Makeup - most of us cannot seem to live without it. With social media nowadays, and how much makeup has become a consumerism market, it is almost impossible for women to not think of cosmetics. There are now thousands of choices, whether it be skincare products, contour palettes or lipstick shades, and we are swamped with numerous makeup tutorial videos and makeup 'gram posts daily. Seriously, Sephora is like the Holy Grail for women.
However, we must keep in mind that celebrities, at the end of the day, no matter how much they lead glamorous and lavish lifestyles, are just like the rest of us. We live in a world with unrealistic beauty ideals for women, and some celebrities love to always be dolled up, while others choose to be makeup-free. The only difference is, when a celebrity steps out without makeup, it is all the buzz; it is like the world stops and we all care about the fact that they're not glammed up.
Some celebrities avoid makeup because of self-confidence, while others just love highlighting their best features and standing out.
So, put your contour brush down, and take a look at the celebrities who prefer being bare-faced, as well as those who refuse to leave the house without their full face on.
20 Chrissy Teigen Is At Her Best “Au Naturel”
Why does model Chrissy Teigen even need makeup? She is always absolutely glowing because of her husband John Legend ― he gives her the natural happy glow.
Teigen is humble and grounded, and she always displays her care-free attitude, which is reflected in her bare face. The gorgeous and curvy model, who is now the author of a cookbook, likes to keep it minimal with her makeup. In fact, if you stalk her social media (which we highly advise you to), you’ll notice many selfies of the star lounging without makeup on. She told Grazia Daily,
"That's why I don't post many makeup selfies, because I don't feel anyone knows what a real face looks like anymore and it kills me that we have to completely wash a face or body out for it to get likes."
This momma knows she's gorgeous and she isn't afraid to flaunt it.
19 No One Does It Like Gisele Bundchen
Your daily decision to wear or not wear makeup is entirely up to you, just like celebrities. And some of them just do not need the extra layer on their faces, like supermodel Gisele Bundchen. If a woman wears makeup, it does not make her a "better" woman, and vice-versa, and clearly Bundchen does not care to be glammed up anymore.
After all, her husband is the GOAT of football ― if Brady embraces the makeup-free look, then many others should too #justsaying.
Bundchen, the fashion model, even went makeup free for a Vogue cover, and that about says it all. Look at her 'gram page, she totally shuns makeup and filters.
18 Cameron Diaz Is All About Aging
We remember Cameron Diaz in My Best Friend's Wedding like it was just yesterday. Why? Because the blonde beauty with piercing blue ocean eyes still looks the same. Is that because the A-lister just avoids pampering her face with makeup altogether?
The actress is all too familiar with the scrutiny that comes with being in Hollywood, but she pushes that aside by showing the world how confident and content she is without makeup.
The reason she avoids makeup as much as possible? To embrace the aging process. As The Telegraph reports, she says, "I feel like aging has gotten a bad rap." To celebrate aging, as well as to get rid of the negative connotations associated with it, she believes in rocking a fresh face.
17 Who Needs Makeup When You’re Ellen Pompeo?
IRL, Ellen Pompeo is a lot like her Grey's character, Meredith Grey. The actress, who is also a mother, does not invest her time in applying makeup.
Pompeo's appearance is static. Since her debut on Grey's the alluring beauty has not changed one bit. We are not going to lie, we are envious of the natural glow that her face has. What we love most about Pompeo is that she really is not bothered by the paparazzi always snapping photos of her out and about without makeup.
16 Alicia Keys Is Proud Of Her #NoMakeup Ways
Alicia Keys is always captured smiling wide, but why? Because she is doing her and living her best life without a dab of makeup on.
In recent years, the powerhouse singer has been known for entirely ditching makeup, and she has stood by her choice. Keys wrote in Lenny Letter that she refuses to cover up anymore, saying,
"Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing."
However, even though she received criticism, her stance also received a ton of praise. She basically just wants people to be themselves. On another note, just because she avoids makeup, Keys wrote on her Twitter, "Y'all, me choosing to be makeup free doesn't mean I'm anti-makeup. Do you!" Fair enough.
15 Demi Lovato Has Always Been Courageous
The singer went through a lot last year, and we embrace her for still standing tall.
