18 Times Celebs Showed Off Their Makeup-Free Looks

Kasia Mikolajczak
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Let me tell you something: Most days, I pretty much go makeup-free. It's just how I like to roll, ha, ha. Honestly, I can't be bothered to get all made up every day.

But I can't imagine what it would be like to be a celebrity. It must be tricky with cameras lurking everywhere. However, some stars don't seem to care, and they're happy to show us what they really look like, alright. So let's check it out.

Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande makeup free
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Here's a candid snap of Ariana Grande, who has launched her own makeup line. Her r.e.m. Beauty is now available at Ulta. She shared a before and after on her Instagram stories.

Even though she has kept a low-profile lately, you can look forward to seeing her as the new lead in John M. Chu's film adaptation of Wicked. It's set to release in 2024.

Michelle Pfeiffer

Oh my goodness, I love this candid photo of Michelle Pfeiffer. I was so obsessed with her back in the day. It's super cool to see that she is so comfortable in her skin to show us what she looks like makeup free at the age of 64. Wow!

Sofia Vergara

Feeling under the weather doesn't look too bad on this beauty. Sofia Vergara shared a selfie on Instagram while she had a fever of 102 and even joked that it gave her the perfect pink cheeks, ha, ha. I wish I looked like that when I'm sick.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Here's how Gwyneth Paltrow captioned this picture.

"#NoMakeup for my 44th birthday, embracing my past and future. Thank you for the instalove."

Ah, that's so cool that she celebrated turning 44 like this, huh? It's awesome to see her embracing all of it. We definitely need more celebrities to do this.

Jessica Biel

When you're as gorgeous as Jessica Biel is easy to go makeup free, no? Here, she took part in supporting a self-love challenge started by her friend and model Kate Upton. Upton was on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves 'as they are,' and Biel was honored to help spread the message.

Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne wasn't afraid to show everyone how she looked when she was just chilling in the pool. She posted these fun shots on Instagram, and looking at them is making me feel like I wish I were swimming there now. How about you?

Carrie Underwood

Country music star Carrie Underwood is always so polished and put together. But that doesn't mean she looks like that while hitting the gym. Oh, no! She's just like the rest of us. This busy mama and superstar looks amazing with makeup or without. Don't you think so, too?


Here's another superstar who decided to celebrate their birthday by sharing a makeup-free shot on Instagram. Wow! I admit I'm not used to seeing Adele looking like that. Getting older sure looks pretty darn good on this songstress, no?

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek is one stunning lady. Am I right? Even when she shows us a totally makeup-free look, she's so gorgeous. I don't know about you, but I think I actually prefer this to the usual glamour shot. This is so much nicer, huh?

Sarah Hyland

Oh my goodness, ha, ha. Sarah Hyland of Modern Family fame posted this super cool photo of herself with her unruly curly hair. Not only does her hair look wild, but she's going totally makeup-free too. I love this shot of her.

Drew Barrymore

I guess lots of celebrities love to celebrate their milestones makeup-free. Drew Barrymore is another beauty who shared a candid photo sans makeup on her 47th birthday. I don't know about you, but I dig it — way to go, Drew. I've always been a huge fan of hers.

Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley is no stranger to sharing candid photos of yourself sans makeup. You can find a bunch of them on her Instagram account. Here she's enjoying a moment of solitude in nature, and we all need to do more of that. At least that's what I think.

Penelope Cruz

Penelope Cruz kissed Dubai goodbye with this pretty no-makeup selfie she posted on Instagram. No matter what this woman wears or how glammed up she looks on the red carpet, I prefer to see her au naturel like this. How about you, huh?

Lady Gaga

Okay, here's something we don't see every day. We're used to seeing Lady Gaga wearing crazy outfits and makeup on the red carpet, but this candid photo is one of a kind, no? I think she should post more shots like this.

Katy Perry

Katy Perry with no makeup
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Speaking of ladies we're used to seeing all glammed up on the red carpet, can you believe this is Katy Perry sans makeup? Oh, yeah! That's right. Wow! I barely recognized her, ha, ha. But she looks so nice, no?

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen's hubby John Legend snapped this super cute candid shot of his beautiful wife. Naturally, he said no filter was necessary. I would have to agree with that. This lady looks stunning with full makeup on or without.

Alexandra Grant, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Demi Moore

Here's a lovely pic of three beautiful ladies. Say hello to Alexandra Grant, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Demi Moore in a truly special snap. Paltrow hosted an intimate dinner celebrating natural beauty and asked her celebrity guests to show up makeup-free. And guess what? They did it. Aww, that's so sweet.

Jennifer Lopez

We're used to seeing Jennifer Lopez all glammed up on the red carpet, but sometimes she likes to remind us that she's still Jenny from the block. Here, she shared her morning skincare routine with her Instagram audience, and it's really refreshing to see.

Aww, this is so sweet, no?

woman saying "I love that."
Giphy | Rosanna Pansino

I love seeing these beautiful ladies without makeup. Celebrities do have it rough sometimes. The paparazzi are always lurking somewhere to catch them looking the worst. So to combat this, they post these sweet shots themselves. Show off that makeup-free face. I, for one, like to see it.