Rita Wilson: If everybody didn’t wear makeup we would all be on the same plane


Rita Wilson has one of those “stars without makeup” features for People Magazine’s most beautiful issue, the one with Goldie Hawn and Kate Hudson on the cover. I understand that we need to normalize women’s natural faces and provide a counterbalance to all the filtered and heavily made-up images in the media, however I dislike those features. I enjoy wearing makeup and sometimes those “stars without makeup” blurbs can veer sanctimonious, however this one did not. Rita struck a nice balance. Some women like Rita prefer to go without, just as some of us prefer to wear makeup. Here’s what she told People and I’ve transcribed the video on their site as it has more details than People excerpts.

How do I feel without makeup?
Actually I love it and prefer it because I’m able to get into bed at the end of the day and just do the very lightest cleansing and be done with it. You don’t have to do eye makeup remover and cotton and all of that. When I’m home or when it’s summertime and I’m not working, I’m a low maintenance kind of person I don’t really wear that much. I like the feeling of it. I like that you can rub your eyes and not really worry about getting mascara everywhere and yet at the same time I like a little mascara, I like a little lip gloss, a little blush.

Basically I grew up with my mom never wearing makeup. I think somehow that translated to me feeling ok not wearing makeup all the time. I like a natural look. If everybody didn’t wear makeup then we would all sort of be on the same plane. Kind of like ‘oh I like you, I like what you look like without all that stuff on.’

What is my daily skincare routine?
It is cleanser and moisturizer. It’s really whatever is available because I’m not fussy or particular. I like anything that can take off my eyemakeup as well. So something that is an all purpose cleanser but not too drying. On occasion I’ll use something with a little bit of a hyaluronic acid in it, like a serum or something. Every once in a while I’ll use a granular scrub of some sort. I don’t have any products to recommend because I’m not super fussy about it. I’ll just use whatever is available.

How have my beauty habits changed over the years?
I have never been a person who has intricate beauty routines. I am a cleanser, moisturizer kind of girl. I try to do other things but I’m never consistent with them. I do go to the dermatologist every three months because I’ve had some pre-cancerous things, and I wear sunblock.

[From People video]

How do you use skincare products and not know what your preferences are? I think she’s being honest in that she’s not particular about her products, but that she knows what they are and doesn’t want to recommend expensive skincare. If she’s going to the dermatologist every three months she’s probably getting high end skincare there too.

A lot of women agree with her about makeup, and this explains why she had a tough time when her makeup artist was late before the Golden Globes. As for this idea that we’re all on the same plane without makeup, I don’t think that’s true! I have light eyelashes and I don’t look as good without mascara and eye makeup as women with darker lashes. Plus sometimes my skin breaks out and I want to cover it up. Other people are dealing with breakouts and skin issues too. Of course once we wear makeup there’s a big difference between how we look, which depends on how skilled we are at applying it and which products we’re using, so I guess she has a point. It’s been interesting to see some of the on-air personalities at this time, and I’ll leave it at that.

Also I’m so glad that Rita and Tom are recovered now!

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  1. Erinn says:

    I really liked this piece, but I think “all on the same plane” is a bit of a stretch. Like – if Angelina Jolie and I are both going makeup free I’m going to look as pale and sun starved as Smeagle from LoTR lol.

    I like makeup. It’s soothing for me to apply. It’s fun to play with colors and textures and different styles. I don’t ever go full instagram makeup because I’m just not at the skill level and I don’t have amazing skin so I don’t really want to load THAT MUCH stuff on my face. Some days I’ll do a full face, working from home I’m either not bothering at all, or slapping on the tiniest bit of under eye concealer, maybe spot correcting a bit, and maybe adding just a bit of blush because I’m not exaggerating how much I resemble the living dead because I’m so pale.

    I do appreciate how non-judgey she was about it though. It’s refreshing because so many of the no-makeup features end up showing people who ARE wearing makeup and claiming to be so low maintenance and makeup free.

