The ‘no makeup’ trend is supposed to help people, famous and otherwise, to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Check out how some of your favorite celebrities look make-up-free and what they have to say about the phenomenon.
While the rest of the world is getting older, Gabrielle Union looks like she just stepped off the set of "Bring It On" and even posted a pic of herself recently with her daughter, which proves she still looks great in her uniform. When you look at Union’s face, it is impossible to believe that over two decades have gone by.
Everyone in the beauty world has been buzzing about Union’s perfect skin and is wondering how others can achieve her effortless look. The actress says good skin begins with drinking lots and lots of water. She drinks no less than a gallon of water a day. Hear that? That’s the sound of women refilling their water bottles.
How many women have walked into a beauty salon and asked for their skin to glow like J-Lo’s? Decades after the singer, dancer, and actress hit the scene, her skin still looks sensational. This makeup and filter-free shot prove yet again that Jennifer Lopez has skin to die for.
It turns out; her flawless skin is one of the things people notice most about her. Lopez told the Today Show that the question she gets asked the most is about her skincare routine. Sadly, her answer won’t help the rest of us because it is all about something we can’t buy – good genes. “My mom and my grandma had beautiful skin,” she said, and we are left with nothing but our envy.
It’s not hard to post makeup-free shots of yourself when you have Shakira’s glowing complexion. The famous singer has posted countless selfies on social media, showing off her flawless skin. When asked how she keeps her skin so smooth, Shakira responded with some classic motherly advice.
She simply suggests you take your vitamins. She takes vitamin C to brighten her complexion and fill out her face and vitamin E to prevent wrinkles. These vitamins can be found cheaply and easily at any pharmacy, but Shakira says her most important advice is to never go to bed without cleaning off your makeup and always wear sunscreen. See, we should all listen to our mothers.
No one can argue with the fact that a good selfie needs good light. Actress Salma Hayek posted this pic on Instagram along with the caption, “Wet hair, no makeup, no filter, no retouch, but very good light.” The light may be good in this shot, but it is Hayek’s natural beauty and flawless skin which really make all the difference.
Hayek’s skin seems not to age, and when asked how she does it, she shared an unusual skincare secret. She says that despite common wisdom, she does not wash her face in the morning. Apparently, her grandmother taught her that the skin replenishes itself overnight, and therefore it is not necessary. She just adds a spritz of rosewater and a bit of moisturizer and is ready to go.
The glamorous actress has been seen on the red carpet for years with perfect makeup, or on-screen, where she is carefully made up by professional makeup artists. When she turned 44, she decided to make a change and offer her fans a glimpse into what is behind the facade.
She posted this picture and let followers know she is embracing her past and future. She went on to promote her lifestyle brand Goop. If you can’t believe how good her hair and makeup look at her age, she’s not hiding her tricks of the trade. You can order her products online on the Goop website and also read all her secrets for perfect hair and skin.
People tend to think that part of a celebrity’s routine is daily makeup sessions with their makeup and hair people. That is certainly not true for actress Jennifer Garner. Just check out her Instagram to see how she prefers to wear as little makeup as possible in her everyday life.
When she does a photoshoot or has another special occasion that requires makeup, she is adamant about removing it before heading to bed. This tip seems to be a celebrity favorite; according to them, it doesn’t matter how tired you are; make sure to remove every bit of concealer before hitting the hay. A bit of extra effort at night will help prevent breakouts in the morning.
Although the supermodel turned 50 a few years ago, she has been posting more makeup-free pics than ever, and we can see why. In this selfie, with the caption “Recovery mode…” Cindy Crawford looks radiant even after a wild night out. She talked to New Beauty about her realistic approach to aging; she knows she's not going to look like she's in her 20s or 30s, so she doesn't try to. It's all about healthy eating, good skincare, and exercising for Crawford.
Crawford has her own beauty line, which she developed with her dermatologist called Meaningful Beauty. She has managed to cut down her routine considerably over the years and believes that everyone wants just a few good products and not to be running after the latest fad. According to CR Fashion Book, Crawford uses Meaningful Beauty Triple Exfoliating Treatment two to three times a week and applies a rejuvenating retinol cream every night. She also uses SPF 30 or higher sunscreen daily and sleeps on a silk pillowcase to prevent wrinkles.
Actress and founder of the natural baby and beauty retailer Honest Company, Jessica Alba, shows us her true face in this picture, and it looks beautiful. She has opened up about dealing with acne over the years and says she only got over her skin woes when she started keeping up a consistent skincare routine.
It isn’t a big surprise that her current routine includes her very own products. Alba often posts pics of her skincare regimen, especially Honest Company’s Vitamin C serum. She is also not shy about showing her self-care routines, including mud baths and masks. It sounds like the right way to live if you want seriously great skin, and it’s definitely working for her.
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps have been best friends since they were on "Dawson’s Creek" together, and we really don’t want to think about how long ago that was. The two actresses spent a fun-filled day together in Los Angeles and posted a series of selfies, all of which were makeup-free. They captioned the pics, "No makeup, no filters! That's how we roll."
We’re not sure if it’s the friendship or the skincare, but they both look fabulous. Williams keeps her skin smooth by using facial scrubs; she is a big fan of them and tries to do one every day. You can check out all of Philipps’ beauty secrets on her video tutorials. She has partnered with Olay, which she says makes her feel good about the skin she’s in. Her most important tips are to drink plenty of water and completely remove all makeup before bed. Sounds familiar, right?
Star of "Grown-ish," Yara Shahidi’s face looks radiant. The young actress, Harvard student, and activist is well known for showing off her makeup-free face on social media. As you can see from this shot, her skin looks amazing, even with some blemishes, and she definitely knows how to catch the light.
Shahidi, who is half Iranian-American and half African-American, told Byrdie that her skincare is something she learned about from her heritage and her family. So, what should you do? According to Shahidi, adding cardamom and turmeric to your diet will do wonders for your skin.
In 2017, singer and Oscar nominee for her role in "A Star are Born," Lady Gaga celebrated her birthday with an enormous slice of cake and a makeup clean face. Another no-makeup milestone took place later that year while she was working on the acclaimed film with co-star Bradley Cooper.
