25+ Celebrities Caught Without Makeup

Most celebrities wouldn’t dare face the public eye without cosmetics or heavy editing via photoshop. But this does not have to be the case. Celebs are people too and should not be judged for their original appearance.  Catching celebrities in their natural state is a rarity, but we managed to make it happen. 

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga, beyond being known for the meat dress and catchy tunes, is recognized as being a beautiful woman. Her unique style does nothing if not accentuate her looks. The thing of it is, she cleans up a little too well. Seeing her without makeup is a little cringe-worthy. 

Lady Gaga

Chelsea Handler

Chelsea Handler is beautiful with or without makeup. This natural photoshoot has her pulling funny faces, but we know that she looks great even without the goofy look. But the picture on the right tells a different story: her cheeks have suddenly become full and rosy, and her once naturally pale lips are painted into a flattering coral, which makes all the difference. Handler has some great projects under her belt, like her memoir. This book was released in April 2019 and did pretty well in sales.

Chelsea Handler

Adele

Adele is a global powerhouse whose voice has touched us all. She has been known to bring people to tears from the intensity of her words and spine-shivering melody. But what can also bring personally bring us to tears is her no-makeup look. Adele looks like she just woke up in this pic. The bags under her eyes tell the story of a big night out. But we’re all allowed a bit of fun, right? We’re so used to seeing her made to look like a pin-up girl that witnessing this beautiful woman au naturel is nothing less than shocking.

Adele

Tyra Banks

Tyra Banks is nothing less than a stunning woman. Ageless with her bright eyes and beautiful skin, she has been an inspiration to many an aspiring model. She has also spent time on the red carpet as an actress, but her TV show America’s Next Top Model is what really brought her into the limelight. Tyra still has that telling look on her face without makeup, but something is still obviously lacking. Regardless, with a net worth of $90 million, she can do as she pleases and will be successful in anything she attempts.

Tyra Banks

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow has made a great career for herself through her roles in The Talented Mr. Ripley and Sliding Doors. However, she saw the most recognition once she started playing Pepper Potts in the Iron Man films. Paltrow has aged surprisingly well given that she is nearly fifty years old and does not need a full face of makeup to look lovely.  Regardless, everyone has to agree that that touch of mascara quite accentuates her baby blue eyes, and her lips look great in the classic red lipstick.   

Gwyneth Paltrow

Linda Evans

Linda Evans is best known for playing Krystle Carrington in Dynasty in the 80s. Her eyes have always been her signature, but even so, we remember her as a completely natural beauty. Things have changed today. Her skin has suffered from the damage that comes from the laying out in the sun that she did in her younger days. The full face of makeup helps her relive her youth by blushing her lips and cheeks and bringing out her natural glow. She doesn’t act much anymore, but she did appear in The ‘80s Greatest in 2018.

Linda Evans

Kylie Jenner

It’s impossible to tell that the girl on the left is actually Kylie Jenner. This woman looks completely different in both looks, though we admit that they are both stunning. Kylie without makeup looks so much happier than in her full face. Maybe this is the person that she really wants us to see. Then again that seems odd because of her most recent endeavor as a cosmetics entrepreneur. She completely hides her cute freckles under a thick layer of foundation in the picture on the right, which is quite a shame.

Kylie Jenner

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is always wearing a thick layer of makeup, which is why it’s surprising to see her looking this natural. She looks like she doesn’t have a care in the world in this picture, with those beautiful locks carelessly framing her face. Kardashian has actually been quite honest with her natural physique, even going as far as to snap selfies of her face when her psoriasis has gone untreated. She has spent significant time and money on getting it fixed and has also undergone plastic surgery to enhance her already stunning appearance.

Kim Kardashian

Kate Upton

Supermodel come actress Kate Upton is beautiful in every public appearance. She is, however, a fairly ordinary-looking woman, which brings one to wonder how she was discovered in the first place. The truth of the matter is that Upton still looks precious without her lipstick, though it really does help enhance her coy smile. Kate gave birth to her first child in 2018, which, all things considered, means that she has recovered incredibly well. She most likely has prioritized her appearance and facial care since she became a mother. Congratulations to Kate!

Kate Upton

Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara is a natural beauty. Well cared for by makeup artists, she looks amazing to the public eye. The fact that Vergara still manages to look acceptable when flushed with a nasty fever is quite impressive. She should share her secrets with those less fortunate than herself. At the same time, with her net worth, Sophia can afford all the Botox in the world to keep herself aging gracefully, which she doesn’t seem to have done at all since the first episode of Modern Family. In 2015, she married Joe Manganiello from True Blood.

Sofia Vergara

Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana has become a huge star with her starring roles in blockbuster movies such as Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Star Trek. She looks great with or without cosmetics, and we’re now used to seeing her as a fantasy character. The fact of the matter is that blue, green, or all-natural, we love her face and think that Zoe is incredibly gorgeous. She will be reclaiming her role as Neytiri in the upcoming Avatar roles.

Zoe Saldana

Dolly Parton

Before she relocated to Nashville, ultra-famous country singer Dolly Parton grew up in abject poverty. Her family couldn’t afford plumbing, much less lipstick, so she would use medicine to stain her lips. She made a lot of money writing songs for other artists, having written her own from the age of five. Despite not having money for makeup growing up, Dolly was naturally adorable. She seems to counter those difficult days by never leaving the house without being totally done up.

