These Celebrity Bare-Faced Beauties Have Rocked the No-Makeup Game
| LAST UPDATE 10/19/2021
Strict beauty standards are a thing of the past, according to this collection of Hollywood stars. These natural beauties are breaking down barriers online, promoting 'realness' one stellar photo at a time!
First, we have one of our favorite Disney proteges, now paving her own way in Hollywood. 27-year-old Keke Palmer took to Instagram one day to share a relatable problem she'd been dealing with: Acne!
In the post detailing her skincare struggles, Keke wrote, "I'm not afraid to show myself to the world, and you shouldn't be either." We couldn't be more inspired that she shared her feelings of empowerment with fans all over the world. Pimples are normal; why not talk about them?
This 24-year old fashionista is one of the biggest names in fashion, and when she makes a statement, people really pay attention. So when Bella Hadid shared one of her favorite makeup looks, people were listening. And her reveal? Well, she prefers a more natural approach.
"I love my natural freckles and just keeping a natural look," she told Vogue magazine in a 2017 interview in Los Angeles. Her message was clear - even with an endless supply of products and makeup artists around you, trusting your own natural beauty is key!
Megan Thee Stallion
If you've ever wanted to know how Megan Thee Stallion always looks so good, she has some advice for you. And that's to continue "Being confident, living your truth, and, most importantly, living boldly." And it's no wonder, considering how many bold looks she's pulled off over the years.
But even a more-out-there babe like Megan likes to give her pores a rest. She took to Instagram to show off her no-makeup look while winding down, with the caption "Hot girl sh*t even on my rest day 💙." We are 100% here for these natural and authentic looks!
Few people in the world have served as many looks on the global stage as celebrity mogul Kim Kardashian. We're used to seeing her constantly remaking her image with newer and bolder makeup styles, but Kim is no stranger to stripping her skin down and keeping it real when she needs to.
She even shared her make-up free look to social media, and her followers responded. People loved her new approach to skincare, and the photo amassed more than 4 million likes and thousands of comments! It's clear that many people want to see these simplified looks from their favorite celebrities.
Taylor Swift is better known for her jaw-dropping musical talent and piercing baby blues than she is for wearing makeup, but even she decided to make her own cosmetic-free statement. This powerhouse posted a fully #makeupfree selfie online, inspiring music fans everywhere to drop their mascara in favor of a more casual look.
Since her debut back in 2006, T-Swift has been pushing through countless obstacles, breaking stereotypes, and dominating the charts. So it's no surprise that she's pushing aside these beauty standards, too, encouraging fans to be themselves and embrace their natural beauty.
If you're a fan of the beloved sitcom Modern Family, you'll definitely recognize this next star. Actress Sarah Hyland, known for her character Haley Dunphy, does a great job of shaking off the image of the spoiled and vain teenager she plays on the show. As it turns out, she's much more down-to-earth!
The 30-year-old actress had been well-known for being open about her life, whether it's past relationships, mental health, or struggling to plan a wedding during Covid! Hyland's honesty is a breath of fresh air for her fans, showing them that even celebrities' lives are far from perfect.
Like many other TikTok stars of her generation, Addison Rae was catapulted to stardom at a young age. Her catchy dance moves and attitude have been a smash hit with TikTok audiences around the world. She's even been given her own Netflix film and has dabbled in the music industry!
If all that isn't enough, Rae has also released a makeup collection called ITEM Beauty. So it's a surprise that she's taken to social media without makeup to encourage her fans to be more confident sans cosmetics. The selfie got 3.9 million likes, so it's safe to say they appreciated the message!
The eldest of the Kardashian sisters has always been a strong advocate for health, fitness, and embracing your natural side. Kourtney even founded her own health and wellness brand, called Poosh. Her goal is to help others live better and more in harmony with the natural world.
Though Poosh is focused more on healthy eating and living, Kourtney has also confronted the pressures of societal beauty standards. Following in her younger sister's footsteps, she shared a #nofilter 100% natural selfie and looked great while doing it!
One of the most revolutionary and self-confident pop artists of our time, Lady Gaga is no stranger to making a statement with her fits. She's donned all kinds of outrageous outfits and bold makeup styles. But perhaps her most iconic look is one with no makeup at all!