Cooper and Gaga shared the story with the LA Times, they were getting ready to read scripts at her home, and she walked downstairs with a face full of makeup. Cooper, who also directed the film, said to her, “Take it off.” He proceeded to use a wipe to remove all of her makeup, asking Gaga to be “completely open” and with “no artifice.” This sentiment echoes some of the moments in the film and makes every romantic out there just a little emotional.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Your workout is one time you should definitely skip the makeup. Sarah Michelle Gellar did just that in this post-workout post, which she captioned, "This pic is #nomakeup #nofilter and probably the last time I will be upright for the rest of the week." The actress is definitely rocking her endorphin high, and her skin is practically glowing.
As someone whose been in show business since she was in her teens, Gellar knows a little something about skincare. She told Us magazine that the "secret," if you can call it that, is to never go to bed with makeup on, and always cleanse and moisturize. She also makes sure to drink plenty of water and washes her face before and after getting off a plane and during her lunch break on set.
It’s quite unusual to see Britney Spears without makeup, especially since she has to put on a show in Vegas almost every night. So how does the pop icon keep her skin smooth? Apparently, she is a big fan of toners.
She finds it especially important to use a good astringent toner before she moisturizes. Otherwise, she will break out. Spears, who is known for her intensive workouts, says that she has to keep her skin especially clean because of all the time she spends at the gym. Fitness fanatics take note.
Just the act of putting yourself out there without makeup can sometimes be exactly what a person needs to feel good about themselves. That certainly seems to be true for Kesha. The singer went through a very difficult time in the public eye and has learned to love herself and the way she looks, including her freckles.
Kesha shared her resolutions for 2019 with her followers, writing that she wanted to “love me… just as I am…And to let my freckles liiiiiiive.” You can clearly see the journey she went through while reading her words to Vogue in 2015. She told the magazine she hoped to one day embrace every inch of her body and “not try to cover up with makeup.” She is bravely trying to do so, and so are many other celebrities on this list.
The unofficial spokeswoman for the no-makeup movement, Alicia Keys, has been rocking a makeup-free face since 2016, and she has never been happier. The singer wrote an open letter to her fans in which she explained that embracing her natural beauty began with just one photoshoot.
During the photoshoot for her album “Here,” Keys and the photographer felt that the shoot should be sans makeup, leaving the singer looking and feeling as raw as the music on her album. She said of the moment that it made her feel “the strongest, most empowered, most free, and most honestly beautiful” she had ever felt in her life. From that moment on, she decided to make a change.
There are a lot of different ways in which to celebrate getting one year older. The actress drew Barrymore decided to start off her 44th year by sharing a makeup-free selfie on Instagram. We would do the same if we could look this good without makeup. So how does Drew keep herself looking so young? According to her, it’s quite simple.
The actress, who recently launched a new home styling collection, says the most important thing is to accept your age instead of trying to hide it. According to her, we should try and age gracefully. Things that can help us do so include a reliable cleanser and, of course, the most important component, sunscreen. She won’t leave home without it, and not tanning is a small price to pay for gorgeous skin.
The music icon took this fresh-faced pic and looks fabulous but also extremely annoyed. She blames her unhappy expression on having to deal with unending bureaucracy. The singer took to social media to complain about an argument she got into while trying to get a package. You’d think she’d have people to do that for her.
Apparently, the customs agents agreed because it seemed like they couldn’t believe they were actually talking to Madonna. Maybe they are just hoping that the superstar comes down in person, with makeup or without.
Music superstar Demi Lovato returned to social media recently after almost four months of silence in which they took care of their health. One of their posts showed a very healthy-looking Lovato taking a break from what looked like a strenuous jiu-jitsu routine. In the shot, Lovato's complexion looked clean and gorgeous.
Lovato may like their privacy in some matters, but the singer is not shy about their beauty regimen. Lovato has made many tips public, including never using drugstore makeup, getting a facial once a month, and not trusting anyone, and we do mean anyone, with their eyebrows since the age of 15.
Actress Lily Collins is known for loving a little glam, but she shared a clean-faced selfie recently in which she looked incredibly radiant.
The message is beautiful, and so is Collins’ skin. Wondering how she keeps her skin looking so good, the actress shared her beauty routine with the New York Times. She is a brand ambassador for Lancôme and starts her day with their facial wash, toner gel, and cream, and like many of our other celebrities, tops things off with, you guessed it, sunscreen.
While some celebrities want to proudly not wear makeup, others want to wear makeup but look like they are not and that their skin just naturally looks that fabulous. The makeup-free look is on-trend right now, and all the big cosmetics companies are getting on board. Another big trend and change in recent years are that people want to wear natural and organic makeup. Amy Schumer is into both those trends, big time.
The comedian and actress have talked about how her pregnancy has made her rethink what she puts in and on her body, leading her to endorse the clean beauty brand Beautycounter. She had especially hailed their toxin-free lotions because their fragrance-free formula meant she could continue to use them during morning sickness when she was sensitive to smells. Schumer is not the only name on our list who prefers her beauty products organic.
Not many celebrities are as real and down-to-earth as reality star Nene Leakes. She will tell it like it is and is never afraid to be herself. Also, if you are looking for someone who is willing to take on the haters who have a lot to say about her not wearing makeup, look no further than Nene’s Instagram.
Leakes posted a video in which she announced that she was adding more stops and cities to her nationwide tour and also thanked her family and management.
Famous for telling it like it is, and her down-to-earth personality, model, mother, and influencer Chrissy Teigen posted this clean-faced pic on Instagram.
They say motherhood changes you, but we’re glad it has not altered Teigen’s sassy personality; she does claim that it has changed her skin. She told Refinery29 that the change to her skin is “unexplainable” and that post-pregnancy, she finds it to be a lot more sensitive. Maybe we’ll get more insight into this issue from the other mothers on this list.
Supermodel Heidi Klum ditched the makeup in a new selfie she posted on her Instagram story. This was a big departure from the perfectly made-up woman we are used to seeing on "Project Runway" and "America’s Got Talent." After seeing this pic, we think Klum should do this more often because she looks spectacular, and her skin has an amazing glow.
Her beauty routine is simple and surprising. She washes her face with baby shampoo, reasoning that if it’s good enough for a baby, it should be good enough for her. According to Klum, the baby shampoo even manages to remove her TV makeup and fake eyelashes. She doesn’t use toners or anything else because she feels like they suck all the good stuff from her skin, and finishes things off with a Buttermilk Moisturizer from Mario Badescu.