    • LadyMTL says:

      Erinn, are you my long-lost twin? LOL. I’m the same as you, if I don’t at least wear some foundation or CC cream, and some undereye concealer I look like a sallow, pale mess. I have dark hereditary undereye circles as well, so you can only guess how many times I’ve been told I look tired, or asked if I’m feeling sick. Sigh.

      I’m also not at the skill level of some of these YouTube or IG people, but that’s fine with me. I generally don’t wear makeup unless I’m going out – so these days that’s practically never – and I only do a ‘full face’ if it’s for a special occasion. (I’m more of a skincare junkie, tbh.)

      I do like how Rita Wilson explained her comments, it didn’t come off as holier-than-thou, that’s for sure.

      • Prayer Warrior says:

        I’m sad-laughing @LadyMTL (Lady Montreal?), because as a young woman at work (I was a receptionist) I would go in with VERY little to no make-up occasionally. It’s only now, as an older woman, I realize how disgusting it was when my boss would pull me into his office and tell me to either apply makeup or go home (unpaid). I mean, I was always clean and well groomed, it just I have an odd relationship with clocks and timing, so occasionally the choice was to be on time, or be late with make-up on. I thought it more important to be on time….but now I’m realizing how inappropriate my bosses’ comments really were. Huh.

  2. Lightpurple says:

    I used to go for early Saturday morning hair appointments in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston and would often encounter a sweaty, makeup-free Gisele Bundchen on her morning runs. We are not all on the same plane without makeup.

    • Snowslow says:

      Lol. I see your point.
      But with make-up we won’t look like Giselle either. 🥴

      • Bailie says:

        I WISH, I WISH AND WISH some more that I would not have to wear make up. I don’t wear much when I go to the office Monday – Friday, but I do wear mascara and some foundation to even out my skin and I love my peppermint lip balm. There is no tint, but it gives me a bit of plump without injecting crap into my lips.

        My best friend has to use contact lenses for her vision and about 2 years ago she switched them for very, very blue contact lenses and since that time she was able to cut down on eye makeup by at least 90%, her eyes just pop beautifully with the very blue lenses.

        I would love to be able to get away with the simple routine like my sister does and look beautiful : quick warm shower every night using a cleanser on her face, followed with a serum and a moisturizer.

        In the morning a very fast warm shower, cleanser for the face, moisturizer, sunscreen, peppermint lip balm and one coat of mascara.

        She is very lucky to have flawless, glowing skin.

    • Your cousin Vinny says:

      I hear you. I once ran into Adriana Lima sans make up. She was literally breathtaking. We’re not even on the same planet, let alone the same plane!

  3. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I’ve always worn makeup, but never completely ‘made up’ unless there’s some thing I’m attending or a night out. At home I wear tinted crap. Not actually ‘crap’ of course (ha!), but tinted lip and skin moistutizers. I’m uncomfortable if I can feel the makeup lol. Not sure if I’d ever give up a bit of lip color and mascara. Funny thing about mascara, as I’ve gotten older, I can’t stand a heavy coat. I’m always trying different brands and would love to hear everyone’s favorite mascara. I want a growth formula to be part of it as well.

  4. Snowslow says:

    I prefer her without make-up (she looks like a Meg Ryan pre-plastic surgery-lite). I find that make-up ages people and takes out what I like: freckles, scars, lines, wrinkles, the nice texture of lips etc…
    I wear kohl and sometimes a primer on my lips and under-eye, some blush if I have my period or have a cold and look particularly tired or sick (olive skin can play that trick on you).
    Overall though people don’t have to do what I like and to each their own.
    Totally believe that she doesn’t know what make-up she has because she doesn’t give a crap. Truth is: if creams etc did what people wanted them to do, there would be no plastic surgery.

    • DiegoInSF says:

      I mean, there’s proven actives that do work, there’s peer reviewed research: retinol, AHAs, BHAs, ceramides BUT they can only do so much against sun damage, pollution, and you should start using them young, not at the first sign of skin damage, it’s too late by then.

