Celebrities on never really go bare on social media and the red carpet projects an unrealistic image with tons of makeup plastered on their faces. Makeup artists and photographers know how to get the good angles, but when it comes to real life, they look quite different.
In recent years with the rise of young girls altering their image, a handful of celebrities have stripped themselves back and showed what they really look like bare. It turns out they don’t need any of that makeup and are beautiful just barefaced.
Gwyneth Paltrow always looks flawless on the red carpet. However, when the actress and owner of lifestyle brand Goop is off-duty, running after her kids and enjoying a private life, she often goes without makeup to let her natural beauty shine through.
Fans have only got a glimpse of this through blurry paparazzi pictures until Gwyneth’s 44th birthday. The actress decided to post a bare selfie on Instagram using the #nomakeup tag. Want to know how she looks so great? Paltrow’s Goop brand gives away all the secrets.
The country singer decided to let fans get an idea of her daily routine by posting a photo sweating, red and barefaced during her workout. Fans rushed to social media to praise the star for looking so amazing without any makeup on.
Despite calling herself a “sweaty mess”, Underwood looked anything but a mess. Carrie told fans that after ditching her expensive moisturizers and switching to pure coconut oil, her skin started reaping the benefits, becoming clear, radiant and glowing.
Having been through some very difficult struggles and health battles in life, Demi Lovato has turned to empowering, supporting women and celebrating beauty in all forms. Due to her image issues in the past, Demi has become more mindful of what she posts on social media and to show her true self.
The singer looks absolutely stunning dressed down with no makeup. The pop star has credited her flawless skin to never using drugstore makeup and getting regular facials.
We are used to seeing the Atlanta Housewives star dressed to the nines with a full face of makeup at events on the Bravo show. Nonetheless, Nene has never been one to shy away from showing off her true self and being obnoxious and unapologetic.
In an Instagram video, the reality star was promoting her cross country tour in her bed with no makeup and no hair pieces in. Leakes embraced it and went with the video, another reason why fans love her so much.
Sharon Stone has always been a radiant actress who shines on the red carpet. However, the actress looks incredible bare faced and youthful at 61. Being a previous spokesperson for Dior’s Capture Totale skin care line, it would be expected that she would have enviable skin.
Rather than going down the usual Hollywood route of constant facials and lasers to keep a youthful complexion, Stone admitted she can’t stand people touching her face and is mostly reliant on cleansing water and makeup wipes.
The Indian-born actress always looks flawless. Chopra was announced as the first ever global brand ambassador for skincare brand Obagi. Her makeup-free selfies prove that she really is that beautiful without all the photoshop, perhaps it’s also down to her newlywed status and bridal glow?
Chopra did however divulge some of her skin secrets and told Vogue that in her skincare routine she swears by a sea salt lip treatment and a scalp treatment containing yogurt, honey and an egg.
Chrissy Teigen quickly became one of the realest and blunt people on the Internet. Despite her model status, Chrissy often admits to bailing on red carpet events so she can stay home in pyjamas and no makeup and delighting her Twitter followers with unapologetic and hilarious tweets.
Chrissy admitted that her flawless complexion is due to an “unexplainable” change that happened post pregnancy. The wife of John Legend is constantly posting unphotoshopped, bare faced photos on Instagram, mostly with her dogs and family.
The singer’s image really hasn’t changed much throughout her career. Shakira still looks as youthful and beautiful as she did when she first became famous. Many people have questioned how she just hasn’t aged throughout the years, and the singer explained her secrets come from taking vitamins daily.
She credits Vitamin C to brighten her complexion and full out her face, mixed with vitamin E to eliminate wrinkles and lines. Shakira also explains that never going to sleep with makeup on is key and to wear sunscreen everyday.
Jennifer Garner is one of the actresses who you will rarely see with makeup on. Garner prefers to live a very private life with her children with a laid back style, usually rocking a fresh face and sweats or yoga pants most days.
With three children it is difficult to find the time in getting some time for yourself, so it is not surprising Garner forgoes the glam session. Nonetheless, the actress swears by retinol for anti-ageing and keeping the skin young.