The actress, who plays Wonder Woman, has swiftly become a superstar, but she is committed to proving that she is also a human being, just like the rest of us. Although many of us wish we could look as good as her without makeup, Gadot gave an inside look at her daily life and comfortable style with this Instagram post.
She posted this pic with the caption telling her followers about the unglamorous reality of motherhood. It’s hard to believe that the actress didn’t get any sleep with how fabulous she looks in this shot. Gadot has credited her smooth skin with her large consumption of water.
Some celebrities like to act as if they were just born into the world with perfectly clear and healthy skin and don’t even have to do anything to maintain it. Sarah Hyland is not one of those stars, and the "Modern Family" actress has always been open with her fans about the fact that it takes some commitment and hard work to get great skin.
She has not been shy about posting selfies of herself literally covered in sheet masks, including a firming forehead mask, gold under-eye patches, and frown line masks. She seems to favor beauty products by Peter Thomas Roth, and if we can get Hyland’s glowing skin, we are absolutely willing to give them a try.
Reality star Kourtney Kardashian is the poster sister for clean living. She believes in eating healthy and only uses natural skincare products. Kourtney shared her belief on her Poosh blog that only chemical-free products should be used as part of a skincare routine.
She has stated that not only are products that do not contain harmful chemicals better for the environment, but they are actually also healthier for your skin. Her ideas may be lofty, but it will not be easy for us regular people to emulate her skincare regimen. The Free People lip balm she uses may only cost $8, but the hyaluronic serum she uses is $300 a pop. Turns out it isn’t cheap to look that good.
Successful businesswoman Kylie Jenner, famous for her cosmetics line Kylie Cosmetics, announced that she was launching a new skincare line. At first, people were skeptical because Jenner is known for her put-together style, but when the reality star took to social media with multiple makeup-free posts, she showed the haters she knew what it was all about.
Kylie’s 'first thing in the morning' natural look post gave everyone a glimpse into what she really looks like beneath her Kylie lip kits and layers of concealer. Her glowing skin sent her Instagram followers in droves to purchase some of her signature face scrubs, toners, face washes, and serums, and we can understand why.
The "Lizzy McGuire" actress is all grown up and looks as young as ever. The mother of two recently shared a no-makeup pic on Instagram, saying how good she feels without makeup. After looking at this shot, we have to say that it doesn’t just feel good; it looks good. Hillary Duff’s skin looks perfect, so how does she do it?
Duff says she is crazy for products and is always switching up her beauty regime, but her two favorite things right now are calendula oil to hydrate her face and all-natural nourishing eye balm. She puts on both before doing her makeup. Like many other celebrities, she makes sure to wash her face thoroughly before bed and then does a polish to keep her skin looking fresh.
Actress Emmy Rossum takes a break from her life and her makeup while on vacation in the Philippines and makes it look good. The natural look, including her messy brows, actually makes her skin look even better. No wonder she has no problem posting clean-faced pics of herself, on and off-set.
Rossum is a brand ambassador for Burt’s Bees cosmetics line and the face of their "I Am Not Synthetic" campaign. She prefers not to wear any foundation during the day, and when she does wear some, she prefers, well, Burt’s Bees foundation. She says it’s very light, sticks to the skin, and doesn’t end up on her husband’s suit. Sounds like a ringing endorsement to us.
Zendaya may be young, but the actress has an enormous social media following and has become a beauty influencer. Zendaya has found her light, and it is highlighting how flawless her skin looks. Want smooth and fresh skin like hers? It’s not that hard or expensive.
It only takes five products to make her skin glow like this, and they are all-natural. The singer uses African black soap, rose water plus witch hazel, vitamin E oil, and tea tree oil. The soap draws out impurities, rose water is full of antioxidants, witch hazel is good for preventing acne, and tea tree oil is an essential oil with antibacterial properties. It’s good skin, good science, and good for the environment.
Lea Michele has been extremely open with her fans about her struggles with acne, which is why it is great to see her sharing this natural pic with the world. The actress talked about having PCOS, which can cause acne, which is difficult to treat, and about her extremely strong acne treatments. In this pic, her skin looks flawless, so what’s her secret?
Michele says her great skin is thanks to her facialist, drinking tons of water, and making sure to wash her face before bed. She has also posted Instagram stories of herself using face masks by natural skincare brand Tata Harper. It seems like this routine is really working for her.
Models have to look beautiful all the time, which is hard to do while actually working as a model. Their skin has to deal with tons of makeup, stressful photoshoots, and lots of plane time. Models must have some special magic that keeps them from breaking out. Gigi Hadid has let everyone in on her trick for pimple-free skin, using a product we all have at home, or at least we should.
You’d think that such a famous model would use the most expensive and advanced anti-breakout technology on the market, but you would be wrong! According to Byrdie Magazine, Hadid swears by using toothpaste on her pimples. She simply puts some on them before heading for bed, and they are much improved in the morning.
Acclaimed country music singer Carrie Underwood posted a photo of herself at the gym on Instagram and told all of her followers she was a “sweaty mess.” They didn’t seem to think so because all everyone was talking about after seeing this pic was her perfect skin. If you want to enjoy Underwood’s skincare secret, don’t worry, it won’t cost you an arm and a leg but is actually relatively cheap and easily available.
The star claims that her skin improved dramatically when she quit using pricey moisturizers and started using something that can be found in any grocery store. Carrie Underwood says that coconut oil absorbs better into her skin and doesn’t clog her pores. We say, whatever is good enough for Carrie, is good enough for us.
Everyone gets sick sometimes, and it is no surprise that this also happens to supermodels with their exhausting schedules. Bella Hadid posted this picture of herself on Instagram when she was taking a sick day and still managed to look pretty amazing. So, how does Hadid keep her skin looking so good even when she’s under the weather?
Model.com’s “Model of the Year 2016” shared her airplane skincare routine with Harper’s Bazaar. She starts every flight by washing her face; we hope she means in a private jet and not in the economy bathroom, then she applies her serums and night creams. She repeats the entire process before landing. The serums she advertises are almost as expensive as a plane ticket, so we’re glad that at least they seem to be working.
