No Makeup On – if Katie Couric Can Do It So Can I


Friday on the Katie Couric’s show she’s going makeup free! One of her producers asked if I would be brave enough to do the same. They’re doing in connection with the book The Beauty Experiment: How I Skipped Lipstick, Ditched Fashion, Faced the World without Concealer, and Learned to Love the Real Me.

SO I’ve spent my entire career wearing makeup. I wear it to work, I wear it FOR work, I wear it to the grocery store. I pretty much wear it all the time. I have dark circles, non-Angelina lips, and can look pretty pale. These are the things I think I am “offsetting” with my makeup. I also blow out and straighten my hair. The author of The Beauty Experiment also gave up doing all that to her hair.

SO the challenge – share a picture of myself without hair and makeup. Would I? Could I? I found I can. I’ve NEVER shared a picture with my real face. But Katie did… here’s how it went.

Now it’s my turn.

Here I am all dolled up. (Makeup, concealer, flat-ironed, yadayadayada)

¬†And here’s me with no hair did and no makeup.










AND just in case it seems like I’m hiding behind those specs… here it goes….


Now I don’t think they’d keep me around the t.v. station too long if I decided to chuck all the hair and makeup. It’s part of the job and I LIKE that girlie stuff. Plus I am the oldest woman on the morning shift by at least a decade in some cases and two decades in others. But doing this makes me think I could probably go to the dang grocery store once in a while with out the whole rig-a-ma-roll.

SO that’s it – how much time do YOU spend on hair and makeup and if you didn’t have to spend that time what would you do? Who do you do it for? Women or men? And do you love yourself sans adornment?

Me – I’d sleep more.

I’m about to tweet this out – per Katie Show request. So here it goes Twitter – full on Rebecca – dark circles and all!

If you want to join in with Katie (and me) make sure to tag @KatieShow so they see your beautiful faces. And I do mean beautiful. Because if I’m really honest with myself it takes half an hour to apply the stuff and then somehow it disappears in LESS than an hour. Sinks into my wrinkles or something. So mostly I probably look like photos two and three even when I think I have it together.

Now if Katie Couric asks me to stop bleaching my hair – well that’s a tweet of a different color. You’re on your own Couric. You’ll pry these highlights out of my cold dead roots.

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6 Responses to “No Makeup On – if Katie Couric Can Do It So Can I”
  1. PENNY CRYER says:



  2. Laugh It Off Ladies says:

    Thank you so much Penny!

  3. Jackie says:

    I personally think you look prettier without all the makeup and hair applications.
    Glad to see you were willing to step out of the norm and show how beautiful people are under all the makeup.

  4. Laugh It Off Ladies says:

    Thank you. Jackie. Very nice of you. xoxo

  5. Sarah says:

    I agree with Jackie!

    You look fantastic either way. And Kudos for giving this a go, I am still to nervous to go a day without. Although it would prob save me hours every day.. .lol


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