Who wouldn’t look perfect with a glam squad at their beck and call? But seeing celebrities without makeup could make many of us feel better about ourselves, at least a little. Even if it’s sort of silly that we need to see famous people unfiltered just to boost our own self-confidence, whatever works, we say. Plus, it’s not just that; when these women step out au naturale, it sends a message of self-love that we all need more of, celebrities included.
That said, a lot of stars look perfect even without their warpaint. It’s important to remember that genetics and likely a ton of money spent on professional facialists, dermatologists, nutritionists and aestheticians likely go into why these ladies all look so lovely without their usual doses of foundation, concealer, contouring, highlighting, powder, blush, eyeliner, lashes and lipstick, so don’t get too down on yourself if you don’t necessarily wake up like this. When all else fails, remember there’s a lot more to all of us than our appearances.
1. Lady Gaga
2. Jennifer Garner
Jennifer Garner joked that she wasn’t even showered in this shot, let alone wearing a full face of makeup—and she’s gorgeous regardless.
3. Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has made going makeup-free—even on red carpets and at awards shows—a major part of her brand. (Sure, it’s probably easier when you have perfect skin, but still, that’s brave!)
4. Gal Gadot
Beyoncé flaunts her adorable freckles in a rare makeup-free snap.
6. Kourtney Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian is makeup-free here with daughter Penelope.
7. Kim Kardashian
8. Kylie Jenner
9. Kendall Jenner
10. Kris Jenner
Kris Jenner flaunts flawless skin for an early morning haircut.
11. Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez named her signature scent “Glow” for a reason.
12. Gabrielle Union
Gabrielle Union does not age.
13. Demi Lovato
Demi Lovato is absolutely breathtaking without makeup, captioning this snap in part, “This is what I look like 85%-90% of the time. Proud of my freckles, proud of booty chin and proud of myself for loving and accepting myself the way I am…#ILoveMe.”
14. Taylor Swift
Even without makeup, Taylor Swift looks cute as a kitten.
If Lizzo takes another DNA test, maybe she can share the genetic secrets of how her face looks good as hell au naturale.
16. Hailey Bieber
Hailey Bieber has yummy natural beauty indeed.
17. Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid has naturally glowing skin.
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18. Bella Hadid
This is what Bella Hadid looks like without makeup—and without her signature dark hair.
19. Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross celebrates aging gracefully—and beautifully—without filters.
20. Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is never afraid to be who she is, and that includes flaunting a naked (and gorgeous) face.
21. Camila Mendes
22. Christina Aguilera
Christina Aguilera usually has a makeup mantra of “more is more,” so when she went makeup-free for the cover of Paper, it was a huge deal (and an incredibly flattering look for her).
Funny lady Awkwafina is seriously adorable.
24. Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts is a naturally pretty woman.
25. Priyanka Chopra
Though we’re used to seeing her glammed up on red carpets, Priyanka Chopra is equally striking with a naked face.
26. Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria is stunning, glammed up or fresh-faced.
27. Gwyneth Paltrow
Seen here with daughter Apple and son Moses, Gwyneth Paltrow proves that her natural beauty is at least in part from great genes.
28. Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus often opts for over-the-top looks, but geez, how stunning is she naturally?
29. Reese Witherspoon
Sans makeup and hair, Reese Witherspoon and daughter Ava look like sisters!
30. Salma Hayek
Salma Hayek is as glam as they come, with or without warpaint. Also, how cute are her pigtails?
Her show Euphoria is known for its elaborate makeup looks for its young cast, but here Zendaya proves she’s just as striking without it.
32. Brie Larson
Brie Larson looks just marvelous without cosmetic help.
33. Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington made a strong statement with this selfie—and not just about beauty standards.
34. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham‘s natural “freckle face” is absolutely radiant.
35. Sofia Vergara
Sofia Vergara is always smokin’ hot, but in this barefaced selfie, she actually had a fever!
Madonna is the queen of pop and makeup-free selfies. Fearless!
37. Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is timeless.
Only natural Fenty beauty here: Rihanna went makeup-free for her first selfie of 2020, and joked she wanted her pimple to “have her shine.”
39. Jessica Biel
Who knew Jessica Biel had glasses? (We already knew she had incredible skin!)
Shakira‘s hips don’t lie, and neither do her naturally rosy cheeks.
41. Carrie Underwood
42. Katie Holmes
43. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen is never afraid to be real.
44 and 45. Drew Barrymore and Cameron Diaz
Shailene Woodley is a proponent of natural beauty, and, apparently, beauty sleep.
47. Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey positively glowed in this throwback snap from the birth of her twins, Moroccan and Monroe (known best to Lambs as “Dem Babies”).
48. Lucy Liu
Lucy Liu had a special guest for her makeup-free selfie.
Hiding underneath all Kesha‘s glitter are some beautiful freckles and incredible natural beauty.
Thanks to her gorgeous features and flawless skin, Ciara makes motherhood look glam without even trying.
51. Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger makes glamour look effortless—especially when it actually is.
52. Cindy Crawford
53. Tyra Banks
Is it any wonder Tyra Banks can still sell magazine covers in bikinis? She hasn’t aged!
54. Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi
55. January Jones
January Jones‘s selfie in Spain is so stunning you may almost miss the gorgeous setting.
56. Sarah Hyland
57. Katy Perry
Katy Perry sans makeup is almost as cute as her koala pal.
58. Yara Shahidi
Yara Shahidi embraced the sunshine without makeup.
59. Millie Bobby Brown
The only strange thing about Millie Bobby Brown‘s flawless glow is that she appears to have skipped the pesky teenage acne the rest of us had to deal with.
60. Selena Gomez
Down to Earth Selena Gomez captioned this snap “me all the time.”
61. Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey looks super young without makeup!
62. Gina Rodriguez
Gina Rodriguez let her natural glow shine through on a sunny day.
63. Kate Hudson
Kate Hudson was just as fresh-faced as her baby girl in this sweet selfie.
64. Adriana Lima
Supermodel Adriana Lima has an incredible canvas for makeup, even when it’s blank.
65. Sharon Stone
Sans makeup, Sharon Stone still looks as delicious as whatever it is she’s whipping up here.
66. Jenna Dewan
Jenna Dewan is living proof that self-care pays off!
67. Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox lets her flawless skin breathe and still looks incredible.
68. Zooey Deschanel
Zooey Deschanel looks like a new girl without makeup.
69. Hannah Jeter
Hannah Jeter is a glowing goddess without any help.
70. Lupita Nyong’o
How naturally gorgeous is Lupita Nyong’o?
71. Christy Turlington Burns
Christy Turlington Burns stuns alongside her daughter—who looks like she could be her sister!
72. Jessica Alba
73. Bar Refaeli
Supermodel Bar Refaeli lets her freckles shine.
74. Sophie Turner
Halsey let her hair down and her flawless skin breathe for a beach day with her girls.
76. Amy Schumer
I Feel Pretty star Amy Schumer took the movie’s message to heart—she’s not afraid to flaunt a makeup-free face.
77. Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Singer and actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell can add flawless skin to her resume.
79. Zoë Kravitz
80. Melissa Benoist
Melissa Benoist looks downright super fresh from a facial.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan has gone makeup-free, too. See how to make your skin look as incredible as hers without makeup.