear mascara and lip gloss...

  • MissL

    I don't wear makeup but my sister who is addicted to it can't go a day without it i remember when i was pregnant and graving a bacon egg and cheese sammich from akmed's corner store shorty say she will come with me took 20 mins in the bathroom and came out with a wig and her eyebrows drawn in talmbout she don't know who she would bump into on the way to the store which was across the street by the way but she didn't eem brush her teef breath was stankin like oh mah gawd i was looking at her like :sideeye:

  • MissL

    craving****

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    <---no make up :tea: But continue
    This hawspital iz cold as :hump: eskimos... :cold:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    On a scale of one to ten how bad are her dark circles blog? :think:

  • Just Looking

    :offtopic: :waves: @ Menance

    Str8tUpMenace says:

    Ahhhh, the good ole stakeouts!!!!! I learned how to stakeout early.
    ============
    once I tried to catch up with my ex husband in foreign land, were we resided. Couldn't even make it out the yard, fell down the hill in front yard. Believes my ankle to sprang ed from 17 years ago, Still to this DATE. He really should have been a race car driver, I could never catch that Nigra. NEVER you hear me...If cells phone were common place overseas, I would have caught him. :kona:

  • WhoDat

    In her video titled “I’m NOT sorry”, Singh said after she decided to go makeup-free she sent text messages to people asking them not to judge her for looking “a mess”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    And who feels insecure again?

    Oh.

    Lilly.

    Supposedly.

    Ok.

    :tea:

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    MissL says:

    I don’t wear makeup but my sister who is addicted to it can’t go a day without it i remember when i was pregnant and graving a bacon egg and cheese sammich from akmed’s corner store shorty say she will come with me took 20 mins in the bathroom and came out with a wig and her eyebrows drawn in talmbout she don’t know who she would bump into on the way to the store which was across the street by the way but she didn’t eem brush her teef breath was stankin like oh mah gawd i was looking at her like :sideeye:
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    I have a relative just like this her issue is her acne and acne scars. I tried to explain that she needs to let her skin breeeve... or the more acne will come and more scars. She is the one that wake up looking one way and come out the bathroom as someone else... AND will sleep with her makeup on!

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    You can love yaself and wear makeup :shrugs: chile let me read this here mess

  • http://theempirefiend.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Most ladies I see at work don't wear full makeup everyday nor do I. But I am learning how to do a nice beat and plan to be unrecognizable for my Maid of Honor duties next month.

  • WhoDat

    Will you accept the challenge and go makeup free for one day?
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    I go makeup free at LEAST 4-5 days out the week. I can only afford to buy M.A.C on a sked. So...I aint got enough to wear and WASTE for these nobodies here at this job during the week. TUH.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Women who wear makeup are entrapped by their insecurities and a general lack of confidence which can lead to depression.
    _____

    Thats a bit of a stretch. I like the way mascara elongates my lashes. And seperates them. Be looking Black Baby Doll bout the face. :winky:
    My vitiligo is a beast so I need my lipstanks, less ppl stare at my lips far too long. :eyeroll: They already big. Eliciting rude comments. Why they gotta be pank too.. there's lippie for that. Im just saying. I have confidence in spades could do to share but i Missed Kindergarten and um Black in Amerikka. I need mine. :blink:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Wut :flawless: :yes: You did the age thing?? 29?!?! :nun:

  • Just Looking

    First this gravy sounded goodt

    and Know what you mean, my sista live in makeup :yes:

    Just started applying it my late late 30's

    @Miss Sandraaaa - Yes, you and your new natural bouncy hair is Breatiful. So full :yes: More women should be natural

    :tea:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Most days I only wear mascara and lip gloss…
    _____

    I put a lil bb or cc on my spots but yep. :shrug: Wknds I get ridiculous tho. Head wrapped up, be having on more makeup and jewels than Xerxes :nun:

  • WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill:

    MAC aint got my shade of skint right yet. When I wear it in fluorescent light it looks flawless...go outside..Day of the living Dead... I look either red or ashy :shrug:

  • datsmdubya2u

    @dubb
    And who feels insecure again?

