In the wake of the #nomakeup movement, which became a talking point in Hollywood recently, with several top actresses including Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyoncé, Cameron Diaz and Madonna, taking to social media and sharing their makeup-free selfies to inspire women, we spoke to a few onscreen desi bahus if they are inspired by the act. And guess what! Some of the popular TV actresses expressed their views on the idea of stepping out sans make-up. Here’s what they said…
I think it’s a beautiful concept. I truly feel women look most beautiful when they are natural and themselves. I personally sport the no-makeup look in real, because it makes me look younger and captures my true essence. I have no problem at all going bare-faced since I’m comfortable in my skin. At the end of the day, beauty is a state of mind. It’s all about how confident you feel about yourself.
I absolutely love the natural look. In fact, the need of the hour is to stop promoting beauty for a picture-perfect look. What’s more important is to celebrate one’s individuality than become clones of something that is beautiful in perception. In my last show, I did go de-glam and with that I mean without makeup. I also acted in a short film called Standing that had me sans makeup.
I am completely comfortable stepping out without makeup. I don’t think anybody needs makeup to look pretty. We are beautiful even with our flaws. There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.
I feel the Hollywood photographer has in his own way given out a message to the rest of the women in the world to be comfortable in their own skin rather than succumbing to unnecessary pressures. Cosmetics are becoming more and more popular among the people due to the sheer insecurity and peer pressure so much that we see even teenagers and younger girls using make-up! We should embrace our natural self and love ourselves the way we are. Having said that, occasional makeup is not bad.
Definitely, I wouldn’t mind stepping out without makeup. I have also done a few short films without makeup. I normally don’t wear it as I am blessed with such good genetics that I have such good skin.
I usually don’t step out minus makeup as at public places people click pics all the time and post on social media. Being in the glamour industry looks do matter. I do step out minus makeup but it is not that often. Naturally, every woman is beautiful and beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. I am comfortable in my skin.
I won’t mind stepping out without makeup once in a blue moon when I am with friends and family.
I feel a woman looks her best when she wakes up in the morning. Natural blossom, messy hair, careless attitude and unadulterated smiles do the magic. Beauty doesn’t come with great eye-make ups but with great confidence and comfort in a woman’s eyes. Social pressures, status symbols or need for acceptance make women run towards something that they are not. It’s a great way to make us realise that first we should embrace our real selves! We need no approvals of people who mean nothing in the long run. I would love to be photographed without make up. It’s difficult for an actress but I am a woman and a feminist first!