*“The Talk” co-hosts Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood braved national TV on Monday without a stitch of makeup.
The stunt, part of their big season 3 premiere, saw the ladies donning only white towels and robes, and jokingly hid their faces behind their hands before getting comfortable in the au naturel environment.
The makeup-free event was Gilbert’s idea. She told “Entertainment Tonight” that she was pleased her co-hosts were willing to go along with it.
“There’s not many single one person that would go on TV in front of millions of people with no makeup, so to be in a group of people that are willing to do that together is really cool,” she said. “It shows that we’re willing to show parts of our lives that not everybody is willing to show. We really are girlfriends and because we feel safe with each other, we’re willing to show more of ourselves to the public.”
Added Underwood: “It’s refreshing, but tomorrow we’ll be right back [wearing makeup].”
And the hosts weren’t the only ones to go un-glam for the day. Guests Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Stafford, Melody Thomas Scott and Katherine Kelly Lang also appeared sans makeup. “The impact this will have, you have no idea,” Curtis said, praising the idea as “revolutionary.”
Watch a clip from the show below.