    Oh.

    Lilly.

    Supposedly.

    Ok.

    :tea:
    -----------------------------------

    You fought that too. :rofl: Girl go putcho face on and GTFOH And gone on somewhere

  • iWasteTime

    I don't wear the stuff but FOH ma'am.
    Wearing it don't mean you don't love yourself

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    STOP LINE @MissL. Just hateful. :dead: :dead: LMAOOOOO :tape:

  • WhoDat

    Ahhhh, the good ole stakeouts!!!!! I learned how to stakeout early.
    ^^^^^^^^^^
    I saw this @Mirs. My mama and aunties led the way TOO. :yes: They from Alabama. Just like Brenda Richie (Lionel wife). My aunt chased some hoe into the Black Warrior RIVER over my uncle back in the 70's. Him and the lady were having "a picnic" by the water. And HIS sister told on HIS dumb azz too. :chase:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    I could never catch that Nigra. NEVER you hear me…
    ____________

    LMMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO :tape:

    :hug: :hug: Thats why you got a Teddy. For that ankle. Payback.

  • kamadiva

    OTB - I have vitiligo too...but just on my neck and back! The DR tried to give me some cream that she said would help, but had to warn me some of the case studies revealed that some of the mice developed lymphoma. I told her, don't even write the script out, I ain't that vain!

    I have 1.5 eyebrows too...from trying to "arch" them at 8 or 9 with a leg razor! LOL

  • Str8tUpMenace

    :facepalm: Lawd...I could care less with who wears makeup or weaves or whatever. As long as you ain't lookin like yo azz ready to be buried at the nearest cemetary, or you ain't rockin a west Malaysian weave, with east African edges, IDGAF. :no:

    And I put it like this, it's plenty of "natural women" with the fakest azz damn personalities, and it's plenty of women that wear the fakest hair, but have the realest personalities :shrugs: Sooooooooooo....

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    I dont wear it to work but leave me be bout a dam makeup. Seriously. I love decorating stuff, face included. Ol ally cat raccoon looking ass. Shuddup.

    These first worl Problems, Craig!

  • WhoDat

    MAC aint got my shade of skint right yet.
    ^^^^^^^^
    I gotta mix. Another reason why I cant wear it everyday. I gotta get not one...but TWO of everything foundation wise. I aint got the scrilla :rofl: I HAVE started getting my stuff from the makeup outlet we got here. Cosmetics Company. So that is a savings.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    MAC aint got my shade of skint right yet. When I wear it in fluorescent light it looks flawless…go outside..Day of the living Dead… I look either red or ashy

    ________

    One of them makeup dudes I like..I follow him on IG..had the best lil vid bout what makeup look like in dark vs light.. :crying1: Had me looking at my chit in different zip codes and wattages :rofl:

  • Just Looking

    @WHUT - Gona head with the 29 :nun:

    Yeah, I don't wear MAC facial anymore :nono: didn't agree with my various tones on my 1 face.

    Bobbie Brown and Cover Girl - Pick and choose what products look best and foundation from Cover girl is amazing. ONly wear makeup occasionally, perfers to spend money on cleaners and facials. To each it's own.

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Girl go putcho face on and GTFOH And gone on somewhere
    _______
    She projecting like a mug :lol:

    A few hours after my meetings, when I calmed down a little and gathered my thoughts, it really hit me that I actually apologized to people for looking like a ‘mess’ and not wearing makeup. And then I thought, ‘Girl! Did I really just apologize for not wearing makeup?’ And then I yelled at myself because I thought, ‘Since when do I have to apologize for looking for myself? And since when is looking like myself a mess?’

