This is what Mila Kunis looks like without makeup on
Plus, her beauty tricks for getting skin that’s good enough to go barefaced
Beauty Crew Contributing Editor / October 17 2023
Mila Kunis is no stranger to going makeup-free. She’s the rare type of celeb who’s not afraid to break away from the norm (she doesn’t even have Instagram!) and it’s almost more common to see Mila Kunis without makeup than it is with.
Mila’s love of minimal makeup really came into the spotlight when she graced the cover of Glamour magazine in 2016. Her bare face got everyone’s attention. She looked stunning and her approach to beauty was refreshing.
In her interview with the mag, the Bad Moms star said, "I don’t wear makeup. I don’t wash my hair every day. It’s not something that I associate with myself. I commend women who wake up 30, 40 minutes early to put on eyeliner. I think it’s beautiful. I'm just not that person.”
Unfortunately, Mila is pretty close-lipped about what beauty products she uses to get her skin looking so makeup-free worthy. But, we’ve managed to hunt down a couple of her top tricks. One of her biggest lessons is the importance of cleansing. “Wash your face before you go to bed. And double your pillowcases. I learned that early. That and change them regularly.” We’re not quite sure what doubling your pillowcase does, but the other two tips are definite winners for preventing breakouts.
In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar US, Mila explained why she doesn’t wear much makeup. “I don't wear makeup everyday. I think because I have to do it every day for work, when I don't work I get out of the shower [and] I don't do anything to it. It's nothing to do with not wanting to do it, or trying to prove a point. It's just not a necessity to me. For everyday, if I have a blemish, which I normally do, I'll cover that up if I have five extra minutes. I do really love mascara because I feel like it wakes you up a little bit and Chapstick. I'm also a big fan of contouring. I think contouring changes the whole face. Put on a little blush and a little contouring and call it a day.”
Talk about simple!
She also revealed her go-to mascara at the time: Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara.
As for her skin care, she revealed, “I like to keep it very simple. I wash my face twice a day regardless of how exhausted I am. I wash my face at night and I wash it in the morning with Panthenol cleanser. It's the simplest cleanser...I also use Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream.”
While Mila is regularly snapped makeup-free when out and about living her ‘normal’ life with husband Ashton Kutcher and their two children, when she’s doing press appearances or gracing the red carpet, she’s more likely to pop on a little makeup - but never anything OTT. Fun fact: Mila has had the same makeup artist, Tracey Levy, since she was 15 and working on That ‘70s Show! When Mila does actually wear makeup, the focus is often on her eyes alone, with little more than mascara and eyeliner, which work beautifully to highlight her the almond shape of her eyes. Another fun fact: Mila used to suffer from chronic iritis, which caused her to be blind in one eye and have two different coloured eyes!
Keen to see the Black Swan actress au naturel? These are our picks for the top Mila Kunis ‘no makeup’ makeup looks.
#1 / The younger years
Even 10+ years ago, Mila wasn’t shy about letting her natural beauty shine through.
When: June 21, 2006
Where: 'The Family Guy' Celebrates 100 Episodes
#2 / Subtly sun-kissed
Not an ounce of makeup, but still flawless.
When: March 28, 2016
Where: Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles
#3 / *That* makeup-free magazine cover
Rumoured to be wearing nothing more than a serum, eye cream and lip balm, Mila is absolute skin goals.
When: August 2016
Where: Glamour Magazine Cover
#4 / Minimal makeup
The handiwork of her long-time makeup artist Tracey Levy, Mila’s minimalist makeup look is courtesy of Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in 5.75, Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer in Light Peach, Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick in Very Victoria with Dior Addict Lipstick in 622 over the top, and CHANEL Ombré Première in Terre Brûlée on the eyes.
When: September 2016
Where: On Set For Jim Beam Commercial
#5 / So dewy
#6 / Bright eyes
Mila may have a subtle sweep of metallic eyeshadow (take note if you want your eyes to sparkle!), but her makeup still manages to looks pared-back and effortless thanks to her lightweight base, nude lips and natural-looking flush.
When: May 3, 2018
Where: Zoe Saldana Honoured With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame
#7 / All about that base
With thousands of fans watching on, Mila still has the confidence to go barefaced.
When: June 29, 2018
Where: Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers
#8 / Natural perfection
Great skin, great brows. Who needs makeup?!
When: July 13, 2018
Where: 'The Spy Who Dumped Me' Press Conference
#9 / Lashes for days
Mila has the best lashes - while we know she loves mascara, we can’t help but wonder if she’s naturally blessed with long, luscious lashes because they *always* look on point (no clumping here!). Once again, her dewy skin steals the show.
When: August 23, 2018
Where: Clayton Kershaw's 6th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose
Which makeup-free look do you like best on Mila?
Image credits: Getty; Glamour magazine; @muatraceylevy
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.