Barefaced and Beautiful: Celebs' Best Makeup-Free Selfies
See the stars (including Julianne Hough, Gwyneth Paltrow, Carrie Underwood and more) who "woke up like this" – then immediately snapped a selfie sans makeup
Apparently the secret to radiant skin is to be in close proxmity to Iron Man himself – as Instagrammed: “How I love thee #pepperony,” a shout out to the portmanteau for their on-screen couple.
Fresh from a sweat sesh, the showed off an adorable makeup-free moment on Insta while getting a few smooches from her pooch, Penny. Along with the sweet snap, Carrie listed her extensive workout routine, and we’d say she definitely earned those puppy kisses – it looks exhausting!
We can only wish we looked as fresh-faced and well-rested as Bella does after hours of international travel, according to the caption on her Insta, at least: “Jetlag game real….bye bye London..to… Chicago!!”. Until then, we’ll continue to over-filter all of our post-flight selfies.
once told PEOPLE she rarely leaves the house without about 30 minutes’ worth of makeup application, but judging by her beautiful barefaced selfie, the 42-year-old actress doesn’t need anything on her face besides a smile.
We’re not sure we’d show off our acne on Instagram. But maybe that’s why we’re not famous? “4:30am wake up tomorrow for my call time and I can’t fall asleep and chin acne LIKE A TEENAGER is bumming me out. But also, I picked at it so its my own damn fault,” the actress captioned the snapshot.
If you happen to see a girl wandering aimlessly the halls of your hotel, don’t panic: “When I have stayed at a hotel for a long enough time I start to walk down the corridors slowly and looking unkempt late at night, pretending I am alone and it is my house,” the singer shares on Instagram.
We haven’t seen the 17-year-old without a full face of makeup since her Teen Vogue cover, so when the starlet shared a caption-less bare-faced selfie on Instagram, we were super excited. In fact, we hope to see more makeup-free moments from Jenner, as we think she looks just as beautiful without contoured cheekbones and a lip-lined pout.
The smize master got real with her Instagram fans after sharing a selfie without a stitch of makeup on – no signature smoky eye, no contouring, nothing. Just her bare face and a (long) powerful message about confidence: “You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? Or maybe there’s a smidge of retouching going on but they’re lying and saying it’s all raw & real? Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me.” Makeup or not, we prefer Tyra in every way. Keep on, smizin’, girl.
The British chart-topper is the most recent star to go sans makeup on social media, but her her barefaced moment didn’t come without some controversy. After sharing a sweet selfie on Instagram, some followers wrote nasty things in response. But the singer didn’t let the haters get away with it for long. “I’ll keep posting makeup-free photos sorry haters,” she Tweeted, adding. “And also if you follow me on Instagram just to make weird comments like ‘put some makeup on’ please unfollow because that’s not really my vibe.” We’re with Ellie!
We saw how prepped for the CFDA Awards, but once the stylish show was over, everything but the jewels came off – even her sultry smoky eye! To prove it, the Mad Men star snapped a selfie captioned, “It’s always fun to wake up with your jewels on. Prickly but fun. Makes you feel serious. @ireneneuwirth I can’t figure out how to take the f—-r off. It’s pretty serious about wanting to keep me.”
Going without makeup is a common occurrence for the , who keeps her cosmetics stashed at the start of each week for #nomakeupmondays.
is drop-dead gorgeous, has an impeccable sense of style and is every designer’s dream. And she looks like this without makeup. Some girls have all the luck!
The Orange Is the New Black star toasted a much-needed vacay by revealing both her makeup-free face and quite a bit more, thanks to her ultra-sexy sheer swimsuit.
We’re pretty sure if we “woke up like thissssssss” (as declared she did), we wouldn’t look as put-together as the star: She doesn’t have a single hair out of place, a perfectly pink lip, plus she’s got an adorable cat to cuddle with. #tswiftproblems, amirite?
Let’s throw it back to one of the Selfie first makeup-free snapshots. It’s an oldie but goodie and deserves some extra attention now that she’s literally written the book on the subject.
To the woman who coined the phrase, "I woke up like this", we salute you and your gorgeous still-in-bed selfie. That is all.
Blue-eyed BFFs! Selfie-ing with her hair stylist/bestie, Chris McMillian, shows off her natural side in a fresh-faced photo.
If you’ve ever wondered what the German looks like without a full face of paint, well, it’s really no different than what she looks like with it: flawless.
Celebrating the launch of her Body Book, the embraced her natural beauty and shared a “naked photo” – of her face, that is!
Who knew could go country? The Goop lifestyle guru went all out on a trip on a Montana farm with a plaid flannel shirt, cowboy hat and not a single stitch of makeup.
“Don’t know why I still look like a teenager sometimes..#Sky #nomakeup #thegoodolddays,” the (who’s actually 38!) captioned her perfect-skin snapshot.
Another member of the Kardashian/Jenner clan who’s putting down the contour brushes and embracing her "natural" side? Kourtney, who shared this makeup-free selfie with her Insta fans to thank them for reaching 15 million.
Before caking on the cosmetics, Snooki gave her followers a peek at her bare face with the caption, “My clean canvas before I get artistic.”
AnnaLynne dished out some serious self-confidence advice we should all abide by in her selfie: “I woke up this morning and decided I’m over Hollywood’s perfection requirement. To all my girls (and boys) who have ever been embarrassed by their skin! I salute you! I’m not perfect – and that’s okay with me!” Hear, hear.
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star got real barefaced on Instagram after showing off one of her first-ever makeup-free selfies.
Miss Alabama ditched her full face of makeup to share a more natural, laid-back version of herself with her fans. “Feeling confident enough today to post this, finally. I have quite a few imperfections too!,” she shared.