While the younger generation of Hollywood are starting out in the limelight and want to look their best at all times, there are people like Katie Holmes who believe the glam process is overrated and exhausting.
When speaking to a makeup blog, the actress admitted she has learned to apply makeup quickly as she prefers getting that extra time to sleep. If she is makeup free and needs a touchup while out in the day, she said she carries around blush in her purse.
The gorgeous actress is always found on the most beautiful lists for her natural beauty and enviable figure. At 52-years-old, she has flawless skin and really hasn’t aged over the years.
The actress confidently posted a makeup-free photo on Instagram with the caption, “Wet hair, no make up, no filter, no retouch, but every good light.” We can all admit a little lighting goes a long way, but the actress can also owe it to her impeccable genes. The secret to her stunning skin? Just a spritz of rose water and moisturizer.
We are used to seeing Lady Gaga dressed up the most outrageous outfits and crazy makeup making almost unrecognizable. In a rare photo, Gaga surprised fans by posting a bare face makeup-free selfie on her birthday with a slice of cake.
It was reported that when Lady Gaga was reading scripts for A Star Is Born at home with Bradley Cooper, the actor insisted she take off all her makeup and be totally stripped back and raw. Looks like it brought out the best in the pop star.
Alicia Keys is one of the most beautiful singers and the star has no problem going bare faced. In fact, since 2016 she has admitted to living pretty much makeup free and embracing her natural beauty.
She penned a letter to fans explaining that the decision stemmed from a photoshoot where her and the director decided to say no to make up. She explained it was “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful” moment.
It turns out that Gal Gadot might just be a real life Wonder Woman. The stunning Israeli actress has no qualms about going makeup free and baring it all.
The actress kept it real on social media, posting a photo of her with no makeup on with the caption “Sleepless night, colic 3 months old baby and an early wake up by my 5 year old.” Despite the actress explaining she was tired, we would never have known any different as she looks totally gorgeous.
Comedian and actress Amy Schumer has never been one to be scared of what she posts on social media. From her c-section scars to unflattering pictures, the comedian knows how to keep it real. So when she posted a bare photo makeup free, it didn’t phase her fans one bit.
Amy has worked with beauty and skincare brands, favoring toxin-free lotions and fragrance-free formulas. Schumer explained that pregnancy changed her outlook on her skin and her body, so changed the products she used to align with this.
Gwen Stefani’s style and image really hasn’t changed throughout the years. She still rocks her platinum blonde hair, bold red lips and at times, outrageous outfits.
Incredibly, Stefani’s skin also seems to have stood the test of time as she looks youthful and bare as ever. In a rare moment, Gwen posted a makeup-free selfie and she just looks even more amazing than with makeup on. As for her skin secrets? Stefani explained that she stays out of the sun.
Practically everyone fell in love with Jennifer Aniston when she appeared as Rachel Green in Friends. Decades later, Aniston continues to mesmerize audiences with her beauty, humor and likability.
Despite her time in the spotlight with many ups and downs, Aniston is still considered one of the most naturally beautiful women in Hollywood. Aniston’s skin care routine includes moisturizer, expensive facials, plenty of water and no fast food. Aniston has admitted we all need to take better care of our skin and keep it healthy.
In honor of her 44th birthday, Drew Barrymore posted a no makeup selfie to Instagram to show how fresh faced and beautiful she still looked as she aged. The confident actress admitted “I feel confident without makeup because I wear makeup so much for my job.
Sometimes I look in the mirror and think, ‘Oh my god,’ but it’s nice to get away from vanity and just be yourself.” Drew admitted after becoming a mom, she preferred her makeup subdued and natural.
The makeup mogul is always looking perfectly dolled up on her instagram, showing off the latest in her makeup kits. However, when Kylie gets some down time with her adorable daughter Stormi, she clears her face and lets her freckles come through.
Despite being a queen of makeup products, the youngest billionaire looks gorgeous and youthful without it. Kylie admitted her new skin care line is what keeps her skin looking fresh, beautiful and glowing all day long.
