From lipstick to mascara, from artful contouring to an unapologetic faceful of glitter, makeup is (almost) the most fun a girl can have without having to leave the comfort of her room. We know nobody needs it, but still loads of us are devoted to the power of makeup – to express ourselves, feel good, or just waste a couple of hours perfecting our flicky eyeliner.
And famous faces are no different. Here are ten celebrities on the power of makeup – with or without it:
“I feel more confident if my makeup looks good”
Ellie Goulding admits that for her, makeup = empowerment.
“Whether I’m wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I’m always the same person inside”
But even the perennially painted Lady Gaga knows that makeup is only skin-deep.
“Makeup is no different than clothes and accessories – it’s embellishments for your face. And it also gives you creative freedom. You get to have that moment in front the mirror every morning and give yourself self-love. You’re making yourself up beautiful, which is essentially self-love.”
Caring for yourself is essential to happiness – and makeup totally counts, says Michelle Phan.
“I think women should wear whatever makeup they want for themselves. Makeup should be fun.”
Rules, schmules. Emma Stone is a big fan of the ‘do what you want’ approach.
“I can’t see myself without pink lipstick. I can go without it for a couple days, but if there was no more pink lipstick in the world, I’d be useless. Seriously.”
Is pink lippie the root of all Nicki Minaj’s power?
“As cheesy as it sounds, nothing beats a smile and a bit of confidence! As long as you feel good on the inside, you can still look beautiful without any makeup at all”
Zoella knows that you’re never fully dressed without a smile.
“Glitter is my makeup of choice”
Until it spills all over the carpet…
“I have really big alien eyes, so the more mascara the better”
Sarah Hyland uses makeup to enhance her favourite feature.
“Whatever is you, is awesome. There are looks that I see on other people that I think would look horrible on me, but I think if somebody has the courage to be really daring and try something outlandish, then more power to them. That’s just encouraging and inspiring.
It’s hard to believe that any beauty look would look horrible on Blake Lively, but at least we know she’s down with our new blue lipstick.
“Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.”
Queen of comedy Ellen DeGeneres, always the wisest woman in the room. You glow, lady.
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