These Bare-Faced Celebs Look Just as Stunning Without Makeup
No makeup? No problem! As much as we love seeing our favorite stars dolled up, this year is all about going au naturel—at least on Instagram! Everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow and Megan Fox to Drew Barrymore and Beyoncé (who really does wake up like that!) took to the photo sharing site sans makeup to show off their natural beauty—and they all looked flawless while doing so (not that we’re surprised or anything). Click through our gallery to relive our favorite fresh-faced moments of the year!
"Best #friends #no makeup #girl-time," said Aniston's longtime hairstylist Chris McMillan.
The Goop maven went makeup-free to celebrate her 44th birthday. "Embracing my past and future," she wrote.
The pretty lady let her natural beauty shine through in this bare-faced selfie captioned simply with a kiss.
The model said she was "feeling right at home" in this no-makeup 'gram, looking as gorgeous as ever.
Cindy Crawford with no makeup on is further proof that this supermodel does not age.
Zendaya wakes up: flawless.
Kroes showcased her glowy skin in this on-set selfie.
"Just me," Union captioned this stunning bare-faced photo, showing off her natural freckles.
The busy mom took a rare moment to herself on vacation to lie down in the sand, showing off her bare-faced complexion. "Hold on tight because it's gone before you blink. But I wouldn't have it any other other way," she wrote.
The Clueless star showcased her natural beauty in a bare-faced beach selfie, letting the wind blow through her hair.
Rodriguez's natural freckles blew us as away in this breathtaking no-makeup shot.
Collins was so happy to wake up in her own bed "after a whole lot of travel." Meanwhile, we were just awestruck by her radiant complexion.
Michelle Williams and Busy Philipps
No makeup? No problem! The famous besties had a girls' day out sans beauty products. "No makeup no filters! That's how we roll!" Philipps captioned the gorgeous 'gram.
In August, Kylie took a picture sans-contour, allowing her freckles to peek through.
The 47-year-old actress took to Instagram to share her excitement over wrapping one of her newest films, The Glass Castle, which is based on Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir of the same title. “Farewell #glasscastlemovie is wrapped in Montreal. Thanks for bonnet and the lovely #lei. I feel so emotional,” she wrote as the caption to a fresh-faced snap.
The new redhead took to Instagram morning to not just share a gorgeous fresh-faced image of herself cozying up on the couch, but also voice her appreciation of her followers and dismiss any hateful naysayers. Read the full inspirational message, here.
The 30-year-old singer shared a makeup-free selfie on Instagram, and she looks simply radiant. In the pic, Ciara is wearing a red tank top and a cross pendant. She found the perfect lighting before snapping an image of her au natural self—no makeup and natural hair.
The singer recently ditched her signature cat-eye for a fresh-face on her Instagram. Adele looks positively stunning (and appears bare-faced although we can't confirm that she isn't wearing any makeup at all) in this sweet snap she took on a stop in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The Mean Girls star shared a gorgeous makeup-free selfie while on vacation in Greece, which she captioned: "Post Nap #refreshed."
The "Used to Love You" singer took to Instagram to share a rare fresh-faced selfie, and she looked positively radiant.
Mariska Hargitay & Debra Messing
Friendship is the most flattering filter—just ask Mariska Hargitay and Debra Messing. The celebrity BFFs went au naturel in an Instagram photo.
In a rare makeup-free photo, Jenner looks to be lounging in bed with bared freckles and all.
Kesha shared a fresh-faced photo of herself on Instagram giving a faux kiss as she relaxed in Palm Springs, Calif., at the L'Horizon Hotel and Spa. "Much love to @lhorizonpalmsprings for always resetting my chakras," she wrote alongside the close-up photo with a red heart emoji.
Bella shared a couple of Instagram videos of herself in Naples, Italy, including a video where the model appeared makeup-free. She captioned the video, "Hi Napoli!!! Bags are real today lol! Off to work!!!!!"
Diane Kruger is bare-faced and beautiful in this Instagram snap she captioned "bare."
"Brushed my teeth, washed my face, & brushed down my JLOs. Night night bbs," Richie captioned this snap of her glowing skin.
"Sun kissed ☀ #natural #freckles #nomakeup #DevonneByDemi," Lovato captioned the photo, touting her skincare line Devonne by Demi as the reason for her flawless visage.
Hayek took to Instagram to share a makeup-free selfie, which she captioned with a series of hashtags: "#selfie #nofilter #nomakeup #sinfiltro #tree #nature #garden."
