Allison Williams' Half Makeup-Free Selfie Raises Eyebrows (PHOTO)

allison williams

Allison Williams who we so love (and get annoyed with) as Marnie on HBO's Girls is quite the beauty. She's got great hair whether messy or slick back with a ponytail; and her makeup always looks perfect whether minimal or a lot. But Allison shared a half makeup-free selfie that has turned out to be a bit more eye-opening than I expected. To see a before and after like this really makes you think.


Took half my makeup off. Guess why Marnie might have this insane look? #90sLips #Season5

A photo posted by Allison Williams (@aw) on

It must be noted that this was makeup she wore when filming Girls, and it was a 90s scene she was in with the dreaded lip liner only look. But to see her face with half of that makeup wiped off really goes to show what makeup does and what makeup doesn't. 

More From The Stir: Fran Drescher's Gorgeous Makeup-Free Selfie Is 57 Years of Inspiring (PHOTO)

I love makeup. I'll never be the person to say you shouldn't wear it -- though I am all for makeup-free, too. On the rare occasion, I dare to go bared faced as well. (Okay, maybe on those days I sneak in a little mascara.) But ... and this is so crazy to say because I don't really believe it when I look at myself ... we all look prettier without it -- or at least without tons of it. When we wear makeup, we get so used to seeing our faces with it that when we are without, we don't like the look. But it's true -- we are all beautiful without it, too.

Makeup does make us look pretty (as long as we don't go overboard) but it doesn't make us prettier. I'm still not ready to part with my mascara.

What do you think of Allison's half makeup-free look -- does it help you see how we look just as good if not better without it? Do you have makeup-free days?


Image via Allison Williams/Instagram

Read More >