One of the fun things about being female is that we get to use makeup. It’s not so much that we want to change the way we look, though some women do, it’s more about the fun of trying new shades. We get to experiment with makeup in all the fun ways, using our face as canvases. But there are some female celebrities who definitely take things too far. Some wear so much makeup that we’re not even sure what they would look like without it. When we do see them without it, we are often shocked by the transformation.
When it comes to wearing makeup, we know how important it is to take makeup off at night to protect our skin. It’s a basic makeup rule that is just as important as drinking enough water or wearing sunscreen. But there are some celebrities who are so obsessed that they don’t even want to take it off at night. Some of them will sleep with it. It could be because they are lazy, but sometimes it’s because they don’t want their man to see them without makeup. These are the people that we will rarely see without makeup when they go out.
There are a lot of celebrates who not only wear makeup, but wear a ton of it. Sometimes, there is such a thing as being too made up. Check out these 15 celebs who wear so much makeup, we don’t know what they actually look like.
15 Lady Gaga Is All About Stage Makeup
Lady Gaga is certainly one person that rarely is seen without makeup. Even when she’s not putting on the major stage makeup, she is usually seen with a lot of it on. She is one celebrity who likes to make an impression when she goes out and part of that is her clothing choices and the other part is her extreme makeup.
“Whether I'm wearing lots of makeup or no makeup, I'm always the same person inside.”
She’s a performer, so we kind of expected that whole thing but there is no denying the fact that Gaga is someone who would look completely different without makeup. She doesn’t think that changing how she looks changes who she is as a person.
14 Gwen Stefani Is Very High Maintenance
Gwen Stefani is another woman who takes makeup to the extreme. She is a performer as well, so it comes with the territory. Her makeup choices are always a little retro with bright colors and eyelashes to the extreme. She always has dark eye makeup on, a ton of mascara and red lipstick. Those are usually her signature looks though she does switch it up a lot. She’s a celebrity who would look completely different without makeup.
She isn’t someone that just puts a little makeup on; it’s clear she cakes it on.
She’s a beautiful woman, and probably doesn’t need to wear a lot but she likes the glamor look that comes with wearing a lot of makeup. She has beautiful features and doesn’t need to have a ton of makeup on because she’s aging really well.
13 Pamela Anderson Is A Blonde Bombshell
Pamela Anderson has been wearing a ton of makeup for years; it was all part of her persona when she was first a Playboy bunny. She was the Queen of overdoing a look when it came to breast enhancements and a ton of makeup. Over the years she had dated rock stars and kept that over-processed look and we’ve often wondered what she really looked like under all that. She has been wearing a ton of makeup probably because she believed that it was the foxy look that men were looking for. As if men wanted to date the centerfold in real life. It’s definitely not a look that she wants to take on the older she gets because she will look much older. Dark and flashy makeup can age you pretty quick if you are in your 40s and 50s.
12 Scarlett Johansson Doesn’t Believe In Not Wearing Makeup
Scarlett Johansson is someone who always has makeup on. She doesn’t wear a lot of dark colors, she favors neutral shades and light colors, but she still has a lot of makeup on especially when going to an event. When it comes to wearing makeup, Johansson has admitted that she is dependent on it.
"I always like to put a little bit of makeup on," she said in 2011. "I'm not the kind of person who just slops around in sweatpants."
She is a big fan of red lipstick and has stated that she always has some on her at all time just in case. She believes that it is "the cure-all for everything." She’s someone that would look different without makeup because she’s naturally pale not to mention she is always wearing a lot of eye makeup so the look of her eyes would change as well.
11 Charlotte Tilbury Never Lets Her Man See Her Without Makeup
As women, we tend to worry too much that our men won’t like us without makeup and that’s the saddest thing of all. Charlotte Tilbury believes that she should always wear makeup even to bed. She refuses to let any of the men in her life see her without makeup. Kim Kardashian has said that she believes in Tilbury’s makeup advice.
"I sleep in my makeup," she told Into The Gloss. "If I’m on my own, I won’t sleep in it, but my husband has never seen me without makeup. It comes off and goes back on again.
At night, I take everything off my face and moisturize — because you have to let your skin breathe a bit—but then I put everything right back on again: a little under-eye brightener... then the eye goes back on, and maybe a little tint on the cheeks. My mother said to me, ‘You always have to keep the mystery alive.’ I made the mistake of showing a boyfriend my un-made-up face once, and it was a big disaster. He was like, ‘What happened to your eyes?!’"
10 Kim Kardashian Knows How to Contour Her Cheeks
When it comes to being made up to the max Kim Kardashian is someone who always wears a ton of makeup. Without it, she looks completely different. Pretty much any of the Kardashians can be put in the same boat, they all know how to contour and they change their faces so drastically with makeup. Don’t get us wrong there has been some plastic surgery involved that change the way these girls look,
not too many Kardashians even look the same anymore, but you will rarely see Kim Kardashian without full contour makeup on.
Kim’s whole career is based on how she looks, she is a public figure and she’s unlikely to be seen out without a lot of makeup on. Not to mention the whole family is pretty much obsessed with their looks, so it’s not surprising that Kim makes this list.
9 Katy Perry Is A Little Over The Top
Yet another performer, Katy Perry has certainly proven that her makeup can be quite over the top. She is sure to be another star that would be unrecognizable if she took the makeup off. Sometimes, she wears a super dark smoky eye while other times her eyeshadow shades are super colorful.
Either way, her choices are always bold, just like her hair color.