Demi Lovato, who has been relatively quiet on her social media platforms, has never been so hush-hush about one thing though, and that is makeup. Though on many occasions we have seen Lovato glammed up and looking posh to the T because it comes with what she does, the songstress has also made statements concerning the no makeup look to celebrate natural beauty.
In 2018, Lovato was “Sorry Not Sorry” when she went makeup-free in a video for Vogue, as Today reports. She underwent a make-under to send a message to the world. An advocate for body and beauty positivity, Lovato wanted to remind women that they do not need makeup to feel beautiful.
14 Miley Cyrus Is The Master Of Zit Posts
The beautiful Miley Cyrus and handsome Liam Hemsworth just got married, and we are already thinking abut how adorable their babies are going to be, but that is besides the point. Cyrus, who we know went through a phase of doing outlandish things, is now locked down with her Australian beau and has been extremely humble and nothing like a celebrity.
She deleted all her photos on her Instagram page, but Cyrus, who has been awfully quiet, is all about embracing whatever is natural; and that includes body hair. She always steps out without makeup that we barely remember the last time she was sporting some. Cyrus has actually said that she wore more makeup as a teenager, as Bustle reports, and is no longer down to look that way.
13 Hilary Duff Has A Page Full Of No Makeup Posts
We're thrilled that celebrities are using Instagram as a positive reinforcement to show that it is okay to not actually need makeup. Now, we have a woman for you who is not afraid to show off the dark circles and the lines, singer and actress Hilary Duff.
We know that makeup is needed when celebs hit the set or the stage, but when Duff is not working, she proudly goes makeup-free and ultimately loves showing it off on Instagram. She clearly has no problem letting her skin breathe and celebrating her bare face, that like everyone else's, suffers from eye bags, dark circles and dullness.
12 Drew Barrymore Is Comfortable In Her Skin
Drew Barrymore is besties with Cameron Diaz, and these two always have each other's backs ― even when it comes to sporting NO makeup.
Now, people tend to have the misconception that because a celebrity founded a makeup brand or did a collaboration with a brand, that they must always sport a full face of makeup, but that isn't the case. Drew Barrymore, who is the founder of Flower Beauty, is at a place in her life where negativity is non-existent.
The mother, actress and business owner leads a busy life and so, she goes about her days without makeup, and her natural glow is infectious. She has zero shyness to show her fresh face and ungroomed face on Instagram.
11 Jessica Alba Chooses Sweat Over Sephora
We have not seen much of the foxy and sultry Jessica Alba on the big screen, which is unfortunate, but if you follow her on Instagram, you may have noticed how much this star does not don makeup.
You may have also noticed that she is the founder of Honest Beauty, and that she works out relentlessly. She looks just as flawless without a stitch of makeup on!
Alba is constantly sharing makeup-free, and post-workout, selfies, and she looks naturally glowing. We are only confused because her skin has not aged one bit ― we should probably follow her skincare tutorials more often.
10 Gwen Stefani Absolutely Loves Her Makeup
When haven't you seen Gwen Stefani without her signature bold and red lips?
Stefani and makeup are like peanut butter and jelly; never one without the other. And it goes the same with Stefani and her red lipstick ― she just cannot live without it. We have been seeing a lot more of her lately, especially during the holidays when she hit the Disneyland stage to perform, and as usual, she was all glammed up.
Although she's now married to Blake Shelton, in her previous marriage, Stefani said, “I like to make my husband like me more and he likes it when I'm wearing makeup,” as Mommyish reports.
9 Katy Perry Always Looks Fierce
This next singer has transformed her look over the years, but one thing that has not fully switched up is her makeup; she ALWAYS wears some. Whether she is rocking her long and black luscious locks, a pixie hair cut, or purple or red lips, Perry always looks stunning.
Perry has made it evident that she will not step out in public without makeup on. Even if she is wearing a drugstore mascara like Covergirl that she has done various ads for, her face is always so refined, so if she is happy, we're loving it.
8 Kylie Jenner Has Made A Living Out Of Makeup
Kylie Jenner is hailed as the queen of social media and is also a beauty queen to women around the world, so it is no surprise that she is ultimately obsessed with makeup. Fanatical fans of the new mother are always binging on makeup because Jenner makes it all about the glitz and glam.
