here are few things in life more freeing than going willfully and gloriously makeup free. Whether to the store or around the house, it’s enormously satisfying to feel as though one is flouting society’s well-established patriarchal “rules” around female beauty standards. When wearing makeup is part of one’s job.
This Kylie Jenner “no makeup” pic was one of the ones that was judge, since she clearly is still wearing eyeliner, but we included it anyway, because the nose she has now make her look like a completely different person. That has to be more than just makeup, unless Revlon invented a creme base that shaves down nasal cartilage and a lip pencil that doubles as a tire pump.
Kim Kardashian is the unofficial queen of makeup. Smoky eye, contouring, nontouring — whatever trend she rocks, the beauty world catches on fast.
While you’re probably pretty used to seeing Modern Family actress Ariel Winter in a full-face of makeup, she doesn’t always wear the stuff. In fact, she’s begun embracing her au naturel appearance even more in 2019. For an article and cover photoshoot with Pulse Spikes, Winter donned minimal makeup. Additionally, the publication published only “unretouched” photos of Winter.
There’s no denying it: the Modern Family star is a bombshell. Her red carpet looks are constantly flawless — but actresses aren’t immune from fevers! Vergara shared this photo of her suffering from a 102 degree fever. She didn’t let it get her down, though. “I just realised that 102 fever gives u the perfect shades of pink,” she wrote on Instagram.
There are two thing Lucy Hale is best known for: Pretty Little Liars and her eyebrows. While PLL might be over now, this makeup-free photo she shared on Instagram is proof that her eyebrows aren’t going anywhere any time soon.
There is no musician better known for looks than Lady Gaga. From the meat dress to that weird egg thing to the countless other getups that had her looking like she was headed to a masquerade ball, the “Born This Way” singer never fails to shock. Which is probably why this stripped-down, natural hair color had everyone wondering if that was really Gaga, or just some pretty brunette who’s a little sad because it’s raining and she was supposed to go to the beach that day.
Supermodel and actress Kate Upton decided no makeup was required for a recent Instagram post updating fans on a workout she invented that’s called “sitting on your back.” Jokes aside, Upton still possesses a girl-next-door quality, even when all she’s wearing is workout clothes. Regardless, there’s no practical reason to wear makeup for presumably grueling exercise, unless, of course, you’re Jamie Lee Curtis, Jane Fonda, or Olivia Newton-John.
Among the most gorgeous people in Hollywood, Eva Longoria is another beauty unafraid to go without makeup on social media and sometimes in public. She obviously can get away with it. In this instance, Longoria was on safari, checking out a tiger in India. Nice kitty!
Adele’s passionate voice overshadows her personal style, but the Grammy-winner has cultivated a distinct look since gaining international popularity. In interviews, Adele has said she prefers to go for bold and “very dramatic makeup” when performing, a look that contours “Boy George-style with lots of blush on my cheeks.” Conversely, she’s also unafraid to be seen in public without the filter of makeup, like in August 2016 when Adele appeared on Instagram to announce she was postponing a show because of an illness.
Miley Cyrus has gone through quite a few transformations in the past couple of years. She chopped off her hair and publicly denounced her Disney character Hannah Montana, twerked across a stage with Robin Thicke, only to finally land in a “Happy Hippie” phase. “Why was I wearing more makeup when I was 16 than I do now?” she once questioned in an interview with Elle. Take a quick scroll through her Instagram and you’ll find most of her selfies are makeup-free — and she seems happier than ever.
As a highly sought-after model, Gigi’s natural beauty is undeniable. However, we’re so used to seeing her fully made up on the runway and in photoshoots that this no-makeup photo is refreshing.
The Hadids clearly hit the genetic jackpot. Like her sister Gigi, Bella’s blessed with natural beauty that she struts down the runway. But even models get sick, as Bella demonstrates here in a makeup-less Instagram photo captioned “sick day.”
