Pictures of Superstar Celebrities Without a Stitch of Makeup On | 22 Words
Kim Kardashian is already gorgeous, and her makeup-free selfies are every bit as stunning as her selfies with makeup. That said, a lot of times, when celebrities post makeup-less selfies, they get written about for being brave (which it is, in a culture that (wrongly) places so much importance on women’s beauty). But Kim Kardashian’s selfies here showing herself not only with makeup but dealing with a Psoriasis flair-up is legitimately brave. Her message to others with the condition is important: “you can’t let it ruin your life or get the best of you.”

As you can probably imagine, stars have an arsenal of doctors, stylists, makeup artists, and money to achieve a look that, as you can see in these pics, is a big departure from their natural state.

There’s no shame in dressing up, especially when your physical image is your brand and your livelihood. But don’t get too taken with the faces you see onscreen – they’re often a long way from natural.

Adele

Without makeup, Adele looks like a regular person. Of course, there's nothing wrong with that, but when you're the embodiment of heartbreak, it does feel important to look like a diva.

Gwen Stefani

There are two distinct phases in Gwen Stefani's career — the No Doubt era and the post-ska pop mega-star era. Looking at these two photos, I think the only difference might be that after Gwen went solo she started wearing makeup.

Courtney Stodden

I think looking at Courtney Stodden might just be giving me sensory overload, because I honestly can't tell if Courtney Stodden looks pretty much the same in these two photos or incredibly different.

Jennifer Lopez

What are we supposed to do with Jennifer Lopez? With makeup on, she's gorgeous. Without makeup on, she's gorgeous.

Taylor Swift

Look at our girl Taylor Swift. Adding eye shadow makes her look like she's gone through puberty.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan's definitely had her ups and downs, but here we can see that whether or not she's wearing makeup, she keeps it pretty steady, looks-wise.

Tyra Banks

As a supermodel, Tyra Banks made her bones being beautiful, but today, she's all about encouraging body positivity. Posting this makeup-free selfie is one way she shows that. And wow, does she look good!

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore's been acting since she was a young child, and therefore presumably wearing makeup since she was a young child. Makeup has been such a big part of her life and career that she actually started her own makeup company called Flower Beauty. Barrymore is a big proponent of natural and cruelty-free beauty, which is something we can totally get behind!

Jennifer Garner

As an expert of disguise on Alias, Jennifer Garner has surely gotten used to changing her appearance (even if that was mostly with wigs and not makeup).

Emma Stone

See, here's another one. Emma Stone looks just as pretty with makeup as she does without.

Heidi Klum

If I looked like Heidi Klum, I wouldn't ever wear makeup, honestly... Also, I'm almost starting to think that some of these women are just naturally beautiful whether they have makeup on or not?

Julianne Moore

Julianne Moore is here to prove that, makeup or not, the most beautiful thing you can do is vote.

Kourtney Kardashian

If you've ever see unfinished comic art, you know that a lot of artists draw in pencil and then "ink over" their lines with a pen. Without makeup, Kourtney Kardashian looks like she's been drawn in pencil, and with makeup, she looks like she's been inked over.

Kate Moss

One of our most famous models, Kate Moss looks good with or without makeup.

Hilary Duff

If I worked at a makeup company (and one day, I hope to), I would be infuriated by ow good Hilary Duff looks without makeup.

Jennifer Lawrence

To be fair, this makeup'd up picture of Jennifer Lawrence is positively full of makeup, from the bright red lipstick to the Black Swan-looking eye shadow.

Britney Spears

Listen, Britney Spears was my first crush. I'm going to think she's the most gorgeous woman on the planet until the day I die, and honestly, whether or not she's wearing makeup has no bearing on that fact whatsoever.

Halle Berry

Halle Berry's been celebrating what she calls Fitness Friday on her Instagram, and obviously you can't do fitness with makeup on.

Kylie Jenner

Is Kylie Jenner here the first star we've come across who actually looks better without makeup?

Kate Upton

Here we have Kate Upton, proving once again that you cannot do fitness with makeup on. If you try, the fine folks working at LA Fitness will stop you right at the front counter.

Katie Holmes

Remember when Katie Holmes was married to Tom Cruise? That was a weird thing. Did you ever watch Dawson's Creek and go, "Yeah, I'll bet my girl Joey over here will end up with the biggest movie star in the history of the world." What a wild couple. Anyhow, here is Katie Holmes with and without makeup.

Gwyneth Paltrow

How is it that Gwyneth Paltrow looks so regal and elegant, even when she's sitting on a ski lift without a shred of makeup on?

Lady Gaga

Sometimes, with Lady Gaga, it can be hard to tell if she's wearing makeup or not. The dead give away? Just look to see if she has insanely large gold eyelashes jutting out of her eyes.

Kesha

When she ditches the makeup, Kesha's freckles really pop. Looking at her in makeup, I'd be hard pressed to tell you whether or not she had freckles at all.

Megan Fox

When Megan Fox joined Instagram, she posted the makeup-less selfie on the left, and a ton of websites wrote about her bravery. But honestly, she kind of looks the same? It's less brave to put your authentic self out there when that authentic self is already so likable.

Beyonce

Listen, Beyonce is our queen, no matter the state of her makeup. Long may she reign.

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian is already gorgeous, and her makeup-free selfies are every bit as stunning as her selfies with makeup. That said, a lot of times, when celebrities post makeup-less selfies, they get written about for being brave (which it is, in a culture that (wrongly) places so much importance on women's beauty). But Kim Kardashian's selfies here showing herself not only with makeup but dealing with a Psoriasis flair-up is legitimately brave. Her message to others with the condition is important: "you can't let it ruin your life or get the best of you."

Zooey Deschanel

The New Girl star has always felt incredibly affable, and the fact that she's so chill about posting this makeup-free selfie backs that up.

Adriana Lima

I don't know about some of these makeup versus makeup-free selfies. I feel like anyone who looks as good as Adriana Lima without makeup should just save that time in the morning and skip it altogether.

Bar Refaeli

Between these two pictures, Bar Refaeli could probably go without makeup for a year and not have anyone notice.

Katy Perry

These two pictures of pop star Katy Perry almost feel like we're looking at the same person at work and then on vacation. Maybe that's just because, in her second, non-makeup'd picture, she just looks so relaxed?

Cameron Diaz

Whether or not she's wearing makeup, Cameron Diaz is confident in how she looks. And in an attempt to pass that confidence on to other women as they get older, she put out The Longevity Book: The Science of Aging, the Biology of Strength, and the Privilege of Time.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba, superstar actress and CEO of the Honest Company, knows a thing or two about makeup considering she has her own line. That makeup-less pic is a real testament to sunscreen or good skin care.

Olivia Wilde

I absolutely love this makeup-free selfie of Olivia Wilde and her daughters. Pure joy radiates from her face. So sweet!

Miley Cyrus

Miley isn't shy about showing us her makeup-free face, but wow, she certainly looks amazing both ways!

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda Seyfried looks radically different with and without makeup, but both ways are stunning. Blondes really transform, especially with mascara, huh? Love these pics? Stay tuned for celebrities who look totally different today than they did in the 2000s!