Scharad Lightbourne presents U N F I L T E R E D


Its become overwhelming to me, being in the beauty and glamour industry that some women feel that enhancing their look via makeup and hair extensions are true representation of beauty when in fact I feel that it takes away. Whether it be self esteem, emotional or mental issues, I believe that I have a responsibility to display women of color in their beautiful and natural states promoting the idea that cosmetic applications should enhance ones look naturally rather than transform it.


Unfiltered is a social media contest promoting natural beauty.

Unfiltered seeks women who have little to no experience in modeling. If you are confident enough to display your raw beauty and be photographed by an amazing team, apply now! Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to participate.


1. Submit your photo - (self portrait)

  • Without weave, braids or hair extensions 
  • Without makeup or eyelashes
  • Without hats or sunglasses
  • Image must be clear with NO filters
  • Image must be unprofessional
  • Your face (not body) must make up the majority of the photo (think "selfie")

2. Along with your photo, please include:

  • Full Name & Age
  • Email Address
  • Your Instagram “@“ handle 

3. Follow @scharadlphoto:

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Snapchat

    Deadline for submission: 

    November 14th, 2016