Thursday, 28 June 2012

Liz Jones- Bare faced cheek

After reading this post on Sera's blog (The Agoraphobic Fashionista) about Liz Jones' ridiculous article on feminism and make-up, sparked by recent celebrity images, I knew I immediately had to check it out for myself.

Liz Jones, a notoriously controversial writer for The Mail Online has crafted another shocking piece of journalism, seemingly maliciously targeted at Holly Willoughby (and other celebs) for posting up pictures of themselves without make-up on.

What horror!

Her issue was, in fact, that not wearing make-up was anti feminist and that choosing to go without it 'is to denounce womanhood itself. It is arrogant, over-confident one-upmanship.'

The photo in question 

After slating celebrities for their make-up free photos, Jones then posed for one herself
She then goes on to say these wonderfully contradictory words 'I am not vain, or frivolous, I am DEEP. My husband loves me for who I am: naturally gorgeous.' (So why not have more make-up free days then?)

The whole thing just doesn't make much sense to me, and seems as though she has no real idea what she's talking about. She just ends up slating Holly Willoughby, saying on screen in all her make-up she resembles a 'drag queen', yet without it she's fake.

Like Sera says, troweling on make-up like Liz does just looks awful. There's no enhancing of features, just slapping it on so her face looks completely different and hides her own insecurities.

Personally, I think Jones is just a little bitter that her attempt at a natural face photo wasn't as attractive as Willoughby's, and that alone lead her to crafting this ridiculous piece. Jones has no more reason to call herself a journalist than any other online blogger does!

Anyway, what do you think of going make-up free? Have you read the article? Share your views, we'd love to get a discussion going!

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  1. I just read the article and then Sera's post and I'm actually a bit confused! I don't understand how Jones' can be serious! You're right, she just wants a reaction. I go make up free a couple of days a week. Sometimes out of laziness, but also to let my skin breathe! xxx

  2. I rather thought this no makeup trend that celebs have sparked was empowering. A lot of young girls/adults look at celebs and get this idea of unrealistic perfection. To let the world see them barefaced was an opportunity to instill some confidence in insecure girls (in my opinion).

    Sure Jones was just writing it to spark controversy. All press is good press, right?

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