Earlier this month, the women of The Talk took the stage without makeup, and they all looked amazing! Three of the longtime hosts — Sheryl Underwood, Julie Chen, and Sharon Osbourne — had done it once before and skipped the cosmetics alongside hosts Aisha Tyler and Sara Gilbert for a 2012 episode. Sharon told Entertainment Tonight the prior experience gave her “the courage to actually go out more without makeup, because you sit here and millions of people are seeing you with that camera lens right here. All right, the cat’s out of the bag. It’s like genies out of the pot.”
The Talk cast. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But it was a first for new host Eve, who just joined the show as a full-time host this season. In fact, Eve had never appeared in public without makeup. “It became a security blanket,” Eve told Entertainment Tonight. “I would literally put on concealer at least, just to go outside. I would never go outside without anything on.” But Eve said it was heartwarming that her fellow hosts had her back. “It made it much better, of course!” she said. “It made me braver, to come out here and do it with all the ladies.”
Appearing on TV without makeup is especially daunting, Julie Chen explained, because what you see on-screen is different than what you see in real life. “I think people realize that because everyone takes pictures,” she said. “The camera has a different eye than the naked eye has, and that’s why we were all so [scared] at one point or another.”
Scroll down to see all The Talk stars without makeup and read their best makeup tips!
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Julie Chen Without Makeup
“The power of serum,” the Big Brother host Julie proposed for her makeup tip. “You layer every face product — don’t just use one serum, one moisturizer. Every face product that I have, I [add] it all on before I go to sleep. I put on, like, seven serums, ‘cause we get a lot free from the show.”
Sharon Osbourne Without Makeup
“I’m with Julie. I put everything on,” Sharon said. “Put ‘em all on! One of them’s gonna help.”
Sheryl Underwood Without Makeup
Comedian Sheryl's makeup tip was simple: “A lot of water and sunscreen.”
Eve Without Makeup
“I believe in peels, and those sheet masks are amazing,” rapper Eve said. “You know those little Korean sheet masks that you can get? They are amazing.”
Carnie Wilson Without Makeup
Frequent guest host Carnie has subbed in for more than 100 episodes of The Talk, including this latest makeup-free installment. The singer has gone bare-faced on Instagram, too, so clearly, her self-image is rockin’ it!