Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: No makeup, no problem: High school girls create 'Operation Beautiful'


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  • AmberDru Xenia, OH
    March 21, 2013 8:36 p.m.

    How sad that makeup is their norm.

  • bdckpakccd Plano, TX
    March 21, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    I live across the street from PSHS (Plano Sr. High School) and have a daughter who is a Jr. there. OF COURSE, Operation Beautiful wasn't perfect. But it was good----very good. The girls were shocked (and shocked is probably a little mild) at just how much the boys really still like them without makeup on. The boys were surprised that the girls took SO LONG to add the makeup lay every morning. All of them started talking about what beautiful really is and how to recognize it and how to be it. I'm very proud of the girls and the maturity it took to follow through with this experiment. The funny part is that the girls noted that it wasn't the teens who looked so different without makeup----it was the teachers! My daughter said she might skip makeup more often now, but when she's 50 she's not getting out of bed without it! Big kudos to Plano Sr. High School---they set the standard for excellence in whatever they do! Grateful to the administrators who set the stage so well for my children to learn as they transition to adulthood.

  • Uncle Rico Sandy, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:58 a.m.

    @ Utah Bill

    Good grief Bill, its lipstic

  • luv2organize Gainesville, VA
    March 21, 2013 6:09 a.m.

    Also, let's consider the toxins in so much of our beauty and skin products. Reducing what we use is also healthy for the body.

  • UTAH Bill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 21, 2013 5:45 a.m.

    Yet, the girls in the photo have makeup on. Why?

  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    March 20, 2013 11:45 a.m.

    Very good insight Carmen Rasmussen.

    I know women who radiate goodness and light ....very beautiful.

    Make-up is a poor substitute.