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Which celebrities look good without makeup? Here’s a list of the top 35 celebs/women who will inspire you to embrace your natural beauty.

Makeup has become an integral part of many women’s lives in today’s world. With the increasing influence of social media and celebrities, the pressure to look flawless and picture-perfect has never been higher.

The various makeup products help mask some skin flaws, accentuate the good features, and help one match their skin with whatever accessories they may desire.

From daily routines to special occasions, many women feel the need to apply makeup to enhance their natural features and keep up with the latest beauty trends. However, there are a few celebrities who have embraced their natural beauty and proved that they can look stunning without makeup.

One may choose to stay without makeup for numerous reasons, the most common being helping the skin breathe, personal preference, or as part of a movement or project.

In this article, TheDistin will explore the top 35 celebrities who have confidently stepped out without makeup and still managed to look beautiful. These celebrities serve as a reminder that makeup is not necessary to feel confident and beautiful, and that embracing one’s natural self can be just as empowering.

35 most beautiful celebrities without makeup

Who is the most beautiful woman in the world without makeup? This is a common question in a lot of people’s minds, especially those with interests in the music, acting, and modeling industries. This guide has all the information you need.

1. Adele

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Adele normally keeps her makeup simple. Jason Merritt/Getty Images and Instagram/Adele

The Grammy-winning singer is usually known for rocking some of the best-winged eyeliner, but she recently took to Instagram to show off her bare face.

2. Alicia Keys

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Alicia is known to switch up her look. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images and Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

She made a statement (and started a movement) when she went makeup-free in May 2016. She hit the VMAs sans makeup and stuck with it through her time on “The Voice.”

3. Ashley Graham

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Graham makes sure to never cover up her signature beauty mark. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated and Instagram/Ashley Graham

She recently graced the cover of Vogue. Before that, she also graced her fans with a makeup-free selfie on Instagram.

4. Bar Refaeli

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The Israeli model looks beautiful no matter what. Ari Perilstein/Getty Images and Bar Rafaeli/Instagram

Refaeli is one of a few models that’s not shy about posting photos without makeup. She captioned this photo “No filter” on Instagram.

5. Bella Thorne

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Thorne is very open with her followers about her journey with acne. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Bella Thorne/Instagram

Thorne has definitely changed up her style throughout her career — but she’s always been honest about her struggles with body image and acne. She goes makeup free pretty frequently.

6. Beyoncé

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Beyoncé’s skin is flawless-looking. Brad Barket/Getty Images and Beyonce/Instagram

The Queen Bee is known to relax off-stage without her makeup. She posed for this bare-faced Instagram photo with the same braided ponytail she wore with a full face of makeup.

7. Cami Mendes

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Mendes is known for her bold brows. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images and Cami Mendes/Instagram

The “Riverdale” star posted about her hyperpigmentation in September 2016.

8. Vanessa Hudgens

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Hudgens shared this bare-faced snap in July 2016. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Vanessa Hudgens

The Coachella queen herself is all about Instagram so it’s no surprise that she jumped onto the no makeup bandwagon to spread some self-love. 

9. Zendaya

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The actress and young mogul has no time for body-shaming trolls. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images and Instagram/Zendaya

Zendaya made waves after slapping back at a Twitter troll who said that he was “scared” by Zendaya without makeup. Since then she’s taken to posting selfies of her bare face quite often. 

10. Chrissy Teigen

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The model looks amazing with and without makeup. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images and ChrissyTeigen/Instagram

Teigen isn’t one to shy away from telling the truth on social media. As well as posting no-makeup selfies, she has even shared a video of her hormonal acne.

11. Ciara

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Ciara’s glow is insane. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images and Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for AOL

Ciara decided to ditch her usual makeup routine when she hit the 2017 Makers Conference red carpet in early February. The pregnant singer also decided to arrive with wet hair

12. Cindy Crawford

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Veteran model Cindy Crawford sure knows how to strike a pose. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and Instagram/Cindy Crawford

The supermodel posted an au naturel picture on her Instagram in October 2015.

13. Demi Lovato

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It’s refreshing when Demi shows off her natural freckles. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Demi Lovato

She’s become a spokesperson for loving yourself so it’s no surprise that she has gone makeup free for several pictures. After her own battles with self-confidence, she set out to inspire millions to love themselves just the way they are. 

14. Drew Barrymore

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The makeup guru takes off her makeup in between yoga classes. Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for Beautycon and Instagram/Drew Barrymore

She may have started her own beauty line, but that doesn’t mean Barrymore doesn’t know how to rock a bare face.

