FROM acne breakouts to wrinkles, rashes and a dull complexion, it is well known that sleeping in make-up is not good for the skin.
But these four women swear by it. Make-up artist to the stars Charlotte Tilbury, 48, says she never lets her husband George see her without mascara and eyeliner.
Four women who swear by make-up remove their second skin for the first time to tell us what they think of the natural look
Country superstar Dolly Parton, 75, also leaves hers on for bed – and then cleanses and reapplies in the morning in case there is an emergency in the middle of the night.
Whether it is keeping foundation on for two days, sleeping on their backs to ensure the make-up remains in place overnight or re-applying slap before sex, these women are dependent on the contents of their beauty bags – and say they look younger for it.
Today they remove their second skin to tell Siobhan O’Connor and Alley Einstein what they think of the natural look.
VICKY QUAIT will not have sex bare-faced and sets an alarm for 6am so her partner never sees her without slap.
The 51-year-old nail technician and bodybuilder from Radlett, Herts, has been with industrial product sales manager Dwain Campbell, 43, since 2018.
Vicky Quait, without make-up, says ‘It’s hard for me, as without make-up, I don’t like my reflection in the mirror’
The 51-year-old nail technician and bodybuilder, here glammed up, reveals ‘I don’t have sex unless I’m wearing make-up’
She says: “I spend an hour and a half in the morning getting ready, and at night, I wash my face, then reapply mascara. I don’t have sex unless I’m wearing make-up. I make sure I look nice for him, plus it makes me feel good.
“We don’t live together so Dwain usually only sees me without it when he catches me taking it off. I panic and cover my face. I haven’t left the house without make-up since I was 14.
“At school I was bullied for being overweight and as I struggled to find fashionable clothes to fit, I spent money on make-up instead. None of it is expensive. I spend £20 a month and I buy it from Poundland.
“Dwain loves how glamorous I am. But after seeing these pictures of me bare-faced he said he loves to see me natural too, so maybe I’ll have a make-up break.
“It’s hard for me, as without make-up, I don’t like my reflection in the mirror. It is my daily self-love ritual.”
DWAIN SAYS: “I was surprised when I saw Vicky with no make-up on, but she looks amazing without it and I hope that encourages her to do it more often.”
HOTEL assistant Patricia Bridges wears make-up every day – even when she is putting the bins out. A mum to Elise, 16, and Aurora, nine, she lives in Bristol.
Patricia, 38, says: “I wear mascara, eyeliner and blusher, even when I’m at home doing chores. My mum encouraged me to wear make-up and showed me how to make the most of my features. By 16, I was wearing a full face every day but soon began breaking out in angry red spots.
Patricia Bridges, here without make-up, says ‘the thought of going bare-faced terrified me. I feel exposed without it’
The 38-year-old, here glammed up, reveals ‘I always go to bed wearing lash extensions and eye make-up’
“My doctor said it was eczema and I should avoid make-up altogether, but the thought of going bare-faced terrified me. I feel exposed without it. Now I have what I call my safe collection. It is full of natural ingredients and I avoid phenoxyethanol, a preservative. I wear it 24/7 and I feel anxious without it.
“I always go to bed wearing lash extensions and eye make-up. It’s important to go the extra mile to keep the spark alive in a relationship.
“My daughter Elise is inspired by my love of beauty products and wants to be a make-up artist. I encourage her not to wear foundation because she has really beautiful skin.
“As long as you teach them good habits and educate them on products, then I don’t see the issue with wearing make-up. It is my armour and I feel ready to take on anything wearing it.”
FORMER flight attendant Arlene Johnstone has worn the same make-up for almost two days before washing it off and re- applying.
The 60-year-old mum of one lives in Aberdeen with project manager husband Rob, also 60.
Arlene Johnstone, here bare-faced, says ‘ I would never go to a special occasion bare-faced because I don’t want to feel like the girl next door’
The 60-year-old ex-flight attendant, here glammed up, reveals ‘My products contain such amazing moisturising ingredients they double up as a care product’
She says: “Working as an air stewardess for 25 years meant I was expected to always look glam, with glittery false lashes, bright lipstick and a strong foundation. When I napped on long-haul flights, my make-up stayed intact but I always topped it up the next morning.
“I sometimes went 36 hours without cleansing. When I left the job in 2009, the habit stuck and I still sleep in my make-up. My products contain such amazing moisturising ingredients they double up as a care product I never worry what it does to my skin, I think I look good for my age.
“It makes me feel feminine and sexy. Three years ago I became a country and western singer and looking good on and off stage is crucial.
“Rob says he loves me with or without make-up, but I would never go to a special occasion bare-faced because I don’t want to feel like the girl next door.
“My make-up shows off my fun personality and even on a Monday morning you’ll find me wearing glittery lashes.”
ROB SAYS: “I love seeing Arlene all done up and proud of herself. But make-up-free Arlene is now my favourite look.”
ARYANA NEO insists the secret to a happy marriage is never letting her husband see her make up-free. The 34-year-old, who lives in Southampton with financier Andy, also 34, has a separate beauty routine for daytime and nighttime.
“One of the reasons why our love is strong is down to the energy I put into looking after myself. Make-up makes me feel confident and complete. I feel unattractive without it and spend up to £40 a month on new products.
Aryana Neo, here without make-up, reveals ‘Going make-up-free for these photos felt daunting. I had to reapply my make-up before I went back outside’
The 34-year-old, here glammed up, says of her relationship with Andy ‘One of the reasons why our love is strong is down to the energy I put into looking after myself’
“I always wake up two hours before Andy and put on concealer, foundation, bronzer, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara and lipstick ready for the day ahead. At bedtime I double cleanse, use retinol and massage my face with a jade roller.
“Then I comb my lashes and apply concealer under my eyes and use lip balm. Even my moisturisers are tinted. My love of cosmetics began when I was ten after watching my mum using eyeliner, eyeshadow and blusher. I mastered the barely-there make-up look early on so I could get away with it at school.
“Now I won’t go out without a full face. Going make-up-free for these photos felt daunting. I had to reapply my make-up before I went back outside.”
ANDY SAYS: “I don’t think Aryana looks noticeably different without make-up — she always looks glamorous. Whatever makes her happy, that’s all I care about.”
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