25 Female Celebrities You Wouldn’t Recognize Without Makeup

Famous women seem to have it all – beautiful looks, sleek hair and striking makeup. But, what happens when there is no stylist in sight? They’re just like us! In fact, without the makeup and magazine airbrushing, you might be surprised at what some celebrities look like. Let’s see what 25 female stars look like when bare faced.

Jessica Alba

Despite owning her own cosmetics and skincare line; Honest Beauty, Jessica shows that, now and again, makeup isn’t something that’s predominantly on her mind.


This American actress might not look like her red carpet alter ego, however, her natural beauty is still exquisite.

Julianne Hough

Normally on the dancefloor or starring in modern day musical films, Julianne doesn’t appear her usual glam self without cosmetics. That’s not to say she isn’t a beauty.


This blonde bombshell is naturally pretty, though you’d be forgiven for not recognizing the dancer without her faux lashes or luscious pout.

Rachel McAdams

Rachel’s regular airport chic consists of casual comfort and bare face. This Canadian cutie doesn’t need to be made up with faux tan or lashings of mascara to be a true stunner.


Though, Rachel looks much younger than her years when she opts for natural beauty.

Suki Waterhouse

As a model and actress, British native Suki needs to be ready for some camera action. However, that doesn’t stop her from putting down the makeup from time to time.


Her naturally bold brows and clear complexion are definitely something to desire.

Selena Gomez

Baby faced singer and actress Selena Gomez shows off her sunkissed makeup free face with confidence.


With smooth skin, it’s easy to see why she’d want to display her flawless complexion. Still, we’d struggle to recognize the brunette songstress without her popstar glamor.

Miley Cyrus

She’s not exactly shy, as her Instagram photographs demonstrate, however, Miley Cyrus is well known for going makeup free.


With her blonde crop and free spirited personality, we doubt Miley gives a damn at what people think of her natural look.

Lady Gaga

If there’s one famous person that has the ability to shock, it’s Lady Gaga! We might be used to seeing her in dramatic outfits and wild hair, but going bare faced still makes our jaws drop.


Without the vivid stage wear and popstar persona, Gaga looks like the girl next door. Who would have thought this diva could pull off this transformation?

Emmy Rossum

Shameless actress Emmy Rossum isn’t afraid to go without a touch of lipstick or hint of blush, now and again.


In fact, Rossum compliments her no-makeup look with glasses, for a cute and casual appearance.

Lena Dunham

Lena isn’t a stranger to creating controversy. Whether it’s creating attention for her book or making discussion with her don’t give a dam’n attitude, Lena Durham seems more than happy to put down the foundation and concealer.

Lena Dunham

We admit, we probably wouldn’t know who the Girls actress, and writer, was if we saw her bare faced in real life.

Haylie Duff

New mom Haylie Duff may not have the extra time for pampering her skin, but we’re sure her cute and casual look is extremely practical for those who lead high maintenance lifestyles.


Haylie’s bare flight face is refreshing and low key.

Ashley Benson

Pretty Little Liars star Ashley Benson loves to start the day with a cup of detox tea and a product free face.


While it’s perfect for a super busy day, it’s a completely different look for the normally glamorous young actress.

Cara Delevingne

Supermodel Cara Delevingne looks completely different when she’s not appearing in commercials or advertisements. Nevertheless, her famous brows still look incredible and her skin is enviable!


It’s easy to see why Cara’s looks are adored by fans around the world.

Nikki Minaj

It’s surprising to see her showing her natural beauty as Nikki Minaj is well known for her interesting stage costumes and makeup, so it’s surprising to see her with a bare face.


Did you know, Nikki, whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj, has even fronted a MAC makeup collection?

Lorde New

Zealand singer Lordes has shown her naked face on social media to reassure her young fans that magazine airbrushing is rife.


Having suffered from acne, it’s refreshing to see Lorde use her makeup free face for a positive message.


Without makeup, Beyonce appears completely different.


While her alter ego might be named Sasha Fierce, she seems anything but, as her natural complexion and braided hair is perfect for the girl next door heading to the beach.

Sienna Miller

Despite being an A-list actress, the British star is happy to go without makeup, even for a Matthew Williamson fashion show. For the show in 2014, Sienna sported the bare faced look, despite being photographed by paparazzi.


Luckily for the confident celebrity, her naturally glowing skin captured the right attention.

Demi Lovato

Popular singer Demi Lovato has her own skincare line; Devonne by Demi.


As well as being the spokeswoman for a makeup brand, she often goes without her regular makeup routine, instead, opting for a bare face to go with her bright colored hair.

Kim Kardashian

Famous for making contouring popular, Kim Kardashian is often pictured without her makeup.

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Kim has her own beauty line, alongside her sisters Kourtney and Khloe, however, when she’s not on the red carpet, don’t expect to see them glammed up.

Keira Knightley

British rose Keira Knightley has a beautiful complexion and amazing bone structure, so it’s no wonder she wants to go sans makeup once in a while.


The pretty actress is even confident enough to attend press events with a bare face! We can’t say we blame her!

Christy Turlington

Iconic supermodel Christy Turlington will happily go natural when on charity duty. With a clear complexion and stunning smile, Christy’s makeup free look is perfect for low key events or for daily tasks.


This model’s enviable beauty lights up any occasion.

Cameron Diaz

Despite Cameron Diaz noting her past skin problems (its rumored she’s even skipped events due to her acne), she’s regularly photographed with bare skin.


You would never know this actress is in her forties as these days, her perfect skin makes going fresh faced a simple task.

Reese Witherspoon

Reese Witherspoon is often pictured showing off her clear skin.

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Whether she’s going to a workout ortaking a trip to the mall, Reese’s flawless face is desired by women everywhere.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Founder of lifestyle brand Goop, Gwyneth Paltrow is famous for clean eating and caring for her skin.


Without makeup, her blue eyes look even brighter!

Jessica Biel

Gym bunny Jessica Biel sports that post workout glow by ditching the makeup.


The mom of one still looks luminous, even without the red carpet treatments.

Amy Adams

Enchanted actress Amy Adams is comfortable sporting a low key look when she͛s not attending an event.


The Hollywood star often ditches the products, even when she͛s on a movie set.