    ^^^^ :no: It starts at home!!!! ANd if it dont start automatically crank that btch up ya self! :eek:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    WUT IZ A PHD!!! :grill: says:

    MAC aint got my shade of skint right yet. When I wear it in fluorescent light it looks flawless…go outside..Day of the living Dead… I look either red or ashy
    _____________

    I only use the NW-45 liquid concealer and gloss... and my lashes :yes:

  • WhoDat

    Ol ally cat raccoon looking ass. Shuddup.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    I am going to eat. :ghost:

    FAWK. Ally cat 'coon. :crying1:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    tr8tUpMenace says:

    :facepalm: Lawd…I could care less with who wears makeup or weaves or whatever. As long as you ain’t lookin like yo azz ready to be buried at the nearest cemetary, or you ain’t rockin a west Malaysian weave, with east African edges, IDGAF.
    ______________

    :thankyou:

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    She projecting like a mug :lol:
    -------
    Everyday has a theme dont it? :)

  • GAGIRL87

    I love makeup but I don't NEED makeup. In fact I only get dolled up on the weekends and that's IF I feel like it :coffee:

  • WhoDat

    To each it’s own.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Correct @JL!

    And like @Jenie said that dont mean you dont love yourself less or MORE either way on if you do or dont use makeup. Some folks make me sick.

  • GAGIRL87

    MAC stay telling black women that we are NC 45 or NW 45 some ain't right :think:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    Women who wear makeup are entrapped by their insecurities and a general lack of confidence which can lead to depression.
    _________________________________

    now I don't wear make-up and I STILL don't agree with this :nono:
    for me, I'm sure it's because my mama never wore it, so in 'mirroring' what she did as a lil girl, this just wasn't part of the routine :shrug: (she could work the hail outta eyebrow pencil though :lol: ) I slap on some gloss and mascara (but I don't even bother with that on these high-pollen days) :shrug: special occasions I'll take the time to do a lil something. also, the older I get the more I'm inclined to brighten myself up a bit :shrug:
    your face, your choice. everything aint a 'movement' :yawn:

  • Just Looking

    My stylist called me :cell: Looking where you been? Did you take your wefts out?

    yes, nice lady. Told you my son in pay for school now. She said oh, I'll work with you.

    Me, can you work for free?

    She said you are so funny, I said but I'm serious. :kona:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    I told her, don’t even write the script out, I ain’t that vain!
    _______

    :ban: IKTR!!! I wish I would!!! They once gave me some protopic.. :nono: Thats off label treatment ma'am. Im for it when its necessary not for vanity. I dont use anything. What I do is be careful! I am so clumsy and my patches come with injuries so I just take care™ . Naw. They can keep their beauty creams and eveners. See what happ'd to Mike.. :eek:

    :hahaha:

    :dead: Arching brows with a leg razor! I know your chit was TORE when it 1st happ'd. :rofl:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Him and the lady were having “a picnic” by the water
    ___

    LMMFAOOO :wail: I can see her running for the shore

  • GAGIRL87

    your face, your choice. everything aint a ‘movement’
    ____________________________________________________

    :love:

  • Just Looking

    MAC stay telling black women that we are NC 45 or NW 45 some ain’t right :think:
    ============
    ohh my gawd, they shole do. I am neither, but all of them

    My face is green, brown, yellowish...Like really that is my undertones. You gotta be a chemist to put make up on brown skint.

  • ShadeQueen46

    I loveee me some makeup and I pay a pretty penny for but it is NOT THAT SERIOUS! I dont feel the need to wear makeup every single day Sheeeeit i maybe wear it twice a week. Maybe because have goodt smooth skin. Women who wear pounds of makeup only make their skin worse. But yeah makeup is never that serious & don't get me started on MAC and their ashy azz foundation they not made for us black womenz they need to add a lil bit mo moisturize to it.

  • capricorn83

    Sandy... how is it that you're so #TeamNaturalhairandface but most of your friends (FOBs) are the opposite?? :tea:

  • https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0TMzDWwIj7Y Nancy Drew Ain’t Studdin’ You :yawn:

    Girl go putcho face on and GTFOH And gone on somewhere
    ______________________________

    :rofl: :hahaha: 'nuf said... :ghost:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    ONly wear makeup occasionally, perfers to spend money on cleaners and facials. To each it’s own.
    ________

    :yes: I like BB Estee CG :yes: Little going a long way if you got the foundation right.

