Published 23rd April 2014
By Rebecca Smith
The world of celebrity is an extremely fickle thing. We are so used to seeing countless magazines picking on the appearance of certain celebrities that it is almost the norm for us to pick faults with them too. It’s crazy that celebrities without makeup seems to be such a bizarre thing for some people to understand – why is it such a big deal?
Case in point – the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton. It cannot be denied that she is one of the most beautiful women in the world but yet the media still try to pick her apart whenever she isn’t looking as perfect as they expect. Perfect, however, is an ideal and not a reality as perception of perfection differs from person to person. Yet when Kate chose to wear a little bit of makeup after the birth of Prince George, she got slated for this too.
The media seem to forget that celebrities are people too and they also like to have days where they aren’t pampered to within an inch of their life. So what if Holly Willoughby isn’t wearing any makeup when taking her son to the shops? She is a person too and deserves to do what she likes when spending downtime away from the cameras. She is still beautiful when barefaced yet going makeup free seems to be a major faux pas in the eyes of others.
We all like to have those days where we are pampered and preened, perhaps have a makeover – but these celebrities have to deal with this every single day so it is no wonder that they want to let their skin breathe. Why then do the media seem to think this is so wrong? If the celebrities are happy and it means young girls don’t think they have to look 100% ‘perfect’ all of the time – then I am all for it. After all, they are humans too.
The uber success of the #nomakeupselfie was a great step in the right direction. Celebrities all over the world posted images of their unashamed fresh faces. Hoorah!