Co-hosts Julie Chen, Aisha Tyler, Sharon Osbourne, Sara Gilbert and Sheryl Underwood opted for a daring premiere on Monday, revealing themselves with no makeup during "The Talk."
To promote the return of the show, the daytime talk show ladies opted to go an entire episode without stylists doing their hair and makeup. Sara Gilbert, who her co-hosts also charged as being the "most vain" during an interview on ET, was given credit for coming up with the idea.
The women all confessed that they had thoughts of cheating, but were forewarned that Jamie Lee Curtis would be on set with makeup wipes to catch anyone with a powdered face. Gilbert said she went as far as to consider chemical peels before the show and Tyler mentioned that her husband laughed at her attempts to improve her skin with cucumber.
"I was trying to think about something that wasn't really [cheating]. Something reflective like a shimmer or a shine, like what could we all get away with," Tyler commented. "My husband was like 'just get a whole cucumber and put that thing all over your face.'"
"I was not cheating, I never was going to cheat," Gilbert insisted, although Perry suggested that they "all had ideas about cheating" at some point.
Regardless of the temptation, however, the ladies finally agreed to go without and walked on stage wearing nothing more than white bath robes.
"There's not [many people] 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," Gilbert 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."
As enlightening as the experience was of course, the ladies have stated that they will be back tomorrow in full force with makeup and hair.