On the Set of Girls, What You See Is What You Get

By  October 24, 2013

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We know that possible Vogue covergirl Lena Dunham does her best to preserve the natural awkwardness of being a 20-something on her hit HBO show, but that philosophy extends all the way to the makeup as well.

In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Allison Williams revealed that there’s hardly a stitch of makeup on set. “The show is very natural, you don’t get away with wearing much makeup,” she told the glossy. “In a lot of scenes I’m not really wearing any, a lot of us wear no makeup on the show. So it’s definitely the art of making it look like we’re wearing nothing—which is sometimes us just wearing nothing!”

Though the star is used to getting glammed up for the red carpet (she admitted to ripping out magazine pages and even cited Rose Byrne, Cate Blanchett, and Emma Watson as inspiration), going sans makeup on set doesn’t bother her as long as she has her Simple on hand. “The funny thing is that at this point it doesn’t any more,” she explained. “The first time I ever appear on camera on the show is in the first episode and I’m supposedly sound asleep laying next to Lena with a retainer quivering in my mouth, and so if that’s your baseline it kind of takes away the nerve for ever looking bad on the show, because that’s as bad as it’s ever going to get.”

Score points for natural beauty!