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Celebrities spend a fair amount of their lives with makeup on, and people rarely get to see them without it. But every once in a while, you can catch a glimpse of them in their natural skin and be quite shocked at how beautiful they are, with no filters! This proves that sometimes all the foundation layers and packed-on eyeshadow are unnecessary. These stars rock their bare face, so if you're ready to see who looks the best without makeup, keep scrolling.
If you have followed Brittany Spears’ styles over the years you would know that she has gone through a ton of different looks, but seeing her without any make-up on reminds us of just how normal she always wanted to be. This picture she shared did have a bit of leftover smudge mascara under her eyes, which we will ignore because most women can admit they have had that after-night look too.
Recently Spears has been embracing her natural self, not only without make-up but with her body and hair too. Just a gentle reminder that women must be kind to themselves at any age.
Eva Longoria is one of those women who are lucky enough to have the most amazing natural beauty. She has and always will carry her look with pride and no matter what comes with age she will always look stunning. She gave the world a look at her fresh glowing face while on a flight to Dubai, and to be fair, she does not look any less beautiful without make-up on.
We would love to know Longoria’s secret because with time she does not change and she embraces her natural self quite often. She’s an advocate for natural beauty and many women look up to her.
For anyone who follows Adele on social media platforms, you would know that she does quite a few videos without make-up on, it's like her newfound confidence has allowed her to show her bare face and no filtered self a lot more. Adele shared this picture going bare-faced and natural with a very normal-looking Elmo too. And this was long before her massive life and weight loss transformation took place.
Adele has given women the confidence to do what is right for them and their bodies without any judgment and the more bare-faced Adele we see, the more women feel confident to do the same.
John Legend shared this picture of his beautiful wife Chrissy Teigen with the caption “no filter necessary” and we could not agree more. Teigen has one of the most stunning faces around which she obviously takes good care of. We love her unique smile and cheek structure and to have your sweet husband show that off to the world means a whole lot more than if she had shared it herself.
Teigen has also been very open about embracing a natural look and empowering women along with her normal life happenings. She is a true example of a strong woman, with and without make-up on.
You would think that Kim Kardashian would not be seen dead without some sort of make-up on because of her huge celebrity status, but surprisingly when she went on to promote her KKW Beauty concealer kits she did it without any make-up on, in true Kim style. Kim still looked as stunning as always though and her bare face was not that much different from what her face looks like with make-up.
Kim Kardashian has tried her best at being her true self so that other women may look up to her. Going bare-faced every now and then is just a step in the right direction.
Season 11 Bachelorette winner, Kaitlyn Bristowe has gone through quite the transformation with her looks over the last few years, so it’s quite nice to see her going bare in a photo she posted on social media with the caption “This is how I normally look”. With all the changes she has had done to her face, she looks completely different without make-up on yet still, she looks absolutely gorgeous.
People have made comments about her new appearance which she has had enough of and posting this bare-faced picture of herself was just another way to show how she doesn’t care what people think.
To celebrate her 47th birthday, Jennifer Garner shared this no-makeup selfie to embrace her looks at her still young age. It is hard to believe that this now 50-year-old looks this young and beautiful for her age. As a Neutrogena spokesperson and familiar Neutrogena commercial face, Garner firmly believes in using their products still to this day, and what better example of how well their products actually work than her skins proof.
Garner has now taken to Instagram a few times to post her no-makeup looks in her everyday life and each time it looks like she keeps getting more and more beautiful.
Demi Moore has been an iconic actress gracing Hollywood for decades. Undergoing glamorous hair and makeup countless times, it can be hard to feel confident rocking your bare skin. But Demi has no problem doing so! She recently shared this selfie on her social media and a message about taking a hot bath and meditating. Clearly, she is taking good care of herself and is no stranger to self-care and self-love.
Her skin is absolutely flawless, and for being sixty years old, she looks nothing close to her age. She must share her secrets immediately.
Lana Del Ray
Without the heavy black eyeliner, Lana Del Ray looks like a completely different person, but in a good way. Her natural look matches her beautiful music a lot more because her natural look is gentle and we can finally see just how kind her eyes are. There was no better way to share her bare face than with her friend and singer Marina who also went for the no make-up look.
Women who empower other women by sharing their vulnerable faces like this, especially when being in the public eye, just give more women the push to do the same with or without their friends.
Bella Hadid is known for her eccentric runway looks and it isn’t very often we see her without some crazy-looking make-up and hairstyles. But more recently she has been showing off her all-natural no make-up face and we are all for it. Hadid is so naturally beautiful that she could easily pass on the runway without even a drop of make-up to enhance her already stunning look.
