For the record, Hillary Clinton could care less if you see her without her makeup. So there.
Au naturel pictures of the increasingly popular U.S. Secretary of State have gone viral, prompting all sort of snipes about her no-makeup look, and her glasses.
In an interview, CNN Jill Dougherty asked Ms. Clinton about critics who derided her for a failure to primp properly at events in Bangladesh – beyond a bit of lipstick. In response, she barely batted a mascara-ed eyelash and answered the question with diffusing charm.
“I feel so relieved to be at the stage I’m at in my life right now, Jill,” she said. “Because you know if I want to wear my glasses, I’m wearing my glasses. If I want to wear my hair back, I’m pulling my hair back. You know at some point it’s just not something that deserves a lot of time and attention. And if others want to worry about it, I let them do the worrying for a change. It doesn’t drive me crazy any more. It’s just not something I think is important any more.”
In fact, her answer has only made her more fans – and no doubt warmed the hearts of smart women everywhere who have more important things to do than blow dry their hair for 45 minutes every morning.