Would you go without makeup and stop shaving your legs for a year? Phoebe Baker Hyde, 38, from Brookline, Massachusetts, threw away all of her make-up, cut off her long strawberry blonde hair and stopped shaving her legs in a bid to feel more liberated. Describing her daily routine during the 12 month-long experiment on the Katieshow she said: ‘I did what a man would do. Put on deodorant. Put on a little gel and head out the door.
Describing how her make-up free experiment changed her outlook, Ms Hyde writes: ‘When I look in the mirror, I don’t see wrinkles, anxiety, zits, or exhaustion, although they are all there. ‘Instead, I see a face, a person, a personality, a life. If someone asked me if I felt beautiful I would have to answer honestly: yes.’ She admits that the one item she does miss is her under eye concealer.