      • Slowsnow says:

        So true. I always tell my kids that they’ll thank me later for telling them to clean and moisturize and take good care of their body.
        But what I mean is that one line less doesn’t change a face for anyone else than yourself. A friend of mine uses a dash of Botox and if she hadn’t pointed out the differences I wouldn’t have noticed.

    • Esmom says:

      I think Rita looks younger without make-up for sure. Although I laughed at her saying, “I’ll just use whatever’s available.” What does that mean? It just shows up in her bathroom? Someone has to purchase it, lol.

      I wear little to no makeup most of the time — although I never skip toner and moisturizer — but for work I do wear mascara, concealer and lip gloss because I feel like it makes me look more polished and less haggard. When I go out I’ll add eyeliner and maybe a brighter lip color.

      My favorite part of wearing makeup, though, is taking it off! It’s the first thing I do when I get home from work.

    • Amelia says:

      I totally thought she looked like pre-plastic surgery Meg Ryan!

  5. Noodle says:

    I am not a makeup person and probably should be. I work from home 95% of the time and participate in online meetings, and I’ve found ways around having to wear makeup. My secret is eyelash extensions. If I have my lashes, I don’t have to wear eye makeup because the lashes make it look like I’m made up when I’m not. Once you start wearing them, though, it’s hard to stop because they will eat away at your natural lashes. I’ve gone 5 weeks now without my lashes and I miss them; that and a trip to Home Goods will probably be my first post-quarantine to-do’s. In the rare instances I actually have to get dressed and pretend I’m a professional and to be believable (like presenting at a conference or pitching a book), I will still wear just tinted moisturizer, blush and lip stain. I am not naturally beautiful by any measure, but in those instances I do attempt to cover up my sun-damaged skin and put a little color on my lips. Thankfully, most people in my profession aren’t known for their beauty or style, so is not like I have to compete.

    • megs283 says:

      Noodle, same regarding my profession. :-) I work for a religious non-profit.

      • Noodle says:

        @megs283, I am a college professor. I guess people have an image of what a professor looks like and how she carries herself, and that’s just not me. I don’t tell people what I do very often or that I am a PhD, because I often get the side-eye, “Really?? I never would have thought that” when I do. Lol. Most people just think I am a barista or work at Target, and I am perfectly fine with that. When I have to pull out my Dr. nametag and put on real pants, I can pretend otherwise.
        What kind of work do you do for the non-profit?

      • megs283 says:

        I do communications for a schools office. Lots of emails, newsletters, and social media!

    • LidiaJara says:

      You should try Latisse! Well I use a cheaper version called Babe Lash. It’s basically Rogaine for your lashes. I also use Rogaine lol! I have an endocrine thing that knocks my hair out. But Babe Lash gives you super long lashes naturally and my friend said it repaired her damaged ones. You still have to use mascara to get that full vavoom lash look, but it does amazing stuff.

      • Noodle says:

        @lidiajara, I am using Latisse right now to build up my natural lashes until I can get the extensions again. However, to get the full volume and effect of the extensions, I have to wear mascara, which I really hate doing. I sweat a lot and I always end up looking a hot mess. Plus, I have eye sensitivities (allergies, chronic migraine) so I am hesitant to wear mascara very often. Thankfully I haven’t had any adverse affects in my eyes from the extensions — knock on wood!

      • Nancypants says:

        I used original Latisse years ago.
        You know, there is a name for that stuff that you can order online from Canadian pharmacies without a prescription for about $35. instead of $200.+ Latisse.
        I believe the name is Bimatoprost or something.
        I ordered it from Canada.

        So, that stuff was developed for people with glaucoma.
        For lashes, you don’t put it in your eyes, you just swipe a little across the lash line.
        It’s safe but what I wanted was thicker ‘lashes.
        I didn’t get thicker but I got much longer.
        I got cartoon/Minnie Mouse eyelashes. I had to wear my sunglasses lower on my nose.
        It’s also supposed to darken your lashes but my lashes were already pretty dark.

        I don’t wear much make-up. My full face is done in about 7 minutes but I don’t get artsy about it.
        I try to stay natural.
        My family, friends, workers have seen me without make-up and it runs from, “You look younger!” to “You look tired.” Neither is good.

