The Kardashians are by far the most famous and photographed women alive at the moment. It is a strange and odd occurrence when we see one of the five sisters step out without a full face of makeup applied. In fact, these women have made million based solely on their appearance, whether it be modeling, designing a clothing line, or launching a makeup collection. The Kardashians have done it all and usually in flawless style and perfect makeup.
This list, however, looks at those times in which Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Kendall, and Kylie were snapped looking a little less bare-faced than usual. Some of these photos were caught on the sly by the paparazzi and others are selfies uploaded voluntarily. Nevertheless, each picture shows that no matter how flawless the Kardashians may look a lot of the time, nobody is really that perfect and even as the most famous women in the world, they still have their off days.
15. Greasy Kim
Kim is probably the most famous of the Kardashian clan and is usually always photographed looking flawless. However, sometimes, a rare snap is caught of the reality TV star looking less than perfect. Take this photo for instance, Kim is certainly a little more oily and tired-looking than usual. It’s not surprising the star is carrying such dark circles under her eyes as she is a mom of two young kids and is also busy jetting around the world for various events and filming Keeping Up with The Kardashians. So yes, even one of the most famous women on earth is capable of not always looking extremely put-together or can take a bad picture. It doesn’t seem like this one will be featured on a magazine cover anytime soon. We’re shocked, truly!
14. Pre-Makeup Kim
This next image of Kim captured makeup-free has a very simple explanation. The star was sitting down getting ready to have her makeup professionally done by a makeup artist. It is a rare occurrence we see the star out and about without a full face of makeup on, so it makes more sense that Kim wasn’t wearing any makeup as she was just about to have it applied. Perhaps the reality star was preparing her face to take a selfie for Instagram or preparing for a professional photoshoot. In recent years, Kim has become a hugely influential online social media presence. Kim currently has 100 million Instagram followers and that number is only continuing to grow. Of course, you could bet your house that Kim’s Instagram doesn’t contain any images such as this one.
13. Eat Your Heart Out, Kim
In this picture, Kim can be seen out grabbing some ice cream and for some strange reason that is completely out of character, the star decided to go makeup-free. Kim looks tired and a lot paler than her usual get-up. Perhaps Kim’s busy schedule was beginning to take its toll on her looks. Despite being one of the most recognized women on the planet, Kim has received a lot of backlash for setting unrealistic standards for young women all over the world. It cannot be denied that the Kardashian effect has completely taken over the world with many young women striving to recreate Kim and her sisters’ looks. In 2015, Time magazine included Kim on their list of the year’s 100 most influential people and in 2016, she is described as a “pop culture phenomenon.” Kim is also ‘credited’ with creating the celebrity trend on being famous for being famous.
12. Tired AF Khloe
In this image, we see Khloe out and about without an ounce of makeup on. Khloe clearly and understandably hasn’t bothered to apply makeup as she is either on her way to or leaving the gym. The star is probably the most down-to-earth of the Kardashian sisters and never did seem like the type to apply a full-face makeup just to work out. However, Khloe, just like all of her sisters, has based her life and career around her looks. Khloe stars on Keeping Up with the Kardashians and has also made her millions through fashion and retail industries as well as releasing a number of fragrances. Khloe has spread her wings away from the rest of her family on a couple of occasions, though. In 2012, the star co-hosted the second season of the American X-Factor alongside Mario Lopez. In 2016, Khloe hosted her own talk show, Kocktails with Khloe.
11. Khloe Being Candid
Here is another image of Khloe looking a little less glamorous than we have all become accustomed to. Khloe has had her fair share of trouble in the past, so there’s probably a logical explanation as to why the paparazzi caught her looking a little rough. In 2007, Khloe was arrested for driving under the influence. A year after that, the star turned herself into authorities and reported to jail after violating her probation. In 2009, Khloe wedded Lamar Odom. However, just four years later (2013), the couple announced that they were separating. More trouble struck Khloe’s life in July 2015 when Lamar was found unconscious in a brothel. He was in a coma for four days, during which time Khloe withdrew her appeal for divorce. Nevertheless, the reality star later revealed that the pair were still separated and that she only withdrew from the divorce in order to make medical decisions on behalf of Lamar. The star’s divorce was finalized in December 2016.
10. Mug Shot?
Here is a picture of Kylie Jenner once again proving that she really is a natural beauty and doesn’t need makeup to look good. Following a May 2015 episode of Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Kylie received huge publicity after admitting to have gotten a lip augmentation. This was the first time Kylie admitted that her plump lips were the result of fillers. Up until this point, the star had claimed that she simply over-lined her lips with lip liners to create a full lip illusion. Following on from this, a strange trend, in which people would suction their lips with a small glass, went viral online becoming known as the ‘Kylie Jenner challenge’. Kylie responded to this by stating, “I’m not here to try & encourage people/young girls to look like me or to think this is the way they should look.” Well, too late for that, Kylie!
9. Ms. Hide It All With Glasses
Khloe looks almost unrecognizable in this makeup-free picture as she tries to disguise herself in an oversized hoodie and large sunglasses. Khloe has previously admitted that she rarely ever steps outside of the house bare-faced unless she is going to the gym. It’s hard for anyone to criticize the star over this as she is always being hounded by the paparazzi and can be guaranteed to be snapped just about every time she leaves the house. The star has suffered from insecurity in the past, but seems to be at a point where she is finally happy with who she is and how she looks. She recently stated, “I’m proud of myself. I could break and go get all this plastic surgery and get my nose fixed and get lipo or do whatever, but I haven’t chosen to do that because I know I’m a great person,” said Khloe. “I’m pretty damn hot, if you ask me.”