The princess of pop never really gets a day off between performing and running away from the paparazzi. When all eyes aren’t on Britney, she enjoys quiet time at home with her family.
In a rare moment, she snapped this fresh no makeup selfie for Instagram, writing “On days where I don’t get primped and made up for my show, this is the real unglammed me… so nice to meet all of you!! ? I call this my morning coffee at home look ☕️ #NoMakeupMonday if you don’t count the leftover mascara under my right eye… ??.”
She might be one of the most well-known supermodels around the world, but when Tyra isn’t on TV or the catwalk, she likes to strip her face back and let her natural beauty come through.
While on vacation with her friends in Cape Cod, Tyra uploaded this bare faced look with the caption “Me.” It is rare moments like these that we get to see world-famous supermodels looking all zen and relaxed. Sometimes celebrities aren’t so different from the rest of us.
Laverne has made leaps and bounds in show business and made even more of an impact for LGBTQ+ community. We are used to see her dolled up and looking flawless on the red carpet.
She usually rocks her signature black eye makeup and cherry red bold lips or in stage makeup on Orange Is The New Black, but Cox let fans in on her Instagram to see the real her. Makeup or no makeup, Laverne is a striking beauty and looks stunning in her bareface look.
Growing up as a teen in the spotlight, we have seen Vanessa Hudgens transform from the shy and nervous Gabriella in High School Musical to a beautiful woman in some more risque roles.
Despite being 30-years-old, Vanessa has aged absolutely beautifully over the years and her face looks almost the exact same as when she was a teenager. In her no makeup selfie, she told fans that Kate Somerville skin products was the secret to her youthful and glowing complexion.
Touring and staying up for hours in the recording studio can take its toll on anyone’s lifestyle and their skin. However, British superstar Adele seems to have mastered working tirelessly on her music, all while keeping flawless skin that any of us would envy.
She posted a barefaced photo to Instagram posing with the lovable Elmo and fans couldn’t help but comment on how stunning she looked without her usual stage makeup on. Maybe take to the stage like this Adele, it’s clearly working for you?
Being a model, you are not allowed to wear any makeup to castings, so even at the first hurdle they judge you without any makeup on. Lucky for Gigi Hadid because the young supermodel looks absolutely stunning without a touch of makeup.
You may assume she uses thousands of dollars worth of skincare products, but this just isn’t the case. Gigi admitted to only using cheap drugstore products as she likes to keep it as simple as possible. If she can look this good, why can’t the rest of us?
Cindy proved why she is considered one of the original supermodels with this no makeup selfie. If there was ever a doubt that models look better with makeup, Cindy has proved everyone wrong, showing off her stunning looks and perfect complexion on Instagram.
When Crawford posted this photo, many people confused her with her teenage daughter Kaia. It sure helps that Cindy has her own skincare line called Meaningful Beauty for anti-aging, but it is clearly doing absolute wonders for her.
In 2017, Rihanna launched her makeup line Fenty Beauty which immediately sold out worldwide and was a huge hit with makeup experts and fans. Despite building a makeup empire, Rihanna looks just as flawless without any of her products on.
As for how she achieves this, she cuts out alcohol and drinks plenty of water to prevent any breakouts. Her facialist also admitted that she likes her clients to consume plenty of detox foods and drinks before buying expensive products as it can make all the difference.
At 50-years-old, it is almost a mystery how JLo looks this amazing. Throughout her career she has looked flawless, but it seems she has just got better with age. Jennifer admitted that when she isn’t working, she loves to spend time at home with her family and just be herself without any makeup.
As for her skin secrets, Jennifer explained that she cuts out caffeine and alcohol and drinks lots of green juice. She also explained that while she does use expensive products, she credits her mother and grandmother for inheriting their perfect skin.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake might be one of the best looking couples in Hollywood. While Jessica always finds herself on best-dressed lists for her look, when she is home, barefaced and relax, that is arguably when she looks her best.
