There was a time that those who appeared on our televisions and in movies had, (or seemed to have) perfect complexions. Not a mole, pimple, freckle, bump.
Considering the closeups, that we see a face on the screen as if we are in bed with them, perfection is necessary.
Simply put, I wouldn’t get close to a person who had so many moles, bumps, warts in RL as I am forced to do on the screen.
Today, with HD and super sharp, the time for a layer of make up is NOW.