darling beauty revolution

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!! I’m starting 2013 by going bare.

Today, I’ve changed my profile picture on social media sites to celebrate beauty apart from vanity. This year, I will continue to love the girl that I see in the mirror. This is one small effort toward building a new beauty culture that will encourage women to be and love themselves instead of contributing to the jealousy, self hatred, and competition that social media often perpetuates between women.

I’ll be keeping my bare-faced photo up through tomorrow morning, and I do hope you’ll join me by posting yours today and leaving it there until New Year’s Day is done—after all, what better way to start 2013 than by celebrating real beauty that hasn’t a thing to do with narcissism, vanity, or self-promotion.

Are you in? Learn about the Darling Magazine Beauty Revolution and take your own stand by visiting

P.S. Another freebie! If you’re joining me today, feel free to download this Facebook cover to tell your followers about why you’re choosing to post a makeup-free photo today. Get it here >>

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  • Reply Laura January 1, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Natalie, you look gorgeous without makeup. Women often relay on make up to feel pretty but this challenge to go bare faced shows that make-up needs only to be an accessory and not a necessity. Thank you for constantly challenging the norms of beauty, It really does empower.

    • Reply Natalie Lynn Borton January 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you, Laura!! I agree completely—makeup is an accessory, not a mandatory thing that we need in order to be beautiful. Beauty is so much more than what our skin, eyelashes and lips look like.

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