The star took to Instagram to share a stunning makeup-free selfie, which she captioned: "Can't wait for some more sun... Feeling a bit pale or maybe I should put some makeup on?"
During a trip to Mount Kilimanjaro, the Orange Is the New Black star took to Instagram to share a stunning fresh-faced selfie.
In her new book Cameron Diaz bestows her wisdom on the joy of aging gracefully. And she's been practicing what she preaches, posting a stunning fresh-faced portrait of herself while holding the upcoming release,The Longevity Book.
Courteney Cox has just announced that she's joining XOJane.com as the site’s new contributing editor, writing about all things beauty, fashion, and lifestyle. To get the in spirit of her new gig, Cox made the announcement by sharing a stunning makeup-free, post-facial selfie on Twitter.
The supermodel mom showed off her stunning complexion in this barefaced Instagram. "19hours journey back home #cantwait #nomakeup #nomakeupselfie," she captioned the pic.
Lopez served up some serious #fitspo thanks to the makeup-free snap of herself wearing a neon sports bra and fitted yoga pants that showcases her lean abs and enviable physique. She captioned the photo, "gotta get it in... #workinonmyfitness #gymtime #cardio #thereIamwithnomakeupagain! Lol".
"Wet hair, no make up, no filter, no retouch, but very good light. #hair #nomakeup #nofilter #noretouch #light," the actress wrote alongside this stunning snap.
"Good morning #CorpusChristi!! I'm so happy to be here! #NoFilter #JustWokeUp #SparklingCityByTheSea," Longoria captioned this fresh-faced snap.
The American Horror Story actress looked bellissima in this makeup-free selfie, which she snapped with fiancé Taylor Kinney.
Putting the "beauty" into the term "beauty sleep," Cindy Crawford posted a photo of her glowing complexion just before heading to bed in preparation of the next day's Meaningful Beauty shoot.
Hadid posted this gorgeous selfie of her lying in bed without any makeup on, captioned with Maroon 5 lyrics, "rain is fallin, steal some covers."
"No filter," the reality starlet captioned this 'gram, which shows her looking more beautiful than ever with no makeup on.
Jenna Dewan Tatum
Channing Tatum tested out his photography skills by taking this fresh-faced, topless photo of his wife while on vacation in Cabo.
The singer gave us further proof that she really is flawless with a makeup-free selfie.
After a tough workout, Carrie Underwood posed with her dog for a makeup-free selfie. She joked in the caption, "I'm a sweaty mess, but fortunately I have sweet Penny to help get me cleaned up!"
The star shared a stunning poolside selfie on Instagram, where she appears to wearing no makeup. She captioned the bare-faced snap: "A little sun before heading to Mexico lindooooo today !!!"
The teenage star puckered up and showed off her fresh face while flying to Miami.
“You know how people say #nofilter but you know there’s a freakin’ filter on their pic? ... Well, this morn, I decided to give you a taste of the really real me,” the model wrote on Instagram, adding, “You deserve to see the REAL me. The REALLY real me. #RawAndReal.”
The Disney star posted a gorgeous makeup-free selfie in response to an Internet bully who was trying to shame a YouTube makeup artist.
The star shared a gorgeous makeup-free snap on Instagram with the caption: "Happy #NMM everybody!!"
The model showed off her freckles (and natural beauty!) in this up-close snap, which she posted without a caption.
"Yay 3:30 am wake up calls! Good morning! #iwokeuplikethis #noreally #imayregretthislater #frizzies #nofilter."
"I woke up like thissss (With a cat on me)"
"#WAKEUPCALL Support #ChildrenofSyria @UNICEFUSA"
"There's a daisy in my drink ! And @flowerbeauty on my nails."
"NY Staycation. Thank you, @theempirehotel for my first monogrammed gift."
"Good morning," the supermodel captioned.
"Headed to work sans #makeup thnk u @shanidarden for the amazing facial-my skin is glowing and clear even while shooting."
She woke up like this! Even without a stitch of makeup, the singer looks as flawless as ever.
"Au naturel for @balmainparis."
"Full of healing power. #iLoveWater #WorldWaterday."
"No makeup day! #realface #trueselfie #iwokeuplikethis."
Fox went au naturel for her first Instagram photo. "First IG selfie. Early morning no makeup," she wrote.
"I woke up like dis.......... at 4 pm."
"Day off sleepy girl," the singer captioned.
Simpson rang in her 34th birthday sans makeup. "And the sun sets on 33," she wrote.