The biggest Oscars beauty look involved no make-up whatsoever

The Oscars is the biggest night of the year in Hollywood, so understandably celebs spend hours primping and preening in order to look their best.

However, there was one prominent actor who decided to give foundation a miss for the 90th Academy Awards. You might have heard of her – Frances McDormand, who also happened to take home the Oscar for best performance by an actress in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

This isn’t the first time that McDormand has flouted conventions and decided to go fresh-faced – she’s had a stunning run of success this awards season, and every time she’s walked the red carpet we see her in little to no make-up.

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In a nod to the Time’s Up movement, in McDormand’s acceptance speech she asked every female nominee to stand up, saying: “Look around, ladies and gentlemen, because we all have stories to tell and projects we need financed.”

Her inspirational speech and the fact that she really went against the grain with her bold beauty choice struck a chord with people.

Many felt inspired by her confidence.

Wearing no make-up is not a sign of laziness on McDormand’s part – it’s not like she turned up to the awards in a hoodie. The 60-year-old actor was wearing a striking gold and black long-sleeved gown to go with her tousled short hair.

Choosing to wear make-up or not is a totally personal decision, and celebrating McDormand is by no means throwing any shade on the women who did model some stunning beauty looks. It’s just refreshing to see an actor decide to go bare-faced, and hopefully showing others that it’s OK to do so if they want to as well.


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