Model, businesswoman, and inventor of the 'smize,' Tyra Banks, knows that a good makeup-free selfie is all in the attitude, but amazingly clear skin certainly doesn’t hurt. She posted this shot from a glamping trip to Montana, which gave her the chance to really show off her fresh-faced complexion.
Banks believes that taking care of her skin is so important; she decided to create her own skincare routine. Her secrets to good skincare are daily exfoliation, getting enough sleep, and sticking to a regimen. She also has a tip for before putting on your makeup; Banks suggests replacing foundation with a tinted moisturizer for lighter, healthier coverage that still looks great.
Actress Sharon Stone has shown off her smooth skin for decades, and if anyone doubted that she was hiding her wrinkles beneath layers of makeup, Stone shut them down with this makeup-free pic.
And although sadly, none of us are going to bed and waking up looking like Sharon Stone, she has shared some beauty tips that can help us get our skin looking younger and smoother. One of her best tips is that in order to keep impurities off her face, she is never caught without hand sanitizer.
Lana Del Rey
Singer Lana Del Rey, who is well known for her retro style and dramatic cat-eye, gave her face a break and posted a fresh-faced makeup-free pic on Instagram, which made her look like a teenager. The fans all went crazy for the pic, and many remarked on how amazing she looked without makeup.
We are not sure how Del Rey keeps her skin looking this great because she is not talking, but if you do want to emulate her retro style, she posted a step-by-step tutorial on Instagram on how to get her signature bold brows and lined eyes and even added a little tip on how to conceal pimples.
Model and actress Cara Delevingne have a lot on her plate, between her time on set and her time spent on the world’s biggest catwalks. She also uses her precious spare time as an advocate for self-acceptance and self-confidence. Feeling good about herself, however, was not something that happened for Delevingne overnight.
She has repeatedly talked in interviews about her attempts to fit in with the fashion industry’s beauty standards and her need for validation. Projecting the perfect image means always wearing the right clothes and the right makeup, but these days, Delevingne is trying to love the skin she’s in. If she does feel like wearing a bit of makeup, she can always choose something from Rimmel London, whose brand she’s represented in the past.
"America’s Got Talent" judge Julianne Hough has posted pictures of herself looking as fresh and clean as the sunny day she’s enjoying. Her skin looks sensational in this shot which is especially impressive since she has openly talked about her acne problems.
Hough, who used to be the face of Proactiv, shared her morning routine with Byrdie that her first step every morning is to wash her face with cold water, straight out of bed. She goes on to apply a Proactiv moisturizer and then heads out to enjoy her day. Sounds pretty simple, actually.
Pop icon Christina Aguilera appeared in a makeup-free photoshoot for Paper magazine, in which she looked incredible and was almost unrecognizable. She talked about her experience as “liberating” and told Paper about the struggle of balancing life as a professional performer and keeping things raw and real, both with her fans and herself.
Despite all the praise she has been receiving, don’t get used to seeing Aguilera without her face on. She made it clear that she still likes to glam it up. Her favorite beauty tips for clear skin are Cetaphil cleanser, which is widely available, and she feels good for every skin type, and Mac Makeup Wipes to help her quickly remove her makeup at the end of a long day.
Although Bella Thorne is quite young, she has been acting for long enough and is so successful that she can afford pretty much any designer skincare brand to help her skin look its best. Thorne, however, prefers to use simple products that can be found in nearly any home, to keep her skin looking good.
She has spoken at length in interviews about her struggles with acne while growing up, which led her to come up with her own tricks of the trade, which she has been using ever since. Thorne invented a three-ingredient DIY face mask that includes honey, coconut oil, and cherries, which she claims is the best. She must know her stuff because it is really hard to get off all that glitter makeup that she is so fond of wearing.
The message that Ashley Graham has been spreading since she started out in modeling is that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. She is famous for promoting different body types in the fashion industry and has recently broken another barrier in the beauty industry when she became the first plus-sized model to be signed by a major cosmetics company.
Although it doesn’t hurt, this pic proves that Graham looks sensational even without a drop of makeup. To get flawless skin, she has shared three important tips: drinking lots of water, getting plenty of sleep, and staying out of the sun. Pretty simple, right?
Her television alter ego, Veronica Lodge, is known for her perfectly made-up face, but actress Camilla Mendes is not afraid to be seen with a clean face. She even did a makeup-free photoshoot for People magazine.
Mendes also shared tips on how she keeps her skin looking flawless. Her favorite products include Origins Checks and Balances Frothy Face Wash, Burt’s Bees Rosewater Toner, and Kate Somerville Goat Milk De-Puffing Eye Balm. She also tries to get a facial every two weeks when she’s working to clean her face from all the on-set makeup.
The amazingly beautiful Sofia Vergara even looks amazing when she’s sick. She posted a no-makeup selfie on Instagram with the caption, "Hm. I just realised that 102 fever gives u the perfect shades of pink." What people reacted to in this shot is how good and clean the actress’s skin looks.
Vergara talks openly about her skincare routine and says she has simplified it over the years. She makes sure to put sunscreen on in the morning under her makeup. At night, she removes her makeup with a natural sea sponge that she replaces each week and then uses mild soap to wash her face. She then applies moisturizer and calendula oil, known for their anti-inflammatory properties. She also makes sure to eat the right things for her skin, which she says are vegetables, blueberries, green tea, and chamomile tea with collagen powder, and makes sure she drinks plenty of water.
Portia De Rossi
It seems like actress Portia De Rossi has an amazing life. She is a famous actress, is married to beloved television personality Ellen DeGeneres and wakes up every morning with her skin looking like that. Plus, she gets to spend some time with horses on what she described as her “idea of a perfect holiday.” We couldn’t agree with her more.
De Rossi is not afraid of posting pictures of herself with a clean face. She also appeared in a selfie with her wife, Ellen, in which they were both without makeup. She believes it is important to feel comfortable in your skin. And why shouldn’t she? Especially with skin as beautiful as hers.
The first-ever global brand ambassador for the skincare brand, Obagi, actress Priyanka Chopra, is literally glowing. The actress shows off her clean and flawless skin in this shot. Perfect skin doesn’t come easy, though, and Chopra has a daily skincare routine that she was willing to share with the world. Most of it can be pretty easily done at home.
