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TODAY anchors (and you) dare to bare on No Makeup Monday

by Danielle Brennan /  / Updated 

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In a world where everyone wants to look their best all the time, it is not easy to peel back the layers and take a good look at yourself au naturel. As part of our special series "Love Your Selfie,"  the TODAY anchors bared it all —without makeup — on Monday.

Love Your Selfie: TODAY anchors open up about their body imperfections

Yes, you read that correctly. For a segment, Matt, Savannah, Natalie, Al, Tamron, Carson, Willie, Hoda and Kathie Lee appeared on nationwide high-def TV without makeup.

#LoveYourSelfie: Your photos celebrating confidence, smiles

Here are some of the anchors in the raw, so to speak.

Savannah with and without makeup.
Savannah with and without makeup.Today
Matt with and without makeup.
Matt with and without makeup.Today
Hoda with and without makeup.
Hoda with and without makeup.Today
Natalie with and without makeup
Natalie with and without makeupToday

Willie with and without makeup.
Willie with and without makeup.Today
Kathie Lee with and without makeup.
Kathie Lee with and without makeup.Today
Carson Daly with and without makeup.
Carson Daly with and without makeup.Today
Al with and without makeup.
Al with and without makeup.Today
Tamron with and without makeup.
Tamron with and without makeup.Today

Being on camera without makeup wasn't easy for everyone. Savannah, Tamron, Hoda, Matt and Carson all admitted that they were a bit uncomfortable.

"TV is a little less forgiving than being outside in your normal life," Savannah Guthrie said on TODAY.

"I like to have lipstick on," Hoda revealed. "If I have nothing on but I have lipstick, I feel better."

The week-long special series, "Love Your Selfie," will examine the current obsession with body image and what we can do to feel more positive about ourselves. 

#LoveYourSelfie: Lester, Erica, Jenna and Dylan share body hang-ups

We invite you to join the conversation. Share images of yourself without any makeup on on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #LoveYourSelfie, or by uploading images here.  

Here are some of our viewers' No Makeup Monday photos.

Courtesy of Jennifer Moniz-Mays
No makeup, no hair, breast cancer can kick my BUTT...Today
Courtesy of Diane Ellen Hunter
We are beautiful without makeup!Today
Courtesy of Jael Alhessabi
38yrs no makeup on my way to the gymToday
Courtesy of Kathleen Hallenbeck
Courtesy of Donna Moogalian Fuller-Corleone
Courtesy of Kristin Routh
Courtesy of Cristina Moya
#loveyourselfie celebrating my little boy, #nomakeupnofilterToday
Courtesy of Elizabeth Marie Lorfing
Elizabeth Marie Lorfing shares her no makeup face.Today
Courtesy of Brittany Ring
No makeupToday
Courtesy of Lindsay Hoffman
Courtesy of Dee Rothhaar
I never use makeupToday

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