She is often seen with crazy outfits and wigs and that’s if she’s not chopping all her hair off and dying it platinum blonde. We’re not sure what she would look like without makeup because she is always wearing over the top makeup. Her makeup usually matches whatever crazy outfit she has on at the time. She seems more interested in shocking people like Lady Gaga does these days then she used to be.
8 Katie Price Is Not Subtle In Any Way
Katie Price has been modelling for many years, but just like Pamela Anderson, she takes makeup to the extreme. She likes the glamorousness that makeup can bring to her life. She is one girl that we would not recognize without the makeup. She attributes abuse that she endured as a child to why she decided to live her life in the limelight. It’s all behind the theory of “you can look, but you can’t touch.” It’s definitely an interesting take on her life. "Sometimes, I think, did I do the glamour modelling — I don't know if this is true but this is what I say — as a sign of 'yeah, men, you can look at me, but you can't have me,' as if it's rebellious... but I don't know," the mother-of-five told host John Bishop.
7 Bella Thorne Looks Trashy
Bella Thorne is actually a really beautiful girl despite her unusual features but you would never know it because she’s caked in makeup all the time. It’s not even nicely applied makeup; it’s often odd colors and overly dark makeup. In this picture, she looks like she’s getting ready to appear in a zombie movie, but no, it’s just her evening makeup for a night on the town. When she first appeared in the movie scene after leaving the Disney Channel, she had a pretty, fresh-faced look. But for whatever reason, she felt that she had to shock the world on a regular basis and she certainly does that.
Between her wardrobe selections and her makeup, she is becoming too much for us to handle.
We wish she would go back to wearing natural shades.
6 Taylor Momsen Went Dark
When Taylor Momsen first came on the scene in Gossip Girl, she had that fresh-faced glow to her. If you watched the show until the end though you would have seen a drastic change in the girl’s makeup that had nothing to do with her character. It had more to do with her decision to leave acting behind and to start an edgy girl rock band. She loves wearing very dark eye makeup and dark red lipstick.
She is almost unrecognizable from the girl we used to know.
We think her makeup is way overdone, but that’s all part of her rock persona for her band and she isn’t about to apologize for anything. She’s definitely sporting an “I don’t care" attitude when it comes to her clothing choices and makeup these days.
5 Miley Cyrus Goes For Shock Value
No big surprise there. Ever since her original breakup with Liam Hemsworth a few years back, she’s done everything in her power to shock the public. In the meantime, she probably lost a lot of fans as well. She’s another stunning girl that doesn’t need to wear makeup at all, so we’re not sure why she slaps it on so much. But she’s another performer who likes to go over the top when it comes to stage performances and events.
“I told my mom, 'I'm not buying another magazine until I can get past this thought of looking like the girl on the cover.'
She said, 'Miley, you are the girl on the cover,' and I was, like, 'I know, but I don't feel like that girl every day.' You can't always feel perfect.”
4 Kylie Jenner Is Just As Obsessed As Kim
When it comes to tons of makeup, Kylie Jenner is one girl that wears it. Just like the whole Kardashian/Jenner clan, they go all out when it comes to makeup. Between the cosmetic surgeries and the makeup, Kylie is unrecognizable from the girl who first appeared on the reality TV shows. You wouldn’t even think that it was her. She is over the top when it comes to contouring and changing her look. We would love to see what she looks like without all the makeup. She has some definite rules about wearing makeup.
"For my lashes, I like to go to CVS and explore all the falsies,” and “I can't walk out of my house without my lipstick!"
She’s a beautiful girl even before all the surgeries. She should celebrate her natural beauty for once.
3 Christina Aguilera Cakes Her Makeup On Thick
Christina Aguilera is another stunning woman that has taken wearing makeup to a whole new extreme. Ever since she came on the scene as a talented pop star, she has been wearing way too much makeup. It’s as if she took her role in the movie Burlesque seriously and tried to mimic it every single day. Someone needs to take the eyeliner pencil away from her and let her real beauty show through.
She’s clearly a beautiful woman, so we would like to see her go natural for a change. Unfortunately, she cakes the makeup on so thick, we are not sure we would recognize her if she took it all off.
These days, the “too much makeup” look is aging her. She needs to tame the makeup as she gets older so that she doesn’t appear to be older than she is.
2 Nicki Minaj Is A Major Makeup Player
When it comes to wearing way too much makeup, Nicki Minaj may be the girl to take the cake on this one. She is the Queen of wearing crazy and bizarre makeup shades. Minaj is way over the top when it comes to her wardrobe as well as her makeup. She can never just go casual anywhere. Her outfits are extreme and her makeup is very questionable at times. She’s not just overdoing her makeup at times, sometimes she makes herself look like a clown. She is another beautiful woman that needs to take it down a notch or eight. Many performers feel the need to overdo their look to get attention or brand themselves in a certain way. There is certainly no girl like Minaj out there, so she’s absolutely succeeded in that mission.
1 Priscilla Presley Was The Original Glamour Girl
Priscilla Presley was married to a legend and she wasn’t about to let him see her without makeup. She wanted to keep that mystery, that allure and for the six years that they were married, she never went makeup free.
“[Elvis] taught me, even in having a relationship, about always having a mystique — never revealing everything. There are things you keep to yourself,”
she said when she appeared on Loose Women. "Some can’t have the truth. I always had a little bit of makeup. Men don’t want to see what a woman has to go through to get where she is; they want to see the product, the result." That certainly could not have been good for her skin and there are plenty of men that are just fine with women taking off their makeup.