She told Vogue that most of her beauty secrets are based on traditions from her Indian heritage and have been used for centuries. They include a sea salt lip treatment (literally just a mixture of sea salt, vegetable glycerin, and rose water) and a scalp treatment that mixes yogurt, honey, and an egg. Hundreds of years of trial and error sound like just the right thing to achieve such incredible skin, and you can be sure it’s safe.
The most decorated American gymnast in history, Simone Biles, has taken a lot of slack from fans about pics in which her hair was not perfect. She does not waste her time on haters and focuses more on her training than on her skincare and hair. That didn’t stop her from posting this clean-faced and fabulous pic for her followers, though, with the caption, "No makeup, no nothing."
Unfortunately, we’re not going to get any insight from Biles on how her skin looks so great. The Olympic medal winner says she doesn’t have a beauty routine and just splashes some water on her face. Still, it’s nice to see a female role model who is not afraid to just be themselves.
Tracee Ellis Ross
In this makeup-free post, "Blackish" actress Tracee Ellis Ross may look like she was just born with that flawless skin, but in reality, she practices a lot of self-care to keep herself looking so good. Ross shares her beauty routine with her Instagram followers and is never afraid to share a pic with clay masks or face rollers.
And for anyone who wants to replicate the look, Ross is generous enough to share her complete routine. Just check out her Instagram stories, in which she often shares her morning and nightly skincare practices, including anything and everything from cleansers to toners. Ross’s Instagram doubles as a beauty blog, and we are all for it.
We are used to seeing actresses all glammed up only after a team of makeup artists and hairstylists finish working on them. On the set of her movie "Cake," Jennifer Aniston stayed true to her part and showed off a much more natural look and her recently-dyed brown hair.
The "Friends" superstar was completely casual in baggy pants, a simple top, and a tote bag. Her face was makeup-free, and her hair was not styled; most importantly, the character had a big scar on her entire cheek. Despite the natural look and the scar, Aniston still manages to look great, and it seems like her inner confidence is shining through.
Actress Jessica Biel and wife of music superstar Justin Timberlake proved that she could look beautiful even without makeup in this candid Instagram shot. Biel posted the pic in honor of her model friend, Kate Upton, in an act that was meant to promote self-love.
According to Biel, Upton is “on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves as they are .. and I’m so honored to help spread that message.” Good for her. And we especially enjoyed seeing how great her skin looked sans makeup. She credits her smooth skin with a seriously good cleanser, something she says no girl should be without.
Known for her amazing voice and signature platinum blonde locks, Gwen Stefani has her own signature style. She is rarely seen without black eyeliner and bold red lips, which is no surprise because although she is “Just a Girl,” she is a girl with a contract with cosmetics giant Revlon, who, for obvious reasons, expect her to be seen wearing makeup.
That doesn’t mean that Stefani doesn’t have some beauty tips to share, and this one is even free. She has stated that her most important beauty secret is staying out of the sun. Since her twenties, the singer spent less and less time out in the sun in order to prevent dark spots and wrinkles from forming.
Grammy award-winning singer Adele doesn't just have a perfect voice, she has perfect skin to match!
Adele’s skin in this shot looks luminous, so how does she keep it looking that way? Apparently, the answer is simple; the singer makes sure to take care of her skin and even posted a shot of herself in a sheet mask and rollers, which she captioned, “I woke up like this!”
Fashion icon Boy George took the music world by storm in the 1980s and was known around the world for his bold fashion choices and eye-catching makeup. These days, fans can see a whole new side to Boy George through his social media posts, and it’s clear that he still looks amazing, even without a drop of makeup.
Recently, makeup brands have begun to advertise their wares to men, and it would seem that Boy George would be a natural choice to become one of the advertisers. But as always, George does his own thing and slays it, with or without makeup.
Kelly Clarkson isn’t shy about showing her true face. She has posted several makeup-free shots of herself on Instagram, which range from silly to stunning. In this pic, the singer looks relaxed and happy, and her skin looks flawless.
Like many other celebrities on this list, Clarkson struggled with acne; she was the spokeswoman for Proactiv and continues to use their cleanser and toner to keep her skin fresh and smooth. If she is attending an event, she preps for it with sheet masks from Peach & Lily. They help firm and brighten her face and prepare her skin for makeup.
Actress Eva Longoria looks stunning in the selfie she posted on Instagram. Her skin is scrubbed clean, and her freckles shine out beautifully. Can someone explain to us how a new mother can look this good? Longoria told Allure what her secret is; skin care.
Her tip for taking care of her skin is one we have heard many times before and should take to heart, sunscreen. She puts it on under a foundation with its own SPF.
The typical Hollywood star prioritizes looking good and can spend hours with their glam squad getting primped and prodded before hitting the town. It sounds like a lot of work just to grab lunch. While others, like actress Katie Holmes, have a different set of priorities, like catching a little more shut-eye.
According to the makeup blog "Into the Gloss," Holmes loves to sleep, and that has led her to learn to do her makeup as quickly as possible. She stays in bed as long as she can and then rushes through a 20-minute morning beauty routine. And just in case all that extra sleep doesn’t keep her looking refreshed, Holmes carries a bit of blush in her purse for beauty emergencies.
When the "Guardians of the Galaxy" star isn't kicking butt in the Marvel Universe or looking stunning on the red carpet, she's hanging out, fresh-faced, running errands like the rest of us mere mortals. Saldana is all about being natural. The actress recently revealed that she had given herself an ombré hair color by simply applying good ol' rum to her hair, giving the rest of the work to the sun. Naturally, the result was gorgeous.
According to the actress, growing up in the Dominican Republic, she was taught a very organic and natural approach to beauty. Using the resources of the island, Saldana used coconut butter, coconut milk, and coconut oils for a lot of her skincare. The former ballet dancer has clearly learned how to best use her environment, as it certainly shows.
Kruger threw us for a loop when she posted a selfie on her Instagram, claiming that without makeup, she still looks like a teenager. Kruger certainly had her fans convinced. The actress showed off her impossibly even skin tone and lack of lines, leading us to believe that she is secretly 17 or just has an incredible skin-care regime.
While it is a rather bold statement, the "Sky" actress pulls it off. When she's not looking fabulous on camera, the German actress looks fabulous in the privacy of her own, tending to her kids and hubby Norman Reedus.
