Mila Kunis Doesn’t Wear Makeup Or Wash Her Hair Every Day
Today in bummer facts: Women who wear makeup make more money and appear more competent to others. But in the August issue of Glamour, Mila Kunis said bye to all that nonsense and posed makeup-free on the magazine’s back cover.
Kunis, whose film Bad Moms hits theaters July 29, tells Glamour that makeup isn’t something she prioritizes in her personal life, though she understands and appreciates that other women do.
GLAMOUR: How did it feel to be photographed that way?
MK: Fine! I don’t wear makeup. I don’t wash my hair every day. It’s not something that I associate with myself. I commend women who wake up 30, 40 minutes early to put on eyeliner. I think it’s beautiful. I’m just not that person. So to go to a shoot and have my makeup artist put on face cream and send me off to do a photo, I was like, “Well, thismakes life easy.” And you’re still protected. Nobody’s there to make you look bad. Do you watch Game of Thrones?
MK: Well, it’s not like I’m being scrutinized and made to walk down the street naked while sh-t’s being thrown at me!
The actress’s interview also touches on excessive photo editing, a rampant problem in the editorial and advertising industries. Kunis hates the practice, she says, citing previous experience working with a company that she says aggressively manipulated her photo.
Like, what’s the point? You wanted my name, and then you wanted the version of me that I’m not. I absolutely hate it. Now, do I sometimes want them to depuff my eyes? Help me out with a little bit of lighting. But do I want them to stretch my legs, thin out my waist, curve my hips, elongate my neck, blah, blah, blah? No.
Kunis is the latest celebrity to embrace a lack of makeup in an industry that all but demands it. In June, Alicia Keys published an essay in Lenny Letter about inspiring a bare-faced movement after releasing makeup-free photos alongside her 2016 single “In Common.”
“The universe was listening to those things I’d promised myself, or maybe I was just finally listening to the universe, but however it goes, that’s how this whole #nomakeup thing began,” she wrote.
“Once the photo I took with Paola came out as the artwork for my new song ‘In Common,’ it was that truth that resonated with others who posted #nomakeup selfies in response to this real and raw me.”
Published: APL Cheeks