|Gemma Arterton at the film premiere of Tamara Drewe|
A male friend, who knows nothing about beauty I might add, told me that she was being slated in the papers for not having made much of an effort with her appearance. He thought she was wearing no makeup at all. What this really translates to is that she chose a more natural look, something in stark contrast to most celebrities who adorn the red carpet.
I was intrigued to see whether she was, as my friend implied, wearing no makeup at all so I had a look at the pictures. When I found them I couldn't understand what the fuss is about. She looks stunning! To me, it looks clear that is she is wearing some makeup, but in an understated way, to enhance her already perfect features rather than alter them completely. If I had skin and features that were as good as hers, I would definitely go out like this, regardless of the occasion.
|Gemma Arterton - a more made up look|
I love looking at the different makeup of celebrities, in particular Kiera Knightley, Cate Blanchett, Eva Green, Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Stewart, to name but a few. Cate Blanchett aside, most of these women are usually sporting immaculate skin and at the very least a smokey or a statement lip at premieres, more makeup than you would ever normally wear. Among these stars and at a premiere, Gemma's look does stand out.
However, I think it stands out for all the good reasons. She is clearly confident enough in herself to choose how she wants to look for a big occasion and the natural look is what she feels comfortable with. Good on her. It is such a shame that she has to put up with criticism for appearing more like a human being than a goddess, with most of that criticism coming from men.
What do you think of Gemma's look? Do you prefer it to her more obviously made up photos? Would you like to see famous faces go more au naturel for big events or is a glamorous appearance what you expect?
|My favourite picture of Gemma Arterton, great shot and fabulous makeup!|