It’s not exactly a secret that celebrities wear enough makeup to suffocate a salamander, and that we all freak out when they’re photographed without. Sans fards! Natural look! A sign of real human being-ness unsullied by airbrush foundation and caulking sealant! But you know who else wears a ton of makeup, and we never give them shit about taking it off? (Perhaps because they’ve already taken off everything else?) You may not be surprised to discover that porn stars in their daily lives, minus the 17 layers of sweat-proof stage makeup, look nothing like what you see on-screen. In fact, you wouldn’t even recognize them on the street, which is probably a good thing.
An “award-winning makeup artist to the stars” known only as Melissa (or xmelissamakeupx on her Instagram account) took 93 before-and-after photos of the porn stars she tends to, and we learned two things: one, the girls look really pretty without their thick varnish of smoky eyes and heavy bronzer (dare I say, better, though I personally tend to think most women look better with less makeup), and two, this Melissa is one hell of a makeup artist. Check out the after photos of these two girls, plus a few more, after the jump, and the rest of them here via Melissa. [HyperVocal] Keep reading »
Kate Moss obviously sold her soul for incredibly great skin or something, right? She was spotted Thursday evening sans fards looking drop dead amazing. Between her sun-kissed golden locks, and that skin, Moss might just be the posterchild for how to lead a party lifestyle. After all, most of us would look straight up haggard if we did as much raging as this lady did. And while I might switch out that shaggy dog coat for another, Moss proves that she’s always and forever on top of her game. [Photo: Fame/Flynet] Keep reading »
We live in a time where it’s an actual news story when a woman chooses to forgo makeup for a year, but that’s exactly what 38-year-old Phoebe Baker Hyde did. Baker Hyde was moved to go makeup free when she and her husband moved to Hong Kong, and she noticed that not only was she surrounded by appearance-obsessed women, but she too had fallen under the beauty industry’s spell.
“I had become a nervous, critical, angry, insecure woman,” she said. “I was not the woman or the role model I wanted to be, especially in front of a big-eyed baby daughter. I was at war with the world around me and at war with myself — the only self I had.” Keep reading »
In these days of ever-present paparazzi, iPhone cameras, and oh, the entire Internet, a huge part of being a celeb is looking like one. Your life is in the public eye, so it goes without saying that the pressure is on, even when you’re off-duty. Fortunately, these 12 stars have nothing to worry about: they look just as beautiful bare-faced as they do all dolled up. Don’t believe us? See for yourself in the gallery above!
And just when I thought I looked pretty good today, I fell privy to a gallery of today’s top models (like Constance Jablonski, shown), minus the layers of makeup and endless accoutrements necessary to make them runway-ready. It’s just them, as they are, every day. Can you imagine, these girls get to walk around with their faces? I can’t go on. [Telegraph]
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Lady Gaga might have run out of outrageous gimmicry this week. That’s the only reason we can imagine she tweeted this pic of herself fresh-faced and sans fards. “Have a beautiful day,” she tweeted. We kind of love her makeup-free face. What do you think? [NY Daily News]
Marion Cotillard is my consummate object of envy. Ethereal beauty? Check. Ridiculously handsome actor-director beau? Check. Radiant talent in strong, incredible roles, even portraying Edith Piaf herself? Check. Tack on the fact that she’s about as Gallic as they come and there you have it. My beauty-crazed, Francophile self is utterly enraptured by Marion. For an Italian Vanity Fair cover in 2010, she was photographed by Bruce Weber with her face essentially untouched by excessive studio makeup or Photoshopping. Yes, Marion went au naturel on a Vanity Fair cover and was no worse for it. That’s because she has what has to be the most flawless skin ever possessed by a human being. Keep reading »
Would you ever consider hitting the office, a business meeting, or just heading to the local supermarket without a swipe of your trusty lip gloss, concealer, or bronzer?
Quite frankly, some of us would rather go pantsless than leave the house without powdering our noses, but that’s exactly what The Beauty Bean website founder Alexis Wolfer, is aiming to change.
In the vein of Casual Friday, she’s spearheading Makeup Free Monday, a social campaign that challenges women to rethink their natural inner beauty and to stop apologizing for not wearing enough or perfectly-applied makeup. Read more … Keep reading »
This morning, during the millionth hour of “The Today Show,” Kathie Lee and Hoda, ever on trend, decided to go sans fards
, like so many recent fashion cover models. Apparently, however, the idea came about because Rosie O’Donnell pointed out that she thought Kathie Lee had been looking differently lately, implying she had some cosmetic work done. During the makeup-less segment, Kathie Lee encourages Rosie to look for scars as evidence. Meanwhile, Hoda said she felt liberated by the experience. All of this gave me an idea, one I have not shared with the rest of the staff until just now — someday, in the near future, The Frisky will be run for a day sans fards.
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Dear Jessica Simpson, this is what a beautiful woman looks like when she’s truly wearing no make-up. [Huffington Post via People] Keep reading »