NEW YORK (WLNY) — No make-up, no hair styling, no new clothes — for a whole year.
For most women, that would be an unthinkable thing to do.READ MORE: Moderna, Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Shots Greenlighted By Cdc
But Phoebe Baker Hyde not only did it — she also documented her experience in her book The Beauty Experiment. She joined us on The Couch (sans make-up, of course) to talk about her personal journey.READ MORE: Brian Laundrie's Remains Found In Florida Nature Reserve, Officials Say
“I was in a perfect storm of self doubt. A lot of things were going on in my life. I needed to find another way to find self confidence, because it wasn’t working.”
“I was an under-eye concealer addict, and going out without it, I felt very exposed,” she said. “But after a time you realize, it might be a couple of weeks, that the raw materials are fine, and you can actually still make friends, and get served coffee without [make-up].”MORE NEWS: Broadway Returns Continue With 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'Mrs. Doubtfire'
“I think it is liberating to feel beautiful just in your own skin,” she said.