11 photos of celebrities with and without makeup
Yep, they look as good makeup-free as they do with makeup on
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / May 01 2019
We may like to tell ourselves that celebs look as good as they do because they have the best of the best glam squad on speed dial, but when these same famous people then go ahead and share a makeup-free selfie and show off their perfect skin, all we can do is stare in awe and adoration. Here are some of our favourite photos of celebrities without makeup.
Alicia Keys no makeup
Alicia Keys is one of our favourite stars without makeup to follow. These days, you’re more likely to see Alicia Keys without makeup on than you are with makeup. There’s a good reason for that - which you can read all about over here.
No makeup: Instagram, March 3, 2017
With makeup: Instagram, 2008 Grammys
Taylor Swift no makeup
While Taylor may not rock a red lip as much as she used to, you’ll rarely see her without her signature eyeliner flick. When she does go completely makeup-free, what you’ll see is beautiful skin, slightly rosy cheeks and her striking blue eyes.
No makeup: Instagram, January 23, 2019
With makeup: 2018 American Music Awards, October 9, 2018
Rihanna no makeup
Given she’s got to represent her Fenty Beauty products, it’s pretty rare to see Rihanna without makeup on. But this 2018 snap of Rihanna with no makeup and her natural hair in full force is a reminder that the beauty queen looks just as good with nadda on than she does dolled up.
No makeup: Instagram, December 23, 2014
With makeup: Fenty Beauty's 1-year anniversary at Sephora, September 14, 2018
Kesha no makeup
Earlier this year, Kesha shared on her Instagram that part of her new year’s resolution was to “let her freckles liiiiiiiive”. And we are here for it. Kesha has done well to hide her freckles throughout the years, but she has given us glimpses in the past, like this makeup-free selfie from 2018.
No makeup: Instagram, March 14, 2018
With makeup: Instagram, November 7, 2018
Mila Kunis no makeup
Mila is regularly spotted out and about with barely any makeup on, and yet her lashes always look on point, which has us questioning whether she regularly gets eyelash extensions or is blessed with a full flatter of lashes. Regardless, we love her no makeup and curled lash looks (see her makeup-free cover shoot for Glamour Magazine over here).
No makeup: 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium, October 25, 2017
With makeup: 2018 Billboard Music Awards, May 20, 2018
Sophie Monk no makeup
Aussie Sophie Monk has two beauty modes - full on glamour or completely striped back. We have to say, we love both equally.
No makeup: Instagram September 20, 2015
With makeup: Instagram, March 9, 2018
Jennifer Lopez no makeup
JLo is ageless and we want to know her secret. At the start of this year she shared a makeup-free selfie and looked like she could easily pass for a 20-something-year-old. It’s hard to believe the singer and actress is 49 years old.
No makeup: Instagram, January 19, 2019
With makeup: Instagram, November 30, 2017
Lady Gaga no makeup
Recently Lady Gaga has traded in her OTT makeup style for a more pared-back natural look, which we are loving. And this makeup-free selfie tops it all. Those freckles!
No makeup: Instagram, February 28, 2019
With makeup: Instagram, April 4, 2018
Kylie Jenner no makeup
Since having her baby Stormi, Kylie has been sharing a lot more makeup-free selfies and looks flawless in each of them. Freckles and all. This recent shot shows off her smattering of freckles, plump lips, luscious long lashes and perfect skin.
No makeup: Instagram, April 18, 2019
With makeup: Instagram, February 5, 2019
Adele no makeup
On the red carpet or when performing on stage, Adele loves a winged eyeliner (her signature), as well as a defined brow and red lip. But on her Instagram feed, she regularly shares makeup-free selfies that show off her clear skin, naturally full pout and big beautiful eyes.
No makeup: Instagram, March 10, 2017
With makeup: BRIT Awards 2016, February 24, 2016
Christina Aguilera no makeup
Who knew there were so many freckles hiding in Hollywood? When Christina Aguilera went makeup-free for the cover of Paper Magazine in 2018, she shocked everyone with her raw natural beauty. Simply stunning!
No makeup: Photo shoot for Paper Magazine, March 27, 2018
With makeup: Instagram, August 11, 2018
Inspired to go makeup-free? Here’s how to find your own confidence to ditch the makeup. Plus, here are all the selfies of celebs without makeup in 2019 (so far).
What do you prefer? Celebs with makeup vs no makeup or are you all for their natural no makeup looks? Which celebrity no makeup look is your favourite?
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.