  • GAGIRL87

    Hey to ALL my boo's :hug: @ OTB, Just Looking, Jenie, Taken, Luvie, San, Who Dat, Wut, Menance and anybody else I love who has done a name change on me :/

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Just Looking says:

    :offtopic: :waves: @ Menance
    Str8tUpMenace says:
    Ahhhh, the good ole stakeouts!!!!! I learned how to stakeout early.
    ============
    once I tried to catch up with my ex husband in foreign land, were we resided. Couldn’t even make it out the yard, fell down the hill in front yard. Believes my ankle to sprang ed from 17 years ago, Still to this DATE. He really should have been a race car driver, I could never catch that Nigra. NEVER you hear me…If cells phone were common place overseas, I would have caught him. :kona:
    __________________________

    :dead: as helllllllll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    The only reason i dont wear makeup to work is bc of unsolicited attention. Had i started here wearing it that would be one thing but they too "attentive" and i like to be low from 9-5.

    After work tho :nun:

    Cant hardly part my hair on the opposite side without being asked "is your bf a hairdresser cuz u always have a new style?" Still baffled about that stupid ass question. Boyfren? Hairdresser? Bish whet?

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Everyday has a theme dont it?
    _______

    :kneeslap: Like sitting in on folks' therapy sessions.. :popcorn:

  • Str8tUpMenace

    capricorn83 says:

    Sandy… how is it that you’re so #TeamNaturalhairandface but most of your friends (FOBs) are the opposite?? :tea:
    ___________________________

    *passes mic or keyboard to Sandra* Patiently waiting :popcorn:

  • ShadeQueen46

    @Just Looking i got the NC 45 concealer & liquid foundation in my makeup bag right now :rofl:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    HAY GURL HAY @GeeAye!!! :hug: :hug:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    Me, can you work for free?
    __________

    :dead: She need that spot to stay booked. You fukking with her budget. :ghost:

  • GAGIRL87

    @ Just Looking they have a palette on MAC'S website that you can customize for $40.00 that has all kinds of colors that you can mix until you find your right color. I think most black women would have to choose the deep color

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Ion wear makeup cuz I'll fugg around an look like a toddler that was playing in her Mommy's makeup. :no: the only thing I may play with is mascara, and I was calling that chit eye liner for the longest :facepalm:

  • love_22_nina

    she NEEDS make up dark circles...eye brow pencil..and maybe so tinted moisturizer to start

  • Just Looking

    :offtopic: since we talking about self love, well this chic up top is

    Would any of you ladies take on a 2nd job/pt

    Example Exotic Dancing for 3 to 6 months to purchase house, car, pay off some bills

    If your significant other, friends, family members or church didn't know. Yeah I said church.

    everybody answer at once. :tea:

  • GAGIRL87

    I love make up actually I'm a beauty product junkie um kay I finally broke down and bought a clarisonic and I LOVE it :love:

  • kamadiva

    @OTB - my vitiligo is stress related (or so I like to think)...started when Hubby in town for long periods of time! LOL I jest...but not really! :tea:

    However, I have been reading up on it and think, it could be something else. I am going to another DR to verify if what I think may be true. The DR who wanted me to knowingly expose myself to lymphoma, she just walked in the room and looked at the spot on my neck and was like..yes, you have vitiligo and started to pull out her script book. :stop: Chick, can we talk???

    At any rate, the eyebrow ain't been right since! My momma happened to come in the bathroom before I "worked" on the other one and was like :blink: What the H#LL you do to your face? Me<---- :sideeye:

    My dad and sisters were like :rofl:

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    Jl: yes if i was good at it but i cant twerk. The most my booty can do is twitch :(

    Like im either missing some pieces or got some extra or something cuz i swear these new ppl are born without a bone in their ass or something. Thang just be wobbling. Mine broken :(

    But if i could i would :yes:

  • Just Looking

    @GA and Quenn - When I tell you I had a MUA come to my home and school me. I been right since then. She beat my FACE TO HIGH Heavens. It looked so natural, like some front cover kinda art work. Matter of Fact she started out with MAC, she turned me onto Bobbie B :love: that girl

  • kamadiva

    I don't like MAC...at all! I use Bobbie Brown, Nars and Urban Decay (Dior for their airbrush foundation)

    But...all this on weekend, special occasions or when I am feeling myself. Most days, mascara and lip gloss...maybe some eye shadow.