    • theotherViv says:

      hey Noodle, if you still read this – late comment: I also suffer from migraines but made the switch from lash extensions to Latisse and will never go back even though I LOVED my lash extensions. Latisse and Marc Jacobs Mascara Primer and Mascara give me the exact same effect so I am relieved I pulled the plug on those lash appointments after 5 yrs of faking it. Did the same to my nails during this Covid time. Was about time.

  6. Wilma says:

    I wear a tiny bit of make-up: mascara and some colour on my lips, to show contrast in my face. It makes a huge difference, when I don’t wear those I look washed out and people ask me if I’m feeling unwell.

    • Sam says:

      @ Wilma : Have you considered color contact lenses? My cousin started wearing them and her very pale green eyes don’t need mascara any longer. She doesn’t look looks washed out anymore without make-up. The very green contact lenses look great and she needs to wear contacts anyways.

  7. Slacker says:

    you know either way nothing wrong with wearing not wearing makeup. i have never been good at applying it and my skin is allergic to everything and it makes me itchy. I never made a conscious decision not to wear makeup, it just ended up that way. I am jealous of people who can do it though, i also have light eyelashes that aren’t thick and probably need to be curled but i cant be bothered bc eventually it will itch and swell. i definitely pay attention to cleanser and i buy one expensive moisturizer. it lasts almost a year so it’s worth it. Also the hyluronic acid and retina and sunblock are all high on my list of products

    • Scarlett says:

      I have always been allergic to mascara so stopped wearing it. I discovered sugar based mascara and it doesn’t itch! It’s great, just google it.

  8. Tina says:

    Lol I don’t know.. I feel my best make up days are like an average no make up day for these celebs. Yes, their beauty is enhanced with makeup and even surgery for some but there’s a reason they’re doing what they’re doing and I am a mere citizen of society not using my looks as part of my job 😂

  9. Astrid says:

    The few times I’ve put any makeup on my face, I want to claw it off. So I just brush my teeth and comb my hair and call it good. No eye make up, cleaning scrubs, moisturizers, lip color, nothing. I admire people who can add some color to their face and wear it effortlessly. I would love to be able to wear a bright red shade of lipstick.

    • ab says:

      same here. I don’t regularly wear makeup, and if I put on mascara for a date night or whatever, I’m just rubbing my eyes all night because I can feel it on there and it bothers me. I think it’s a leftover claustrophobic thing from all the pancake makeup I had to wear as a kid in dance and theater. one of my sisters is a makeup artist and I love watching tutorials, it really is an art.

    • Lillian says:

      I’m no makeup maven, but with a squeaky clean face, you’d prob be able to pull of a bright lip really well, provided you got the undertone right ( signed, a painter. Colortheory is all I really understand).

  10. CROOKSNNANNIES says:

    I think she was chill about the whole thing and didn’t say that liking makeup makes you high maintenance, but she did call herself “low maintenance” in regards to this. So I’m not saying she feels that way, but I know some people do. I think the only time liking makeup is high maintenance is when you have to be somewhere and the other person spends 30 minutes putting on makeup when they know full well there’s not time. Unless someone is literally slowing me down because they’re applying makeup, I’m not going to think they’re high maintenance.

  11. megs283 says:

    I think it’s sad that there’s a whole “keeping up with the Jones’s” aspect to her comments. I am sympathetic to these people in Hollywood…I can’t imagine being fearful that someone might see my “real” face. (Not saying RW is fearful, but I imagine many are.)

    I don’t know if it’s laziness or what, but my makeup (when I do apply it) never stays or looks good for long. I put lipstick on once in the morning and feel that it should stay on all day (and get annoyed when it doesn’t).

    I enjoy buying makeup…and smelling it…and looking at it…but when it comes to wearing it, I’m super lazy and low-key. I haven’t worn makeup since my first work zoom call a month ago. More power to the ladies who are still wearing it, and I think you look amazing!

