Mirren is ‘wrong’ about no make-up
LONDON: Dame Helen Mirren sparked controversy last month when she claimed it would be “wonderful” if women stopped wearing make-up and embraced the natural look.
Now, celebrity make-up artist Charlotte Tilbury has not only disputed Mirren’s claims, but insists women need cosmetic products to achieve success and happiness.
“I totally disagree with Helen. She’s absolutely wrong – completely wrong,” said Tilbury, 42. “Why would anyone, in a world where everyone is judged by their looks, not wear make-up?
“I’m not saying do a full-on glamour look all the time: it can be very sophisticated and chic at the same time as being natural, like the Jennifer Aniston look.”
While promoting the new Pirelli calendar last month, in which she features wearing hardly any make-up, Mirren, 71, said: “It would be wonderful if it became more fashionable not to wear make-up. I suspect that we might have reached saturation with the whole selfie thing and maybe we’re moving in another direction.”
It triggered a wave of make-up-free selfies on social media by celebrities. But Tilbury insists women need war paint more than ever.
“Make-up is very empowering and women should celebrate this weapon in their arsenal. Women need to wear make-up to get ahead in life – in their careers, in the personal lives, whatever it is,” she adds. “I’ve seen her (Mirren): she loves dressing up, she loves make-up, she knows the power of looking good.” – Daily Mail