  • Crickett

    She could use some concealer on camera, but that hair bone straight though. As a former MUA of 20 years, I would drive 3 hours from Cleveland to Columbus to purchase MAC C6 Studiofix when MAC was launched in the nineties. I've seen the trends come and go, the current trend is pretty drag, boi and stripper makeup. Its too much for everyday but looks good on IG. This girl probably has been told she's too pretty for makeup by a man, I wonder if he also told her to stop eating swine.

  • Str8tUpMenace

    Just Looking says:

    :offtopic: since we talking about self love, well this chic up top is
    Would any of you ladies take on a 2nd job/pt
    Example Exotic Dancing for 3 to 6 months to purchase house, car, pay off some bills
    If your significant other, friends, family members or church didn’t know. Yeah I said church.
    everybody answer at once. :tea:
    ___________________________________

    :yes: As long as I'm promised to get good tips. No need in showing azz if I'm gon still be broke :lol:

    Hell, I'd pimp out hubby if I didn't love his azz. :lol: Maybe would even pimp out the Pit's uterus, too. :lol:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    :newpost:

    I wish some people wore make up. :yes:

  • http://pinkcottonent.com JerseyMom

    I only wear nail polish, lipstick and lip gloss.

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    :newpost:

  • Just Looking

    Remembers when wall street crashed, mainy mainy many women sought other streams of income.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybcNSoh8vI4 VDot

    I only wear nail polish, lipstick and lip gloss.

    ********

    :thinking: do you think this is good or bad?

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    “is your bf a hairdresser cuz u always have a new style?”
    ________
    Lord.. they so ignorant.. :hahaha: :lolsign: :shank:

  • Nefertiti, edges kinky..OhTaBeedaTrapQueen=2×5..BoomByeBye

    However, I have been reading up on it and think, it could be something else. I am going to another DR to verify if what I think may be true.
    ______

    Kama its usually related to autoimmune things.. I would def follow up with someone else. :hahaha: Chick can we talk.. LMBO some drs are terrible!

  • http://youtube.com/user/Ateyaaa Ateya

    I'm on YouTube (ateyaaa) and I do it all. Makeup, Hair, Fashion and I cook. I do it to inspire others. I don't need makeup but if my business is a MUA, I have to be a walking advertisement. So when I go to the store..people would say WHO DID YOUR MAKEUP...my business card is on stand by. So for me its a business thing. I love it all so if she chooses not to wear it...great. She is beautiful. But I will support it all. Have a great day!

  • https://www.facebook.com/pages/She_ShowOut/1386876974967664?fref=ts She_ShowOut

    Does this youtube lady have a login? Is she a FOB if not...kick rocks. Most women in America wear makeup. So what? I'd like to visit @ATeya's youtube since she is...I assume a loyal reader. Support.
    I come here for the pics, tips and hilarious "sprinkles".

  • Meme81

    I applaud this woman. I've often said to myself what she's saying, but not in such an articulate way, which is 'I you don't like me/the way I look-take it up with God.'

    I'm not hiding my flaws for anybody-besides all those chemicals cause acne and settle into lines to make you look older. Au natural is best.

  • http://sandrarose.com kirenee

    Do you! I am a makeup free and natural hair sistah! Besides a MAC skintone lipstick, I am just "ME." Thanks to African Black Soap and a good moisturizer, I don't need much... Skin glowing and popping for this 44 year old! However that's not for everyone, so do what you choose and what gives you confidence. Nothing like a woman with mucked up self esteem regardless of if she wears makeup or not. ????????