When a female celebrity is photographed, the world usually sees her with a full face of makeup during a red carpet event, party, or on the way to run errands. Most of them are very image conscious, and don’t want people to think they look different than their professional photos. However, with the creation of YouTube and Photoshop, people have created viral videos and images that reveal the ways in which makeup can be deceptive. It’s not uncommon for popular sites such as Huffington Post or Perez Hilton to highlight how much a celebrity’s appearance is altered on a magazine cover. Nowadays, people are typically shocked when a celebrity looks good without a speck of foundation or blush on her face.
One of the benefits to social media is that a celebrity can connect with fans in a non-glamourous way. Instagram is especially known for celebrities posting photos without makeup such as Kim Kardashian, Tyra Banks, Beyonce, and many more. This is great because people get to see a “real” side to the famous person, and also see that some of them actually do look great when they are natural.
Makeup has numerous advantages and makes millions of women feel beautiful everyday. If someone chooses not to wear any, that doesn’t take away from their attractiveness as a human being. Let’s take a look at 17 celebrities who look great without makeup.
17. Heidi Klum
Heidi Klum is a beauty that still tops the charts as one of the prettiest faces in Hollywood. As a mother of four she is often spotted running errands with a bare face, and she still looks good. She isn’t afraid to show the public her natural side, often posting selfies of her on Instagram without any makeup on. At 41 this German beauty still remains one of the hottest celebs out there, natural or all dolled up, you go girl!
This sexy diva is known for her beauty, even raved about by Oprah who often refers to Beyonce’s skin as flawless. Not only is she beautiful on the cover of magazines but this bombshell is a natural beauty. Over the last year she has become quite comfortable posting natural selfies on Instagram, each one proving how she literally wakes up like that.
15. Jennifer Aniston
This Friends alum is not afraid of being in public without makeup as numerous photographers have snapped photos of her with none. She stars in the 2014 indie film Cake where she plays a car-crash survivor suffering from terrible pain. Jennifer Aniston had to be make-up free in the entire movie, which is currently getting lots of Oscar buzz. The 45-year-old beauty told Us magazine that being without makeup was “so fabulous—so dreamy and empowering and liberating.”
14. Cheryl Cole
Singer Cheryl Cole is all natural in the music video for her 2014 song I don’t care. The 31-year-old star isn’t wearing any makeup or eyelash extensions as she hangs out on the beach alone, and also with her friends. She’s also known for taking perfect no-makeup-selfies on Instagram. In 2013 she scrubbed off her foundation for a L’Oreal skin campaign and still looked stunning.
13. Blake Lively
Recently married to Ryan Reynolds and is a mother-to-be, Blake Lively is one of the most beautiful faces in Hollywood. She lights up any red carpet event and has been featured on various sexy celeb lists over the years. Paparazzi pics have caught her on her way to catch flights or while she is running errands, and as you can see she isn’t afraid to do so without any makeup. It’s no surprise that she was the face of cosmetics and beauty company L’Oreal in 2013 as she looks gorgeous no mater what she does.
In 2014 Ciara posted numerous pictures of her without makeup as she showed off her pregnancy glow on Instagram. This isn’t surprising since she came out with a song in 2013 called Wake Up, No Make Up. That year Ciara also put up pictures of her on social media platforms where she was natural and looked gorgeous. The R&B singer is often seen outside walking her dogs without any makeup on and has no problem showing off her flawless skin.
11. Jessica Alba
33-year-old actress Jessica Alba has always been honest and open about the way she looks naturally. For example, in 2013 she posted a photo of herself without makeup after a workout and said: “Aren’t u supposed to feel better after a #workout #motivated2work #day2.” In the picture she’s sweaty and even frowning slightly but still looks good. Jessica is the co-founder of The Honest Company–which offers baby products–and her lifestyle is definitely consistent with that brand. This year she was seen leaving Trump Hotel in NYC in sweats, comfy shoes, messy hair, and a vibrant smile, and you guessed it she looked gorgeous.
10. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner may be in her 40s but she still looks like she’s twenty-five. Hubby Ben Affleck has been seen picking her up in his vintage car from a spa in California where she’s typically wearing sweats, no makeup, and a plain t-shirt. Yet, Jennifer manages to always appear beautiful with her clear skin, nice brown hair, high cheek bones, and great jawline. As a busy mom and actress she continues to impress the media and public with her amazing physical features.
9. Miranda Kerr
It’s no surprise that every Victoria’s Secret model gets dolled up for photo shoots, runway shows, and videos. The famous lingerie brand has been criticized for “promoting unrealistic beauty” according to Business Insider. That’s why it’s so refreshing when supermodels like Miranda Kerr post natural pictures of themselves. The truth is she looks just as good with or without makeup. Even when she’s running errands or leaving the gym, Miranda always looks sexy.
8. Penelope Cruz
Actress Penelope Cruz went bare-faced for Elle magazine a few months ago. The image focuses on her flawless face where you can see her cute freckles and brown eyes. She told In Style magazine “On a regular day I just wear lip color and mascara.” The beauty grew up with parents who owned a hair salon, so it makes sense that she knows how to look vibrant without trying too hard.
7. Jessica Biel
Actress Jessica Biel told People magazine: “There’s a vulnerability to being photographed without having your eyes defined or your eyebrows filled in, but I don’t wear a lot of makeup in my personal life.” Jessica is often seen without any makeup, such as when she stepped off a plane with hubby Justin Timberlake after visiting Barbados. Her good looks, clear skin, and great facial attributes also make it easier for her to go natural. She’s also said in interviews that the men she’s dated have always preferred her to not wear any makeup since they didn’t believe she needed any.
6. Megan Fox
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Actress Megan Fox joined Instagram in 2014 with a selfie in which she was bare-faced. She told Elle magazine a few years ago “Even when I’m working I don’t like wearing too much makeup.” She has been photographed without makeup on her way to grab coffee, run errands, or shop. The sex symbol has beautiful eyes and flawless skin. It would be surprising if she took a bad picture–with or without makeup.
Supermodel Gisele participated in a campaign for Sonia Rykiel in 2014 in which she’s wearing no makeup and little clothing. She doesn’t only go bare-faced for modeling gigs. Gisele recently took selfies while at a New England Patriot’s game and shared them with her fans. The Brazilian bombshell is often seen without makeup, while catching a flight or spending time with her family. It’s actually common for her to be walking around Boston after a workout in a cap, sweatpants, shirt and looks good doing it.
4. Jennifer Lopez
At 44-years old, Jennifer Lopez is looking sexier than ever. Shortly after splitting from longtime boyfriend Casper Smart, she went on vacation and took a sexy selfie that she shared with the world. In the picture she’s wearing a bikini and appears to be lounging near a pool. Beside the image she wrote: “No makeup day! #realface #trueselfie #iwokeuplikethis.” Bare-faced selfies with lots of sex appeal is becoming Jennifer’s specialty. Clearly, the world doesn’t mind!
Rihanna is often captured wearing a little lip gloss and a light blush when she’s running errands or walking around town. However, there are moments when she’ll share photos of herself with absolutely nothing on her face such as a few weeks ago when she returned to Instagram after a long break. The singer recently signed a Puma deal and posted a sexy celebratory selfie for her fans to see.
2. Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano tries to reman as down to earth as possible, even posting photos of herself wearing a bikini shortly after having a child. She’s been known to be accepting of her body, once tweeting: “And then that moment when you realize your abs will never look the way they did before you had a baby.” It’s great when celebs can poke fun at themselves and relate to their fans.
1. Nicole Scherzinger
This Pussycat Doll often posts pictures of herself au naturale and remains a stunner. One of her most famous natural selfies features her wearing nothing but bath towels, proving she’s a beautiful with or without makeup. In 2013, X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas said in an interview about Nicole Scherzinger: ” The side you probably don’t see is her unglam side where she’s not wearing no makeup, hair’s not done, but she’s still beautiful, just as beautiful and it’s nice to see her as a real person.” The 36-year-old continues to be a stunner and fashionista.