Maura Higgins ditches make-up and filters for ‘raw’ selfie as she blasts trolls who send her nasty comments

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Maura Higgins has been embracing her natural beauty during lockdown, and in her most recent make-up free picture, the brunette beauty has shared a lengthy post about wanting to empower women.

The Love Island star, who is convinced Tommy Fury will propose to girlfriend Molly-Mae Hague soon, shared a picture of herself without a scrap of make-up or any hair extensions.

The Irish native, 30, looks gorgeous in a black dressing gown, as she posed for the camera.

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Her bright green eyes shine brightly, and the stunner's face looks fresh and completely natural.

She wrote: "RAW … like many of us, there are so many times I stop to read the nasty comments in my DM's or online & every single time I can't help but think of the younger generation stepping on the social media bandwagon!

"Us women especially get criticised day in and day out about our body's, hair, makeup, skin…I could go on forever.

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"I am very lucky to be confident inside & out and I want to empower women to do the same. We don't need to use filters or apps, being yourself is more than enough although a minority of the online community sometimes try and convince us otherwise," she shared.

"Everyone preaches to be kind to others when really we need to also preach how important it is to be kind to ourselves; be comfortable and proud in your own skin," Maura concluded with a red heart emoji.

The reality star's celebrity pals rushed to the comments section to commend her on her empowering post.

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Maura's boyfriend Chris, who arranged a Harry Potter themed date, gushed: "PREEEEEEEEEACH, you absolute queen," alongside a heart eyes emoji.

Love Island pal Lucie Donlan commented: "My girl. Beautiful inside and out. This caption is everything."

Joanna Chimonides said: "That's my girl," with a red heart emoji, and Shaughna Phillips expressed: "Alllll kinds of feels."

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