Because we most often see the Pretty Little Liars cast members on TV, we rarely see them without makeup, lighting, and flattering angles. But these actresses go out of their ways to break the illusion that they always look the way we see them on TV and in magazines. Including make-up free selfies! Check out Ashley Benson’s latest.
“Bed head. Before photo shoot,” Ash captioned the photo of herself fresh out of bed and still makeup-free. Predictably, she still looks gorgeous (genetics do count for something, you know), but there is definitely a noticeable difference.
We love that the Pretty Little Liars cast takes the time to show their make-up-free, lighting-free, airbrushed-free selves. Ashley was one of the first Pretty Little Liars cast members to speak out about the Season 4B PLL advertisement that featured not only younger versions of the Liars from their first season, but significantly airbrushed and altered images.
“Saw this floating around....hope it's not the poster,” Ashley wrote in response to what was the official poster. “Our faces in this were from 4 years ago.....and we all look ridiculous. Way too much photoshop. We all have flaws. No one looks like this. It's not attractive.”
Troian Bellisario followed suit, speaking out against the heavy use of Photoshop in the image. She wrote: “Wow@itsashbenzo I couldn't agree more. Very cool concept as always. But aren't we attractive enough women as we are? Why can't we just look like us. Once.”
Yeah, they’re talented and critical from the beauty culture from which they benefit (and, paradoxically, are harmed).
Catch the next episode of Pretty Little Liars on June 10, 2014 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.