    • Frizzy says:

      I honestly don’t notice people’s skin unless they’re heavy smokers or sun worshippers. I also think there’s a heavy genetic component to aging. When I was a kid we used evaluate our mom’s skin and sure enough all of us have aged a bit differently. Idk I kind of stopped spending a lot on hair and skin products. It’s fine to do if you enjoy it and feel good about and admire women who are good at makeup.

      • Lily says:

        @Frizzy, I don’t like make up, but I do wear foundation when I go to work, shopping or for a rare night out, because I MUST EVEN out my skin.
        My rule is that, if any human will see me, I must have even skin.
        The only make up I actually like is mascara, but the foundation is a must and not a joy.
        I focus on eating healthy, drinking plenty of clean water, not smoking, not drinking alcohol, getting a good night sleep, one hour of physical activity daily and very good skin care without putting crap on my face : a good non-drying cleanser, night serum and moisturizer in the evening and cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen in the morning.

      • Esmom says:

        I admire women who are good at makeup because I’m just not. One neighbor of mine has such a knack for looking polished yet natural, even with a touch of metallic pink eyeshadow, for example. I wish I could do that but when I try it seems too heavy-handed.

  12. Elisa says:

    I bascially stopped wearing make-up a few years ago because I look way younger without make-up. Only on special occasions I wear a bit of mascara, that’s it. Actually most of my female friends are like that. It’s so much less hustle…

  13. emmy says:

    I love makeup and have too much probably. But I think it should be treated like clothes. The older you get, the more you might want to choose what to show. Legs or boobs. When you’re young you can let it all hang out and wear all the makeup at the same time but I’m 36. I could do a full eye and lip, use full coverage and concealer but I would look … well, older. That’s just me though. I say whatever floats your boat, do it. My skin goes through cycles, sometimes it looks great, sometimes not. When it looks great I want to show it off. And some days I’m just too lazy to do anything. It should never be because you have to do it, that’s the only advice I’d give.

  14. tempest prognosticator says:

    Here’s the part I don’t get: she can’t name any products she uses on her face because she just uses whatever is available. Do random products just magically appear in her bathroom?

    • megs283 says:

      Maybe she takes the non-branded items from movie sets. ;D

    • tcbc says:

      Probably. I’m sure she has assistants and whatnot who do the shopping. And if she goes to the dermatologist, it’s entirely possible that she just picks up a bag of “stuff” (everything from Cerave to private label serums) from the derm when she visits, and just has them add the charges to her account.

    • emmy says:

      I’m sure companies send her tons of stuff.

    • Esmom says:

      Ha, I said the same above!

    • Granger says:

      I assumed she was just being polite and choosing not to name brands. I suspect she uses very expensive products and didn’t want to say what they are because most of the people who read People can’t afford them.

  15. Ann says:

    Celebitchies, I’m going to offer a cleansing method I will use the rest of my life and discovered about two months ago. I wear mascara occasionally but hate that it’s difficult to remove, and I hate eye makeup remover, and I hate stinging my eyes. One night before bed and dreading the sting I eyed a bottle of Johnson’s baby shampoo sitting on the edge of the tub. “No more tears!” Worthless as an adult woman’s shampoo, but I put some in my palm and lathered up. Gentle lather, and I could rub it over my eyes. Face clean, mascara gone, no sting, gentle, dirt cheap. Try it!

    • Celebitchy says:

      Laverne Cox uses that!

    • North of Boston says:

      Johnson’s Baby Shampoo is what I use if I’m having issues around my eyes, like irritation around my eyelashes, or those little bumpy things.

      An eye doctor years ago recommended it – warm wet washcloth (NOT hot), dab of baby shampoo mixed and and hold it against your eye area, dab… don’t press or rub. Then rinse with cool water. Do it morning and night for a couple of days and everything clears up.

      But for day to day I usually go for a little Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser with water. I’m a very pale skinned redhead/strawberry blonde and just about anything else makes my face break out or get blotchy, or irritates my eyes for the rest of the day.