Nia Long showed off those subtle freckles in a 'no make-up' selfie that she recently posted on her Instagram account. The sunny selfie showed fans that Long can chill out just as well as she can glam up.
The gorgeous pop culture icon, leading lady, and multiple-time NAACP award winner Nia Long is no stranger the Hollywood life. With a major part in shows and films like "The Best Man Holiday" and "Hustle & Flow" under her belt, Long is a true star.
Some stars think a snap on Instagram will suffice, but Gina Rodriguez took it a step further and posted a whole video that was 10 seconds long. The clip was part of a project by her friend Anton Soggiu, a Norweigian artist who created the series "Ten Second Portraits."
In it, we see a fresh-faced Rodriguez talking about the influence of self-love and how self-acceptance plays a huge impact on outer beauty. Clearly, it's working because the actress looks gorgeous without a drop of makeup and a simple baseball cap.
The actress and incredible dancer Jenna Dewan looks flawless even on her off-days. Her first-thing-in-the-morning selfie reveals her perfect skin, even if those eyes look a tad tired. Dewan has stated that since 2017 she has mostly been make-up-free.
You might know Jenna Dewan as a backup dancer from some of the hottest music videos from the 2000s. She appeared in songs by Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, and Christina Aguilera, just to name a few. She was, of course, the wife of Channing Tatum, too.
There's not much makeup in the world of "Game of Thrones," so it's not that surprising that the gorgeous Nathalie Emmanuel can still take our breath away, even with the use of a Leika, the pin-sharp super camera.
Though if anyone knows how to rough it up, Missandei does. Honestly, with or without makeup, Nathalie Emmanuel's skin looks flawless. We must know her secret.
No "Gossip Girl" character would be caught dead without makeup, especially a queen bee like Blair Waldorf. Fortunately, Blair is nothing like the real-life actress Leighton Meester who has zero qualms about showing off her true face.
The actress can be seen here on her giant vintage telephone on a lazy morning, smiling at the camera. We're sure Adam Brody is behind the camera feeling very proud.
When you're Dame Helen Mirren, you can get away with just about anything. Here we see a bare-faced Mirren enjoying her morning in bed looking naturally gorgeous. Even though we're used to seeing the regal actress dressed to the nines, this is unmistakably her. While the actress is a natural beauty with great genes, she claims microblading her brows has been the key beauty secret.
Interestingly, Mirren went make-up-free to the 90th Academy Awards. It looks like the industry's more established actresses are shaking things up, at least, she is. Hopefully, others will follow.
The Spanish siren Penélope Cruz knows how to wow audiences. Whether it's on the red carpet at an award show or simply doing an amazing job on screen, the actress looks gorgeous no matter what. Of course, she's no different, just chilling on vacay in a big sun hat. As the face of the cosmetics brand Lancôme, Cruz is known for having incredible skin. She's also a big advocate for a totally toxin-free lifestyle and does her best to refrain from alcohol.
Though we're sure that even the odd glass of wine wouldn't really make much difference, Cruz sticks to a regular face-washing routine of cleansing milk and exfoliation scrub, which is also a huge contributor to her clear and fresh-looking complexion.
As a "Sports Illustrated Swimsuit" model, Brooklyn Decker sure is a known beauty, so we're pretty used to seeing her at her very best. But a bare-faced Brooklyn looks just as lovely. That sun-kissed early morning face shows off her perfect and healthy skin.
In this selfie, the actress and model are also showing off her cute extensions. Not bad for a busy full-time mom and wife to big-time tennis player Andy Roddick.
With her glowing skin and captivating eyes, Cameron Diaz doesn't need much to grab your attention. Not to mention that the actress is almost six ft. tall. The "Charlie's Angel" beauty wrote the book on aging gracefully, literally. That's right, Diaz wrote a book called "The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time."
Clearly, she knows what she's talking about and has the face to prove it. Her recent vacation with hubby Benji Madden was also a helpful factor because this clear-faced smile looks like it got a much-needed boost.
The "True Blood" star is a true beauty, as evidenced by this candid paparazzi shot. Here we see Paquin heading out, downplaying her beauty in a casual outfit and no makeup, on her way to a shopping trip with one of her little baby twins. She certainly is channeling her best earth mother.
Clearly, the Kiwi actress looks gorgeous with her platinum blonde streaks and flawless skin. Those signature Paquin brows also add to it, making her cat-like eyes look as alert as ever.
The "Game of Thrones" star Lena Heady, probably better known as Cersei Lannister, posted this stunning make-up-free selfie recently to her Instagram. The actress has in the past experienced some issues with online trolls, especially when it comes to her skin. Some silly folks out there can't seem to appreciate the actress's natural blemishes. We've all had periods of light acne. But, as we see here, the only thing popping out is her natural beauty.
And when it comes to online trolls, it's never stopped the actress from putting herself out there. As a formidable and badass queen of the seven kingdoms, the actress has zero qualms about telling troublemakers what she thinks of them. In any case, no matter what anyone says, we think Lena looks amazing.
Posing for her fans post-bath-time, Kate Beckinsale looks as fresh-faced and lovely as ever. The British actress's trainer Ramona Braganza has also had some impact on Kate's general appearance. She is known for her intense workout at the gym.
The "thirst trap-esque" selfie that was posted by the English rose was captioned with the Latin phrase "mens sana in corpore sano" or, as we modify it in Chiswick, 'clean bum clean conscience." It's safe to say that she has a sense of humor.
Speaking of more catchy no-makeup Instagram posts, here's another one, this time by "Riverdale" actress Marisol Nicholas. The actress posted her selfies from the airplane. We rarely do look our best on planes as flying is conducive to tired eyes and ruffled hair. Marisol, however, is not an example of this.
The post of her fresh-faced smile was captioned with the phrase "clean and fresh no makeup confidence." It's nice to see the actress so stripped down, especially when the whole Riverdale cast is pretty heavy on the makeup.
Kaley Cuoco isn't too concerned about perfection, especially since she spent so much time with drab-looking nerds. Next to them, she looks amazing, but truthfully, Kaley looks amazing next to anyone, especially when she's at home without an ounce of makeup and after an intense workout (we see that gym gear, Kaley.)
