Celebrities Without Makeup: Our Favourite Bare-Faced Selfies

Celebrities Without Makeup: Our Favourite Bare-Faced Selfies

With red carpets being few and far between these days, our fave celebs have been swapping out head-to-toe glam for makeup-free, bare faces. 

And as much as we love fawning over a star-studded event or the wild and wacky Met Gala beauty looks, there’s something quite humbling about seeing an A-lister hanging at home looking like, well, us. 

Ok, maybe not exactly like us. Let’s face it, makeup or no makeup, supermodels are still supermodels. 

Here’s our roundup of the latest and greatest makeup-free celebs. 


After a near two month Instagram hiatus, Adele treated her 49.9 million followers to a series of makeup-free photos to mark her 34th birthday. The bare-faced images were captioned: “what a difference a year makes! If time keeps healing and smoothing out all the creases in my life like it does as the years fly by, then I can’t wait to be 60! I’ve never been happier! So many lessons, so many blessings to be grateful for. This is 34, and I love it here! Thank you for the birthday love as always.”

Image via: @adele

Gabrielle Union

When you’ve got glowing skin like Gab Union’s, makeup seems almost redundant. We’ve officially filed Gab under “celebrities who age backwards”.

Image via @gabunion

Jennifer Aniston

Jen always looks glowing on the red carpet, but looking THIS radiant without a scrap of makeup on? Unfair. The 52-year-old previously shared her top three anti-ageing tips with InStyle, citing, “water, sleep and sunscreen.”

Image credit: @jenniferaniston

Lady Gaga

If you didn’t recognise Lady Gaga sans wig, headpiece or crystal glasses, we don’t blame you. But here she is, bare-faced and looking as beautiful as ever.

Image credit: @ladygaga

Jessica Biel

Sharing to her 9.7 million Instagram followers, Jessica captioned this lowkey pic: “Portrait of a hungover woman who had cake for breakfast”. Oh to look this good hungover…

Image credit: @jessicabiel

Gwyneth Paltrow

After sharing the glow-inducing secrets of her skin care routine, it comes as no surprise that the queen of Goop looks this hydrated, plump and beautiful without a speck of makeup on.

Image credit: @gwynethpaltrow 

Jennifer Garner

Check out that fresh, smooth and bouncy deliciousness. Oh, and Jen’s baked goods look alright too. Without a blemish, line or sag insight, it’s no wonder Jen’s skin care routine is well sought after. 

Image credit: @jen.garner

Zoe Saldana

In true Hollywood A-lister fashion, Zoe Saldana is just as beautiful when she’s at home, freshly cleansed and hanging with her kids, as she is when she’s red carpet ready. .

Image credit: @zoesaldana

Sandra Oh

Sandra Oh shared this makeup-free selfie to mark her 50th birthday. Yes, you read that correctly. She’s 50!?

Image credit: @sandraoh


Heidi Klum

It’s Heidi Klum, need we say more?

Image credit: @heidiklum 

Cindy Crawford

A swim in the lake might’ve washed off her makeup, but nothing can jeopardise Cindy’s world-famous glow.

Image credit: @cindycrawford

Eva Longoria

While we can detect a lick of mascara, Eva Longoria is rocking her natural skin and showing off her freckles. Extra points for the sun-safe hat, too.

Image credit: @evalongoria

*This article has been updated since first published*

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  1. They look lovely but I think it's important to remember that these people have access to skin and cosmetic treatments whenever they want. Even if they are makeup free, they're certainly not botox, filler or plastic surgery free.

    Good for them but personally I would have preferred to see a gallery of women who are truly natural and makeup free. Regardless of imperfections, acceptance should be celebrated.

  2. Yeh I love that they can look quite 'basic' (although good basic for sure!) so it really shows that personality really is the key to their success and not their looks. (Well, maybe a bit of both combined in a lot of cases!) but they can look like anyone else around the local area really! (if they try and just be completely natural)

  3. I love that most of them have a fair bit of pigmentation to their skin, which is pretty much unavoidable as we age. For all the products that promise to eliminate pigmentation, if the celebs haven’t found the miracle cure, it’s probably not out there – which takes a lot of the pressure off the rest of us.

  4. Jessica Biel looks absolutely amazing, still beautiful without makeup, Heidi Klum and Eva Longoria still look fabulous. Also one Celebrity not mentioned and she always looks beautiful is Jennifer Lopez.

    Celebrities can buy the very best of Skincare Products and they can afford to have Fillers and Botox as well.

  5. I don't believe that ALL of those celebrities pictured have no make up on. Eg Eva Longoria is wearing mascara. Lady Gaga should go makeup free more often. And what has Jennifer Garner been cooking?

  6. Jennifer Garner always looks fabulous – I always love her big smile!

    Zoe Saldana's complexion is FLAWLESS! She's clearly wearing eye makeup & lippy – she MUST be wearing foundation, too?

  7. Even Cindy Crawford does not wake up looking like Cindy Crawford! These pictures are important for young, impressionable girls to see, to understand the ideals they compare themselves do not actually exist.

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