We love this picture of her because the towel wrap just adds to the all-normal look. We often forget that celebrities also do the normal things we do, like wrapping their hair in a towel.
Jennifer Lopez revealed her flawless face in an Instagram post she shared back in 2019. It wasn’t her first and surely won’t be her last. She more recently took to Instagram again to share the skincare routine with the world so others could use her secrets to try and get the same flawless skin that she has. And it is no surprise that it doesn’t only include products but also daily affirmations.
Lopez has mastered the steps on how to glow on the outside as well as from within. We could all take a page out of her guide on natural beauty.
Just like Jennifer Garner, Drew Barrymore celebrated her 44th birthday with a foundation-free face. Barrymore has always had this beautifully distinctive look that not many people have and we are just glad that she has never taken after other celebrities and gotten plastic surgery. Barrymore is all for embracing aging, with all the wrinkles and creases that come along with it, she believes in being more and more vulnerable as possible.
Barrymore keeps her looks in check by staying healthy and following a good but simple skin routine. She is an example that being healthy can still keep you looking young.
Models usually know how to make themselves look good in front of a camera, because of the years of training that goes into it, but true beauty is not something that can be taught, it is something women are just born with. We love this raw picture of Tyra Banks because she embraced her bare face, silly self, and her natural hair and curls that we can tell have had no styling.
Being America’s Next Top Model host, she must feel a lot of pressure to uphold her look. But as she’s gotten older, Banks has shifted her focus to loving her true self more.
Lady Gaga hid behind extravagant make-up and outfits for the most part of the beginning of her career, so when she came out to show us all how she really looked, we were all ready and waiting. Gaga has one of the most stunning looks and we can’t believe she hid it from us for so long. Who knew she had stunning hazel eyes behind the black-winged eyeliner and metallic shadow.
The Tiffany diamond she wore in this picture should be the thing that grabs our attention, but it is hard not to stare at her gorgeous face because her beauty shines brighter than any diamond.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
We have never understood why people go to the gym with make-up on when they’re just going to sweat it off anyway. That is why when we saw this photo of Sarah Michelle Gellar mid-workout with no make-up on and a natural sweaty glow, we loved her for it. Even with the flushed face and pretty evident sweat drips on her body, she still seems to pull off the most beautiful look.
The Scooby-Doo actress most definitely suits this look more than she did the role of Daphne, and perhaps it is because this look is more relatable than the one that chases monsters.
The Hadid family is very obviously blessed with great genes. Gigi and her sister, Bella, are absolutely beautiful. Considering their modeling careers have really taken off, it's no surprise! Gigi is one of the biggest supermodels now and absolutely rocks a bare face. She still manages to look effortlessly perfect, even swimming in a pool in the hot sun. Though she is barely in her late twenties, she looks like a teenager!
This is proof that full-glam is not needed all the time. A-listers can go without makeup and be just as gorgeous as they are with it.
Cindy Crawford was and is one of the most well-known supermodels during the 80s and 90s. She was an absolute jaw-dropper back then and at her young age of 56 now, she is still making jaws drop. Crawford shared this stunning picture of herself fresh from a good night's rest and we can not believe that with or without make-up, she is still such a stunner in front of the camera.
Crawford was one of the original supermodels that everyone remembers and she could very well still get away with modeling today. We’d just want it to be without all the styling.
Yara Shahidi has had a massive glow-up since she starred in Black-ish and now more recently Grown-ish. She has clearly embraced her beautiful and natural African skin and this no-makeup selfie just proves it. Not only are the fresh yellow flowers in her hair just adding more to her already stunning skin, but the light also just shone in all the right places to enhance her beaming radiance even more.
Shahidi has the perfect skin glow which describes who a fresh face look is. We can’t wait to see how much more beautiful she gets with time and for her to share more of her bare-faced selfies.
Selena Gomez has been in the public eye since she was a child. She's a talented actress and singer and recently even started her own makeup line. Despite suffering from an autoimmune disease which, is Lupus, and undergoing a kidney transplant, she is thriving. She is absolutely stunning without makeup on and embraces her bare face. Living with a disease is difficult enough, so to see her healthy with glowing skin is amazing.
Selena quite frequently shares her bare face online while doing various makeup tutorials. It's empowering to see big celebrities go against the norm and expected beauty standards.
Sofia Vergara looks almost unrecognizable in this no-make-up picture she shared when she had a fever of 102. But then again, who would look like themselves with a high temp. We love Vergara’s confidence to share this because behind the lashes and brushed-on blush, she was able to embrace her natural pink cheeks with no filter needed. At the end of the day, we get so used to celebrities looking all dolled up.
