Charlotte, NC -- This Saturday will end two months of going natural with no beauty routines for Molly Barker and Caitlin Boyle. The two women gave up all their beautifying habits from hair styling to make-up, painting their nails, and even shaving their legs and armpits.
These brave ladies wanted to figure out why their beauty routines were so important to them, in hopes of getting comfortable literally in their own skin.
"I felt like a lot of my habits were crutches, when I was nervous in social situations so going without those things made me look at myself in a different way", said Boyle.
Initially, the ladies explain they had their own insecurities to get over.
"The first two weeks it took a lot of unraveling. I had a lot of negative self talk about how I looked, how I felt without any of these products and I didn't even use that many but for me a lot of it was the whole aging conversation, explained 51-year-old Molly Barker.
Eventually, Molly Barker and Caitlin Boyle got over the idea of going natural. They told News 2's Liz Crawford that they feel liberated and at peace.
Boyle said, "Since starting the Naked Face Project, I've been on time to everything and I realize that's because before I started the project, I felt like I couldn't go to work or dinner with friends without primping."
Their experiment ends on Saturday. The ladies told News 2 they have both saved roughly $300 the past two months. Barker won't go back to highlighting her hair and Boyle is forever done with daily make-up.
To check out their experiment, visit their website: The Naked Face Project
News 2 went out in Greensboro to hear what other women thought about the Naked Face Project:
Paige Jornlin said, "I think they're really confident women for being able to go out in public without makeup or anything, that would be the toughest thing for me."
"I would not feel comfortable doing it, especially when I'm at work and going out and everything, I would not feel comfortable doing it.", added Doris Vaughan.
Bree Carnes said, "It's good because as women, coming to yourself and understanding your beauty without all the stigmas of media and stereotypes and just having a clear face."
There's also an interesting male perspective as well. Here's what the men said:
"A lot of girls do wear makeup and they would not leave the house without makeup so I guess they would say that it's going too far", said Ryan Morehead.
Vaughn Vreeland added, "I think it's great that they're breaking those norms and showing that socially it is acceptable to be beautiful without having to wear ten pounds of makeup everyday and smell like roses."
But James Cooper had another thought, "I think when you look good, you feel good."
What do you think of women without a beauty routine? Tell us by leaving a comment below.
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