OFFSTAGE: Sara Evans Reacts to the Reaction to Her Naked Face

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Sara Evans did something a couple of days ago that no woman ever wants to do. She got her photo taken with no makeup on, then put it out there for the world to see. She Instagramed it, and had it on her Facebook page. “I’m being brave and posting a picture of me without makeup,” she captioned it. Since then, Evans has been shocked by the reaction. So much so, she made a video for her Simply Sara series to document her feelings about it.

She says she had just had her hair done and had nothing on her face. “So I go, ’Take a picture of me’ because I love the way my hair looked,” she explains. “So then I was like, ’We should Instagram that picture.” When the reaction started pouring in after the photo hit Facebook, Evans couldn’t believe how nice the comments were.

Evans has a theory on why her naked face has attracted so much attention. “As women, we are way too hard on ourselves,” she said. So showing the world what she looks like without foundation, eye shadow, eyeliner, false eyelashes, lipstick and bronzer might just show them that under all that, we’re all more alike than we think.

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