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

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By Danielle Brennan

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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

No makeup, no hair, breast cancer can kick my BUTT...Today
We are beautiful without makeup!Today
38yrs no makeup on my way to the gymToday
#loveyourselfie celebrating my little boy, #nomakeupnofilterToday
Elizabeth Marie Lorfing shares her no makeup face.Today
No makeupToday
I never use makeupToday

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