Why Won’t Shailene Woodley Wear Makeup on the Red Carpet?
There’s a reason why you won’t find a get-the-look from Shailene Woodley here. It turns out, she doesn’t like wearing much makeup on the red carpet!
In an interview with Revlon’s face Emma Stone, The Descendants darling admitted that it took a photo to change her perspective on being fully made up. “I saw somebody—what I thought was me—in a magazine once, and I had big red lips that definitely did not belong on my face,” she explained in the August issue of Interview. “My stomach was completely flat. My skin was also flawless. But the reality is that I do not have those lips and my skin is not flawless and I do have a little bit of a stomach. It was not a proper representation of who I am.”
Woodley noted that she, like her fans, compared themselves to the girls in the glossies when she was growing up and felt a responsibility to project her true self. But she isn’t above getting dolled up for special events, including Hollywood’s biggest night. “I don't really wear makeup that much anyway, so part of it is just a selfish, lazy thing, and I want to be me,” she said. “I do think it's fun sometimes to dress up for the Oscars or for certain events—I get to be like a five-year-old again, wearing my Cinderella dress. But for some events where it's a more casual vibe, I just want to be me.”
And who can blame her? The Spectacular Now star admits to being an environmentalist and finds that washing her face before bed settles her for the night. “The thing that's most grounding for me before bed, though, is when I wash my face,” she told Stone. “To wash my face and nourish my skin and cleanse myself of everything that happened through the day, and then to sit in bed with my journal or a book of poems or a novel and a cup of tea, is the perfect way for me to ensure a good night's rest.”
Maybe we’ll give our faces a break from makeup…at least on the weekends!