Supermodel Tyra Banks took a makeup-free photo of herself and put it on Instagram.
Wow. Did we ever think the day would come when Tyra Banks herself posted a no makeup selfie? Is this the most no makeup (aka the least makeup) you've ever seen in a no-makeup selfie? According to Banks, it is. She wrote a long caption accusing other no-makeup selfie posters of the worst no-makeup selfie sin other than wearing makeup: retouching!
You know how people say #nofilter but you know there's a freakin' filter on their pic? Or maybe there's a smidge of retouching going on but they're lying and saying it's all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me. I wanted to smooth out my dark circles so badly!!! But I was like, "Naw, Ty. Show 'em the REAL you." So...here I am. Raw. And there YOU are...looking at me, studying this picture. Maybe you're thinking, "Whoa, she looks ROUGH." And if you are, great! You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal
So now that America's Previous Top Model has shown you her raw and real self, where can no-makeup selfies go from here? I have some goals for the movement. As we all know, most no-makeup selfies are taken in the home, usually in the morning, and the implication is that this is what the beautiful person looks like before putting on makeup. But if the person has anywhere to go, she will still apply a full non-raw and non-real face of cosmetics before leaving the house. So for the next step, I'd like to see a no-makeup selfie taken at a meeting in the middle of the workday. I'd like to see a no-makeup selfie taken at night while out at an expensive restaurant. And eventually I'd like my grandchildren to see an elderly Jennifer Lawrence post a no-makeup selfie from the red carpet at the Oscars.