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Is B'wood ready for 'no make-up' look?

fashion-and-trends Updated: Sep 09, 2010 14:38 IST
Zofeen Maqsood
Zofeen Maqsood
Hindustan Times
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When Hollywood actor Cameron Diaz was photographed enjoying Roger Federer’s match at the US Open on Sunday, the 38-year-old had not a trace of make-up on her face. Cameron’s Plain Jane act comes closely after a host of other celebrities were seen flaunting the au naturel look.



Last month,

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actor, Teri Hatcher (45), posted pictures of her without make-up on Twitter, rubbishing rumours of having undergone botox treatment. Fashionistas Jessica Simpson (29), Kim Kardashian (30) and Britney Spears (29), too, appeared in glossies and campaigns sporting a no make-up look.



Closer home, however, actor Lara Dutta has been the only daring one to have posted a picture of her without make-up on Twitter. Bollywood make-up artist Ram Ghosalkar says, “Though the make-up trend has changed from loud to nude, actors here are not ready for ‘no-makeup’.” Celebrity make-up artist Bharat Godambe agrees. “Celebs in India are wary about public acceptance since people expect actors to be perfect all the time.”



Celebrity managers say the social pressure is far too compelling. “While Kangna (Ranaut) likes going to theatres in minimal make-up, the red carpet requires her to look all decked up,” says the actor’s publicist, Geetika. Divya Tuteja, publicist to stars like Lara and Genelia, says, “The audiences want stars in a glamorous look.” Ghosalkar adds, “While some, such as Sonam Kapoor and Katrina Kaif, look good even without make-up, most prefer a cover-up.” Godambe adds, “I have not seen any Bollywood babe who is comfortable being clicked without make-up.”