She posted this no makeup selfie the morning after the 2018 Emmy awards. She captioned the post “Portrait of a hungover woman who had cake for breakfast.” If everyone could look this amazing while hungover, people probably wouldn’t complain too much about them!
Heidi Klum just ages like a fine wine. We are used to seeing the 45-year-old TV personality in full glam for her roles on shows like America’s Got Talent and Project Runway, but when she posted a no makeup selfie to Instagram, it was a far cry from her other appearances.
Heidi was glowing in her selfie, leading fans to beg the supermodel for her skincare secrets. Surprisingly, Heidi keeps it simple and swears by a drugstore apricot scrub which she uses twice a week.
Eva has been considered one of the most stunning Latina actresses for good reason. Since she stunned audiences with her gorgeous looks on Desperate Housewives, fans were desperate to get Eva’s secret to her beautiful complexion.
She admitted she lives a balanced life but tries to stay hydrated at all times. As for her travel skin routine, she said “I load my purse up with my eyecreams, my moisturisers, my serums and I reapply them probably about 3 or 4 times throughout the flight.”
Megan Fox is known for her glamorous, stunning looks, and often being cast as the ‘pretty one’ in movies. The actress proved she is equally, if not more gorgeous without any makeup on in her first Instagram selfie.
It has been reported that Megan swears by a cleansing and moisturizing routine that keeps her skin flowing and fresh on a daily basis. Even when it comes to makeup, Fox believes that less is more and she likes to keep her glam to a minimum.
Anne Hathaway has barely aged over the years. From the young woman we saw in the Princess Diaries, to the superstar we see glowing on the red carpet, Anne has always been a true beauty.
In a hilarious and real Instagram selfie, Anne couldn’t help but show her funny side before she was being prepped in hair and make up for a movie role. Despite her hairnet, the award-winning actress looks just as fresh and flawless as ever.
There is a certain stigma that surrounds beauty in for the elderly, but with modern day society and women embracing their looks and empowering others, so much has been done to break the cycle.
One of the biggest advocates for embracing natural looks is 74-year-old British actress Helen Mirren. Posting a no makeup, bare selfie to her Instagram, she proved that beauty has no age limit and everyone can look amazing and glowing no matter what age they are.
We have seen Miley rock every look under the sun, from the wholesome Disney star to an outrageous pop star, with an intent to shock on the red carpet. In recent years, Miley has stripped back her outrageous looks and gone with something that is more true to herself and letting her natural beauty do the talking.
When she posted this bare selfie to Instagram without any makeup on and suffering from the summer flu, fans were quick to question what her beauty secrets were and how good she looked even when feeling unwell.
The Modern Family star is rarely ever seen not looking completely glamorous and made up to the nines, so when she posted a selfie without any makeup on, fans were totally taken back.
Despite the Colombian actress showing off her red cheeks from feeling sick, she still looked absolutely stunning without her usual full glam look. She joked at the hue of her bare cheeks, captioning “Hm..I just realised that 102 fever gives u the perfect shades of pink.”
Jessica Alba is undoubtedly one of the most gorgeous stars in Hollywood. The mom-of-three is often seen looking her best on the red carpet, but when she gets down time, Jessica likes to be at home with her children without all the makeup.
She posted this bare selfie to Instagram without any makeup and looked even better than when she is glammed up. Sure, it helps when you have a global beauty brand and access to the best skin products!
Having been in the music industry for over 10 years, it is amazing how Ciara just gets better with age. The singer and mom-of-two has always been one to embrace her beauty and femininity, always putting out positive messages on her social media platforms.
She uploaded this bare Instagram with the caption “No makeup. No extensions. Vulnerable. My Beauty Marks and all. The real me.. and I love it. Finally embracing myself fully! It feels good.” Fans applauded her powerful and positive message.
As a full-time model, Ashley Graham is constantly plastered in makeup on photo-shoots, catwalks and red carpets. So, it’s not surprising that when the model has some off-time, the first thing she does is remove all her makeup to give her bare skin a much needed rest.
Graham snapped a picture of her bare face for fans to see she is human too! Graham admitted the best advice she got from her dermatologist was to stay out of the sun.
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