    • Esmom says:

      Thanks for the tip! I love the smell of both Johnson’s Baby Shampoo and their Baby Lotion. The scents instantly take me back to my childhood, and my kids’ babyhoods. I even wore JBL as a regular lotion for a number of years and when a friend recognized the scent, I was so happy!

    • Lillian says:

      Awesome. Good song, too :)

  16. Fleur says:

    Meh, I always have mixed feelings about people praising no makeup looks, people saying everyone should do it. If you want to do it, do it, if you don’t, don’t wear it. But don’t dictate what look others should do. Part of this is internalized jealousy on my part. I would LOVE to wear no makeup and still look like the cuteness. But I can’t. I have really bad skin—-sensitive rosacea which leaves my skin red, and really dark violet circles under my eyes. Plus my eyebrows are thin and faint. Without makeup, I look like I have a horrible illness. With makeup on, I’m considered very pretty. Not all of us have good skin.

    • MadagascarBlue says:

      Yes, not everybody has good skin.
      I used to have bad skin and covered it up with make up, but I got tired of the same old same old and decided to fix my skin.
      That was almost 7 years ago, wasn’t easy, I had to fix the inside and the outside, but very worth it.
      Now the only make up I wear, because I actually like it is lip gloss.
      At the end of day, to each his own.

  17. Amy says:

    It’s a nice thought but with or without makeup nothing i can do is going to make me as beautiful as Lupita Nyong’o

  18. lucy2 says:

    It’s been kind of fascinating to see some of these celebrities without their glam squads, and without all the retouching that magazines and ads give us. Most of them look pretty normal.

    Rita looks great, and I’m glad she’s recovered so well, it sounded like a rough time there for a while.

  19. Barcelona says:

    Do whatever works for you, I like to focus on skincare instead of make up, the only make up I like to wear and do wear is mascara when I leave the house.
    My goal is to have great skin.
    I got a really great lip balm with a hint of color from Community Natural Health Food Store and I love to put it on.
    I even surprised myself, because usually I don’t care to apply stuff on my lips.

  20. anony7 says:

    I’ve never worn makeup. For years I’ve just slapped on the sunscreen (and have always garnered praise for my supposedly “incredible” skin). Occasionally some men would ask me why I didn’t make myself up; I asked them why didn’t they do the same, lol.
    However now that I’m older, my once-dark brows and lashes have faded; and my formerly rosy lips have lost some color too. Now I’m thinking of using mascara or lip color or something, so my face doesn’t just look like a washed-out monochromatic blob.

  21. LunaSF says:

    I love make up and have been using this quarantine to practice different looks. I feel kind of silly walking around my house with a full face of make up but it’s been giving me a little creative outlet everyday. My SIL worked for MAC and now Credo (a natural beauty store) and sends me all kinds of samples. I’ve been using bright eye shadows and products I’m not familiar with to try things out. I do love no make up looks. I’ve noticed most women hardly wear any make up where I live (a causal desert art/hippie town). The older women are mainly grey haired and bare faced and look fabulous.

  22. Ashley says:

    I agree with Rita. I’ve never liked makeup and I was much happier in Paris where no makeup isn’t a big deal. When I moved to Paris I felt free. It’s ghastly for French women to wear makeup so they’ll put on the no makeup makeup look. I’ll put on some blush, and mascara but that’s it. I always wear lipgloss because I have scarjo lips and my lips became addicted to chapstick years ago, but does homesplasmine even count as lipgloss?

    As for skincare, La Roche Posay cleanser is all I use. Filorga moisturizer. And that’s it. I’ll try to wear a Masque Bar firming sheet mask 3 times a week and if I can remember to put my Filorga eye cream on I’ll do it. But like Rita I’m not fussed. I try to stay up to date with all of the trends but I can’t be bothered. I used to put on A13 retinol cream but gave that up. I guess some of us are just too lazy to care. And I never go in the sun. Just a personal preference that has happily worked in my favor (sun = wrinkles).