This multi-talented icon jumped on her socials to share a fully bare-skinned selfie, basking in her natural beauty and proving that that she can successfully successfully pull off any look. How do we know it was successful? Well, the 2.5 million likes on her post suggest that it resonated with her followers.
Lately, Rihanna has been working more behind the scenes than on the mic or stage. It's understandable, considering that she has a luxury clothing and makeup brand and a lingerie line to keep track of! We're just feeling lucky that Riri took the time to bless us with this gorgeous selfie.
And she's keeping it real too. Juggling her world-famous brand Fenty and lingerie line Savage must keep her on her feet 24/7, so it's nice to know this Grammy-winning artist doesn't feel the pressure to be constantly glammed up. That's something we fully support!
She first gained attention on the Disney dance show Shake It Up next to fellow superstar Zendaya, but these days Bella Thorne is all grown up! And the actress has used her looks and style to reflect that, never being afraid to rock bold hair colors and striking makeup.
The Chick Fight actress has served us all kinds of "out there" looks, but even she has made it clear that sometimes keeping it natural is the best way to be. The 23-year old shared a beachy snap of her going makeup-free by the sea. We love to see a young star enjoying herself without feeling the need to dress up!
Since 2011 Jessica Ellen Cornish has been releasing numerous smash hits under the pseudonym Jessie J. The native Londoner turned global pop star has given us years of music that we love, and now she's sharing a more personal side on her social media. We love to see it!
This gorgeous and all-natural selfie was shared on her Instagram on a day when the 33-year old beauty was clearly feeling herself. Jessie even shared a caption describing how she spent the day listening to Christmas tunes and pampering her skin. We all need a self-care day sometimes!
Chrissy Teigen has dominated the internet for the last few years, leaving behind her modeling career to become a full-time mom and a part-time Twitter savage! Millions of people have come to love her hilarious social commentaries, and honestly, we do too.
Her social media realness doesn't end with Twitter roasting, though. The former Deal or No Deal model and wife of pop star John Legend also shared a make-up-free photo on Instagram. If you need proof that a mother of two can look good no matter what, here it is!
If you want to see true social media royalty, look no further than Charlie D'Amelio. Since her early days of posting dance videos on TikTok, this viral 17-year-old is now one of the biggest celebrities in the world. She even has brand partnerships with the likes of Dunkin' Donuts!
It's easy to see why companies are all over her, considering her jaw-dropping follower count of 114 million on TikTok and 41 million on Instagram. With so many eyes on her, it must be tempting to keep herself perfectly manicured at all times. This made her natural selfies even more inspiring for young teens everywhere.
Anastasia Karanikolaou, also known as Stassie, has been making a name for herself as a stylish influencer and the best friend of makeup mogul Kylie Jenner. Racking up a follower count of 10 million, Stassie has shown off her drool-worthy lifestyle by partying with her best friends and sharing snaps of her frequent vacations.
But she's comfortable enough in herself to be honest about past cosmetic procedures, even sharing details in the captions on her makeup-free selfies. "I wanted to show people that there's nothing to be ashamed of," she shared. Not only is she right, but she proved that honesty is one of the most attractive qualities you can have.
Speaking of Stassie, her best friend Kylie also deserves a spot on this list. Despite making literal billions as a cosmetic tycoon, this makeup empress isn't afraid to rock the natural look either. She stunned her followers by sharing this unexpected and fully natural photo on Instagram.
It's a big call to make when you have 230 million followers (and are one of the most followed accounts in the world, according to Marie Claire), but Kylie proved that having her own makeup brand doesn't mean she needs to wear it! And with more than 6.5 million likes, it seems as if her fans agree.
Kylie isn't the only cosmetic icon who likes to go fully natural. Makeup YouTuber James Charles garnered over 1.8 million likes for a photo he posted online, showing off his smooth pores and stunning skin completely without makeup. And fans were begging for more!
Just like his Kardashian/Jenner counterpart, it's a brave move for someone whose entire career is built on the makeup industry. As a millionaire makeup mogul, Charles has appeared alongside the likes of Lil Nas X, Charli and Dixie D'Amelio, and Kylie herself!
If you grew up watching Disney, then you will probably recognize this stunning blonde. To this day, actress Ashley Tisdale is best known for her roles in High School Musical and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, in roles that entertained young viewers for years to come.