Is this pop superstar Taylor Swift, or just a woman with her cat on the Internet? Well she ain’t no cat lady, that’s for sure. She captioned the since-deleted March 2015 pic with a nod to one of Beyonce’s famous selfies: “I woke up like thissss (With a cat on me).” It has been liked at least 2.3 million times on Instagram, but that might be because of the cat, who is named Dr. Meredith Grey. Swift has gone au naturel before, notably at Christmas 2015 when she posed as an elf without any makeup in a now-deleted Instagram photo.
Fact: Selena Gomez once held the record for the most-liked photo on Instagram. However, she’s not a huge fan of the app. She told Vogue, “I always end up feeling like when I look at Instagram,” so she deleted the app from her phone. Don’t worry, she’ll still be posting pics through her assistant, who is the only person with the password. Even Selena doesn’t have the login! This may mean we’ll get less photos from now on, but luckily we can still look back at hundreds of old posts, including this bare-faced, post-spin class selfie.
Victoria’s Secret superstar Irina Shayk is no stranger to going makeup free. Even knowing that she’s frequently by paparazzis, she lives her life without feeling the need to drown herself in foundation, lipstick, and eyeliner. And why should she? Shayk’s career relies on her looking fabulous, so she must revel in that time when she’s running errands or chilling with friends and she can just let her face breathe.
Clearly, the woman glows from the inside out. When questioned by W magazine about what she does to keep her skin looking photo-ready at all times, Shayk revealed an odd little tip, “In the morning, I always use a cube of ice on my face — it gives me a natural lift.” She also advised staying out of the sun and applying a higher SPF on the neck, hands, and face, as those areas age faster and are more sensitive.
Reality TV star and supermodel Kendall Jenner isn’t one to wear a heavy face of makeup in her day-to-day life — unlike younger sister Kylie, who’s made an entire career out of gloriously painting her face. If anything, fans are more accustomed to seeing Kendall out and about without any makeup on, especially considering she started appearing on Keeping up with the Kardashians as a fresh-faced kid. Suffice it to say, when she steps into the couture or struts down a runway, the results are staggering (rightly so, since it’s her job to look amazing).
Demi Lovato is arguably the queen of no makeup selfies. She posts them constantly, and she’s even done, no makeup, no retouching photoshoot with Vanity Fair to embrace and reinforce the concept of positive body image to other women. And while she usually looks great, this one kind of misfired. Maybe it’s the blonde hair with dark roots or just a weird angle, but we would have guessed this was the kid from Jerry Maguire all grown up before we guessed Demi.
Tyra Banks is naturally gorgeous, and to say that she needs to do herself up to be beautiful would be ridiculous. After all, makeup didn’t win her the distinction of being the first African-American woman on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. But, yeah, the crazy eyes and derp-y facial expression she makes here aren’t doing her any favors.
Katy Perry’s then-husband Russell Brand posted this now-infamous, quickly deleted pic to Twitter on December 31, 2010. Their marriage amazingly lasted for another year and a half, which is exactly one year, five months, and thirty days more than anyone expected after he pulled such a bonehead move. And this isn’t meant to trash Katy in any way — she’s obviously a knockout — but there isn’t a person on Earth, regardless of how attractive they are, who wants a snapshot taken the instant they wake up splashed across the internet.
Holy crap, celebrities get pimples, too? Yep, we know it’s hard to believe, but actress and model AnnaLynne McCord has some zits under that foundation. She’s just like us, only her acne landed her a probably pretty lucrative deal with BenzaClin, while ours just got us rejected by people we asked to the prom.
This is how people reacted to this post:
Nicole – Imagine if everyone had a personal trainer, nutritionist, and hair & makeup artists. With a little training, we could all be models.
Nadežda Mirković – They all go to expensive treatmans and eat very helathy so its not new they look “flawless” (clear skin and more) without makeup.
Chrissie C – Coco Rocha has some makeup on, and I believe Kendall Jenner does too…there’s a difference between “no-makeup makeup” and the actual absence of makeup…
That’s So Lulu – LOL all this girls had it so easy. Why would I care if they look good or not they are models like hello thats their job to look good.
Areej Khalid2004 – Feel so sad. Agonizing pain. Even though this video was supposed to make me feel happy! Btw, Victoria se