Miranda Lambert, RaeLynn Skip the Makeup

Two Beauties Prove You Don’t Need Glitz to Shine

I couldn’t help but smile when I saw this Instagram photo of Miranda Lambert with one of her favorite country gals and dearest friends, the always adorable RaeLynn.

The two are “smizing” (that’s smiling with your eyes, according to supermodel Tyra Banks) behind two mugs of coffee with some pretty rocking messy hair and makeup-free faces. Well, OK, maybe a teeny bit of concealer was used.

Of course, they are simply gorgeous, proving you don’t need tons of makeup, if any at all, to glow. At least you don’t if you are Lambert or RaeLynn.

And while nearly everything surrounding Lambert in the press right now seems to center on her split from Blake Shelton, I love the caption on the photo: “Thank you Jesus for girlfriends and coffee. Oh and concealer! #wewokeuplikethis.”

In light of that, let’s focus on three related factors about the cute photo that struck me and tugged at my heartstrings.

1. Lambert showing off her friendship and admiration for Rae Lynn, a younger artist and former tourmate who has made no bones about how much Lambert’s advice and support have meant to her as she launches her own country career. It’s s a competitive business, but they’ve got nothing but love and respect for each other. It’s a beautiful thing to see.

2. Like I said earlier, these two women are absolute stunners with pretty much zero makeup anywhere near those fresh faces. Talent, heart, soul and natural beauty? All there.

3. In the caption — “#wewokeuplikethis” — Lambert is referring to Beyonce’s song, “Flawless.” That fact that one music queen is bowing to another music queen may be the ultimate thing to love about this photo.

Samantha is a country radio insider with a deep love for the music and its stars. She can often be found on a red carpet or at a late-night guitar pull.