23 Stars Who Dare to Bare Their Makeup-Free Skin

Jul 25 2014 - 6:00pm

Lately there's been a lot of talk around our office about making the choice to not wear makeup [1]. And while some of us prefer to keep our looks all-natural, we admit that when the camera is turned our way, we're tempted to reach for our color and coverage palettes for a quick touch-up. That's why we're totally impressed with the celebrities who aren't afraid to share their bare faces [2] on social media. In fact, #nomakeup, #makeupfree, and #iwokeuplikethis are all trending hashtags right now.

These inspiring women are fighting stereotypes of perfection and proving to us that sometimes stars want to keep their looks low-key, too! Perhaps these naturally gorgeous women will encourage you to spend a day barefaced. And don't forget to keep up with our editors by following POPSUGAR Beauty on Instagram [3]!

Source: Instagram [4]

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth took this selfie out in "Big Sky country," flaunting her makeup-free freckles.

Source: Instagram user gwynethpaltrow [5]

Gisele Bündchen

Gisele Bündchen went makeup-free for Sonia Rykiel [6]'s new advertising campaign, proving the Brazilian model doesn't need a hair and makeup team to be a bombshell.

Source: Juergen Teller for Sonia Rykiel [7]

Jennifer Lopez

JLO shared another fresh-faced selfie with her Instagram followers — and her son Max snuggled up close to join in on the fun. "#mamalove #perfectday," Ms. Lopez declared.

Source: Instagram user jlo [8]

Megan Fox

Megan is new to the Instagram scene, and she posted this makeup-free selfie as one of her first snaps. Obviously there's no movie magic involved in her extrathick brows.

Source: Instagram user the_native_tiger [9]

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez [10] is one hot mama! The 44-year-old [11] beauty went makeup free, showing off skin as fresh as it was when she was Jenny from the block.

Source: Instagram user jlo [12]

Ashley Greene

The actress started the day with a morning selfie — sans makeup. Yeah, she really woke up like this.

Source: Instagram user ashleygreene [13]

Zooey Deschanel

Zooey kicked off her weekend with a makeup-free Saturday.

Source: Instagram user zooeydeschanel [14]


As an outspoken critic of photoshopping and unrealistic beauty ideals [15], Lorde wasn't afraid to share a selfie while wearing acne cream.
Source: Instagram user lordemusic [16]


The gorgeous singer was snuggled up in bed sans makeup. Yeah, #shewakesuplike that. Perfect.
Source: Instagram user beyonce [17]

Cameron Diaz

Even barefaced, Cameron looked fresh and flawless.
Source: Instagram user camerondiaz [18]

Miranda Kerr

Miranda spread the love while letting her real beauty shine at the beach.

Source: Instagram user mirandakerr [19]

Joan Smalls

Joan made a fierce face while showing off her natural hair when she took this early-morning selfie.

Source: Instagram user joansmalls [20]

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore [21]'s skin glowed while she took a snack break during Fashion Week. Source: Instagram user drewbarrymore [22]

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Rosie and her snuggle buddy were both all-natural beauties in her plush bed. Source: Instagram user rosiehw [23]

Gisele Bündchen

Doting mom Gisele didn't need to pile on products to look utterly flawless. Source: Instagram user giseleofficial [24]

Bar Refaeli

Bar refused to hide her adorable freckles.

Source: Instagram user barrefaeli [25]

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth took care of her skin by staying hydrated.

Source: Instagram user gwynethpaltrow [26]


To celebrate her 26th birthday, Adele shared this makeup-free shot.

Source: Twitter user OfficialAdele [27]

Jennifer Aniston

Jennifer posed makeup-free with her hairstylist Chris McMillan. Source: Instagram user mrchrismcmillan [28]

Demi Lovato

Demi looked beautiful with no makeup on. Source: Instagram user ddlovato [29]

Lupita Nyong'o

Lupita went product-free while lounging around. Source: Instagram user lupitanyongo [30]

Jessica Alba

Postfacial, Jessica's skin was clean and clear — no need for makeup here!

Source: Instagram user jessicaalba [31]

AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne fought the stereotype of Hollywood perfection when she shared this photo of her acne in 2012.

Source: Twitter user IAMannalynnemcc [32]

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