Rose Byrne is barely recognizable: does her makeup artist hate her?


These are photos from last night’s season premiere party for Damages. I don’t think I saw the last season, right? I only watched it when it was on FX, so the last season I saw featured Lily Tomlin and Campbell Scott. The strength of Damages’ writing and acting is what made me love Rose Byrne, the little Aussie actress who is everywhere these days – you might recognize her from her recent work as a comedic actress in Bridesmaids and Get Him To the Greek, and she also had a supporting part in X-Men: First Class (where she tried to shoot my Fassbender!!!). Basically, I just like her and I think she’s a very underrated actress. I also think she’s very, very pretty, although you wouldn’t be able to tell from her appearance last night.


So… does her makeup artist hate her? I get that the “in” thing these days is to wear fall and winter clothes and have darker, more “wintery” makeup in the middle of the summer, but this goes beyond a quirky seasonal lipstick. Rose is over-rouged and harsh-looking. Her makeup doesn’t work with her beigey dress, nor her underwhelming bangs-y hair. Who does this to a pretty young actress?


Meanwhile, though – Glenn Close looks like a million bucks. Check out her legs! Check out her un-Botoxed face! I love when a woman looks great for her age and her face still moves. Glenn is so awesome.



Photos courtesy of WENN.

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  1. gee says:

    Glen Close looks beautiful, and she has great hair. Rose Byrne looks pretty but the harsh makeup is a little drag to me. She’s so pretty without all of that. I vote makeup artist hate.

  2. brin says:

    I was prepared to argue with you til I scrolled down to the close-up picture….yikes, that is harsh! Didn’t the makeup artist ever hear of “blending”? Shame, Rose is so pretty.
    Glenn looks good!

  3. Jill says:

    There’s nothing wrong with her makeup, she looks beautiful. The photo just captured an awkward expression.

  4. tanguerita says:

    this girl has such a beautiful face, it’s just amazing.

  5. ruru says:

    I’ve had a massive crush on Rose Byrne for something like 13 years now, ever since I first saw her with Heath Ledger in “Two Hands”

  6. kim says:

    She has had botox..
    It is just called good botox

  7. Eve says:

    I thought that was Sandra Bullock.

  8. ornamental says:

    Wow. She has definitely had a nose job. She’s still pretty – but much more generic now.

  9. Kelly says:

    This is a heartfelt plea to the women of Hollywood (and makeup artists everywhere): LESS MAKEUP PLEEEEEEASE! No-one looks good with it. Either it’s super-exaggerated (like the unfortunate “smoky eye trend” or Dracula lips like this), or it’s pseudo-“natural” (viz. Kim Kardashian). It never looks real, it never looks flattering… so cut it out, all of youse.

    EDIT: But Glenn is a classic example of GOOD makeup! Just enough to flatter! She looks fantastic. But if she were wearing clown makeup like some of her peers, she’d look like shite.

  10. Anonymous says:

    I like Rose too, thought she was hysterical in Get him to the Greek – but not her best look.

  11. jjbean says:

    Rose Byrne must have hired Susan Lucci’s stylist

  12. Kim says:

    She looks pretty? I dont get the fuss? To heavy on the makeup but you ahve to wear alot on red carpet to show up in photos which totally wash you out. Side note- Glen looks great!

  13. Ellie says:

    Everytime I see her she never looks the same. It’s very odd and weird.

  14. Aurelia says:

    I thought it was a non preggers Jessica Alba at first. Love Rose’s hair do, wish I could get my hair tousled and cute like that.

  15. lin234 says:

    I love her as an actress ever since I saw I Capture the Castle. My favorite movie. Yea, the make-up is harsh. She doesn’t need all that. She’s one of those few women who looks great with barely any on.

  16. Cleo says:

    She’s no naturally pretty but in photographs at least, she isn’t as pretty as she must be in real life unlike Ellen Page who looks awesome photographically because has zaniness. I think that’s what make certain actresses like Kristy Swanson and Sarah Michelle Gellar so watchable – not the surface pretty but an additional QUIRK. I finally get what Jennifer Love Hewitt meant about it better to be cute than beautiful. It’s better to be gorgeous and profoundly INTERESTING. For some reason, Rose Byrne is never in anything interesting even though she was in 28 Weeks Later.

    Rachel McAdams despite being The Hot Chick is VERY quirky.

    Obviously, Meg Ryan is one of the quirkiest of them all.

  17. Maritza says:

    Glen and Rose look beautiful.

  18. Louise says:

    I don’t watch the show but I thought Damages was cancelled? Rose looks like Jennifer Grey’s little sister.

  19. Lara says:

    Love “Damages”, love Glenn, she is just