Mir­ren is ‘wrong’ about no make-up

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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

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