The best celebrity makeup-free selfies of 2019 so far
CAUTION: Fresh-faced complexions *everywhere*
Beauty Crew Beauty Writer / September 04 2019
Do you know what we love more than seeing our favourite celebs all glammed up on the red carpet? Those rare occasions when they ditch their makeup and flaunt that barefaced natural beauty look.
We are ALL about a good celebrity makeup-free selfie – there’s seriously nothing better than seeing fresh, glowing skin in all its glory. It gives us the motivation to strip back our makeup routine every once in a while, and just let our skin breathe.
So soak up some major no-makeup inspo and take a squiz at our favourite celebs showing off their beautiful, barefaced selves.
J.Lo’s skin is so bright, we’re nearly blind. The singer shared her downright-flawless complexion on Instagram, leaving us speechless at her next-level luminous skin. What we would do to have that skin at 49…
Be still our beating hearts! Kesha blew our minds when she showed off her clear skin and *insanely* beautiful freckles, without an ounce of makeup. It’s utter perfection and we hope she shows them off more often! She captioned the post: “this year my resolution is to love myself... just as I am, all f*cked up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive.”
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Proving that a post-workout glow is a beautiful thing, Sarah Michelle Gellar shared a clear and luminous gym selfie – and we think her skin is *actual* goals. Who even looks like that after an intense exercise session? To be honest, Tabata has never looked so appealing.
We love when Zendaya does her own makeup, because the girl knows how to create a *lewk*. But this makeup-free selfie has just reminded us how much of a natural beauty she is. That flawless, radiant skin almost doesn’t look real. And those brows! *Swoon*.
Tyra is a regular on the makeup-free selfie front and we love her for it. She shared her glowy skin with natural hair in tow to her six million followers.
Showing off all natural *everything*, the Shameless star put her gorgeous clear and healthy-looking complexion on full display. Can confirm: Her curl game is strong. Very strong.
Want to see more celebrity makeup-free selfies? Check out our top picks from 2018.
In case there was ever any doubt (which tbh, there wasn’t), Cindy Crawford has just uploaded this makeup-free selfie proving that she’s STILL GOT IT. Seriously, look at her skin. She looks positively radiant while enjoying her morning (*green) cuppa.
Elyse Knowles hasn’t just shared a makeup-free selfie, she’s gone one step further and has spoken about her insecurities about her acne, captioning the image “my skin is one of the hardest things to talk about. It’s me baring all and standing in a completely vulnerable position.” Good on you Elyse for keeping things real. PS. You still look *stunning*!
EmRata is looking flawless in this fresh-out-of-the-shower selfie she snapped on her phone. Seriously, the girl must have one of the glowiest complexions in the business – just look at her skin!
Oh Hailey! Could those freckles be any more adorable?! It appears Mrs Bieber is enjoying some rest and relaxation and we don't think this countryside vacay mood could suit her more. Her skin is the definition of #glowgoals.
Steph Claire Smith
It’s not unusual to see Australian model Steph Claire Smith fresh-faced after a sweat session at the gym but we were still completely floored when she uploaded this stunning #nomakeup selfie while posing with her pup. And psst! We’ll tell you a little secret, she’s obsessed with this skin care brand and treatment centre.
If there’s one thing we love more than a makeup-free selfie, it’s a no-makeup selfie for a cause! Kate Upton shared this fresh-faced selfie to spread awareness for her #ShareStrong campaign, through which she aims to create a social media support network for those going through tough times. And just look at those cute freckles! She accompanied the photo with the message: “Sometimes you need to take a moment away from the daily grind and reflect... No makeup. No filter. No bulls***.” Wise words, Kate.
Eva uploaded this selfie saying "I just can’t do it. I just can’t seriously take a selfie", but girl, we’d like to say for the record: you are wrong! Could Eva be any more gorgeous?! We can’t get enough of her fresh-faced glow and we’re obsessing over her naturally full eyebrows and dark lashes.
Kim Kardashian shared a rare make-up free selfie on her Instagram with her youngest son, Psalm West. The mum-of-four looks gorgeously fresh-faced as she snuggles with her little man, who, according to the caption, “is the sweetest ever! He’s honestly the best baby. Sleeps through the night and by far my most calm. How did I get so lucky?” We love this pared-back look of hers!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker is rarely seen without her signature smoky eye, so when the Sex And The City star’s best friend Andy Cohen posted a pic of SJP sans makeup it was a refreshingly rare glimpse of the actress looking bare-faced and natural.
While celebrating America’s Labor Day holiday with her family, Nicole Scherzinger posted a *stunning* makeup-free snap with her niece, and we think we can all agree the singer’s freckles and glowy complexion are serious #skingoals.
Which celebrity do you think posts the best makeup-free selfies? Let us know in the comment section below.
Main image credit: @jlo
Inset image credit: @jlo; @iiswhoiis; @sarahmgellar; @zendaya; @tyrabanks; @emmy; @cindycrawford; @elyse.knowles; @emrata; @haileybieber; @stephclairesmith; @mileycyrus ; @kateupton; @evamendes
Erin Docherty is a Beauty Writer for BEAUTYcrew, Beauty Editor for Women's Health magazine and a Grooming Writer for Men's Health magazine. She has a keen interest in cosmeceutical skin care and is currently working on minimising her 9-step skin care routine – because ain’t nobody got time for that. When she’s not writing about the latest beauty news, or applying copious amounts of serum, you can find her spending all her money in Sephora.