10 Celebrities Who Look Completely Different Without Makeup

Many celebrities strive to look their best and a lot of things go into that. Some of them go by strict dietary and exercise plans to lose weight. Others get a whole team of stylists and makeup artists to put them together for the day and for big events. But what do the famous stars look like without makeup? Some of them are practically unrecognizable! Here are 10 celebrities who look completely different without makeup.

1. Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union | Gabrielle Union via Instagram

The Being Mary Jane star usually rocks full makeup that includes faux eyelashes. But she recently showed off her bare face on Instagram. In the picture you can see she actually has freckles that are usually covered up with foundation! Most people probably wouldn’t have known she had them if she didn’t show them off in photos like this. There is one thing that doesn’t change when it comes to the actress, and that is that she looks amazing either way.

Chances are that you will be seeing a makeup free Union more often. She recently posted a picture of her bare face on Snapchat with the caption, “No makeup, head wrap, hey Alicia Keys I see you!” She of course, is referring to the singer who made the decision to not wear makeup anymore.

Keys wrote an essay about her decision in Lenny Letter. “I hope to God it’s a revolution. ‘Cause I don’t want to cover up anymore. Not my face, not my mind, not my soul, not my thoughts, not my dreams, not my struggles, not my emotional growth. Nothing.” It looks like her revolution is starting to gain famous followers!

2. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga | Lady Gaga via Instagram

The singer and actress tends to go bold when it comes to outfits and makeup. But she also rocks a nude face often and posts pictures this way on Instagram. She is almost unrecognizable, yet she is still positively glowing in her own skin. One beauty secret she always keeps with her is her confidence.

“… I’m confident in who I am,” she told Momtastic. “I’ve come to a place in my life where I’ve accepted things that are me, as opposed to feeling pressure to explain myself to people around me. That’s just the way I’ve always tried to be. It didn’t change when I became a star.”

3. Sofia Vergara

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Sofia Vergara | Sofia Vergara via Instagram

The Modern Family star usually rocks a full face of makeup. However she has also showed that she is stunning without it as well. She also looks years younger with a fresh face. The actress has talked about her awesome routine and how she has it down like a pro.

I’ve worn the same shades my whole life,” she told Redbook, “because I know what looks good on me and at my age. I used to do more black eyeliner, but now that I’m older I wear browns because black can be too much. And I own a million products.”

4. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria | Eva Longoria via Instagram

The actress and producer is always stunning in makeup. However, she has also shown off her nude face here and there. She also looks much younger without it. You’d be shocked to find out that she is able to do a lot of her amazing looks herself.

“I’m a pageant girl from Texas,” she told Glamour, “so I like makeup and hairspray. And the smoky eye? I think I was born with it!” She also talked about how she keeps her skin radiant. “Part of it is genetics, obviously, but it’s also maintenance. I get facials all the time — painful ones that usually involve some sort of stinging peel, drying mask, and laser light.”

5. Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Katy Perry | Katy Perry via Instagram

The pop star usually rocks bold red lips and dark eyes. She also likes to show off her natural look online here and there. Her makeup looks are so popular that she has been able to get her own line with CoverGirl. She talked about how that line has been part of her makeup journey.

CoverGirl is a very classic line,” she told Fashion Magazine. “I grew up wearing it. The first time I started to experiment, it’s the mascara that I went to.”

6. Kathy Griffin

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Kathy Griffin | Kathy Griffin via Instagram

The comedian definitely has no problem looking crazy in public. However, lately her makeup and outfits have been on point! She also likes to slip in a makeup free selfie here and there, and she does look different. Now she is all about beauty and fashion due to her role on shows like Fashion Police.

7. Adele


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The powerhouse is always killing it with her musical notes. She also has been contouring her cheekbones a lot lately and is continuing to rock her signature cat eye. However, she has shown that she looks beautiful without makeup, although different.

8. Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj

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The rapper started off wearing rainbow wigs and bold makeup. She has since toned it down but she is usually rocking a full made up face. However she has shared throwback pictures with a makeup free face and the pop star is definitely stunning either way. She has talked about her routine.

I’m really into contouring to change the shape of my face,” she told Hello! Magazine. “When it comes to putting on fake eyelashes, I use a little imagination, a lot of eyeliner, a steady hand, and no fear! For me, more is more!”

9. Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway | Anne Hathaway via Instagram

The Oscar winner is actually not afraid to leave her makeup at home. But she does look different without her red lips and foundation. Either way, her skin still glows in a way that makes us wonder what products she’s using. Sadly, she has yet to reveal her secrets.

10. Megan Fox

Megan Fox with and without makeup

Megan Fox | Megan Fox via Instagram

The Transformers actress is usually rocking a bold red lip and black eye makeup to make her eyes pop. But she has also showed that she is stunning without any makeup. She tends to go by a “less is more” rule when it comes to beauty. “I try to keep my makeup fresh,” she said according to Girls Talkin Smack, “clean and pretty on the red carpet. My signature look is red lipstick worn with plain eyes, so I apply a light foundation, then on my cheeks I use blush or sometimes the same lipstick that I’m wearing.”

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