Summer and full makeup are basically mortal enemies as the heat melts the layer of facial armor and the skin longs to breathe. It’s a breath of fresh air to see a new makeup pictorial featuring famous Chinese and Japanese actresses without a drop of makeup, barefaced and beautiful for the world to see. Tang Wei, Jessie Li, Ni Ni, Arimura Kasumi, and Matsuoka Mayu are luminous and refreshing in an era where makeup is complex and layered beyond belief. I’m not as brave as them to venture out without a tiny bit of covering but I do feel more confident in not being blemish free and perfect nowadays than younger. Wishing all the ladies embrace their original selves, have fun with makeup if you like, but know that without there is still a beautiful person inside and out underneath.