College Junior Pledges to Go Makeup Free for 1 Year

Annie Garau says going bare-faced for over 200 days has drastically changed how she views herself.
2:01 | 07/25/14

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Just saying no to makeup. We asked you to let us know how long you've gone cosmetic-free. We got all sorts of answers from two days, eek. A direct quote. Eek to three weeks but I was living in the jungle to "I don't know. How old are my kids?" Now to "My entire life." Now one college student is doing it for a whole year and ABC's Reena ninan has her story. Reporter: It's something some women might never dream of doing, going bare-faced, that is. Even celebrities like beyonce and Gwyneth paltrow have been known to strip off the makeup for a shot or two but 20-year-old Annie garau is taking it to a new level pledging to go makeup-free for a full year. Today is day 206. Your appearance isn't everything. And we have so much more to bring to the table. Reporter: Annie a soon to be junior at Indiana university has been blogging about her mission, her goal, she says, to see how others would react to a more natural look and to see if it changed the way she felt about herself. It felt so bad about how I looked and I had so little confidence I might have been acting differently. Reporter: Something that surprised her. She says many men who often say they like women without makeup didn't seem to act that way. Definitely at fraternity parties I would feel so awkward and I felt like guys were treating me differently. Reporter: But Annie says she doesn't much care. In fact, when "Gma" sent a makeup artist to see what makeup-wearing Annie would look like, she couldn't take it off fast enough. It was weird seeing my face that way and I actually now prefer it the way it is. I haven't had this beauty revelation where I realized, oh, I'm actually gorgeous and that's not really the point. I have more confidence but it's not in how I look. Reporter: For "Good morning America," Reena ninan, ABC news, New York.

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