From what we can tell in this picture, the "Big Bang Theory" actress is just hanging out in her backyard with her cute pooch. Who needs to bother with anything else? Looks like she's living the good life.
According to Dakota's sister, Elle, the actress is a huge fan of makeup and is actually rather good at doing it herself. In fact, she's imparted many little tips and tricks to her little sister. With that said, as a known fan of cosmetics for lips and eyes and everything else, her bare-faced look is flawless. Evidently, the actress also has a penchant for good skincare too.
In a recent Instagram post, Fanning revealed to us some of her bathroom counter faves. One that she highly recommends is the Lancer skincare set that was created by celebrity dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. His set was featured in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, and InStyle. It’s a 3-part anti-aging system consisting of Polish, Cleanser, and Nourish products.
The Bulgarian-Canadian beauty blew up on our screens thanks to her incredible performances as Elena Gilbert in "The Vampire Diaries." The actress has also been rather vocal about her acne, claiming she gets pimples just like any other "Joe Schmoe." Even so, she told The Skincare Edit that she feels completely comfortable leaving the house without her "face" on. And why shouldn't she? Her skin looks perfect here.
In an interview with The Cut, the "Vampire Diaries" actress said that she has been more conscious of her skincare regime as she gets older, saying that when she was younger, she'd go to sleep in her makeup, but those days are over.
Yes, we know, sometimes makeup helps. Especially on days when tired eyes need a bit of boost, or your cheeks need a dash of color, and of course, it's always fun going all out on a special occasion, but sometimes beauty products hide some of those natural assets. Such is the case for actress Ariel Winter, who, with zero makeup, looks gorgeous with her beautiful little freckles.
With photos like these, it's encouraging to continue to embrace the product-free look.
Actress Elle Fanning, who has clearly followed in the footsteps of her mega-talented actress, Dakota, equally kills it in her make-up-free selfie. The "Maleficent" star opened up about her issues with eczema via a recent Instagram post. Don't be fooled by that dash of pink around the eyelids, though; that's not subtly applied eye showed; that's actually the result of her eczema that creates pinkish blemishes.
Only Elle Fanning can make a skin issue look good. And she knows it too. In her Instagram, she captioned her beautiful selfie with "Eczema but make it eye shadow," followed by a cheeky smile.
Ellen Pompeo is known for many things. As the star of "Grey's Anatomy," the actress has been taking us on a journey through TV's most intriguing hospital drama for about a decade and a half. She's also been candid in her fight for equal pay in the often very unbalanced world of Hollywood. On top of that, she looks good in anything. Whether she's saving lives in her scrubs, glamming it up on the red carpet, or giving us a bare-faced smile straight after a run. Pompeo kills it.
The secret behind her good looks? Other than natural beauty is SK-II, a product that was developed by the natural wellness brand "The Honest Company." According to Pompeo, it has literally changed her life, especially for someone who has been resistant to botox and fillers.
The golden girl of Hollywood (and Goldie's girl), Kate Hudson's sweet smile and blonde locks are completely timeless. In fact, she has looked pretty much the same for years. However, the actress has recently admitted to upping up her skincare game. The "How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days" revealed her issue with hormonal breakouts.
Pictured here in the middle of being worked on by her incredible hair and makeup team, pre red carpet appearance, Hudson looks lovely. What's more, she has no issues with putting herself out there, and we love that.
Settling beautifully into motherhood, singing sensation Kelly Rowland teaches us that looking good has a whole lot to do with inner fulfillment. The Destiny's Child songbird looks gorgeous, chilling out with her toddler son Titan Jewell.
Kelly Rowland, who has been a judge on "The Voice Australia," has revealed that although she's down for an all-natural look, she does have some guilty pleasures when it comes to her beauty splurges. The singer loves to visit an L.A. called spa Beauty Park. It's a bit of a splurge, but according to her, it's worth it.
As one of Hollywood's most gorgeous leading ladies, Jessica Chastain knows the ins and outs of the beauty biz. She is, after all, also the face of Ralph Lauren's Woman fragrance. Not only that, but the campaign she spearheads is also responsible for some important conversations on feminity and the often unequally high beauty standards for women. With that in mind, Chastain has zero qualms about revealing her bare face to the world.
Her red hair and fair skin look gorgeous with any additional cosmetic help. Clearly, the actress is just ready to work.
It should be no surprise that the gorgeous supermodel proudly posted a make-up-free selfie. The Brazillian beauty (and Brazillian soccer fanatic) posed make-up-free for Vogue in 2018, an act few celebs have dared to do. Luckily, with that face, Bündchen not only 'gets away with it but looks truly gorgeous in a totally natural look.
Fortunately, with more and more famous women coming forward about the impossible beauty standards, we're starting to see the rising trend of ditching cosmetics (at least partially.) And as the second-highest-paid model in the world, seeing Gisele without a stitch of makeup is certainly inspiring.
Jenna Ortega's mainstream popularity has skyrocketed since the premiere of Netflix's "Wednesday." Dedicated fans know that Ortega began her career as a child actor, receiving critical acclaim for her portrayal of little Jane on CW's "Jane the Virgin."
But she's been a fashion and beauty sensation for quite some time. Ortega looks fresh-faced and beautiful here, sans makeup. Her oversized cap, goofy expression, and freckles only add to her allure! It is the kind of effortless beauty we envy so much.
Unlike her character Cassie from "Euphoria," who has a three-hour beauty routine before school begins each day, Sydney Sweeney uses only a few skincare products that do not irritate her sensitive skin. The actor rarely wears makeup when she is not working, a firm believer in the "less is more" philosophy.
Judging by this photo, it clearly seems to be working for her. Who needs makeup with skin and hair like that?
Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima is synonymous with Victoria's Secret. But there is so much more to the catwalk icon who dominated runways for nearly two decades. Lima was among the first to popularize no makeup or photoshop, especially on her social handles. It turns out she did wake up like this!
Lima channels earth goddess and black panther vibes all at once. She was also one of the first supermodels to get candid about modeling, from the highs and lows to everything in between.
Meghann Fahy is your quintessential old-school star — talented, beautiful, and charismatic. It is easy to see why she is a fan favorite as Sutton Brady in "The Bold Type" and the easygoing but slightly vapid Daphne in "The White Lotus."