These days Tisdale's life is a lot more low-key as she adjusts to being a new mother. But that hasn't stopped her from taking to Instagram to interact with her fans, as well as posting this stunning stripped-down selfie. And it's safe to say that fans loved seeing their favorite actress embrace her natural side!
Another pal of the Kardashian/Jenner clan (or should we say, former friend?) Jordyn Woods grew up in LA with some of the world's most famous young people. So it's no surprise that she's used her clout to establish herself as a certified influencer and designer to boot!
When she's not tending to her sneaker and purse collection, she's spending time with her bae Karl-Anthony Towns of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Despite all the attention, she gets both online and in real life, the 23-year-old has been keeping it real with these inspiring #nofilter #nomakeup selfies!
Grammy-award-winning artist Billie Eilish may be mature beyond her years, but she's also a certified style icon who's well-known for ignoring beauty trends and going her own way. And she doesn't need wild-colored hair and baggy tracksuits to prove it.
The young star shared a new picture to Instagram that showed off her natural beauty without an ounce of makeup or a single filter. Many of her followers adored the make-up-free look, which garnered over 13 million likes. We couldn't be more proud of Billie, and we think more young celebs should embrace their natural looks!
Billie seems to be setting the trend for young stars on Instagram. So much so that model Sofia Richie also jumped on Insta to share a revealing photo with her fans, i.e. a picture of her 100% makeup-free! If anything, she just proved that she's even more gorgeous without it.
Considering that she grew up in LA as the biological daughter of Lionel Richie, it's likely that she's learned to be comfortable and open even when all eyes are on her. And we hope she's setting a trend by sharing these authentically beautiful bare-skinned shots.
If you're in your twenties, then you may have grown up watching Miley Cyrus shift from a picture-perfect Disney idol in Hannah Montana to an independent pop star doing her own thing. And though she's tried a series of new looks over the years, we think we like the Plastic Heart star most when she keeps it simple.
And this tatted-up star really pulls off the clear-skinned au natural style. But if you're a Miley fan, you probably know that already - the singer pulled off a similar look in her 2017 music video for Malibu. She looks fantastic either way, and we know she'll continue bucking the trends long into her career.
When you've spent your whole life exposed to the camera lens, you expect someone like Hailey Bieber to be constantly dolled up. After all, she was born into the famous Baldwin acting family and is married to one of the most famous pop stars in the world!
And yet, Hailey seems just as comfortable looking completely unfiltered and makeup-less as she does with glamorous full-face makeup. And somehow, she's even more stunning! This look is no doubt helped along by an extensive skincare regime, but sometimes healthy skin is all you need.
Next up, we have the supermodel of the Kardashian-Jenner fam, runway star Kendall Jenner. In the past, this willowy beauty has been open about her tumultuous relationship with her skin and how it has affected her self-esteem. "What can I say, I'm human," she remarked in her interview with Vogue.
But over the years, she's made peace with her natural skin, which may have been helped along by her partnership with skincare brand Proactiv. She's come so far that she even posted a picture of herself fully make-up-free, garnering 5.5 million likes from adoring fans worldwide!
Since her days as a Disney superstar to her career as a singer and songwriter, Selena Gomez is adored by millions. Not only for her talents but also for her open and authentic personality. Throughout the years, she's been very vocal about the importance of self-love and acceptance to boot.
This is especially true of society's beauty standards. Even after launching her cosmetic brand, Rare Beauty, Selena took to social media to share a rare bare-faced photo, along with the caption, "Now, more than ever, I feel confident in who I am." And she has every reason to be!
Debby Ryan has shown us that she's not going to be typecast or pigeonholed. She gained attention for her role as a Disney nanny and made waves in the show Insatiable as a high school heartthrob seeking revenge. But she's also spoken out about the downsides of celebrity life, particularly where social media is concerned.
In an interview with People, she remarked, "Social media can be really dangerous in terms of furthering comparison to others or dated beauty standards." But she continued on a positive note, including that it could also be a "Catalyst for inclusivity." Inclusive enough that she felt comfortable sharing this bare-skinned selfie!
Millie Bobby Brown
Growing up as an actor on one of the most popular TV shows in the world probably isn't easy. But Millie Bobby Brown has accepted fame gracefully, sharing positive and uplifting messages with her fans. She even shared a bare-faced selfie with followers to underline the importance of loving yourself as you are.
