These are the best makeup-free celebrity selfies of 2021
A smorgasbord of fresh-faced babes
By Briar Clark
BEAUTYcrew Beauty Editor / October 27 2021
There’s something so refreshing about a makeup-free moment. Even more so when the person going makeup-free is a celeb that we’re used to seeing all glammed up and red carpet ready.
And whether it’s the fact that we’re all taking a more relaxed approach to beauty (minimalist makeup is on the rise after all) or the fact everyone has been spending so much time at home, we’re finally getting a glimpse at the natural, authentic side of some of the world’s rich and famous.
Here are some of our favourite makeup-free celebrity selfie moments of 2021 so far… we can’t wait to see what the rest of the year holds.
Dua Lipa may be chilling in Holland with family and friends but that doesn’t mean she can’t make time in her schedule to stunt on us all with a selfie of her flawless skin. Seriously, this woman looks like a walking Instagram filter – what is her skin care routine? The pop star even has the kind of natural flush that we spend hours of our lives trying to emulate with blush. Are we envious? Yes. Yes, we are.
Image credit: @dualipa
Judging by her flawless skin, it would appear Vanessa Hudgens has been putting her new range of skin care (KNOW Beauty) to good use. The High School Musical actress showed off her makeup-free face and natural curls with a dreamy IG post which she captioned: “A fresh face is the best face. In my opinion at least 😉✨ @weareknowbeauty keepin this skin on POINT”.
Image credit: @vanessahudgens
Millie Bobby Brown
Millie Bobby Brown went makeup and filter-free recently to celebrate Environment Day in collaboration with Samsung. The Stranger Things actress looked very pared back, rocking a hoodie with her hair pulled back in a casual updo and her youthful complexion on full display. Stunning.
Image credit: @milliebobbybrown
Popstar Lizzo has always been unabashedly unafraid to celebrate the parts of herself that have made her feel insecure over the years. And recently, the Taurean used her birthday season as an excuse to get Beauty OG’s Dove involved on the self-love: “I wanna give y’all this unedited selfie.. now normally I would fix my belly and smooth my skin but baby I wanted to show u how I do it au natural — I am excited to be partnering with @dove and the #DoveSelfEsteemProject which is helping to reverse the negative effects of social media and changing the conversation about beauty standards. Let’s get real y’all.”
Image credit: @lizzobeeating
Megan Thee Stallion
Leave it up to Thee Stallion to get us motivated to look our best even on our days off. The rapper posted this selfie with the caption, “hot girl shit even on my rest day”, and boy is she right.
Image credit: @theestallion
Rocking a stunning smattering of summertime freckles over her adorable button nose, model Bella Hadid proves all you need to look your best sometimes is a good tan.
Image credit: @bellahadid
As if the redhead’s stunning mane wasn’t enough of a reason to be jelly, Petsch is also rocking some seriously enviable skin, if we do say so ourselves. Pores who?
Image credit: @madelame
Makeup free and giving us freckle envy, model Hailey Bieber posed for a flawless selfie while on holiday. Question: How does she get her brows to look like that? Asking for a friend.
Image credit: @haileybieber
Briar is the Beauty Editor at BEAUTYcrew. Her 'down for anything' attitude has resulted in more than a handful of hair transformations, and she doesn't mind being used as a guinea pig for the industry's most unusual products and treatments. Her work has also appeared on Refinery29, Girlfriend and beautyheaven.