    • Lalaland says:

      I agree with you Ashley
      I grew up in Europe and my mom and grandma taught me to eat very healthy, drink clean water, minimize alcohol – one glass a wine maximum and call it a day, no smoking, never go out without sunscreen and to focus on skincare instead of make up.
      I’m so glad that I listened, because to this day I take very good care of myself and only use a very tiny amount of make up when I leave the house from the health food store – mascara and a tiny bit of lip gloss.
      I rather spend my time putting on serum, moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning and serum and moisturizer at night.
      I love The Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel from Juice Beauty it is amazing and use in ever other day, it made my face baby soft.

  23. The Voice says:

    I loathe makeup. I’m in my mid-40s and I don’t wear any makeup. I only wear sunscreen. When I interviewed for my current job I wore makeup during the interviews (eyeliner only) and for the first week at work and then I gradually cut back to nothing. I made this personal choice because 1. I’m not skilled at putting on makeup, 2. My eyes are prone to styes so I avoid touching them, 3. I dislike the idea that women have to be made up and men don’t. I just want to normalize what a woman looks like. Aging is natural and everyone should get used to it. I work in tech and most of the woman at my company don’t wear a lot of makeup. I dislike that women are expected to invest time and money (that we earn less of) into our appearance in order to be seen as someone of worth. Men can roll out of bed and contribute. I want the same for myself and my kids.

    • anony7 says:

      +++++ Reason number 3

    • chitowngal says:

      Excellent points. The ‘pink tax’ adds up and it’s clear that as a society, women are expected to look near perfect and we’re de-valued when we don’t.

  24. Lalaland says:

    The Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel from Juice Beauty is amazing.

  25. L says:

    Why was she even interviewed about makeup? She has nothing to say.

    And yeh nah were not all on the same plane sans makeup… Look at someone like Hailey Bieber – she has flawless skin that doesn’t even need makeup, not everyone is so lucky. I do everything “right” – sleep, water, lots of fruit and veg, exercise, sunscreen, etc and still, my skin does not look like Hailey Bieber’s! It’s just genetics.

    • april says:

      I agree. Why doesn’t she say that if no one had plastic surgery we would all be on the same plane? She’s obviously had plastic surgery compared to her photos of a few years ago. Tom Hanks has aged a lot. Without her plastic surgery procedures and fillers she would look more like her aging husband.

  26. Kamala says:

    When you really think about it wearing makeup is pretty weird.

  27. Ramona Q. says:

    I am a defense contractor, so I still have to go to work everyday through the pandemic, and we have to wear masks at work. I really like not wearing makeup at work right now because I can hide behind my mask. The small good things right now are precious.

  28. Aud says:

    Holy crap, she’s 63! She looks AMAZING. I love them separately and as a couple.

  29. Anne says:

    Ladies, if we talk about skin care I have to share my experience with Korean products. I have good skin – nobody ever complimented me on it but it’s clear and unblemished. I occasionally tried the latest fads – oil cleansing, etc – but I saw a marked change with Korean stuff. I don’t think it will make me looking 25 at 60 but while I’m using the stuff, I said bye bye to make up. The routine is just so good. I only use a slightly tinted Korean cream/sunscreen and I’m good to go. Also, another trick is tattooing the line of your eyelashes. It makes a bigger difference than mascara. I only chose a very thin line but it works for me. The friend who introduced it to me had it much stronger and she looks like she has full on eye make up all the time. It works for her but I go camping and buying groceries and I want to look natural.

    Basically, the older I get the more I think I would rather invest the time/money in skincare than makeup.

  30. Amelia says:

    I don’t know what dermatologist y’all are going to, but my group (of 6 derms) doesn’t have any cosmetic stuff in their office. If she’s had skin cancer scares in the past, she probably goes for full-body checks every three months (I had a small melanoma – thank you tanning bed in my teens – removed and have to be checked every 3-4 months). My dermatologist recommends a moisturizing bar soap and Cerave moisturizer, plus a OTC retinol gel and sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen. That’s it. If your dermatologist is selling products on the side, I’d think twice about how effective they are versus how much money they generate. Rita Wilson looks great. You can age naturally and beautifully without looking like you are plastic – and she is a perfect example of that!