13 Times Celebs Rocked the #NoMakeup Look

by Tami Brehse January 20, 2017

Celebrities with no makeup

13 Times Celebs Rocked the #NoMakeup Look

We love a good set of false eyelashes or the latest lip hue as much as the next girl, but when it comes to Hollywood, there’s no bolder makeup look than the one without any makeup at all!

The #nomakeup trend has cropped up on social media, and celebrities are getting in on the all natural self-love. Here are 13 famous women who rocked their makeup free look for the world to see.

Lady Gaga no makeup

Lady Gaga

In 2016, Lady Gaga stepped out in haute couture in Los Angeles to celebrate her 30th birthday as only Gaga can. The next morning, she showed the world a very different, but just as stunning, image—a no-makeup selfie enjoying some birthday leftovers.

She posted: “I saved a piece of birthday cake my fans. You made my 20s worth it all. To spreading love, above all things.”

No poker face needed here. We think Gaga rocks the natural look!

Alicia Keys no makeup

Alicia Keys

The diva had jaws dropping when she showed up at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards without a stitch of makeup on her face. Many wondered, how could she?!

Keys says her reasons were simple: her fixtions with how she looked and how society perceived her had gone too far.

The singer opened up about her reasons for going bare-faced in the online newsletter Lenny run by Lena Dunham. She writes: "Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn't put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it???”

I think in some ways, we can all relate!

Keys has since made numerous public appearances sans-makeup, including on the nationally televised show The Voice.

Cameron Diaz no makeup

Cameron Diaz

Our 40’s are basically synonymous with smile lines and crow’s feet, and according to Cameron Diaz, that’s a beautiful thing. At 44, the actress proves she’s beautiful inside and out—but does this really come as a surprise to anyone?

The California girl posted this makeup-free pic to her Instagram account to commemorate the launch of her new book about the aging process, Longevity.

“I'm so excited to continue the conversation because learning that you can age well, will actually help you age better,” she writes. “If you understand how your body works then you can take action to help keep it in the best possible condition so it can carry you through a long and beautiful life.”

And at the end of the day, isn’t that what we’re all after?

Beyonce no makeup


Even Queen Bey herself wakes up looking like this… that is, pretty much like the rest of us! Beyonce showed off her bare face and natural complexion in this selfie posted to her blog.

I know we’re talking about #nomakeup here, but can we also talk about her hair for a minute? How perfect and gorgeous are those natural curls?!

Adele no makeup


Hello from the other side!

We’re used to seeing Adele rocking her signature winged eyeliner and bold lip, but she used this au naturale snap to remind us she’s not just a Grammy winner, she’s a 28-year-old with a toddler at home.

We’re digging the fresh-faced look on the singer if we do say so ourselves.

Adriana Lima no makeup

Adriana Lima

We typically see supermodel Adriana Lima strutting down the Victoria’s Secret runway or modeling high fashion from the pages of the latest issue of Vogue, but she opened up about the reality of life as a model in this Instagram post.

She’d just worked a long shoot despite being under the weather, and shared: “Sometimes, people question, that model life is easy, and that's wrong, we work as hard as any other individual. Today I had 10 hours of work day, shooting with a very bad cold, coughing no stop and a massive headache. That did not stop me on doing what I love. I finished, went to airport, to come back home to see my 2 princesses.”

Being sick is never fun, even when you’re a supermodel!

Katie Holmes no makeup

Katie Holmes

How many times have you jumped out of the shower, hair still wet and no makeup on, and straight into the car to shuttle the kids to school or make it to the office in time? Yep, been there!

Katie Holmes shows us celebrities have their fair share of hectic mornings too, with this no makeup, wet hair look she shared on Instagram. We think the “everywoman” look suits Katie well, don’t you?

Laverne Cox no makeup

Laverne Cox

Orange is the New Black star Laverne Cox has already positioned herself as a Hollywood icon and vocal proponent of transgender and LGBT rights. Now, she’s taking on one more movement: the makeup free one.

In this pic shared to her Instagram account, she flaunted a look free of makeup, wigs or hair extensions. At the same time, she celebrated a woman’s ability to switch up her look depending on the day.

"I love fake hair. It's one of the great joys of my life,” she said. “As an actress and a woman I love being able to transform, to switch up my look when I want to with wigs, weaves and bundles a plenty. I love this too. It's about choices and options."

Amen, Laverne!

Amy Schumer no makeup

Amy Schumer

Funny woman Amy Schumer keeps it real pretty much all day, every day, so it was no surprise to find this shot of the comedian looking totally laid back and bare faced, even while enjoying a ride on a private jet!

We could totally imagine being besties with this down-to-earth star (and we’d gladly accompany her on her next flight).

Gwenyth Paltrow no makeup

Gwenyth Paltrow

She’s certainly had her fair share of glam red carpet moments, but Gwenyth Paltrow proves you don’t need makeup to look like a million bucks. In this sans-makeup photo, her skin glows and her natural hair takes a starring role. More of this look, please!

Chrissy Teigen no makeup

Chrissy Teigen

Ugh. Could there be a more relatable star than Chrissy Teigen? The model and wife of musician John Legend tells it like it in in this no-makeup, post-pregnancy snapchat screenshot.

It reads: “Goodby pregnancy glow. Hi itchy red spots.” Any mom can completely relate to how pregnancy can do a number on your skin, and we give major props to Chrissy for showing us that celebrities aren’t exempt from skin issues!

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Zendaya no makeup


It’s nice to see a star so comfortable in her won skin. 20-year-old actress and musician Zendaya could go makeup-free every day of the week and still look flawless, as far as we’re concerned!

She looks adorable in this makeup free shot, and the many other au naturale pics she’s posted to her Instagram account.

Gigi Hadid no makeup

Gigi Hadid

Ok, so it’s easy to go makeup free when you’re a supermodel, right? But Gigi Hadid may just be the queen of bare-faced selfies, posting no-makeup looks repeatedly to her social media accounts. We say ‘bravo’ for showing her fans what life looks like both on and off the runway.

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Tami Brehse
Tami Brehse