Millie continued this thread by championing the hashtag #EmbraceYourFace, promoting self-love amongst internet-goers. "If you are happy in your own skin and if you truly love yourself, then you'll love other people, and you will be kind to other people," she commented. We couldn't agree more!
Now that actress Emma Roberts is a mother, she's certainly embracing the more raw and natural side of life. While on a ski trip, she shared a snap of herself without makeup and a tasty-looking pre-game meal. Fans loved the more simplistic look, and the photo gained over 600,000 likes.
In an interview with beauty magazine Byrdie, Roberts admitted that she wasn't too hung up on looking perfect all the time. "I want to be healthy, and I want to do a good job, but I never put pressure on myself because there are so many more important things like sleep." We don't know about you, but we're taking her advise!
Over the years, Demi Lovato has had their own unique set of struggles, including body image issues and mental health difficulties. But through it all, they came out on top, inspiring countless people with their strength and authenticity. And they've got the selfies to back it up!
But this outspoken star has not only learned to accept themself but has gained confidence in their new look. And they've been keen to share this newfound insight. In an interview with Vogue, they said, "The more confidence you have within yourself, the more you can bring out in others. It's more about the way you feel over the way you look."
Zoey Deutch, star of the popular Netflix show The Politician, took to social media to share that she was just as affected by the last year of lockdowns as everyone else. She even posted her own clear-skinned, fresh-faced selfie. After all, who has time for makeup during quarantine?
The caption read, "I call this performance art piece: 'A quarantine.' Enjoy." Her fans surely did since the responses were largely positive and dotted with compliments on Deutch's clear skin and effortless no-filter look. Considering that most of us are stuck indoors, we should all be embracing the no-makeup selfie!
While she might play a high-maintenance fashion-lover on ABC's Black-ish and Grown-ish, in real life, Yara Shahidi isn't afraid to rock a simple, makeup-free look on the 'gram. And her self-confidence sends a powerful message to her 6.3 million followers.
From relatable clips of bleaching her upper-lip peach fuzz to walking us through her affordable skincare routine, this 21-year-old actress knows how to keep it real! And if Yara's taught us anything, it's that whether you're rockin' a full face or going au natural, confidence is the key ingredient to a fierce look!
From Spiderman to Euphoria, fans of Zendaya Coleman have gotten pretty used to seeing this natural beauty rocking some simple, makeup-free looks over the years. And this 25-year-old actress has taught us that she can rock the red carpet with or without a face full of makeup.
And with over 3.5 million likes on this picture, it seems like Zendaya's hoards of Instagram followers are in favor of this minimalist look. There's nothing good lighting, a moisturized lip, and a great hair day can't solve. And it sure brings about some fire selfies!
It hasn't always been easy being a teenager in the public eye, but with a few years in the music industry under her belt, Camila Cabello has learned a thing or two when it comes to beauty. And she's ready to share her wisdom with anyone willing to listen.
"I like to wear less makeup when I can because I have gotten more comfortable with myself," the Don't Go Yet singer told E! News. "I feel like now I have more room to grow in my personal style too." From preaching body positivity to rocking this makeup-free look, Camila is changing the face of social media one post at a time!
For longtime Doja Cat fans, some of us may remember her hit song, Mooo! which went viral on Twiter back in 2015. But despite finding major success online, the Grammy-winning singer and rapper has a pretty unique relationship with social media, and it has influenced the kind of content she likes to post.
"Honestly, sometimes social media is draining and brings out all the negative things going on," Doja shared with Fader Magazine. But luckily, amidst all the haters, the Say So singer has found confidence and self-love - and isn't afraid to post whatever she wants with her 14.8 million followers.
Whether on the set of Pose or rocking a red carpet event, Indya Moore has made a name for themself as someone who can own just about any look. But it's taken a long time for the model and actor to get to a place where they're owning their unique beauty.
"I don't always feel seen," the Queen & Slim actor shared with The Cut. But thanks to the love and support following their premier on Pose, the legendary actor has built up quite a following and has inspired millions along the way thanks to their loud and proud approach to self-love.
Unless you've been living under a rock, chances are that you've seen at least one of the Hadid siblings rock a runway look or a photoshoot over the years. And after climbing to the top of the modeling industry, Gigi Hadid has her mom to thank for the most important lesson in makeup and inner beauty.