15. Eva Longoria

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Longoria boasts a radiant complexion. Michael Kovac/Getty Images for A+E Networks and Instagram/Eva Longoria

When she isn’t wearing foundation, she has a face full of freckles.

16. Gabrielle Union

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Union often goes without makeup on Snapchat. Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for BET and Instagram/Gabrielle Union

Longoria isn’t the only one who’s been hiding her freckles. Union also has a few clusters of angel kisses under the makeup. 

17. Gal Gadot

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Gadot knows makeup is only an enhancement to her natural beauty. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images and Gal_Gadot/Instagram

When she’s not saving the world as Wonder Woman, actress Gal Gadot chills out at home with her family makeup-free.

18. Gigi Hadid

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Besides posting her own, there are numerous photos online of Hadid without makeup. Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images and Instagram/Gigi Hadid

Many would argue that Hadid could pull off any look, whether she’s on the runway or not, but her “I woke up like this” look might be the one to beat.

19. Gina Rodriguez

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The actress celebrates her natural beauty with a smile. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Gina Rodriguez

Rodriguez, aka “Jane the Virgin,” shared her selfie with everyone during the summer of 2015 while spending some time in New Orleans. 

20. Gwyneth Paltrow

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The Goop CEO shines with and without makeup. Cindy Ord/Getty Images and Instagram/Gwyneth Paltrow

The actress-turned-lifestyle blogger celebrated her 44th birthday by “embracing” her past and future with a makeup-free day. She posted the selfie and claimed that goop went makeup free, too. 

21. Heidi Klum

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She is known to post her beauty routine through videos on Instagram. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and HeidiKlum/Instagram

In between makeup transformations, Klum loves to show off before-and-after shots on Instagram.

22. Katie Holmes

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Homes always looks stunning. Larry Busacca/Getty Images and Instagram/Katie Holmes

Like many other actresses, she decided to show off her natural look on Instagram as well.

23. Kesha

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Kesha has toned down her look in recent years. Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Instagram/Kesha

She was known for her wild makeup and glitter-clad face when she first hit the music scene in 2009. Now she’s known for doing the exact opposite, but she still keeps things cruelty-free

24. Kim Kardashian

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The beauty guru takes pride in skincare. Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images and Instagram/Kim Kardashian

The reality star made headlines when she arrived at a fashion show during Paris Fashion Week without any makeup on. This was the same week she was robbed in her hotel.

25. Kylie Jenner

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Despite her makeup line, Jenner enjoys relaxing makeup-free. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images and Instagram/Kylie Jenner

She’s become the second wealthiest sister in the Kardashian clan thanks to her lip kits and eye shadow palettes, but the youngest Jenner isn’t afraid to show off her freckled face with fans on Instagram. 

26. Lady Gaga

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Some fans believe she’s almost unrecognizable without makeup. Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Victoria’s Secret and Instagram/Lady Gaga

Before her big Super Bowl performance, Lady Gaga shared a very real picture of herself relaxing in bed. After people made comments about her body, she took to Instagram again to encourage everyone to love their bodies as they are.

27. Laverne Cox

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Cox has been praised for embracing her natural state. Mike Windle/Getty Images and Instagram/Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox has always been an advocate for being your true, beautiful self. She showed her pride in a makeup-free Instagram in the fall of 2015. 

28. Lily Collins

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Collins routinely sheds her glam makeup for a more bare look. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Lily Collins

This actress loves to rock a bold lip and fierce brows, but she still kills it when she’s not all done up

29. Lupita Nyong’o

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She loves to rock bold lipstick. Chris Jackson/Getty Images and Lupita Nyong’o/Instagram

The Oscar winner knows how to coordinate her colorful red-carpet looks with equally colorful makeup, but this selfie proves she glows without makeup too.

30. Miley Cyrus

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Cyrus reportedly does her own makeup these days. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Miley Cyrus

Like Lorde, Cyrus also takes to Instagram to show fans her makeup-free face, whether it has pimples on it or not

31. Rihanna

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Rihanna knows makeup is optional. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images and Instagram/Rihanna

RiRi is all about making fun of herself and embracing her flaws. She’s known as one of the “realest” people in the industry, so it makes perfect sense for her to show everyone what she looks like without designer clothes and red-carpet makeup. 

