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High school girls hold 'no makeup day'

Students promote 'true beauty.'

By Parenting Magazine Nov 28, 2012 4:29PM

By Jacki at Babytalk

Middle and high school can be tough years for teenage girls and their developing self-confidence.

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 NewsThree girls from New London High School in Wisconsin recently started a campaign to boost the spirits of their peers and get them to embrace themselves. Created by juniors Caitlin Schmidt, Cambria Fitzgerald and Jenna Mytton, the True Beauty Campaign began as an assignment for their enterprise marketing class and developed into much more.

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Their mission: to make all girls love their natural beauty instead of chasing some impossible standard of beauty. True Beauty’s most recent function was No Makeup Day, held at school on Nov. 15. Some 300 girls at New London pledged not to wear makeup for the entire day, and 100 boys pledged to support their efforts.

It was a schoolwide event, inspiring girls of all grades to let their natural beauty shine through. Girls were given stickers that said “Bare-Faced and Beautiful” and the boys were given stickers that said “I Dig Confidence.” They even sold T-shirts and bracelets to raise money for future events.

These girls have figured out what it means to be beautiful. Now, their confidence is inspiring the rest of the New London adolescent community.

How do you teach your children to embrace their natural beauty?

Photo: Courtesy Fox 11 News

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Nov 29, 2012 12:33AM
My advice to all girls: You're beautiful just the way you are. You don't need to cover your natural beauty with makeup. Instead, wear sunscreen every day, at least SPF 15, but I'd go higher than that for better sun protection.
Nov 29, 2012 12:32AM
So glad this story went national!  I hope the idea catches on and not just for a day!!
Nov 29, 2012 12:14AM
highschool girls dont really need to wear make up or women in their 20s we are naturaly beautiful i go alot of days makeup free
Nov 29, 2012 12:12AM
I wonder what Hollywood would think about these girls ideas?  It just shows you that Hollywood is the root of all evil and should be blown up.  Thanks girls!!!
Nov 29, 2012 12:08AM
Why stop with make-up, why not ban the bra too?  Talk about natural beauty...
Nov 29, 2012 12:00AM
long overdue. wtg girls! now if we can just get rid of trash mags that peddle this crap.
Nov 28, 2012 11:58PM
my parents just didn't allow me to wear makeup till i was 16. by the time i was old enough to wear it, i was so far behind my peers in my ability to use it, that it seemed like a futile effort. as an adult, i feel more confident and beautiful without makeup, because i spent so much of my life without it. this is an awesome thing, i hope it becomes more widespread, it would benefit a lot of girls
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