Celebs who look even more stunning without makeup

BY EMILY REKSTIS


Embracing the natural beauty
one was given is something our society continues to struggle with, attempting
to paint over any blemishes with makeup and Photoshop. Thanks to all the glitz
and glamour surrounding celebrities, it seems impossible for non-famous people to
stack up to the incredibly high beauty standards Hollywood sets. 
That’s why it’s so refreshing
to catch a glimpse of celebs’ real-life beauty through their makeup-free
images. Not only are these no-makeup shots completely relatable, they’re also
seriously empowering, encouraging all women to show off and be proud of how
they look without any bit of makeup on. 
From singers to TV and movie
stars, check out the makeup-free celebs who look gorgeous completely au
naturel. 

Jennifer Lopez



Jenny from the Block is no
stranger to a makeup-free Instagram, especially before big shows. JLo likes to
show her followers what it’s like during the calm before the storm that is
concert prep. In this video she explains how she gets mentally prepared before
her big Las Vegas residency concert with “no makeup, no hair, no
nothing.” There’s no denying she looks stunning. Is it just us, or is
her skin glowing perfection? 

Ciara



Since singing hits like Get
Up, Like a Boy, and Goodies, Ciara has taken a bit of a break to get
married and have kids. In fact she just recently gave birth to her second
child. She may not be performing much these days, but we still get to see her
on red carpets and social media. Although we’re used to seeing her brows a
little fuller and her lips a little brighter, we never doubted that the new
mother was a natural beauty. Now, thanks to this completely
bare-faced shot, there’s proof. 

Drew Barrymore



Even though Drew Barrymore has
her own makeup line called Flower Beauty, you will often find makeup-free
images while scrolling through her Instagram. Maybe even more than those of her
wearing makeup. Although there’s no denying this former child star and
current star of The Santa Clarita Diet is proud of her natural self, that
doesn’t mean she doesn’t have fun playing with different makeup. After all, it
is another way to express oneself.   



Emmy Rossum



Rossum started out as an opera
singer, and has since made quite a name for herself as both an actress and
feminist. Between fighting for equal pay on Shameless and sharing Option
B’s message and impact, Rossum is not shy or quiet about equality and women’s
rights. Embracing her natural her beauty, makeup-free is just one more
thing to add to the list of her feminist acts. 
Jenna Dewan Tatum



The host of NBC’s World of
Dance Jenna Dewan Tatum knows a thing or two about looking fabulous, no
matter what she’s doing or wearing. She shared this #WokeUpLikeThis selfie
during her takeover of the Women’s Health Instagram account (later reposted to
her own Instagram account) before she documented what her whole daily routine
looks like for all of the Women’s Health followers. As far as she’s come since
her her Step Up days — a husband, a baby, an amazing lip sync battle — she
doesn’t look all that different, with and without makeup. 


Jessica Biel


From her teenage days as Mary
Camden on 7th Heaven to her 2017 limited series The Sinner,
Jessica Biel has been in the spotlight for years, but that doesn’t mean she’s
always wearing makeup. She’s now married Justin Timberlake and has created
her own beautiful family in real life and her hubby proudly shared this snap of
Biel and their then-newborn on Instagram. We don’t blame him. Not only is his
son beyond adorable (and tiny!), but Biel looks so beautiful and so happy. As
gorgeous as she looks all glammed up on the red carpet, this at-home,
makeup-free Biel is equally, if not more, beautiful. 



Olivia Wilde




Actress Olivia Wilde, who is
the current star of the Broadway show 1984, doesn’t typically wear
tons of makeup, but has had fun with extravagant looks on the red carpet. No
matter what Wilde is wearing — foundation, mascara or nothing — she is a
striking sight to see. When expressing her excitement about her newest
partnership with skincare brand True Botanicals on Instagram, she showed off
how clear and even her skin is using their products. That’s one hell of a sales
pitch.

Megan Fox

There’s no denying Megan Fox
is beautiful, after all, she’s typically cast as the sexy girl-next-door in
movies like Transformers and Jennifer’s Body. Known as one of the sexiest women
in the world, we’re used to seeing her with a full face of makeup. However,
it’s clear that makeup doesn’t have a lot of work to do when it comes to making
the actress look drop dead gorgeous. 

Leighton Meester

This image of the Gossip Girl
star Leighton Meester is so relatable. Don’t we all typically curl up with a
good book in cozy clothes and a fresh face? To celebrate John Steinbeck’s
birthday, Meester shared this shot of her holding The Grapes of Wrath, also paying
tribute to the Of Mice and Men Broadway show (also based on a
Steinbeck novel) she was in with James Franco & Chris O’Dowd. To
be honest, she doesn’t even look all that different with or without
makeup. 

Julianne Hough



From Dancing With the Stars to
Grease Live!, Hough is one seriously impressive dancer. It’s not just dancing
she does to stay in shape either. There are countless snaps of Hough leaving
the gym or a workout class. The best part? She’s always makeup free in them.
This playful shot with her fiancé that she shared on Valentine’s day is
just another example that really shows how little Hough cares about wearing
makeup and how much she loves her natural self. Which, of course, only makes us
love her more. 

Beauty is more than skin deep



Seeing these singers and
actresses embrace their natural selves is a powerful message to send women and
girls who have been criticized and minimized for so long. These stars are all
clearly beautiful, happy, and strong without the veil of makeup that is
typically accompanied with fame and fortune. But not only are they beautiful,
these women are proving that females in Hollywood offer more than just a pretty
face. In fact, true beauty goes far beyond what makeup and Photoshop would have
you think.







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Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.