The idea that women should accept their imperfections and be proud of their natural selves is so mainstream at this point that advertisers have co-opted it to sell more beauty products that encourage the exact opposite (see: all of Dove's Real Beauty ad campaigns). Amy Schumer smartly makes a similar point about our complicated notions of feminine beauty in her latest spot-on sketch from her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer.
What starts off as an inspirational song about how women don't need makeup to be beautiful (which also functions as a deft parody of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful") takes a hilariously sad-but-true turn when Schumer goes makeup-free. "It's like I tore out the shag carpet assuming there were hardwood floors underneath, but it turned out to be just dirty linoleum," one of the boy-banders laments of Schumer's natural look. Watch the full sketch below. —Samantha Rollins
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