emily maynardPoor Bachelorette Emily Maynard can't go get a facial at a plastic surgeon's office without everyone thinking she's getting plastic surgery, and now, poor Emily Maynard can't enjoy a meal out alone without someone snapping a picture of her. Further still, poor Emily Maynard can't get her picture snapped with a fan without someone like me writing about it. So, uh, let's get right to it, eh? I mean, Emily Maynard was makeup-free and looking naturally flawless.

Sometimes I find it hard to remember that she's just 26, but when she goes bare-faced, you can totally see this very beautiful young woman who's not just some done-up reality star with something to prove.

If you ask me, Emily should go makeup-free more often. Sometimes her look can become too pageant-y, which only serves to make her look older, not necessarily more attractive.

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I've always been a fan of the less is more theory, especially, if not specifically, when it comes to makeup, because, really, there's no better beauty than natural beauty. OK, well maybe inner beauty is the most important thing, but natural beauty is a close second.

Emily's got a 7-year-old daughter. Before she knows it, little Ricki will want to start dressing up, wearing makeup, and doing her hair just like Mommy. What a nice example Emily could set for her daughter by laying off the eye-liner and lip-plumpers and letting, instead, her organic attractiveness shine through. 

There is no denying Emily's god-given good looks -- she's got an innate elegance about her that is more than charming. Sometimes I think that gets lost behind the layers of makeup. (While we're on the subject, I don't think her giant breast implants enhance her appeal, either.)

All I'm saying is that Emily, like most women, looks her best when she's wearing minimal makeup, and that her daughter Ricki might be inspired to let her own natural beauty do the talking if Mom does, too.

Just a thought.

When it comes to makeup, do you think less is more?

 

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