It does not take a rocket scientist to figure out that it is because of Jenner that the makeup industry has been booming ― she is majorly influential. Kylie Jenner, who turned her passion for makeup into a dream by starting her own line, Kylie Cosmetics, has become a self-made billionaire. Do you see her slacking off the makeup anytime soon? No
7 Scarlett Johansson And Her Signature Look
If you ask a guy what kind of makeup look he'd adore on you and that would make him go bonkers, he would probably tell you actress Scarlett Johansson’s look. For many years, the A-lister has been a beauty icon with her blonde hair, blue eyes, fair skin and plump red lips. And because we have that image of Johansson imprinted in our minds, it is hard to picture the sultry actress without makeup on. As The Daily Mail reports, Johansson claimed in an interview with Style,
"I always like to put a little bit of makeup on. I'm not the kind of person who just slops around in sweatpants."
And she did not forget to mention that red lipstick is "the cure-all for everything."
6 Kim K The Beauty Queen
Kim Kardashian is in love with her children, husband and makeup. Part of the world's most influential family, the cameras are always on them, so Kim K will never be caught without makeup on.
The posh star, who also has her own makeup line, KKW, is rocking the world. Women look up to Kim K and try to imitate all her makeup looks, but that is no surprise. Her face is always so flawless, we'd be dazed to see her without a dab of makeup ― the world would stop.
As The Cut reports, Kim said Charlotte Tilbury is "my hero" because "she has never let her husband see her without makeup on." So, we could assume Kim also wears makeup to bed? Plus, she always expresses on Instagram and Snapchat how she can’t live without makeup.
5 Christina Aguilera Always Puts Her Face On
It is only natural that celebs are a lot more likely than us to be glammed up day in and day out.
Singer and actress Christina Aguilera made her debut on The Mickey Mouse Club alongside Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake, but nowadays, many know Aguilera for her makeup habits. If we had our own makeup artists, we'd probably always have a full face on like Xtina.
Sadly, the makeup junkie has faced a lot of scrutiny, with people criticizing her for overdoing it and was even dubbed the "cake face." We think everyone should cut her some slack and let her do what she loves because she looks happy doing so.
4 LC With All The Tips
Lauren Conrad is our all-time favourite fashionista; if we could, we'd have her as our personal stylist.
Conrad is such a sweetheart and is one woman we could all look up to and idolize for her personality and trendy looks. However, when it comes to makeup, LC is a makeup guru, and she does not phantom her love of makeup.
Actually, if you follow her expert blog, you'll see how passionate she is about makeup and learn a few tips and tricks of the trade. And guess what? The clothing designer does it all on her own. She does not always have an MUA following her around.
3 Riri Making It In The Makeup World
The Fenty Beauty founder, singer Rihanna, is now a star in the makeup universe; women all over the world are literally bowing down to the talented Rihanna.
And let us all admit it, it is hard to even picture Rihanna without makeup on, as she is always flawless and ready for the flashing lights.
Her obsession with cosmetics has been a lifelong thing, but she was not always allowed to indulge as her mother was strict with her as a teen. Now, Rihanna has her own line and does her own makeup ― so, what can't Riri do? Rihanna told InStyle,
“I wanted to do a line for years, but it needed to be credible, something that industry pros and girls around the world would respect.”
And we definitely do.
2 Nicki Minaj is “Barbie Dreams”
Besides the feud between Nicki Minaj and Cardi B, one thing that Minaj completely owns is makeup. Outrageous makeup is without a doubt Minaj's knack.
The rapper, singer and actress always has over-the-top makeup, and it totally suits her. There will always be haters, but Minaj is undoubtedly using makeup as art and a means of expression.
As one of the most recognizable female rappers, we cannot picture Minaj without flashy coloured lips, deep eye shadow and extravagant lashes. We feel a makeup line coming soon!
1 The J-Lo Glow
The whole world goes bonkers over Jennifer Lopez, and we are not one bit surprised because she looks like she did 10 years ago. She has aged like a fine wine. One thing is certain though, the curvy and sultry singer and actress has a major love affair with makeup.
She is not one who ever has extravagant makeup on, but J-Lo always has her glow on lockdown. Even though she has a man who is hopelessly devoted to her, Jenny from the block will never step out in public without her signature full face.
References: Grazia Daily, The Telegraph, Bustle, The Daily Mail, InStyle