Dolly Parton

Naomi Watts

Naomi Watts puts in epic performances in every movie that she has ever done. Emotions are challenged and reality gets put into question. This was especially the case in Twin Peaks, directed by David Lynch. The problem is, Watts seems to be aging poorly, and her usual striking beauty is nowhere to be seen in this picture. Take off the layer of makeup, and you’re left with an ordinary-looking woman who has no place on the big screen.

Naomi Watts

Coco Austin

Coco Austin is a very well known glamour model, but her appearance has certainly changed over the years. She has had quite a few surgeries, namely implants. We heard it from the horse’s mouth: she was put on the spot in a 2014 interview and admitted to the body modifications. Her made-up picture is a bit much in that she looks ready for a drag show. She is, in fact, one of our only ladies who looks better with a natural look.

Coco Austin

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood was brave enough to take a selfie after she finished her workout. This is difficult for anyone, if only because even the best of us look flushed and sweaty after we’ve run five miles on the treadmill (ok, 2). She still looks great in her workout clothes, and it’s impressive that she manages to transfer that look of innocence to the red carpet. With her net worth at $85 million, we know that she has the best specialists to keep her looking great.

Carrie Underwood

Heather Locklear

Heather Locklear gets a free pass for not looking her best in this picture. She has been suffering from severe health issues that have led her to hospitalization. She is now 57 and has also been experiencing some legal troubles. This is a sad thing when we remember that she was nominated for four Golden Globes for her role in the hit TV series Melrose Place. In other work, she played Sammy Jo on the soap opera Dynasty for most of the 80s.

Heather Locklear

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi is such a natural beauty that seeing her without makeup doesn’t even make you bat an eye. Sure, her skin doesn’t have that signature glow, but she still looks great in that tracksuit. This is impressive given that most people look incredibly tacky in that sort of get up. Lakshmi is best known for her work in the culinary world, hosting Top Chef for fifteen seasons. She has also written several cookbooks, such as Easy Exotic.

Padma Lakshmi

Julia Roberts

Julia Roberts is an amazing actress, though quite typecast to roles involving a highly emotional woman who plays a key part in a heartwarming ending. But when seen without makeup, one wonders where that signature smile went. She loses her panache without her makeup team, though this is forgiven, given that she is 51 and has undergone many transformations for her characters. Her last part was in Homecoming in 2018, though her career really took off after playing in Pretty Woman.   

Julia Roberts

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek, unlike many celebrities, has never been shy about showing her face in its natural state. In a real kicker, she allowed herself to be photographed with her gray hair exposed. Most famous people wouldn’t dare show their age, which is part of why Hayek is someone to look up to. But her best quality is likely her work in activism, best portrayed in the Future is Feminist anthology that she published in February 2019.

Salma Hayek

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron first started working as a model before she found her true calling as an actress. Today, she is an Academy Award winner and has worked on many films. Her fanbase and public adoration go far and wide, but they may react differently to her when they see her with a bare face. Theron looks fundamentally exhausted, though this may simply be because the public is so accustomed to seeing her dressed for the red carpet.

Charlize Theron

Kesha

Popstar Kesha is unrecognizable without her face on. It is covered in freckles that are normally hidden in a thick layer of foundation. They actually suit her quite well, as do her trendy bangs. She has endured significant financial challenges over the years during her lawsuit against producer Dr. Luke, who behaved in an indecent fashion. She was unstable in the first few years of her career but gained a real following in 2017.

Kesha

Kate Beckinsale

Kate Beckinsale is one of the most beautiful women in the United Kingdom, and this is even the case without a trace of makeup. Her face is still flawless, and she hides any signs of her stressful life behind pair after pair of fabulous sunglasses. Beckinsale had the nerve to run out to run errands without being completely put together, so the public decided it was appropriate to take countless pictures of her.

Kate Beckinsale

NeNe Leakes

NeNe Leakes has had key roles in quite a few different shows, such as Glee and Fashion Police. Her net worth is quite high, at $14 million, but this doesn’t stop her from showing her face without the addition of cosmetics. She even posted a video about it but doesn’t look especially different. She more closely resembles the pretty girl next door rather than a glamorous woman with smokey eyes. 

NeNe Leakes

Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is the face of hit TV show Hannah Montana. She tries her hardest to drop the childish persona by posting selfies of herself without makeup. This regular occurrence makes her an inspiration to young women, who quite often coat their faces in an attempt to build self-confidence. Miley Cyrus’ antics keep us entertained through her many antics and relationship rollercoasters. Born in Tennessee, she is the daughter of country star Billy Ray Cyrus.

Miley Cyrus

Shakira

With or without makeup, Shakira is naturally beautiful. She joined the bare-faced selfie effort and made people envious all over the world. This makes sense as the singer doesn’t seem to need a speck of makeup to look lovely. Shakira’s everyday look is so effortless that she could strut down the red carpet without a shred of self-doubt. This is partly due to the fact that she is incredibly wealthy and can present herself in whatever way she pleases without offending anyone.

Shakira

J-Lo

J-Lo is used to being in the spotlight. Since the 90s has she been the center of attention, both through her musical talent and legendary body. She is never seen without her full face of makeup, so getting an idea of her au naturel is mind-boggling. She still looks great though, her signature features are still very much present in this shot of her without makeup. Her eyes still tell the story of a gifted woman who managed to make it big in the music and film industry.

J-Lo