The star reportedly buys makeup all the time but never wears it. Why bother if you look this good without cake on the face? Fahy is proof that a squeaky-clean face at golden hour is the only makeup you need!
As Robin from "Stranger Things," Maya Hawke is already a fan favorite. Maya's surname is probably familiar to most people as well. That's right. She is the daughter of Hollywood legends Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke.
The rising star appears to have inherited not only her parents' talents but also their good looks. Hawke is giving us serious forest nymph vibes in this photo. The stunning actor is sun-kissed, light, and breezy — just as nature intended.
There is no doubt that Florence Pugh is a queen! The "Black Widow" star is among the few celebrities daring to change the narrative about skin and skin texture in Hollywood. She frequently shares selfies with no makeup.
Her viral social media post showing her true skin texture was an instant mood, earning her tons of praise from all quarters. With makeup or without, piercing or no piercing, Pugh is flawless any which way!
Jennifer Connelly has admitted to never being a makeup junkie. Skincare is her jam, however. A consistent skincare routine is the one thing she indulges in, and the results show! Bare-faced Connelly looks like a dream, whether out with the family or lounging with her cat.
The actor famously spoke about aging, wishing more women could see it for the beauty and privilege it is. Connelly intends to age naturally, and going makeup free is an extension of that belief.
Debby Ryan, as the star of Disney's "Jessie," always looked flawless in makeup. But she's one of those celebs who looks even more beautiful all-natural, and her photo is undeniable proof. Ryan is rocking the naturally dewy and glowing look, minus any foundation, lipstick, or highlighter.
Only SPF and moisturizer for this gorgeous gal — minimal but incredibly effective! Is it just us, or does the talented actor look years younger too?
Susan Sarandon is the epitome of feeling comfortable in one's skin — both inside and out. The Oscar winner, mother of three, and activist follows a simple skincare routine, attributing her natural glow to "more what I haven't done than what I have: I don't smoke cigarettes, I don't drink much, and I get bored lying around in the sun."
Since posing for PEOPLE without makeup in 2016, Sarandon has continued to walk the talk.
Laura Dern is an award-winning actress, but it is her skin that people are raving about these days. Look at that glow! What is her secret? The "Jurassic World: Dominion" star keeps things simple. Yoga, meditation, and taking time to breathe are integral parts of her beauty regimen, rather than layers of makeup.
The actress also wore no makeup in "Jurassic World: Dominion". She wanted to keep things real, refusing to reduce her character to the "sexy scientist trope."
Most celebrities would not be caught dead without makeup. But French actor Marion Cotillard is not like most celebrities! She frequently appears in public with a fresh face, and we cannot get over how naturally beautiful she is!
The actor skips foundation and eyeliner in favor of a serene smile – the only enhancer one needs. Cotillard has a glow to her in this photo, and we believe it has a great deal to do with living authentically.
Blake Lively is one of the realest celebrities out there, and she doesn't take herself too seriously. So it makes perfect sense that she's posted a number of makeup-free photos of herself over the years. Usually, she's poking fun at herself and her crazy hair. Other times, she's just feeling grateful for her loved ones.
With a flawless complexion like hers, as well as the constant laughing that we're sure goes on in the Reynolds household, we'd be pretty happy with our lot in life, too!
Jodie Comer, fortunately, has little in common with her character Villanelle on the hit show "Killing Eve." The only thing the two probably agree on is their love of a minimal makeup routine or going without it entirely. How anyone can look this stunning while almost drooling in their sleep is beyond us!
Comer, the global brand ambassador for Noble Panacea, is known for her flawless appearance on and off the set. She's all about drinking lots of water and using sustainable products backed by scientific research.
Anya Taylor Joy
Anya Taylor Joy has rapidly become a trendsetter thanks to her fun and experimental fashion choices. While she loves playing with bold hair colors and playful makeup on the red carpet, Taylor Joy prefers to go makeup-free when she is not working.
She describes her look as “natural, happy, and free,” which comes through in this beautiful shot of hers outdoors. The actor seems to be in her element with fresh skin, messy hair under a hat, and blue skies above.
Emilia Clarke, without makeup, is still one of the most stunning women on the planet. "The Game of Thrones" star is bare-faced, beautiful, and almost ethereal. She wears her hair down, letting her glowing skin and inner zen do the talking.
Clarke is famously candid, honest, and raw about most things – from difficult topics such as suffering from multiple brain aneurysms to life as Daenerys Targaryen. It is not surprising that she radiates inner beauty and contentment.
Hailey Bieber was born with fabulous genes and will not let anyone forget it. Despite the pressures of being a model, she does not shy away from going makeup free and flaunting her natural beauty. She rocks windswept hair and a sexy pout like nobody’s business!
Most of us can only dream of looking incredibly dewy and fresh while on a mysterious adventure. If there were lessons in bringing A-level confidence, Bieber would be teaching them.
Can you tell that Halle Berry is in her 50s? Because we can't. The Oscar-winning actress shows no signs of aging or slowing down. Berry has been candid about how she has religiously taken care of her glowing skin since she was 13!
She has a routine, and she sticks to it without fail. That kind of dedication goes a long way, and worth it if we can wake up looking like she does. Ladies, that is our cue to get cracking on that CTM routine!
Uma Thurman possesses the kind of striking beauty that defies conventions or standards. The "Pulp Fiction" star radiates natural beauty, whether she is relaxing by the sea or stepping out on the streets of NYC.
No makeup? No problem. Thurman without makeup is twice as fabulous. She enjoys life to the hilt, as bright and breezy as the landscape behind her. Some might even say the views pale in comparison.
Oscar winner Charlize Theron is barely recognizable with her dirt-streaked face and long brunette hair on the sets of "The Old Guard." But then, Theron has never constricted herself to one image. Nor is she afraid of going against the grain. Remember her as Aileen Wuornos in "Monster?"
The gorgeous star reminds us that makeup is no indication of true beauty. She is often spotted in public without cake on her face and looking just as fabulous.
Millie Bobbie Brown
Millie Bobby Brown showing off her dewy skin and freckles is one of the best things we have seen on Instagram. Her post is fresh, relatable, and kind of dorky. All good reasons for the internet to go wild, and of course, it did!
The queen of IG photo dumps is stunning in her non-glam avatar. There is an authenticity to the photo that fans rarely see from celebrities. Refreshing, just like her!