Blogger Shows Instagram Followers What a Makeup-Free Face Really Looks Like
Here at Byrdie, we love the no-makeup selfie movement. Just look to celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Keys, who've gracefully unveiled their natural beauty in front of the public eye. (And may we always remember Keys's choice to attend the VMA's sans makeup.)
The latest beauty influencer to take part in the #nomakeup movement is Insta-famous blogger Beck Lomas. The 22-year-old has over 155,000 IG followers, to which she serves aspirational fashion, fitness, and beauty inspo. Recently, however, she took a break from her usual posts to share a completely barefaced selfie. In the post, she opened up about her personal struggles with acne and low self-confidence, as well as how she’s overcoming these issues to become a more confident person. To see someone who normally looks so perfectly polished become this vulnerable on social media was a true breath of fresh air.
Keep scrolling to see Beck Lomas's post!
Lomas took this opportunity to get real with her followers about her struggle for self-confidence. In the caption, she explained her decision to post the photo.
"My skin will always be a journey in itself, I don't think I will ever be one of those girls who feels completely ok without makeup, but that's fine… just because I'm not completely confident with my skin, doesn't mean I'm not a confident person. I've come a long way from the girl who used to cry every single night about the way her skin looked."
Beck's post is important because it proves that no one is immune from insecurity, not even beautiful, seemingly ultra-confident Instagram queens. As Lomas put it, "Happy people are the most beautiful people … don't let your imperfections kill your confidence!" Preach, girl.
The best way to combat low self-confidence is to treat your skin with care. If your skin is acne-prone, try Mario Badescu's Drying Lotion ($24), a cult-status product that is a favourite in the Byrdie office, or Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare's Acne Eliminating Pads ($52), which are anti-inflammatory and soothing.
Next up, read our Byrdie editors' (very) honest discussion about acne.