In this snap of Kourtney, we see her out in full view of the world opting to go bare-faced. Kourtney looks a little tired and can even be seen yawning. But having young kids like she does, we can hardly blame her. The star has also had some relationship difficulties in recent years, that may have also contributed to her worse-for-wear appearance in this snap. Kourtney began dating Scott Disick in 2006. Kourtney and Scott have had some issues over the years, mostly regarding Scott’s alcohol problems. However, it looked like things were finally sorted between the two in 2011 when Scott purchased an engagement ring in 2011. However, the pair never married as Kourtney expressed her views on marriage by stating, “If things are so good now…why would we want to change that?” The pair stayed together for a few more years and by the time they announced their separation in 2015, they had three kids together.
7. Smile For The Camera, Kourt
Here is another picture captured of Kourtney without makeup. However, this time, the star is perfectly aware the snap is being taken and seems very happy to pose. This is hardly a surprise, though, considering how good Kourtney looks in this snap. At first glance, it almost appears as if she actually is wearing makeup. There’s no denying that the star has great skin and has been very vocal in the past about her organic, gluten-free, dairy-free diet which she credits to giving her skin that great glow. Kourtney also credits Manuka Doctor Honey for which she is now a brand ambassador for helping her achieve such glowing skin.
6. I Woke Up Like This?
In this selfie, Kourtney is once again showing off her flawless makeup-free skin. Speaking out about her strict skincare routine, Kourtney stated, “morning routine is washing my face. I use the Manuka Doctor facial wash. Then, I sometimes do the Manuka Doctor toner Sometimes not. And I always do sunscreen—I use Elta MD; there’s one for acne-prone skin and I love it. It’s the only sunscreen that doesn’t make me break out, and that I feel like actually, like, helps my skin.” If Kourtney is anything to go by, taking the time to organize a skincare regime that works for your particular skin type really does pay off in the long run. Kourtney added, “I have always used oil under my eyes and on my eyelids; I love the Manuka oils and I use that still. But Kim and I started doing that in, like, eighth grade.”
5. Flawsome Kylie
In this image of Kylie Jenner, she almost completely looks like a normal 19-year-old as she is opting to not go for the very full coverage makeup look we have all become accustomed to seeing on the young star. Although Kylie is the youngest of all the Kardashian sisters, she often doesn’t look like it. Although the star does have eyelash extensions applied in this selfie, other than that, the star’s face appears completely makeup free to me, letting the star’s natural beauty and freckles shine through. Kylie has faced a lot of backlash over the years from people criticizing her for growing up too fast. Many were unhappy that Kylie was setting unrealistic standards for young teenage girls who would strive to try and recreate Kylie’s heavy makeup look.
4. Sweet Freckled Face
Here is another example of Kylie taking a break from her lengthy makeup routine in order to take a very natural selfie. It’s sometimes hard to remember that Kylie is still only a teenager when we regularly see her done-up to look much older. Along with this at just 19, Kylie is already quite the businesswoman. In 2015, Kylie launched her own cosmetics line called Kylie Cosmetics and the accompanying app soon reached number one on the iTunes app store. Since this point, Kylie’s products, mainly her lip kits, cannot be kept in stock with people from all over the world ordering the high-demand products online. Kylie currently sells 21 available lip kit colors on her Kylie Cosmetics e-commerce website. It cannot be denied that the young star has basically made a business empire on these lip kits alone.
3. Paler Than Ever
In this picture, Kendall Jenner proves just why she is one of the most famous models in the world as she leads a Michael Kors fashion show makeup-free. Kendall looks so young and fresh-faced in this image and proved that she doesn’t need to depend on makeup to lead a fashion show. Kendall went for a completely different look than what we are used to. We have become accustomed to seeing Kendall with flawless dewy skin and shiny locks parted in the middle. Kendall has received huge recognition as a model in a movement dubbed “the Instagirl era” by Vogue magazine or “Social Media Modeling” by Harper’s Bazaar, where models are chosen for their online presence and social media following. Kendall currently has almost 82 million Instagram followers.
2. Pre-Victoria’s Secret Show
Here is another photo of Kendall proving how genetically blessed she is as she gets her hair done at the Victoria’ Secret fashion show. Kendall made no effort to hide her delight at being called up to be a Victoria’s Secret angel in 2015. Up until around 2014, Kendall had been in commercial print ad campaigns and photoshoots. But after this point, Kendall became a breakout star. Kendall has worked for huge brands such as Chanel, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, Donna Karen, and Tommy Hilfiger. However, Kendall doesn’t just like to be photographed and sometimes just prefers to be the one behind the camera. In 2016, Kendall began a career as a photographer and her first published work was photographing and styling Kaia Gerber, daughter of iconic supermodel, Cindy Crawford, for the sixteenth anniversary issue of LOVE.
1. Nasty Acne
In this photo, Kendall proves that even she, one of the biggest models in the world, is not immune to skin problems. In fact, Kendall has been very outspoken in the past about her long struggle with acne. “Where it really impacted me was how self-conscious I became about it,” stated Kendall. “It completely ruined my self-esteem. I wouldn’t even look at people when I talked to them. I felt like such an outcast; when I spoke, it was with my hand covering my face. Sure, I had crushes in high school, but I wouldn’t even think about looking at guys.” Many may find this hard to believe coming from Kendall who now confidently struts down the most famous runways in the world. But it shows that she too is human. Even though Kendall has gotten her acne under control with the help of a dermatologist, it is clear that she is still prone to a breakout every now and then, which is hardly surprising given her busy schedule.