We must admit that Vergara looks so beautiful without the added extras and to see her being herself would give the world of confidence to any woman who may feel unattractive when sick.
Ashley Graham has done worlds of wonder for plus-size women, from being someone who was never afraid she shows her curves to now breaking boundaries by taking a jab at Victoria's Secret to including normal-bodied women in their shows. Her no-makeup selfie with an added pair of glasses just added to her already untamed look and personality. Graham has pushed for celebrities to be more natural and what better way than making the first move.
She has never been afraid to be herself and in doing so has given so many other women the strength to get out and be who they truly are regardless of what society says.
Waterproof makeup is usually just a sales gimmick because anyone who has ever worn waterproof makeup knows that it does not work the way people would want it to. But Salma Hayek just validated that there is no need for that waterproof nonsense when going barefaced is just much better to get that dewy beach look. Hayek has rocked this no-makeup look a few times and as a 55-year-old woman, she pulls it off well.
We’re seeing more and more over 50s celebrities embracing themselves with their age and it is inspiring other women to start doing the same. At the end of the day, age is just a number.
The Columbian native Shakira has been making hit songs for years now. She is dubbed the "Queen of Latin Music" and has rocked the world with her catchy lyrics and beats. She was proud to show off her all-natural face and sport a thumbs-up! Between her fantastic skin, talented singing abilities, and world fame, she is definitely winning at life. Her advice for good skin is always to wear sunscreen and take off your makeup before bed.
It’s not hard to post a makeup-free selfie of yourself when you look like this! Shakira's glowing complexion is perfect.
If you have watched Gwyneth Paltrows Netflix series Goop, you would know that she is all for natural ways to look and feel better. During the show, she had also shown the world her bare face quite a few times and with more and more recent bare-faced social media posts, she stands out more when she is actually wearing make-up. But, her beauty needs no explanation from us or anyone else.
Paltrow will always have something about her because of her natural beauty. There is no explanation for it except that she was born with one of the most stunning looks we have ever seen.
When people post pictures looking all glorious with their make-up done and caption it, “I just woke up like this”, we don’t think they understand that that is not how it works. Julianne Hough on the other hand is the perfect example of the saying “I just woke up like this”. Her frizzy hair and completely natural face add to her already beautiful self while being next to her hunk of a husband.
Hough takes her health seriously and with her active and healthy lifestyle, it is no surprise she looks this good. A good clean diet and workout regime can go a long way for good skin.
One thing Emmy Rossum does not have to feel shameless about is her gorgeous and completely natural look. Rossum shared this bushy-browed no make-up look while she was on holiday in the Philippines and it was just a gentle reminder that while vacationing, make-up essentials are not a necessity, including the brow brush. Almost all the photos she shared from this holiday didn’t have a pinch of mak-up in them.
As an actress whose job includes everyday make-up, we really understand why she would go bare-faced on vacation. Because sometimes your skin needs as much of a holiday as you do.
Busy Philipps is an actress known for her roles in Freaks and Geeks, Dawson's Creek, and White Chicks. She is hilarious and always actively booking roles. Not to mention, she is also a strong supporter of makeup-free selfies, constantly rocking her bare skin. It's fantastic to be proud of your complexion and not be afraid to show it, especially as a celebrity. Her gorgeous skin is something everyone wishes they had.
Whatever her skincare routine is, she needs to share it because surely everyone would follow along.
Lily Collins has been acting since the age of two, so being in the public eye is not something that is new. Since losing 20lbs for the anorexia drama movie “To the Bone”, she really did bounce back better than ever and showed us that with this no make-up car selfie. She has the most beautiful eyes that are often overshadowed by makeup and her natural features are just as gentle as she is.
Collins has too joined the handful of celebrities who share more no make-up pictures as a way to help young girls remember to love themselves for who they are naturally.
Zendaya is one of those celebrities who you would imagine to be so kind and real if you had to meet her in person. She has often gone without make-up on, so it is not something new for her to do, but this no make-up post was more about how her shirt reflected the light perfectly, but everyone could not help but point out just how stunning she is bare-faced.
She has the most amazing rare beauty that shows more than just her looks, it also radiates her amazing personality. Her raw physical self shows a whole lot more about who she truly is.
Seeing Gabrielle Union in this make-up-free photo makes it hard for us to believe that she is almost 50 years old. Union really does know how to pull off the all-natural flawless look while embracing the amazing skin she has. Union has shared so many more no-make-up pictures since this one and each time she looks happier and more confident. She is not afraid to post her bare and flawless self.
She has even more recently shown off her naturally freckled skin which not many people know of because it’s usually covered with foundation. Let those freckles shine, Union, we all love them.
