Amy Schumer's 'Girl You Don't Need Makeup' Sends a Funny Yet Powerful Message

Comedian Amy Schumer is known for slaying society's standards with her Comedy Central series Inside Amy Schumer. The season 3 premiere took on the topics of birth control, Hollywood's expectations for women, and even our fascination with videos like "Anaconda." Last night's episode featured her interpretation of the messages boy bands seem to be sending. Schumer created what seemed like her own version of "What Makes You Beautiful," calling it "Girl, You Don't Need Makeup." The video starts off with that familiar boy band message, telling Schumer that she doesn't need makeup to be beautiful and encouraging her to embrace her natural beauty. As she wipes off her mascara and foundation, the boys realize that they do in fact prefer her with makeup, singing, "You'll be the hottest girl in the nation, with just a touch of foundation."


The song isn't only funny, but it also sheds light on the misconception that women need to wear makeup for men. This sketch perfectly sums up that the approval of being makeup free is yet another thing women often feel they need to gain from guys. Schumer tweeted out a photo of herself without makeup with the hashtag #GirlYouDontNeedMakeup, asking her followers to send in their own makeup free photos.


Keep posting your #GirlYouDon'tNeedMakeup selfies, collegiettes!