Taylor Swift took a break from hunting for a new beau to shed herself of makeup, following in the footsteps of her friend Selena Gomez for a shoot with People Magazine.

Without her perma-red lipstick, Swift looks much younger and - dare we say - softer. Here she looks more like a country music star and less like someone obsessed with holding down a man.

Taylor should definitely consider dressing her face down on a more regular basis. Maybe it would keep a dude or two around.