Olivia Wilde slams celebs who go 'makeup free'
Olivia Wilde’s already impressed us with her openness about her post-baby bod, and now she’s hit us with another honest truth: celebrities who go make-up free aren’t really that brave.
Yep, the actress has said what we were all secretly thinking! Taking to Twitter to share her views, she slammed the “bare-faced” selfies for setting unrealistic beauty standards:
“Don’t compare yourself to actors. You too would look ‘perfect’ with a giant wall of soft light following you around.” You mean like in this too-funny Insta snap, Olivia?
Photo credit: @oliviawilde Instagram
The “giant wall of soft light” is probably an exaggeration, but I get what Olivia’s trying to say.
Speaking to Huffington Post Live, the 31-year-old mum gave some context to the controversial tweet.
“I guess I’m a proponent in general of people loving themselves,” she said.
“I looked at this huge wall of glowy light and all these bounce boards underneath me, and I thought, ‘People at home watching movies thinking that they’re supposed to look a certain way, in that flawless nature that Hollywood promotes in some films’. I just wanted to point out...that none of this is real.
“I feel like when I was an adolescent, that would have been kind of illuminating for me.”
Of course, most of us are smart enough to know there’s a LOT of hair and make-up help behind our favourite celebrities’ smouldering red carpet looks.
But with the recent rise of the ‘no make-up selfie’, it’s hard not to question whether these celebs really do have picture-perfect skin IRL. I mean, just look at new mum Jessica Biel (whose fresh face defies all post-pregnancy logic)!
Photo credit: @justintimberlake Instagram
Heidi Klum’s also caused a bit of a stir with her recent “before make-up” shot where she flaunted a suspiciously flawless face. We reckon she was wearing a BB cream at the very least!
In comparison, Olivia’s set to go totally make-up free in her upcoming film, Meadowland.
Following in the wake of a barefaced Reese Witherspoon in Wild, the actress also spends most of the film wearing track pants and baggy jumpers – a look she says felt “really freeing”.
In fact, it wasn’t even a big deal: “It was just a reality for the character and certainly didn’t feel like a brave risk ... I don’t hear people calling men brave for not wearing foundation.”
She certainly has a point. Well said, Olivia!
While I agree that going make-up free from time to time’s no biggie, I still can’t imagine going barefaced for a year, like this girl did!
What do you think of Olivia’s views on celeb beauty? Do you think they’re setting unrealistic beauty standards, or could you not care less?
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