12 times Kim Kardashian went makeup-free

Even the queen of contouring takes a break from makeup every now and again

Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / March 13 2020

Kim Kardashian used to be best known for her full-on glam makeup looks and she almost single-handedly put extreme contouring on all our beauty radars. But these days, she prefers a more natural-looking makeup look with nude tones and a softer contour. 

However, even though she’s pared back her everyday makeup, seeing Kim Kardashian without makeup is still a rarity. Not surprisingly really, since she has her cosmetics brand, KKW Beauty to represent.

But on those few occasions when she does go completely bare-faced, the reality superstar proves she’s just like us. Yes, even Kim Kardashian isn’t immune to dark circles.

Here are our favourite Kim Kardashian no makeup looks.

High school sweetheart

Kim shared this high school photo of herself from back when she was a teenager and before she started wearing makeup. While her brows have come a long way, she’s always had extra-long lashes and a plump pout.

The glossy years

Kim shared this photo of her and her dad, Robert Kardashian, with her Instagram followers in 2018, wearing nothing more than a slick of clear gloss.

Pre-fame Kim Kardashian no-makeup look

Looking fresh-faced and undone, this throwback photo of Kim shows off her natural beauty.

Makeup-free friends

Both Kim and Blac Chyna went bare-faced in this selfie. Even with thinner brows and a messy topknot, Kim looks flawless.

No makeup mood

Giving a shout out to her little sister Kendall Jenner’s LOVE magazine cover shoot, Kim posted a makeup-less look of herself, showing off a hint of pigmentation on her upper left cheek.

Au naturel cover shoot

When Kim decided to go makeup-free on the August 2015 cover of Vogue Spain, it was a pretty big deal. This was back before Kim started toning down her makeup so to see her so raw was almost unheard of. Kim proudly shared her no-makeup shoot on Instagram, captioning the pic: "Vogue Spain Cover! We did this whole shoot without makeup! Can't wait for you to see it!"

Kim Kardashian without makeup at Balenciaga

In October 2016, Kim decided to forgo makeup when she attended the Balenciaga show. She first shared her intentions with her fans on Twitter, saying, “Think I'm gonna wear no make up today to the Balenciaga show”. And to many’s amazement, she followed through! When her go-to makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic posted a pic of the Kim K no-makeup look, he jokingly credited himself for the work by saying, “Moisturized #ByMario”.

Bare with braids

Who needs contouring? Kim’s cheeks look perfectly plump without an ounce of makeup.

Dark circles, don’t care

It’s not just Kim’s face that’s bare - she’s also fake tan-free in this photo. “I need a spray tan,” reads the caption.

Kim, North and no makeup

When Kim posts selfies with her kids, a lot of the time she’s makeup-free. It’s lovely to see her just enjoying motherhood and not worrying about looking perfect for all her 162 million Kim K Insta followers 24-7.

New mum glow

Looking surprisingly radiant for someone with a newborn, this photo of Kim with Psalm is beautiful.

Makeup-free mum life

It’s hard to tell if Kim is 100 per cent makeup-free here, but either way, we love her soft, undone look.

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Main image credit: Getty

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.