Model, host, producer, and businesswomen Heidi Klum has also recently started posting a lot more of herself without any styling or make-up done. She posted this quirky selfie with her bare face with the caption “not camera-ready” and we really could not fault it at all. Whether she is camera-ready or not, she always seems to look like it anyways. Looking bad is something Klum will never have to worry about.
Surprisingly you would think her skin routine is filled with products, but funnily enough, she only uses Johnson & Johnson's baby shampoo to wash her face. That seems to be doing the trick.
The Kardashians are always seen with perfectly contoured faces and literally faultless make-up looks. This picture of Kourtney Kardashian may not look that beautiful, but there is more to it than the eye sees. Kourtney shared this fun photo of her with her sister, Kim, where they both had skin masks on their bare faces that pulled the skin so tight it looked like a fresh botox job gone wrong.
This picture just shows us that Kourtney also had a fun side and is not afraid to show people that being silly sometimes is also a way of showing a true part of yourself.
Lea Michele’s no make-up look looks like it should be a filter on its own because it is unbelievable just how stunning she looks going au naturel. The lighting in this picture of her may have just hit the right spot, but we can see that even if there was bad lighting, she would still look this stunning. Michele previously battled with acne problems, so being able to share her bare skin must feel amazing.
After opening up about her solution to glowy and clear skin, Michele has shown other women who battle with skin problems that there are some ways to overcome them and feel good again.
Jessica Alba’s no make-up look does not come without a little bit of work. Her skincare routine consists of eight different products which are all gentle but important for hydrating her skin, which we know is the secret to aging well. She has a quick 5-minute routine for rushed mornings that includes an all-important eye cream and then only one type of make-up product which is her mascara for those lush lashes.
Alba uses her own line of products called Honest, which is all about clean and sustainable products that are good for your skin and the environment. This is the way to go when looking after your skin.
Sarah Hyland has not had it easy when it has come to her health. She has had kidney dysplasia and a kidney transplant but still manages to pull off “no make-up Monday” like it ain't anybody's business. Hyland has the most gorgeous eyes that just pop out so much more when her face is not covered up. Maybe the false eyelashes help with that, but they don’t give her her true beauty.
Her no-makeup selfies were part of a trend that many celebrities followed for a while where they would share their selfies on Mondays with not a drop of make-up in sight.
Kelly Clarkson gave us a small glimpse into her everyday life by sharing this picture of herself with no make-up on, messy hair, and a very happy smile while lying on her husband's lap. You can see how content she looks just being able to be herself in the picture without anything to make her look all dolled up. She looks so much more beautiful here than any planned shoot ever made her look.
During the 2020 lockdown, Clarkson spent most of her time without makeup on because she wasn’t able to work with her usual team. She just embraced her true beauty for what it is.
If this is Jessica Biel’s hangover no-makeup look, then obviously we’re not doing hangovers the right way. Biel shared this picture to celebrate her normal look after a rough night out, but we can not see any trace of the rough night. She decided to ditch the make-up and rather grab a bite of leftover cake for breakfast, which does sound more like a hangover move we can agree with.
Biel has since shared more of her bare face on social media and has gone as far as to show off her natural, curly and frizzy hair. Who would’ve guessed that was her natural look.
Alicia Keys has the voice on an angle and it seems like she has the skin of one too. She has been deemed the queen of no-makeup pictures after she started working on where true beauty comes from. For Keys, she believes that true beauty is further than a good skincare routine, which is never a bad thing, but that it comes from expressing and manifesting good and positive energy.
Her movement stemmed from releasing how dependent she was on make-up to feel confident. She realized that it was not the healthy way to be confident and dopped all the cosmetics to rather look inward.
Camilla Mendes who plays Veronica in Riverdale stepped out of her character's dressy shoes and posed for a no-make-up shoot, which we know for sure Veronica would never do. Her Latin-American background shines through in her looks as many of her celebrated features show her heritage and background. Her brown eyes are piercingly gorgeous and we would never take as much not of them with layers of make-up distracting us from them.
While doing this shoot, Mendes was honest about the fact that as a public figure, it is quite a vulnerable experience showing people how you truly look without things covering up your imperfections.
It is hard not to love Kesha’s no-makeup look. In 2019, Kesha made a resolution to stop hiding her beautiful freckles behind a thick foundation and embrace them for what they are. Her complexion is so much better with her freckles out and many others could only dream of having this kind of stunning facial feature. We can not understand why she was hiding them all those years before her resolution.
When Kesha first showed off her bare face, many people did not even recognize her. But her green eyes and glowy radiant skin are what we are all here for.