"[My mom] didn't overdo it with product, and I feel like I've taken that on, where I think less is more," the runway momma shared with Harper's Bazaar. "I think I'll teach Khai to keep it simple when it comes to makeup, like my mom taught me." Keep scrolling for more natural beauties...
When it comes to self-confidence, Lana Condor is trying to inspire young women and girls in the same way that she was inspired as a teen. "The women that I loved the most were the ones that were so unapologetically themselves and just radiated love," she shared during an interview with BAZAAR.com.
And while the TATB star has admitted to comparing her body to others and letting negative thoughts creep in, Condor has committed herself to a life of self-love and self-confidence. "The way that I talk to myself needs to be the way that I would talk to my best friend," she explained.
After finding enormous fame thanks to her role on Netflix's The Kissing Booth, Joey King had the wake-up call of her life. "I started to see the downside of people having so much information about you or to your personality or personal information," she confessed to Flaunt.
And with all that power came great responsibility, and Joey has made some purposeful decisions when it comes to her Instagram. One of them being that she posts some down-to-earth pictures of herself without makeup. "I have to remind myself more now of reasons to be confident than I used to," she said.
Thanks to Netflix's teen drama, Outer Banks, Madelyn Cline has climbed to new levels of fame and experienced opportunities of a lifetime. And she's learned quite a lot of lessons along the way. And with millions of impressionable followers, Madelyn is doing her best to be a strong role model.
Over 11 million people follow Cline on Instagram and get to see the full picture - not just the flashy red carpet lifestyle. And most importantly, Madelyn is trying to use her platform to raise awareness about any issue important to her - including the Instagram revolution for self-love and finding inner beauty.
From high school student to MTV VMAs winner, Olivia Rodrigo hasn't exactly had the most normal teenagehood, but according to the good 4 u singer, she wouldn't have it any other way. And while her lyrics explore her struggle with self-love, the viral singer has had quite the journey to acceptance.
"I write songs about not feeling like I'm enough and feeling insecure and sad - it's just sort of ironic how me doing that makes me feel so happy and so powerful," she shared on the Zach Sang Show. And with 17.7 million followers behind her back, she's embraced her natural beauty and self-worth!
When Dua Lipa sat down in July 2021 with Capital FM, the Levitating artist got real about her relationship with herself and her struggles with self-confidence. That's right - behind the Grammy wins and magazine covers, the 26-year-old singer struggles with self-love just like us!
"When I look in the mirror I see myself. I see the person that I am learning to love every day a little bit more," she confessed. "I see a lot more confidence and strength - and I see someone who's really learning to understand themselves and growing."
Since finding her groove online, Emma Chamberlain has grown to superstar status, with millions of fans across YouTube and Instagram. And the influencer has used her platform to promote messages of self-love - especially regarding one of her features that used to be a point of insecurity...
"I actually have grown to love my dark circles... I think style is getting a little bit more grungy, a little bit more natural," she shared with Elle Magazine. "I think defying any beauty standard and going off and appreciating it, I love that. I'm always open to that."
Thanks to her role on Riverdale, Lili Reinhart has raked in quite the online following on Instagram. And since day one, she's been dedicated to using her platform to spread awareness and acceptance surrounding mental health and self-confidence. And her fans love her for that!
Due to her struggles with acne, the Riverdale star has experienced some pretty deep lows. "It makes me want to hide," she confessed to Glamour. But the one thing she's learned is that she doesn't have to feel 100% every day. "Sometimes I feel like I look like s**t... And I'm allowed to have those days," she said proudly.
With over 25 million followers watching her every move on Instagram, Sabrina Carpenter has felt the heat when it comes to public pressure and expectations. But despite the high stakes and the cruel side of social media, the singer has maintained a positive mindset and approach to life on the world wide web.
And thanks to that positive mindset, the On My Way singer has kept it real on the 'gram, positing makeup-free pics just like this one. And according to the 1.5 million likes on the picture, it's safe to say that her loyal fans love the natural look just as much as the red carpet glam!
While being an actress was always a dream of Camila's, a life of fame hasn't always been a walk in the part. And the Riverdale actress has managed to keep it real with her fans about her struggles with body positivity and self-confidence in her everyday Hollywood life.
And she also had some nuggets of wisdom to share with Pop Sugar. "For me, it's always nice when I'm acknowledging that... I'm feeling insecure about myself," she explained. "I don't think you should pretend everything's OK... when you're not feeling 100 percent."