Project Beauty – Elizabeth

In her own words

True Beauty- True beauty is loving yourself and the skin you are in. It is finding joy in the person you are and allowing yourself to be happy. True beauty is the kindness that shows through in your eyes and the passions that are revealed in your smile. True beauty is knowing you were made perfect the way you are.

 

How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

Not wearing make up was an uncomfortable feeling. Even though I stopped wearing make up that often after high school it took a long time to be comfortable and feel pretty image_Elle_jim tincher photography_project beauty_picturewithout it. I used to never be being willing to have my picture taken fresh faced without being embarrassed or feeling ashamed. Taking these pictures though I felt free from forced unrealistic standards and felt beautiful just being myself.

 

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

To me my session represented the liberation I feel from my past demons. After suffering for years with an eating disorder and depression I am finally able to look in the mirror and love what I see. I am able to be confident in myself and happy with my life.

 

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I adore project beauty. Everyone needs a reminder that it is okay to love yourself.

 

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

This experience hasn’t changed how I see myself but it has strengthend my new found acceptance of myself and has allowed me to celebrate who I am.

 

Testimonial. Could you share your testimony?

I have always suffered from body image issues. I hit my growth spurts early so I was taller and more muscular than everyone in my class including the boys. I was always embarrassed of my body. I remember that I even got a pair of jeans I loved in 7th grade because they made my legs look short. Can you believe that?! My shoulders are wide and my thighs are big. I used to hate that, but now I realize my muscular legs allow me to run miles and ruck with the guys. My shoulders let me lift weights and do the sports I enjoy. My body has taken care of me and kept me alive multiple times through multiple illnesses. I spent years suffering from depression. Most days are good, but some are bad and very few are very very bad. The bad days are getting less and less though. I have learned that life isn’t always going to workout the way I planned and there is nothing wrong with that, and there is nothing wrong with me. Through the grace of God and the love I have received I have grown to accept and love who I am. For the first time in a long time I can look in the mirror and know that I am truly okay. I am happy and grateful for the blessed life I have been given.

 

Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!

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Project Beauty – Mikenna

In her own words

True Beauty- True beauty is not about appearance, but it is about who you are. It is how you treat others and how you carry yourself. True beauty is happiness and strength. Appearances will change, however, real beauty will never fade.

 

How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

I found having a shoot with no makeup to be lots of fun. I feel confident in my skin and personally loved not having to do my makeup!

image_Mikenna_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureThinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

The session, to me, felt like I could be beautiful without makeup. It made me feel as if I could show my inner beauty through the photos without makeup.

 

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I think project beauty is a wonderful concept. Teaching young women that beauty is not just defined by your looks. I also love that our group is raising money for a philanthropy.

 

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

Yes, this experience taught me about myself. It taught me to be more confident and that outer beauty is not everything.

Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!

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Project Beauty – Cora

In her own words

True Beauty- True beauty goes deeper than one’s looks, it’s how she portrays her character and confidence.

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How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

Truthfully I’m not much into wearing makeup a lot, but it was very different not wearing it in front of the camera. It took a lot of courage from me but I loved it!

 

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

This session meant more to me than I expected. Growing up, I faced comments that made me very insecure about my body type; there was a point where I felt bad about even wearing a tank top and shorts. I thank Jim and this project because it has shown me there’s much more to me than what they said, that I’m more than what meets the eye!

 

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I believe every girl should have this opportunity. It’s a project that targets what every single girl is dealing with no matter who they are.

 

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

As stated before, this project has changed my perspective of myself. I feel as if I can look past the looks of everyone, especially myself, and focus on mine and their character and confidence. Which is what makes a person who they are.

Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!

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Project Beauty – Landry

In her own words

True Beauty- In my eyes, true beauty comes from the inside. Proverbs 31:30 says, “Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;” and I feel that no matter what you look like, kindness, love and compassion are beautiful. In young girls minds, “beauty” is defined in how many likes you have on your Instagram picture, or by who stays up with all the latest fashion and trends but I can tell you that trying to fit in with world is stressful and causes you to loose your unique self. Love who God made you be because there is only one you!

 

How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

Not wearing makeup made me feel refreshed and myself! Personally, I prefer no makeup because;

  1. In the mornings you get some extra
  2. It’s a way to let people see the true me!

 

image_Landry_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureThinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

To me, my session was about speaking up for those without a voice. The modern day and age puts so much pure pressure on women to be the perfect face, perfect body, and lead to a perfect life but they forget to mention to be confident in who you are beacause you are beautiful!

 

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I love what Project Beauty is all about and how they’re not afraid to take a stand against society.

 

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

This experience has raised my confidence in the girl God made me to be!

 

Testimonial. Could you share your testimonial?

I want to encourage others to get to know the person behind the face. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder but kindness is recognized by everyone. Whether someone likes what they see on the outside of me or not, I want them to look past my outward appearance and hopefully see a heart that is kind and truly cares about people. This is how I try to “see” those around me as well!

 

Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are! Just follow the link to find out more about Project Beauty and how you can take part in this!

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Project Beauty – Emma

In her own words

True Beauty- Your beauty comes from your personality. It’s who you are and everything you love. Not your appearance.

 

How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

Not wearing makeup made me feel more free and more like myself.

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Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

I got to show my personality without anyone expecting me to be something else, or to have a specific look that society praises.

