The third season of The Talk will be premiering on Monday, September 10 and the hostesses have planned a groundbreaking look for their first show of the fall sweeps – au naturel. The makeup-free trend has progressively warmed up to entertainers and civilians alike, and this milestone in daytime television will certainly put even more stock in its popularity. The empowering turn still has some of the stars nervous to face the camera without cosmetics, though.
How did the ladies of The Talk come to this decision to show their rarely seen fresh faces to the nation? And guess which guest star will be joining them, sans makeup, in this live season premiere?
The cast of The Talk – Sharon Osbourne, Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sheryl Underwood and Sara Gilbert – opted for the off-stage look to challenge themselves and bare their true faces to their viewers. Whenever someone steps foot in front of a camera, they must be drenched in stage makeup, regardless of gender. The pristine and flawless look can sometimes bend the reality of human appearance, almost appearing alien-like in eerie perfection. Many stars have come forward to assure fans that an advanced team is the secret behind their immaculate visages. The Talk plans to take it up a notch and take off their TV masks to connect to their viewers.
Their headliner guest on Monday will be Jamie Lee Curtis, who agreed to join the women and bare her fresh face to the nation.
Julie Chen, who has been at the forefront of the journalism world for over 15 years, admitted to People that she’s had moments of uneasiness in preparation for her first au natural TV appearance:
I had a lot of trepidation when we decided to do this… We know there are people who are going to say, ‘Oh, my God, no wonder they wear so much makeup.
But the journalist knows she has a mission and explains why this unprecedented leap means so much to the cast as well as to their fans:
We kind of tell it like it is. We decided the ultimate way to be real and authentic would be to go on without our fake hair, fake eyelashes, five pounds of TV makeup… It’s a fun idea that not many women would feel comfortable doing. Luckily, what makes our show work is that the women who sit at that table are comfortable enough in their own skin that we’ll all take that risk.
I’m glad that the women of The Talk seek to share and inspire confidence in women. The hostesses have been sealed in cosmetics since their careers began; it is essentially how they are recognized and remembered by the public. By coming forth and pulling through the self-conscious complexes that materialize from a daily bombardment of ideal images, we can let go of the tiresome hunt for ultimate beauty. Every woman is gorgeous in her own right.
Will you be tuning in on Monday for the makeup-free premiere? How do you feel about the makeup-free trend?