15 Celebrities Who Posted Makeup-Free Selfies

Celebrities are often seen with a full face of makeup that is professionally done. So we tend to forget that they probably look very different without it. Now that celebrities are on social media, they often give us a small peek into their personal lives. That includes when they’re just lounging around with no makeup on. Through these photos, we sometimes learn that celebrities have freckles, blemishes, or dark circles under their eyes.

Some celebrities, like Alicia Keys, go without makeup often and have been outspoken about it. For the singer, that includes going to award shows and starring on the television show, The Voice barefaced. She wrote about her previous anxiety about makeup for Lenny Letter.

Every time I left the house, I would be worried if I didn’t put on makeup: What if someone wanted a picture?? What if they POSTED it??? These were the insecure, superficial, but honest thoughts I was thinking. And all of it, one way or another, was based too much on what other people thought of me.

Many celebrities have supported Keys and her bold move, as it let them be more open about their own natural beauty. So which celebrities have shown off their natural look? Here are 15 celebrities who have posted makeup-free selfies.

1. Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys is smiling with her hair up and no makeup on.
Alicia Keys | Alicia Keys via Instagram

The natural beauty always seems to have radiant skin.

2. Beyoncé

Beyoncé is biting her lip and has her blonde hair falling in front of her makeup free face.
Beyoncé | Beyoncé via Instagram

The pop star is typically private about her personal life, but we get small glimpses into it on Instagram. Of course, the Queen looks flawless while she’s relaxing without any makeup on. Her skin is just as radiant as her hair in this beautiful selfie.

3. Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is sticking her tongue out as she points at a pimple on her forehead.
Miley Cyrus | Miley Cyrus via Instagram

The singer showed what happens to your skin when you eat pizza and don’t drink water.

4. Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen poses with a friend without makeup.
Chrissy Teigen | Chrissy Teigen via Instagram

The model looks beautiful but very different with her face bare.

5. Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum smiles and points to an "I Voted" sticker on her shirt.
Emmy Rossum | Emmy Rossum via Instagram

The Shameless star usually has a very natural look on her show, so it’s no surprise that she goes without makeup often in real life.

6. Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid looks up at the camera as she is lying in bed.
Gigi Hadid | Gigi Hadid via Instagram

The model looks great even when she’s getting ready for bed.

7. Gina Rodriguez

Gina Rodriguez smiles in a close selfie.
Gina Rodriguez | Here Is Gina via Instagram

The Jane the Virgin star isn’t afraid to post an up-close, makeup-free selfie.

8. Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson poses in polka dot pajamas and a matching eye mask.
Kate Hudson | Kate Hudson via Instagram

The blonde looks very cute in her pajamas, and it’s almost hard to believe she isn’t wearing any makeup.

9. Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox has no makeup on and her hair is up in a bun.
Laverne Cox | Laverne Cox via Instagram

The actress and activist posted this selfie to show how trans is beautiful!

10. Lea Michele

Lea Michele and a woman sitting on the ground in the gym and they are smiling.
Lea Michele | Lea Michele via Instagram

The Scream Queens actress took a break from working out to post this cute selfie.

11. Bella Thorne

Bella Thorne looks into the camera in a close selfie.
Bella Thorne | Bella Thorne via Instagram

The Shake It Up! star also tends to have her freckles hidden under makeup.

12. Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner is biting into something as she poses for a selfie.
Kylie Jenner | Kylie Jenner via Instagram

It seems like we never get to see Kylie’s freckles anymore since she keeps them hidden under foundation. However, her makeup-free selfie reminded us how beautiful they are.

13. Adele

Adele is making a kissing face and is wearing no makeup next to Elmo.
Adele | Adele via Instagram

The powerhouse got to meet one of the most famous Muppets! She posted this cute picture with Elmo with the caption, “Elmo, I love you. Thanks for coming, See you in New York X.”

14. Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is posing at the gym and taking a selfie.
Carrie Underwood | Carrie Underwood via Instagram

The country singer celebrated her workout by taking a selfie afterward. She also wrote in a caption “I’m a sweaty mess, but I’m a sweaty mess in an adorable tank!”

15. Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore is leaning her head on one hand in a makeup-free selfie.
Mandy Moore | Mandy Moore via Instagram

Of course the This Is Us star looks radiant with no makeup on when she’s at the beach.

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