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

Personally, I love it! I think it’s something that show girls they are beautiful without makeup and starts a conversation about inner beauty and certain illnesses that aren’t usually talked about.

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

Yes. I see that I don’t need to have a certain “look”

Testimonial. Could you share your testimonial?

I have struggled with body image before, along with most girls. I also have invisible illnesses that most people don’t understand. It was great to find out I’m not alone and that people can help and learn to understand and even relate to me.

Project Beauty is a no makeup no edit project designed to help girls see themselves as being beautiful just the way they are!

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Project Beauty – Lauren

In her own words

True beauty is not about what’s on the outside, but what’s on the inside that shines out. True beauty is being able to find the good in every situation and every person. It is taking whatever life throws at you and keeping a positive attitude, allowing obstacles to make you stronger and more understanding of others, like a flower that grows through concrete. “A flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all.” It is being kind to everyone you meet. It is a good sense of humor and a light and loving heart. If you are beautiful on the inside, it shows on the outside.

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How did not wearing any makeup make you feel?

For the first hour, I felt exposed and vulnerable. I felt as if everyone was staring at the flaws I obsess over in the mirror after I wash my face every night. The acne, the scars, the shiny forehead, the lines beneath my cheeks. They could see everything. EVERYTHING. But as time passed, I began to feel a lot more free and confident. Everyone could see me the way God created me. And God doesn’t make mistakes, so who am I to jimage_Lauren_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureudge? Everyone should go a couple days without makeup. I definitely felt more beautiful and comfortable in my own skin after realizing that nobody else even noticed those lines beneath my cheeks. I realized I am way harder on myself than anyone else.

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Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

To me, my session meant encouraging natural beauty and letting others know that everyone has flaws and their flaws are beautiful too. Embrace it. You yourself are your beauty. Your skin, your personality, the way you treat others, your confidence, your outlook on life,etc.

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What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I believe project beauty is a great way to embrace natural beauty opposed to the makeup craze of 2017. I am a strong believer in doing whatever makes you feel beautiful. If makeup makes you feel beautiful, then wear makeup!! But Project Beauty works to show that even without makeup, everyone is beautiful.

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Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

Yes, this experience has shown me that beauty isn’t what’s on the outside. If you have a beautiful mind and heart, it will show through your skin. Through this project I’ve learned to love myself for who I am. I now see myself for who I am on the inside rather than as my flaws on the outside.

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Testimonial. Could you share your testimonial?

I have this obsession with keeping my face matte. I’ve always had oily skin and struggled with acne but coming into high school, I was told a shiny face was not a desirable look. People would point out others and talk about them having a “greasy” face. The word greasy doesn’t necessarily have a positive connotation either. I looked back on pictures from middle school where I thought I was a makeup guru, but really I was just a greasy mess. Starting freshman year, I wouldn’t be caught dead without my powder. I carried powder every where I went and I powdered my forehead and nose every chance I got. I was going crazy trying to meet everyone else’s standards. However, today’s trend is contouring, and with contouring comes highlighter. But even with this new fad of highlighter, I was still constantly powdering my face. While other girls looked amazing with those sparkling cheekbones, every time I looked in the mirror after applying highlighter, I saw that seventh grade version of me after a long day of middle school. Just recently I’ve come to realize that I am much harder on myself than anyone else. I realize now that the things I dislike about myself, other people may love and seek after, like a shiny face. And even then, beauty isn’t what everyone else expects out of you. Beauty is embracing your flaws and wearing your skin as if it’s a perfectly fitting million dollar Sherri Hill. After working with all these girls in Project Beauty and hearing their struggles with self image, I realize that my flaws are what make me, and I should not be ashamed. I should be proud of them. To me, beauty is a choice. If you choose to be beautiful on the inside, and you do get to choose, then you will radiate beauty on the outside.

There will be a reveal Monday August 14th (stay tuned for the location announcement) where you can come see all the images we captured and to learn more about Project Beauty. If you’d like to schedule your own Project Beauty shoot in order to help this worthwhile project you can do at Project Beauty.  

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Project Beauty – Laken

In her own words

True Beauty to me is being able to be yourself and be confident. It’s always reassuring to see girls be happy with their bodies and happy in their skin and I think that shows true beauty because no one should be afraid to be who they are or show themselves off.

image_Laken_jim tincher photography_project beauty_pictureHow did not wearing makeup make you feel?

I felt vulnerable not wearing any makeup during the session. I have not done many sessions nor do I model a lot but every time that I have I have been wearing makeup and usually tons of it and it felt odd to not be wearing any at all.

 

Thinking about it, what did your session mean to you?

My session to me meant that I could be me by posing how I wanted and making the faces I wanted and not feeling like I had to be perfect because the session was about being true.

 

What are your thoughts or how do you feel about Project Beauty?

I feel that Project Beauty is an unfiltered campaign that will truly capture the beauty of all the young women participating.

 

Has this experience changed how you see yourself?

This experience has honestly made me more comfortable not wearing makeup because everyone is beautiful without it and all makeup does is cause breakouts and dirty skin so why not be my true self and have my natural skin and show the real me.

 

There will be a reveal Monday August 14th (stay tuned for the location announcement) where you can come see all the images we captured and to learn more about Project Beauty. If you’d like to schedule your own Project Beauty shoot in order to help this worthwhile project you can do at Project Beauty. 

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