SHEL shows their “naked faces” in this striped down performance of "Stronger Than My Fears" as part of their campaign to empower young women to be comfortable and confident without makeup.
SHEL: Quotes from each band member about wearing no make up at this video shoot...
Sarah Holbrook – Violin, Guitar: “Women all around the world don’t wear make up and they are happy, self-confident women. Much like Alicia Keys, we are simply showing that we don’t think anyone needs to wear make up to be good at our jobs or feel proud of ourselves.”
Hannah Holbrook – Piano, Accordion, Synth bass: “I believe that women are endowed with the deepest, most compelling kind of beauty in all creation… and I think we cheat ourselves and others out of the benefits of that beauty when we obsess over what it “should” look like, or when we convince ourselves we don’t posses it.
Eva Holbrook – Mandolin, Dobro: “I don’t think you can improve nature with lipstick and eyeliner. Makeup is fun to wear, but our culture seems to have adopted the wrong idea about its purpose. Some of our close friends are amazing make-up artists and we love working with them, but exaggerating features should not be necessary for women to know they’re beautiful.”
Liza Holbrook – Drums, Percussion, Beatboxing: "I don't wear makeup often. I lean toward being more androgynous. I appreciate that I can wear makeup to accent my features more, but I've never felt like I had to wear it to feel comfortable in my own skin."
Read an in depth interview written by: Evette Dionne from Bitch Media.