32. Taylor Swift

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She loves a red lip. Jason Merritt/Getty Images and Taylor Swift/Instagram

Before she deleted her entire Instagram, Swift wasn’t shy about posting photos of her makeup-free face.

33. Shakira

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The star reminded us that she shines no matter what when sharing this selfie. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Shakira

We already know that her hips don’t lie, but she recently confirmed that her makeup doesn’t either. She’s not exactly known for over-the-top makeup, but she washed it off for a makeup-free selfie anyway proving that she really doesn’t need it in the first place.  

34. Lorde

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Lorde is a body-positive role model. Frazer Harrison/Getty Images and Instagram/Lorde

Lorde started to speak out after magazines began to Photoshop her acne away. She still spreads the real pictures around the Internet to make sure that people know celebrities have flaws, too. 

35. Sofia Vergara

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Vergara posted this selfie on Instagram. Ethan Miller/Getty Images and Sofia Vergara/Instagram

Even though Vergara had a fever when she posted this selfie, she still looks amazing.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types of makeup?

The most common include water-based makeup, silicone-based, powder-based, mineral, and airbrushed.

Do all celebrities wear makeup?

Personal fashion tastes vary from one person to another. Some celebrities wear a lot of makeup, some do it mildly, and a few do not do it at all.

What happens if you don’t wear makeup?

The choice is known as ‘going sans makeup’ and is associated with unblocking one’s skin pores. This can result in better airflow in and around the skin and can contribute to reduced skin problems.

What percentage of females wear makeup?

According to NPD, based on an online study of 5,657 different women, about 84 percent between the ages of 18-64 have worn makeup in the past year.

Can you look beautiful without makeup?

Yes, you can. Some of the ways to do this include exercising regularly, sleeping well, eating right, and engaging with nature.

Are there celebrities who don’t wear makeup?

Stars like Alicia Keys and Kesha, for example, have gone viral for their stripped-back looks. Other celebrities including Zendaya and Kylie Jenner have shared makeup-free selfies on Instagram.

What celebrity looks best without makeup?

Some celebrities who look stunning without wearing makeup on their faces are Zendaya, Jessica Biel, Kate Upton, Bella Hadid, Halle Berry, Courteney Cox, Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba, Salma Hayek, and Lily Allen just to mention a few.

Can I be attractive without makeup?

Some wear makeup to enhance their appearance, but there are many ways to be attractive even without makeup. Taking care of your skin, exercising, and eating healthy are all great ways to be attractive without makeup. Other ways to be attractive without makeup include polishing your appearance and being confident.

What celebs broke beauty standards?

This year, celebrities like Kim and Khloé Kardashian have been called out for promoting unrealistic beauty standards. However, there are plenty of other people in Hollywood who are challenging those toxic expectations, including Lizzo, Selena Gomez, and Lili Reinhart.

Is no makeup healthier?

Dr. Michele Green, MD, a cosmetic dermatologist, agreed that giving skin a rest from makeup can help reduce and improve breakouts. “There’s more oxygen that’ll be delivered to your face; your skin will have more time to repair itself and regenerate its elastin and collagen,” says Dr. Green.

Do guys prefer no makeup?

Per a survey by Irrational Labs, 78% of the men said they preferred women with the no-makeup look, while just 22% said they preferred makeup. In a company context, product managers would assume that this revealed a clear preference.

Which Kardashian doesn’t wear makeup?

Kim Kardashian has had an honest conversation about her beauty regime, revealing that she’s “done everything” and “tried every laser” in her pursuit of perfection – but is now opting for skincare over makeup.

Can a woman be successful without wearing makeup?

Being a woman can be done in infinite ways, and forging a successful career path can play out in infinite ways. Accomplished, professional, grown women can take on the world at any age, at any stage, and in any way, they see fit. And they can do it with or without lipstick and foundation.

How do celebrities have clear faces?

They visit their dermatologist often to see what treatments, procedures, and products will work best for them. They use Botox, fillers, sunscreen, chemical peels, and IPL/photo facials. It’s not that they have access to anything unique — it’s that they actually get the treatments.

Which singer doesn’t wear makeup?

Alicia Keys is mostly found without makeup One of the most refreshing things about all of Alicia Keys’ no-makeup looks is how real they are. She doesn’t always have perfectly flawless skin that makes you think, “well if I had skin that good I wouldn’t need makeup either”.

Who is the most beautiful woman in the world without makeup?

Young actress, Zendaya is selected by many online outlets as the most beautiful woman in the world without makeup.