It’s so refreshing to see celebrities without a hundred layers of make-up. When the #NoMakeup and #NoFilter hashtags appeared a few years ago, celebrities joined in to inspire others to go make-up free.
Now, Kate Upton has launched a new initiative, #ShareStrong, which aims to empower the women of the internet and ladies are flooding in to post their beautiful selfies, sharing the reasons that they feel strong. Jessica Biel is the most recent celeb to post to Instagram in support of the movement and her make-up free pic has well and truly broken the internet.
Keep reading to learn more about #ShareStrong, to see Biel’s stunning pic and to see just how the internet has responded to the reminder that Jessica Biel is quite simply perfect.
Every one of them has their own reasons for it, but usually, it’s to inspire other women (and men!) to feel confident in their own skin.
Lady Gaga showed off her natural glow and the one-hundred and forty-one year old Tiffany diamond, last worn by Audrey Hepburn, in preparation for the Oscars.
In the caption, she wrote, “#nofilterFriday #nomakeupday #lovemeasIam ???”
We, too, love you as you are.
And her caption was just as beautiful: “This year my resolution is to love myself… just as I am, all fucked up and imperfect and whatever else. And to let my freckles liiiiiiiive ????????????”
Ladies and gentlemen, take notes.
Jessica took the photo while getting ready for a crazy weekend, it seems: “Love you Boo @shanidarden thank you for hooking up mah face! Feeling Hydrated and ready for the freakin weekend ??♀️??♀️”
Here’s Alicia Keys, who went completely make-up free.
She wrote, “This is how I start most of my mornings off— in grounding and gratitude and asking for clarity. Envisioning the day and putting light around it.”
Kourtney was having a beauty night with her sister Kim who, she wrote on Instagram, “convinced [her] to use this face mask” and it made her “feel stunning.”
“Vacation is for not combing your eyebrows,” she wrote unapologetically. We totally agree!
Taking a break from her signature cat eye black eyeliner, she wrote, “DIY forever ???? or….”
Quoting 50 Cent, she wrote, “44 and NEVER BETTER. Go shorty, it’s my birthday!”
America’s Next Top Model‘s Tyra Banks looks as beautiful as always!
You’d think a famous model like Tyra would know she’s stunning wherever, whenever.
But under the gorgeous picture, she wrote, “Lookin’ like my son ??”
“This is me, right after my first Tabata class. The joke was on me. I thought my friend said meet for ciabatta. This pic is #nomakeup #nofilter and probably the last time I will be upright for the rest of the week. (If anyone needs me, I will be soaking my body in epson salts) The sweat is real people, so is the pain.”
She posted a tribute to her husband, saying, “Be mine @bradfalchuk ❤️”
Kris was having an “early morning (and I mean early) haircut with @mrchrismcmillan” and she looked great!
It seems she’s been getting a lot of fresh air, because she wrote “Thank you sun,” grateful for that stunning mid-March glow.
Riverdale‘s Lili Reinhart posted a picture, too.
Lili isn’t a stranger to midnight snacks.
She wrote, “When I wanted eggs and toast at 1am.”
You look gorgeous, Lili!
“Morning cuddles with my love❤️”
Guess she does “wake up like that.”
Back in March, Kylie talked to Interview about being a role model and the influence of social media.
When asked if she considers herself to be a role model, Kylie admitted, “I feel like I felt a lot more pressure to become a role model when I had my daughter because I know she’s going to look up to me and I want to be the best example I can be.”
“I can’t remember the day when I didn’t have millions of people telling me their opinion on everything that I do, so I have no idea what it would be like for that not to happen.”
And people certainly had a lot to say about the picture, with some claiming that Kylie is not inspirational for posing bare-faced because of the cosmetic surgery that she has had done in the past. Can’t please everyone, eh?
We think that Kylie, and each and every one of these women, look stunning and we admire them for using their platforms to show us all that it doesn’t matter what anyone thinks; we’re beautiful with make-up, and without.
#ShareStrong is about sharing the struggles and strengths that come with being a woman. In Kate’s own words, #ShareStrong is “a space where we all can be part of the conversation, empower one another, and radiate positivity.” Yes, Kate!
And she shared her own inspiration, too: “I’m strong for my daughter, I want her to feel comfortable to radiate strength, power and confidence. I realize that starts with me. Now I encourage you to join the conversation and share why you’re strong. #ShareStrong.”
@ladyjlife shared that her son makes her feel strong. She wrote: “Tripp has shown me strength I didn’t know I had. Being strong doesn’t mean showing up perfectly. Most of the time it just means showing up the best that I can.”
We totally agree! We can only do our best, and there’s strength in powering through for those we love.
“My motivation is my daughter, I want to show her how to grow everyday and stay true and humble. Be more accepting of yourself and others.”
@lezrockwithame wrote: “My #sharestrong is the strength to overcome all the challenges in my life (sexual assault, drugs abused, depression and many more) Love who you are and don’t be afraid to tell the side of your story. Some people may not support you but there will always be that one person who will.”
And each and every one of them is reminding us that it’s beautiful and powerful to embrace who we are.
“Cheers to all of the women putting in the hard work, learning how to be proud of who you are and love yourself! From exciting opportunities to road blocks, we all have moments in life that have tested us and made us who we are today. We are so much more than filters and fake lashes. #sharestrong.”
Doesn’t she look amazing?! She’s glowing!
“Spreading some self love today with zero filter and zero makeup for my girl @KateUpton. She’s on a mission to encourage everyone to feel strong and love themselves *as they are*… and I’m so honored to help spread that message. Take a second to show the real you. Tag someone you admire and pass it on ❤️?#ShareStrong.”
So far, the post has garnered 419k likes and almost 5,000 comments. So much love and positivity has come out of the #ShareStrong movement.
Ladies, you make us feel strong!