Rihanna looks more beautiful here, with a face with no elaborate dressing or preparation—her features look real, wholesome, b e a u t i f u l—than hiding behind. Why? Because looking at her face in this picture, I feel like I can see Rihanna, Not a singer. Not a dancer. Not a performer. But
I think everyone looks better without makeup. Without makeup you can see someone's face, their features, where their skins tones change...everything that is organically beautiful. Sure, I like to indulge in a bit of eyeliner and don't leave (ever) without lip-gloss on my lips and in my purse somewhere—but I still d i g the way I look without it all.
I'm all for the gorgeous red lipstick that Rihanna makes look like it was made for her (!) and having fun with makeup but honestly, I appreciate the confidence that comes from rocking your true face and allowing people to see it. And like it. And love it.
To be comfortable with who you are, you have to be able to be comfortable with looking at yourself in the mirror and smiling after you wash your face in the morning (or night.)